Hull woman thrown out of Jehovah’s Witnesses – and now family and friends can’t speak to her
A Jehovah’s Witness who spoke out against a practice which leaves people isolated has now fallen foul of the Hull Elders.
Adrienne Van Den Tooren, of west Hull, had expected to be thrown out of the organization after speaking out over the practice of being ‘disfellowshipped’ and ‘shunned’.
She was among a group of former members in Hull who lifted the lid on their experiences within the organization and the pain of being told to leave.
They described how they have been isolated from loved ones with parents and siblings not even speaking to them simply because they questioned elements of the doctrine preached by the religious group.