Jesus argued with the religious authorities. He engaged them in discussion. He listened to their stupid criticisms. He answered them back.
To them, Jesus was Apostate in his teaching. To Jesus, these authorities were Apostate with their legalism and traditions.
But, neither shunned the other or labeled them mentally unbalanced.
Jesus' Apostles had misunderstandings and ridiculous conversations in which they questioned and challenged him. He dealt with even the most ignorant of them with engaged interest and explanation.
When Paul started teaching weird anti-Judaism teachings in the authority of a risen Jesus, the Apostles in Jerusalem had conversations and discussions about it. They did not kick him out, order him stoned, turn others against him.
So, how is it the Governing Body of Jehovah's Witnesses can get away with turning a deaf ear on questions, criticisms, complaints and such?
What is their precedent for it?
Who are they emulating?
Am I missing something?