Even when problems became evident ... we were trained to keep it in house ... this kept those that observed malicious activities from going "too far" ... the higher powers were the ministry .... not the government.
It was a pretty powerful teaching from vpw ... "Billy Graham ... the hell with him ..." cuz Billy taught government was the higher power.
But this post isn't doctrinal .. it is just that we believed that .. going to authorities was not an option. The highest power was the MOG. S