Figured I'd give them a shot to explain why I was expelled from the congregation 23 years ago without counsel or a JC. Here you go:
I attended the XXXX Congregation in the mid-1980s as a teenaged unbaptized publisher. I left the area to attend university at XXX in 1988. I understand that in 1990, it was announced to the members of XXXX Congregation that I was no longer one of Jehovah's Witnesses. Since that time, I have been shunned by all members of my family, as is consistent with past and current Witness teaching.
As I was not counseled or personally notified of this decision, and as the shunning remains a source of great strife and harm in my family, I respectfully request the following:
1) Kindly advise exactly what was published to the congregation regarding my status. I have heard both "disassociated" and "no longer an approved associate" being used. Is either accurate?
2) Kindly advise what was the basis for this decision, upon whose information or testimony this decision was reached, and whether the basis for the decision was announced or private.
3) Please explain why this decision was made without a judicial committee or elders' counsel.
I appreciate any insight you can lend.