Brothers go to jail and they don't even understand why:
"Year after year, hundreds of men, submitting to that policy although neither understanding it nor being convinced of its rightness, would continue to be arrested, tried, and imprisioned - because one individual on a religious council changed his mind. Witness men could exercise their conscientious choice of accepting alternative service only at the cost of being cut off from the congregations of which they were a part, being viewed as unfaithful to God and Christ." [ISOCF, p. 269]
A point from another thread that needs to be emphasized, IMHO. A two-thirds majority was lost because ONE member of the GB changed his mind.