Justin Castro’s Story: My vision is not skewed because of what happened to me

This is the personal and true account of Justin Castro (Real name) from United States. He is disassociated and made this submission on July 19, 2021 at 7:29 pm by completing the survey on the web page, Tell Your Story.

Me and Jehovah’s Witnesses

The highest position I reached in the organization is Baptized Publisher.

Baptized Publisher

I was baptized in 1989 when I was 12 to 14 years of age. Looking back, I think I was too young to be baptized as a Jehovah’s Witness. If I could do it all over again, I would not get baptized as a Jehovah’s Witness.


I was disassociated from Jehovah’s Witnesses for more than 20 years.

I accused my father of abuse and misconduct but he was an elder and I didn’t have two witnesses.

To Be Shunned

I think long-term shunning has a detrimental effect on a person’s emotional, mental and/or physical well-being.

I am being shunned by Grandparent(s), Aunt(s), Cousin(s), Congregation Friend(s).

I disagree with Jehovah’s Witnesses’ practice of shunning.

Jehovah’s Witnesses’ practice of shunning has pushed me to attempt suicide.

I would like Jehovah’s Witnesses to end shunning.

JW’s who are shunning someone usually if not ever know why they are doing it. Words can not express what this does to us.

Final Comments

JW’s who are pressured into shunning need to really know how destructive and cruel it is. Shunning is not about love. It is the opposite of love. It harms the person who has been and is being shunned as well as the ones doing the shunning.

Thanks for reading,
Justin Castro

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