My mother-in-law attend the funeral of her father-in-law (my wife's grandfather on her father's side) at his church (a baptist church). Before we went in the church, she (mother-in-law) told me that she wanted to warn me that if they get into the singing and praising of God, don't be surprised if I see her not participating. I said, "Because of that whole, interfaith thing, right?" She said, "Yeah, I just want to make sure I don't stumble you." I replied, "I am more afraid of stumbling you."
My mother and father in law got up and was about to leave in the middle of the funeral. They met me in the church's front lobby as my daughter was being her usual restless self. Since my in-laws offered to take my daughter to the store and get her something to eat and my daughter did not want to leave me, I offered to go with them out of respect. Bear in mind that the funeral is still in process (my father in law's own father).
However, my mom in law, daughter and I went to her van and my daughter ate some of the goodies she had packed. Father-in-law stayed in the church and mother-in-law eventually went back and joined them. Funny how that worked out. The JW's stayed in the church (including my wife) and I was the one outside most of the time with my daughter.
I've heard that JW's are not suppose to attend funerals at churches, is this true? What does the 'all-knowing' WT have to say on this? Can a witness be disfellowshipped for attending these funerals? Somehow I doubt it, but I did hear that attending these funerals is not encouraged?
I guess I am just trying to understand my in-laws strange behavior.