Why do JW elders all start to look the same after a while? Cheap and sloppy suits that are at least 10 years old must be standard issue. These guys need to pull themselves together and carry themselves with some dignity.
Anyway, you looked good Bill and the end result is as expected. Sometimes we just do what we need to do even though we know how it will end up. Maybe going into these committee meetings with your eyes wide open now just reinforces just how stupid the whole JW thing was and what an illusion and a sham their "authority" is. It is really embarrassing now to think about what we once believed in.
It would be interesting if you could share with us some more of the proceedings of this meeting. What did they say was their reason for disfellowshipping you and what evidence did they claim to support those reasons? Were they concerned that you might be recording/transmitting the conversations? Did they reveal in any way that the decision that they reached was influenced somehow by Brooklyn?