What struck me in all of this, is that elders, can storm out of an accusatory meeting and still have those that back him up.
I am so glad things worked out for you CAN't LEAVE, but I wonder how bad it would have been for that 15 year old. I am still hearing some pretty judgemental stuff from you. A 15 year old is a minor, and under no circumstances should face a JC. I am not saying "slime ball" wasn't being slimy but certainly he was protecting his family from a bunch of wolves. My father was also an elder, and my mom a pioneer, but I was not protected...., although others might have seen it differently.
"Mike was told by Lapdog there would be no investigation, there has been a confession and the result would probably be just restrictions (not quite the way things should be done). I wasn’t even allowed to put my hand up. The committee was chosen it comprised of Bro. Lapdog (chairman – best mate of slime ball), Bro. Really nice but dim (who always looks for the very best in absolutely everyone) and Bro. Remembers the days of the Congregation servant (who thinks Slime Ball is god’s spokesman for the congregation).
I couldn’t believe it, a hand picked Judicial Committee. I was livid....."
What were you livid about? That the 15 year old would not face a den of wolves asking about her night of passion? That she would not face a JC?
If a mere baptized publisher storms out of a JC meeting.....well we all know they don't get a second chance or get to argue their case.
Maybe things have changed, I don't know. As a 15/16 year old teenager I was being read horrible scriptures and horrible things were being repeated by the sick idiot that insisted I was to marry him. (On public reproof at the time unbeknown-st to me from a KH far away.) I dumped him and all hell broke loose.
I was not to be believed at that age, but my accuser was despite his standing and age of 23. I too, ran out of my first JC meeting...I could not/would not listen to the horrible accusations. Instantly, it was decided I should be DF'd......no questions asked, an unrepentant, dirty little girl. Elders daughter,....worse yet.
They couldn't wait to nail me to the wall.