Something struck me the other day.
Elders are told to maintain confidentiality with regard to the details of judicial cases or congregation "discipline" in an attempt to dignify individuals etc.
This is even the case for known child abusers!
Yet, if they suspect someone of being an "apostate", for instance being a member on this forum, they will spread such information far and wide, through the witness "grape vine" to congregations miles away (or even in other countries)
So, does that mean they place more importance on "apostasy" rather than child abuse?