Talk about state of denial! I was just looking at GN 430 from June 1990:
Mama recently expressed concern for you teens, that when you read how strongly we are condemning any sort of intimate relationships
between adults & minors, some of you may have some questions. Some of you could even possibly wonder, "Oh my!â€”I remember a few years ago when Uncle So-&-so & I cuddled & had fun together.. .Was that sex abuse?"! Well, as you know, we've always been completely against any. kind of hurting or molesting or abusing, & we have never tolerated such hurtful behaviour from anyone! If & when any such behaviour has ever been discovered, the guilty parties have been disciplined or even
excommunicated! Our policy has always been to love & help others, never to harm or hurt. There are thousands upon thousands of kidsâ€”from toddlers to teensâ€”who are forced to have all kinds of sex with perverted adults who lustfully abuse them & use them to satisfy their own greedy & perverted sexual appetites!â€”And as you know, any such lustful, unloving & harmful behaviour has never been condoned by Dad & Maria, nor have we ever officially tolerated it within the Family!
OK, let me get this straight. When Berg gave 5-year-old Davida a lap dance on his 60-year-old penis, that's loving and helpful to the child. Therefore, no excommunication for Dad. Since Berg says it's loving and helpful, it apparently doesn't matter if the child experiences sex play with an adult entirely differently. Seems like I've heard Davida say she thought all that loving up she did as a 12-year-old with Dad and Mama and Davidito was just plain weird and "really messes up your head." I guess the child's perception of her experience doesn't matter--only that the adult, which in this case was Berg, says his intention was loving. If Berg said it, then it must be true.
Guess what? Many, many System pedophiles make exactly this same argument: They're helping the child to grow into a loving, sensual person. They love the children they intimidate and fondle and would NEVER do anything to hurt a child. They claim the child likes it and wants it. Even if that's true, it's not in the child's best interest to give her/him everything she likes and wants, least of all, sexual stimulation with an adult.
Seems like TF's policy is to deny, deny, and keep on denying the truth of what they have done. So it's not abuse if Dad does it, but it's abuse if a Systemite does it. It's not abuse because Maria says it's loving and helpful when it involves Dad or Uncle Creepo; it doesn't matter what you, the victim, say about it, because you're just a bitter apostate vandari. The only thing that matters is the WS definitions of reality. Everyone else is wrong, deluded, or an enemy, including you, the reader of GN 430, if you have any doubts about what we say is true for you.
Some days, I absolutely despise the TFI spin machine. I'm sure there's a special place in hell for people who lie, deny, and cover up the way TFI does.