THE FALL GUY:
There is no confidentiality in the JW religion. Anybody who makes the mistake of confessing anything to these men is guaranteed to have their private business, faults, etc. gossiped about for decades in the hall and eventually neighboring congregations.
In the Catholic Church a priest generally only talks to other priests - an elder talks to everybody including his wife.... A priest has higher education - not necessarily an elder....A priest is generally a priest for life - not necessarily with an elder...If an elder steps down or is removed, what happens to all the secrets he has been told? Is the elder bound legally to secrecy like a doctor or lawyer?.. No...That means everybody is at the mercy of the elder's discretion - assuming he has any.
All this will do is increase the gossip that is already off the charts. The religion is nothing but a chaotic mess.