Excellent article that is worth reading, on the same theme:
Jamaican news - ‘SHUNNING’: A Cult-Like Practice Of Jehovah’s Witnesses
BTTT for any who missed this.
What Are Some Of The Psychological Damage That Shunning Inflicts On A Person?
JD: As a controlling group, they instill "the us versus them" mentality.
All non-Jehovah's Witnesses are worldly people under Satan's rule. Therefore, association with worldly people should be limited to only necessary dealings, and for preaching.
This means that if a Jehovah's Witness leaves the organisation they have no outside support system. Their whole support structure doesn't exist.
They have no one and they have lost their entire family and friends. This is devastating.
defender, has there been much response to this in the Jamaican press?
Not yet, that I have seen. They are rarely mentioned, from what I can make out.
Here is another article from Jamaica: