In Reply to: Eva confessed she followed the MLs posted by Researcher on November 11, 2005 at 13:45:37:
I was hoping someone would challenge JoJo on these points. Something just wasn't sitting right with me, especially after reading his answers to the questions recently put to him by the Coordinator. I've reposted below the post with his answers for ease of reference. From his answers we can ascertain that JoJo (1) believes that the "overly sexual atmosphere" of TF ended in 1986, (2)believes that adult/child sex was never official policy,(3)does not accept that abuse occurred because he never saw it and he does not characterize as abuse two incidents he witnessed involving adults with 12 and 13 year olds, and (4) does not consider children 12 and older as minors, demonstrating his complete ignorance of such things as informed consent, power differentials, statutory rape, etc.
Posted by JoJo on November 08, 2005 at 01:28:54
In Reply to: Some questions, Jojo posted by Coordinator on November 07, 2005 at 13:16:21:
However, just to ascertain where you're coming from, can I ask you to clarify where you stand on general related issues? Of course it's ok to ask me, no problem.
(1.) Do you believe that David Berg & Karen Zerby are responsible for unleashing the sexual abuse of minors that happened in the Family, by their writings such as 'The Story of Davidito,' 'The Devil Hates Sex' & other MLs?
(I do believe that they are responsible for unleashing the overly sexual atmosphere that pervaded the family after the RNR, and around the time of the fellowship revolution on up to 1986 when FFing was ousted.)
(2.) Do you believe that child-adult sexual contact was promoted & made policy?
I would go along with promoted, however I'm not too inclined to say it was an actual family policy that all FGA were to participate in. I don't remember reading anywhere that, I as an FGA had the undeniable right to have sex with minors. It seemed to me that only a few were prepared to get involved with kids around 12 or so. My wife was definitely not like that, and was very protective of the kids.
(3.) Do you believe that hundreds of SGs were sexually abused as children & teens, as they claim on MovingOn, or do you think that only a few incidents happened?
I have no idea on numbers so can't comment on that. I personally saw two occasions where adults were with minors (12 year old and 13 year old. I actually know the boy on the video on the 60 minutes show. He is the one mentioned above. I also lived with him when he was about 20 years old in Japan.
(4.) Do you believe that the sexual abuse of minors happened in Homes in many countries around the world?
Minors would have to be defined. I have never seen children under the age of 12 engaged in any sexual activity with adults. That's personally. I have heard the many stories and have read many on MovingON.
Hope that is a bit more clearer for you. That's my story!