john.prestor: I don't agree with the court in the Anderson case, Jehovah's Witnesses don't tell you that they're going to shun you until you're already an unbaptized publisher, that's when they give you the Organized book, and the Organized book explains that they shun people.
The OD book is given before you are announced as an unbaptized publisher. Once you speak to the elders that you want to become an Unbaptized publisher, they discuss this with you and if you are qualified, they hand over the book to you. You then need to go to FS for a month, submit your report and you are announced as a publisher.
Even if he says that he didn't get time to go through the book, the court will dismiss it. The shunning teaching is splattered through and through the literature of JW's, which even Non-JW's have access to. In the information age today, it is ironic that JW's are known for their shunning and we still have people who claim that they didn't know about shunning even after attending their meetings twice a week for 6 months or more.
Eventually, it is the individual who needs to take an effort to know all the rules before signing up. For minor children who get baptized, it is the parents who take the blame of indoctrination. They are the ones who take their children to the baptism pool, not the WT.