Frank and Barbara,
Thanks to both of you for sharing your experience and insights into the WTS. I apparently missed the 5-part series and just read all parts today. It is difficult to have the social aspects of the "truth" shut off quickly. I have not believed that it was the truth for many years; my wife just recently stopped believing. We stayed with it for the friendships and the opportunity to use the WTS as a forum for doing good. With her recent decision to not believe any more, we are in the process of limiting or losing what at one time were dear friendships.
The WTS was insane to disfellowship you guys. You likely would have continued in some capacity helping those who needed a hand. I imagine we will suffer the same draconian punishment someday.
All the best to you,