Besides, if JWs are a cult, so too are Mormons, Christadelphians, 7th-Day Adventists and assorted Pentecostal and fundamentalist groups. Wow man!
That's potentially multiple millions of people branded as cultists and stripped of the religious rights of worship accorded to fellow citizens.
Yes, it's impossible to legislate against such a large group based on such vague "crimes" when they probably make up one of the lowest-crime demographics in the country.
Really, they once said some people were "mentally diseased"? Y'know what - I think they were actually right about some people! All they would have to do is find one nutcase who's ranted about something and "case dismissed".
This is why trying to make such a big issue of such trivialities is so crazy. People go off to get petitions to get the US to bomb them with drone strikes over alleged human rights abuses ...
It's just pie in the sky.
Yes, we would love the WTS to crumble or be dismantled. But it simply isn't going to happen anytime soon.
Overall religion will hopefully continue to fade but it's going to fade and not disappear with a firework display of our own making however much we might dream of it.