A Jehovah’s Witness named Isaac recently criticized the Church’s teachings — an unforgivable sin — resulting in what’s known as an “Apostasy Trial.” (That’s not the official name of it, but same idea.) He basically had to go in front of a couple of Elders and explain himself. They would ultimately decide whether he gets to remain in the Church or be banished for good.
Isaac managed to secretly videotape the entire proceeding, giving us an inside glimpse into how the religion’s judicial process works.
Keep in mind that, due to “disfellowshipping,” if Isaac is found “guilty” of apostasy by the committee, most of his friends and family members (all of whom are still part of the Church) will never speak to him again.
Isaac understands that. He’s accepted that. And he’s still ready to leave the Church… but not before he goes through the trial just so we can all see what it’s like.