An elder, in a talk from the platform, I think it was the service meeting.
it was a talk about remaining clean, not watching worldly tv shows/movies. He gave an example of how on a recent night he visited a young married couple, he knocked on their front door.........and as one of them opened the front door, the other one turned the TV off!!!!
Now, brothers, why? Why? Would someone do something like that? What are you trying to hide? What was it on the TV that you didn't want anyone to see?
At this point, we are all daydreaming, naturally assuming this is a hypothetical example, made up to illustrate a point. But...
then he said ( in a voice heavy with implication ) isn't it interesting brothers and sisters......I don't see that young couple here at the meeting tonight!!!! Everyone went rigid, everyone knew who wasn't there, it was a small congregation!!
So wrong, that at the time I assumed that when he stepped off the platform he was probably going to be carted off to the loony bin, or at least be asked to step down. But, no, nothing happened to him, everyone got the message though ..... There's something wrong with that young couple. I wonder if anyone told them about it.
I felt so bad for them, it was slander, what that elder did, and everyone just sucked it up.
I remember thinking, isn't it good manners to turn the TV off when someone visits?