James Penton lives only an hour from me. How could I not take advantage of his experience and historical research. In this first video, Jim will explain why the Organization felt so threatened by him that their only option seemed to be disfellowshipping. This was rare in the early days of the Governing Body back in 1980, though the groundswell of departing Witnesses has made it all too common these days. The true nature and motivation of the Governing Body is revealed by their actions, something that Jim will make plainly evident as he recounts his own personal history with them.