Does common sense ever emerge in this stupid organization?
If you can't put two and two together, let me help you!
GET OUT OF THE JUDGEMENT BUSINESS!
You have already admitted that elders are "untrained volunteers",
so how much evidence does it take to realize that allowing them
to JUDGE is a mistake? They are not equipped and they are not capable.
Should they judge pedophiles? No!
Should they judge victims? No!
Should they judge repentance? No!
Jesus said "Judge not" for a reason and YOU'RE SEEING WHY!
How much legal work, telephone calls to Bethel/Paterson, Kingdom
Ministry Schools, threatened lawsuits, lies to the press,
coverups, and public humiliation do you idiots want to be a part of?
Get rid of all judicial committees, throw out the "Pay Attention"
book, and tell the congregations that WHO THEY CHOSE TO ASSOCIATE
WITH IS UP TO THEIR OWN CONSCIENCE, AS THE BIBLE SAYS.
Will it ever occur to you haughty theocrats that your secretive
kangaroo court system is being swept away into history? That it
is an anachronism, a crude, unjust mess administered by ignorant
Is your own conceit so great that it overcomes the burden
or carrying so many albatrosses around your collective necks?