This is a letter I received today with my brother turning on me based on something that was told to him by my crazy mother. He works for me, yet has not spoken a word to me in months because he is a self-righteous little dick.
What I would like to know from someone who knows the law, is it possible I can sue him if he pressures people to not work with me because of my religious beliefs???? We employee a fairly large number of witnesses from times past. Yes I would sue him. LOL
<My Name Removed>,
How are you and the family? Before we move along too far into this month, I wanted to contact you so that proper arrangements can be made going forward for my work. I've spent the better part of two nights praying about this matter and what I should do, and it is not an easy decision, but I think that for now it is better that I discontinue my working for you. I have completed all the work in my queue as of this morning so there is nothing outstanding other than the loss draft. I would be happy to complete that as well if you wish.
Please note that this has nothing to do with your feelings about the organization at this point. I am in no position to judge you as an apostate and will not, unless by word or deed you make it known that it is so. Neither does it stem from any views of Mom, Dad or anyone else familiar with this matter may have shared.
You are my brother. I love you unconditionally. I also have deep love for your family because we are bonded by family ties and our worship. However, it pains me greatly that in the situation that you're dealing with, we are unable to talk. I have no delusions of grandeur that I can steer you one way or the other, but I care deeply about you and your spirituality and feel I have an obligation to assist, both as your fleshly and spiritual brother, and fellow elder. Please know that I leave the way open for that and welcome the opportunity to do so. However, I feel it would be the height of hypocrisy on both our parts to work, communicate and profit materially from one another, if we are unable do the same spiritually. I cannot and will not in good conscience continue to do so. There is nothing materially I could gain that outweighs our spiritual bond and clean conscience and I won't allow our work to do that.
Please know, that at this point, this is my private decision. I will not discuss it with any of the brothers and sisters in the area who work with you. If in time, circumstance are such that its necessary to do that, I will. But rest assured that for now this is my personal decision and I've discussed it with no one besides the family.
I have no idea what I have done or potentially could do that would prevent us from discussing this issue. If I have done something, past, present or future that stifles our open communication, I apologize and would appreciate discussing it. I hope that sometime in the future we will.
Please be assured of my continued love and support, both brotherly, familial, and principled. I pray Jehovah's spirit, direction, and strength will aid us both.
<My Self-Righteous Brother>