For example... if a parent intentionally tries to push a son or daughter out the house, simply based upon their non willing involvement of this "religion" that social behavior constitutes an act of hate and psychological abuse onto that person.
So isn't the parent, the person actually doing the act, the most guilty and, based on what some people suggest, should be prosecuted and / or imprisoned?
I mean, if you can claim that someone should be killed, but the person who pulls the trigger will always be way more guilty.
Again harsh, it's often nothing to do with being a member and everything to do with losing your family because of shunning, COERCED shunning, get some empathy dude!
Harsh, yes, but I would argue completely true and valid. Please note that I write as someone who's been on both side of shunning and have lost contact with family as a result.
I don't think the appearance of empathy does anyone any good. I think some people might do better listening to what appear to be harsh words but are really just describing the harsh reality of the situation. Give up this idea of banning a specific religious practice by one religious group because it affected us - no one cares enough to do anything even if anything could be done (and it can't).
I'm more than sympathetic to anyone who's suffered because of the WTS, but not all of the suffering is solely due to the WTS with no culpability by family, friends and we ourselves. We were happy with the setup ... until we weren't. Many people who are shunned by family encouraged the family to join. The WTS makes a great "evil emperor" to direct our angst against, but sometimes some personal accountability is required too.
I don't think attacking the WTS as the sole party at fault really helps anyone. I think we do better to put the onus on those shunning to hold them accountable for what they choose to do. Right now they get to absolve themselves of all responsibility by saying they "have to" because "the WTS says they have to". I say bullshit - they don't "have to" any more than if the WTS told them to jump off a bridge. They are the only ones that can shun us. Who cares about the other ~7 or 8 million other JWs that we never met and don't know us from Adam?
The WTS is not the problem, the problem is that it needs to be made more difficult for people to do the shunning. We shouldn't play along with the WTS game.
This action is injurious and in opposition to person's legal rights and freedom of choice
What legal rights exactly? Claiming something doesn't make it so.
If that were really true then there would be hundreds of thousands of people with winning lawsuits and lawyers lining up ... it's obviously not.
if you think that a legislative action can work you should try and get the requisite number of citizens to sign a legally defined petition and see if a member of your legislature can craft a law based on it.
Exactly. But it won't happen because no one can come up with anything beyond hand-wavy rhetoric about the evils of the WTS. Nothing that is concrete, that could be made workable and that wouldn't be a massive problem to society as a whole.