OLD hIPPIE SAYS:
So as you can see, it is NOT true ...............
tHIS IS WHAT makes the wt so interesting in that they have lots of rules and it often times boils down to application / ELDER BODY
while it is true that typically a jw will not be dfed for just speaking to a family member, but the problem is they can be and there is no appeal, let us illustrate
the avg group of "Cheese Cracker Guys" AKA BODY OF ELDER IF THEY saw old hippie talking to his daughter on the street would probably not call him in at the next meeting to setup a judical meeting and df him, it rarely happens that way. but oold hippie if he is seen on a number of occasions talking to his daughter and esp if they are SEEN LAUGHING by sister Pioneeer who goes to the elders to report this- then the elders are in a catch 22, for they have to show that they are taking the direction from the wt seriously
for they know that sister pioneer will tell others i see old hipppie laughing and talking with his daughter almost everyday in the Star Bucks
at that point they will pull in old hippie to question him - old hippie the friends are talking man about you are seen talking to your daughter who is 29, dfed and living with that boyfriend still we understand. are you two talking about biz or not
now at that point old hippie knows he must either lie and say we are discussing family biz issues and it's not a social occasion or tell the truth i enjoy talking to my daughter about father and daughter issues.
at that point IF AND I MEAN IF -- his elders are good Society Men they will snatchout this very KM in aug and beat the Hell out of him.
at this point they have served notice on my boy- if it is reported again to them that he is seen in that Star Bucks the next day his A$$ is Grass-
if they bring him in and decide to Dfed him for being seen talking his daughter in a Star Bucks and he still feels it ain;'t wrong they will DF him and if he appeals the appeal committee as well as the Service Dept will stand behind the orginal committee to df him
esp in view of the fact that others in the congo know that old hippie is out talking to his daughter, CAN'T START NO TRENDS
but like i said the avg elder body will not push the issue perhaps, but is it not amazing to know that if the body of elder push the issue
THERE IS NOTHING HE CAN DO TO STOP THEY FROM DFING HIM ON THE GROUNDS OF A FATHER TALKING TO HIS CHILD
yes this org is all about Image and Legal jargon