because one of the jw invitees heard I was coming and was now part of Babylon the Great. Just to clarify - I am part of nothing in the religious sense- my kids and husband are very Catholic but i am not.
I was invited and trying to get the address after making considerable efforts to attend due to plain old busy life.
It seems "new light" says I, a fader of over 20 years is not welcome to a gathering where jws are present. but - not just jws - there would be many other religious denominations present in the form of aunts, grandmothers, parents etc. I thought my husband should go and wear a huge crucifix, but bring the gift and tell the other Catholics why his wife wasn't around. my mom asked me not to tell anyone as it would sound terrible to "other people".
she - for the first time in my life actually - came down on my side- and didn't attend. I told her she should have - complete with pictutres of her six Catholic grand children.
but all the jws would have walked had i come in. my bro and his wife felt bad - but i had to ask them what they would do if i was at their house and said jws came over - something that COULD happen. They are adament that it wouldn't in their house, but we will see.
and to think i was just cutting up the lemon loaf!