i was asked to leave due to looking at porn while there (friend mentioned that max larson said on avg 2 ppl are brought up a week at branch committee meetings due to looking at porn, one week had 7 bros brought up, so its a real issue in the org right now)
You definately got the shaft bro, as I know elders are no longer removed for (soft) porn anymore (hard porn = rape, child, sadistic, etc). When I first read the QFR speaking of hard vs. soft porn, I was confident it was because 1/2 of all appointed bros would have to be removed if porn continued as disqualifying offense.
After seeing new KS elder book, I can see now where almost anything could be covered over by the one-time lapse in judgement loophole as long as there is little or no notoriety. All you need is to be in-tight with the rest of your BOE and nearly anything can be dismissed. There is a BIG effort to retain those willing to serve as loving shepherds to the flock [cough/gag/sputter]. Notoriety is the big issue. SECRET sins are excusable if you humbly promise not to do it [or at least not to get caught doing it] ever again.