Some of the stuff I've read here saddens me....even after 15 years. I am so sorry you had to endure such harsh unchristian treatment from men who were suppose to be there to help you. I can assure you from the bottom of my heart that when I was an elder that I never ever treated anyone in such a way. I am so sorry for your pain.
That's a sweet thing to say, TAI. You've got some heart left in ya.