They have their kangaroo courts in private so other congregation members don't find out how warped they are.
True! And also so they can use the lack of knowledge as leverage to keep everyone else scared and "in line". The whole situation is a farce and hurtful and full of crap. I hate them for doing what they do. My only solace is knowing that someday they will have to answer for it in a way that will make them want to die.