So, 2 JW teenaged kids bonk each other, and that merits enforced shunning as much as first degree murder? Got it.
To make things crystal clear for the pedantic among us: The issue is the JW method of enforced shunning, and the degree of shunning enforced, for "sins" that range from "trivial" to "well within the normal range of human activity".
My cousin ( who was disfellowshipped 15 years ago) told me the reason he was disfellowshipped was due to fornication with his girlfriend. To clear his conscience he admitted that he was fornicating to the Elders.He was ''marked'' the first time.
Later,he was followed around by Elders (who caught him coming out of his girlfriends house). The sneaky Elders would follow him to his girlfriends house, hide in their car and wait until he came out.
That was 15 years ago. He married his girlfriend and to this day he is still paying for this trivial activity. He paid his due by being thrown out of the congregation. The ''enforced shunning'' is cruel punishment.
As I posted earlier as to how he was being treated at his mom's funeral and grandfather's visits and hospital visits,he still is not welcome in anyone's home who is a Witness,isn't invited to any weddings, graduations or any family gathering. His own dad told him unless he returns to the meetings he won't have any contact with him and his wife.
How long can you punish someone for something they did 15 years ago? And, how many times did you see members divorce ( due to adultery ) get disfellowshipped and years later returned with their new partner and all is forgiven?