I was reading our study article for next week's WT study There is a subheading in there about Treatment of Disfellowshipped ones.
In one paragraph they slam the term, "Necessary Business" when dealing with a family member who is DF'd.
This is so confusing. In one hand they have coined that phrase "necessary business" with relatives that have DF relatives. Now, on the other hand they turn it around and say you can't do it, or that people are missapplying it.. They don't tell you how to apply it, but they sure like to tell you how not to apply it. I don't know where the GB is going with this. Probably they are wishing they could detract this from the publications, but it is there.
What else can they do? As long as they have difficult rules that some can't follow they are going to have DFing and they will always have to prove to the media that ....no we don't tear families apart for shunning them....see they can have necessary business with them(but, don't ask us what that means)