There have been many posts on this board about people suing the Society over disfellowshipping. There have probably been as many showing how the Society endeavors at every opportunity to push the legal responsibility for disfellowshipping down to the local congregation level, and to the elders who are actually involved.
It seems to me that there is a fly in the ointment for them in this area. If disfellowshipping is strictly a local matter, and the Society is uninvolved, then a person who is disfellowshipped, should be disfellowshipped only from the local congregation that took action against him.
But that's not the way it is. A person who is disfellowshipped is disfellowshipped from the entire organization and from all congregations of Jehovah's Witnesses. How can a local congregation have the power to take action on behalf of an entire worldwide organization? This fact should be able to serve as proof in any courtroom that disfellowshipping is done, first and foremost, under the auspices of the worldwide organization, and that the organization should bear primary responsibility in any action.
Now, I'm no lawyer. But I think my conclusion is inescapable. Am I wrong?
Edited by - NeonMadman on 5 August 2002 10:57:15
Edited by - NeonMadman on 5 August 2002 10:58:46