Nina and Chris
I am so saddened to hear of your father’s treatment, how awful for you to be pulled in so many directions at once. Your being afraid of causing more "spiritual" harm for your father by speaking on his behalf just tears me apart. I can’t imagine what you must have been feeling. I can not imagine the grief which you experienced which was so apparent in your letter. Your pain and more so your fathers was unwarranted and appalling. I could not agree with Hillary_Step more when he made this statement:
Personally, I am ashamed that I was ever a part of such a system, let alone that I once supported it. A hopping mad – HS
I know I can say with utmost confidence your anger is warranted and I hope appreciated by those men who are heartless.
I use to attend a congregation not far from you and personally know 2 of the elders you mentioned. It saddens me greatly that those men were so callous towards your father. I can only hope that your well written heart felt words reach at least one of them.
Please accept my condolences. Know that you both are in my thoughts.