As most informed Jehovah's Witnesses know, the WTBTS is very good at painting a pretty picture of themselves by cleverly wording things to outsiders, yet not revealing the specifics of their beliefs.
Below is an example from their official website regarding whether or not they Shun members who choose to leave them. They do not tell the public of the interogation they impose on members who wish to quietly leave ( FADE ).
Notice they mention how they are more than happy to restore those who exit, but fail to mention the TYPES of questions they ask to those who leave them.
While they admit they shun those who verbally express they no longer wish to be a Jehovahs Witness, they do not tell the public they coerce that very statement from those who try to leave peacefully and quietly.
Do you shun former members?
Those who become inactive in the congregation, perhaps even drifting away from association with fellow believers, are not shunned. In fact, special effort is made to reach out to them and rekindle their spiritual interest. If, however, someone unrepentantly practices serious sins, such as drunkenness, stealing or adultery, he will be disfellowshipped and such an individual is avoided by former fellow-worshipers. Every effort is made to help wrongdoers. But if they are unrepentant, the congregation needs to be protected from their influence. The Bible clearly states: 'Remove the wicked man from among yourselves.' (1 Corinthians 5:13) Those who formally say they do not want to be part of the organization any more are also avoided. ( end quote)
Any who have tried to peacefully and quietly leave them because they cannot in their heart believe they have the "truth" any longer and are then visited by Elders who call on them to ask of their wherabouts, know they are in many cases asked these types of questions, ................" Why have you chose not to come to the meetings any longer? Do you still believe this is Jehovahs true Organisation"?
Unless the witness lies or decietfully comes back with some vague answer, they will in a short time be announced as "No longer one of Jehovahs Witnesses" and will then be shunned by all other Jehovahs Witnesses.....family included.