Most of those that are labeled "Apostate" by members of the WTBS have realized how stupid and unloving it is to shun.
They won't shun us for being here.
Some of us have realized that we don't want to lose family, but we can afford to lose "friends" if they want to shun us.
If one strays from the flock he will leave the 99 to find that one. What a loving thought.
That is a wonderful thought, but it's not a reality in WTS and it's congregations. So many have been "stray" sheep out there, easily found if the shepherds even tried to look, but NOOOOOOO. They generally don't try at all to "find that one."
The prodigal son would have had to face a judicial committee and if the three men decided he was repentant, he could remain silent in the cong. for awhile. A celebration of his return would have been discouraged. As a matter of fact, since he repeated his "sins," he probably would get DF'ed and shunned for awhile before he learned how to kiss elder asses.