Confusedandangry I would be interested to know which KH you are referring to and is this something thats gone on recently ? Or was it sometime in the past.
Why I ask is that I was in Melbourne in the 1960`s and was taken to task for growing a beard and was pressured to take it off .
Some years later In Qld I tried to grow a beard and i was again pressured to take it off.
Admittedly this all happened more than 25 years ago and i find it hard to believe the Australian JW`s would have relaxed that ban today.
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