Well golly, Steve, I wondered why I was issued straight out the door when I went to the meetin' with a black sister. They made us sit in the car for entire duration of the meetin'.
Gumby, didn't you realize yet that the gov bod aka as the old geezers of Bethel made up the masturbation stuff and they laughed and rolled around on the floor when they did it. They found it danged amusing to think that any brother or sister would ever take it seriously. They marveled at the mental and physical anguish a ban on masturbation would cause. To this day it's an inside joke. They have a secret code word for it and when they want to make the others laugh to the point of tears, they utter it.
Kate, I am kind of glad they insist that sisters shave their beards before entering a meeting.