You seem to care more about defending the "us", the "we", without care of the "them" that were harmed. You seem to say if we didn't do it, see it, hear about it, then it is not relevant. When you see one rat there are often many more. I did not participate in owning slaves, but I can still appreciate the horror and would not support an existing group with that heritage. Don't kid yourselves, abuse still exists in these families wheather you see it or not.
I'm just guessing here that you meant to respond to an older post/poster, but didn't quote it. I don't know who you were referring you, but I do want to answer it.
The "youth" who might be writing on here are in serious conflict. Some of these people are still involved, against their will. This means a piece of their mind has awoken to the fact that what they have been taught for ever, their whole life in fact, is wrong. That in itself is a big pill to swallow. But they are still tied by family, real blood family, best friends, spouse, etc to "the family." So these people, these kids really, are obviously not ready or in a position to just walk away, or they wouldn't talk about still being a part of it. So to allow a truth like, "people you know and have looked up to your whole life may be abusing your friends or their own children" is probably something they cannot psychologically handle.
I definitely hold the thought that this group is like an iceberg. Be afraid of what you see on the surface, but you better jump ship now, because that's only 10% of the actual mass of the thing.
In some ways I am very lucky. I don't have loads of my entire family involved in this thing. I am walking away with a group of friends who were a part of it from birth like myself, so we can commiserate and process the enormity of this thing together. I am walking away with an amazingly supportive set of friends that have never had ANYTHING to do with this group. And I'm walking away with a spouse who is breathing a very heavy sigh of relief that I didn't get sucked under forever, and didn't expose our child to this crazy cult theology.
Other people on this board, they are not so lucky. They'd have to give up on their ENTIRE extended families to leave, and make it a clean break. In my mind, if you can't make a clean break and cut all the ties, then you haven't really left.