No, I don’t think I have ever heard a DA letter having been read out, just a ‘special’ announcement by the PO. this of course will no doubt to endorse the ‘shunning’ etc. which follows.
I know how I felt each time any DF/DA announcement was made, puzzled, shocked, and a little discouraged too.
Your letter is really nice….too nice to be disregarded as many on the board have said will happen. I know for sure that the R & F are told not to listen to any ‘contrary talk’ and it would seem that elders are instructed to not even ‘go there!’. They probably read the jist of the letter….then duly file it away…disregarded, basically ‘trashed’. There again, I’m sure that there must be some ‘naughty, thinking elders’ that WILL read (LOL!)
It’s a difficult one, a question I personally ponder also. I would like them to DF me for some ‘technical error’ and then I would feel free to say whatever I want to any JW I should meet…..and believe me I would.
Just my thoughts