Jehovah’s Witness Says She’ll Shun Her Apostate Sister Forever.
We now have a new example of that, and it features a 10-year-old girl named Melody speaking at a recent Watchtower convention.
One of the most pernicious beliefs of the Jehovah’s Witnesses is that those who leave the religion must be shunned indefinitely.
It doesn’t matter if we’re talking about a parent or a child or a relative or a friend. If they’re no longer Witnesses, they are disfellowshipped and believers are told to avoid any contact with them. In some cases, that means ex-JW kids haven’t spoken to their parents in years, grandparents don’t meet their grandchildren because the parents no longer believe, etc.
It’s especially disturbing when Witnesses get applauded for sharing stories about how they cut the unbelievers out of their lives.