Evil is a description. Ok, stay with me here.
God fits that description. Still with me?
I just called god evil because he fit the description of evil.
This isn't a complicated scenario, there isn't a "judicial system" involved, god isn't able to be held accountable, you need to stop overblowing this in an attempt to make it a "grey area" lol.
Atheist: Personal experiences from atheist(even on this site) and in general. Well known fact that religious leaders unable to answer things correctly turns people atheist(which is probably why discussion never happens among the religious).
Elders: Well I could post google links, feel it's rather wasteful of my time. Personal experience of the 10+ churches I've been at, talked to the pastor, etc. For the most part Elders are board members who support people, but also deal with the financial side as well.