What does that really mean anyway? I used to think (having been D myself, when younger) that it was a loving arrangement set up by a loving God to keep the congregation clean, & to give the unrepentant wrong doer time out to think about what they had done. When ready they could come back, apologize & all is forgiven. What a first class clown I was.
Now I know different, it is a code word that lets all other members of the congregation now know that it is open season & that person is fair game for them to hunt down & terrorize. And that is exactly what they do, take work away from these ones, treat their family badly, hope & pray that their entire life will fall apart. Want an example?
I befriended a sister after she was reinstated, her husband (JW) was/is an ass so they separated. She met another bro, shagged both got D'd. Now she had to keep looking after her disabled mum cause lets face it no-one else was going to. When she took her out JW's not only shunned the D'd sister but also the bapped mother. Go figure, the woman was in a wheel chair paralysed. This sisters 2 little kids went to a small school that was made up mainly of JW kids, a sister, wrote a letter to the now D'd sister telling her that all the mothers had got together & decided that if she was ever late picking her kids up they would leave them on the side of the road. & that is exactly what they did, they drove off & left 2 primary school kids 6,8yrs alone on a quiet lane. Now I reported this to an elder, that the sister who wrote that letter is a psychotic bitch, guess what, she goes to the meeting & on the mino so she can abuse who the f...k she wants.
Loving arrangement my arse. The WTBTS has basically given full permission for people to openly abuse their fellow bro's & sisters. The BASTARDS.