A cracking good JC! This is how it's done, folks.
Are defamation laws being broken, when a public announcement is made of a df'ing? I would like to know.
When you boil it down there is only one thing people get disfellowshipped for: You pissed off the body of elders.
Oh, i'm sorry, I forgot xmas was against the rules... I'll take down my lights. Next year ditto.
Sadly there's a good chance these people most likely got DFed and now their family wont talk to them.
They can try and stipulate that they do not want a separation for their family members who might still be JWS but the reality is related to certain factors.
Such as the issue of how recent have they been associated with other JWS in attendance and so forth.Perhaps them threatening to picket the KH of were they were attending might have put the frights into them , so much so to drop everything and walk away.
I hope so for their sake.