LoverofTruth ..No that can't be nice, and I don't know the full story either. Like many here I remember having a bastard of a headteacher that used to make us 9 witnesses in the school walk the whole length of the school hall after religious assembly before we could sit down (the whole school would be waiting) and the senior years would spit and trip us up and whisper Jobo, Jew, Jovo, etc etc every morning and carry it on in the school yard for most of my time at senior school. Did I hate them? No not really, I didn't like it, but mostly I stuck closer to my friends who didn't care whether I was JW.
I remember a "brother" in the congregation who was an elder when I was in my teens, and I was trying to get to meetings on my own, he made me feel like shit, always told me what I was doing wrong, critisised me, pulled me down, and always seemed to have his eye on me, discouraged me when what I needed was the opposite at the time. The other elders supported me yet I couldn't understand why he didn't. Soon after, as I was fading, he got disfellowshipped, was I glad? well yes in a way, I remember thinking he won't do that again to someone else........did it colour my view of d/f people? NO......else I wouldn't be here would I.
Before I go on.......do you see what I'm saying?