Date: October 19, 2021 10:44AM
Thanks everyone for your inputs. A court of "love" is made up of the stake presidency plus the 12 dry councilmen. 6 of the dry council are supposedly for you and the other six were against you. The first one was a joke to me - a kangeroo court. Also, I had been summoned to a bishop's court, which I did not attend, I had done nothing to be disciplined for. At that time, I had a terminally ill son who was in remission for a short while, taught early morning seminary 5 days a week, and taught 10-11 year olds on Sunday. I suppose they were jealous of the influence I had over their youth.
When we moved, I decided to give church one more chance. Stupid me! About a year or so later , we got a new bishop. He called my husband and I in to talk to us. The dry councilman for our ward was also there. After discussing some things with my husband, (I was not paying attention), he gave us a temple recommend interview! With just the 4 of us.
Some time later, the stake president came out for a visit to our home. And we lived way out in the boonies, dirt roads and all. He was a great guy, although brain washed. We told him about the meeting with the biship and dry councilman, which he did not like. He stayed for 2 1/2 hours, and as he was leaving, I asked him, "what would you have us do?" He looked at me and said, "I would have left a long time ago." Subsequently, I already had.
There was a lot more: interviews where I was told to shut my scriptures and not given a reason why, and which I did not do; interviews about homeschooling; etc. This had been going on for about 20 years. At one time, I decided that these men were not going to run me off. Finally, I decided I had had enough.