...that is the question our circuit overseer asked the elders. To elaborate, the agenda for the co meeting with the elders had an item about the "beard paragraph" (Sept watchtower p21 para 17) which I assumed would be an instruction to not use any with beards on the platform. Instead he genuinely wanted to know if we would recommend a brother if he had a beard but everything else was OK. He kept pressing until he got 100% saying yes - a beard isn't a problem. He seemed to be recording the results as he visits different congregations.
Any other elders had this? Or is he just just doing it for himself?