Contrary to other courts in several countries, the Belgian judges dangerously intruded into the internal organization of a religious group.
Contrary to rumors spread by opponents, the Witnesses do not suggest that immediate family members shun relatives who left the faith.
A criminal court in Ghent is called to examine how the Jehovah’s Witnesses deal with some of their ex-members. They maintain they just follow the Scripture.
The Court of Ghent should rule on whether policies towards “apostate” ex-members are discriminatory and incite to hatred. We believe they don’t.