These elders, including your husand are cowards and lack backbones. I should know, I was at one time one of them. When I finally took a
stand for the victims and made it known that I would no longer play the "put the society's interests first" game, I was no longer an elder. At
the time my wife and I were moving to a spanish speaking congregation, needless to say I was not recommended for re-appointment as an
elder. At the time I was the Watchtower conductor, Book Study conductor and held every position in the congregation at one time except PO,
which I would not have been any good at. I had conducted myself as a Christian as best I could, so the only area where I could have been
lacking in the qualities that they see as valuable was that I would no longer shield child molestors as the society commanded. They can say that
they don't do this, but I have read all the letters dating back to the 80's, this is thier stance.
I continued to attend meetings for about 3 years and made my new thinking on the matter obvious to all. When I found out through internet research
that the organization was involved as an NGO with the U.N. that was enough for me. I researched this relationship with the U.N. for about 2 years (remember
I had spent my entire adult life as a witness and would not throw that all away on a whim) and finally in July '06 I disassociated myself from the congregation.
My only regret is that I did not wake up sooner and that I was unsuccessful at getting my wife to join me. She is still an active witness and we are hopelessly
seperated since May '10.
Until the men who run the Watchtower and thier underlings who are elders grow spines and get some balls, nothing will change. You though my dear have big brass
ones and I say to you booyahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!