A common bond gay jehovahs witnesses

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Jehovah's Witnesses employ various levels of congregational discipline as formal controls administered by congregation elders. Members who engage in conduct that is considered inappropriate may be counseled privately by elders and congregational responsibilities may be withheld or restricted. Hearings involving "serious sin" are performed by formal judicial committees , in which guilt and repentance are determined by a tribunal of elders. A variety of controls can be enforced, from reproof and restriction of congregational duties to excommunication , known as disfellowshipping , which includes shunning by the congregation. Individuals who are disfellowshipped may be reinstated after an extended period if they are deemed to demonstrate repentance. The practice of disfellowshipping has been criticized by many non-members and ex-members.

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Over time, many Christian groups' views and practices in the U. By the year , Christian groups' beliefs concerning homosexual orientation vary. Some teach that homosexuality is chosen, perhaps during teen age years, and can be reversed through reparative therapy. Exodus International promoted this belief unsuccessfully for over three decades, and finally gave up, apologized to the LGBT community for the harm that they had done, and closed down in mid
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