Recently my mum told her jw family that she was DA'ing herself and why. As you can imagine, they were not happy and the shunning has begun (not to mention one of her sisters sending her a horrible letter and the other sister spitting vitriol and hatred down the phone at her - very Christian).
Now, if my mum's family were totally upright, loyal and zealous witnesses the shunning would still be horrible but somehow easier to bear - at least you could respect their consistency. But the fact is, one of her sisters has covered up and made excuses for years for the immoral and wayward behavoiur of her own children, proudly declaring 'no one (meaning the GB) tells me what to do'. The other (pompous, self-righteous) sister and her husband have defied the WT society for years by still having a very close relationship with their disfellowshipped daughter (he had to step down as an elder over it). Bear in mind their daughter is married to a hostile non-jw and she celebrates birthdays, Christmas etc. And to top it all, the DF daughter (my mum's niece) is also treating us as though we don't exist, even though we ourselves never shunned her and have always been supportive of her through the years! The bloody cheek of it all!!!
So we are being shunned by a load of hypocrites and a disfellowshipped person! If it wasn't causing my mum such pain it would actually be quite hilarious.