I have a long time “friend” around my age, she and her husband are big sheeple who have been raised to practically worship elders and view their as police angels. Anyways, they recently arranged to have a meeting with the elders to ask for their blessing pretty much to go to a wedding of a relative of hers who is not in the best standing, (she just recently got baptized and her husband was recently reinstated) anyways, the elders told them of course that it was their choice, but warned them that every time they ask for the elders advice on something, it is recorded whether they heeded the advice or not and looked at for things such as SKE school, which is a goal they have to do together. And of course they advised them not to go so they didn’t, especially since they want to go to the ske school, and I guess they only accept people who let people have full control of their lives.
But anywho, I realized that the organization is so hypocritical about the scripture at 1 Corinthians 13:5 where it says love does not keep count of the injury, when they keep account of every tiny thing you do and keep it forever and ever. The only thing I could see where it would be important is for people who were responsible for child abuse or domestic abuse, but it doesn’t even do any good since these people are allowed to be functioning members with privledges.