Anid, not so wierd for me, at least, because I believe I saw posted that they do own a citrus fruit operation. Now according to Reckless they have a trucking operation that delivers to churches. So, I ask you, would an active JW publisher who operates, say, a cleaning business be allowed to clean churches of 'Christendom'? Have things changed to that degree? I would like to know.
I personally knew of a 'brother' who was encouraged to give up his job, and did so, because he worked as a driver for a paper supply company that delivered to military installations.
Also knew a young newly converted JW sister who worked as a goods handler for a Red Cross distribution center. She was told by then CO, that this was not proper employment and to quit her job.
In my former congregation we were advised against staying at any Marriot hotel operation due to their connection with the Mormon church.
Granted, this was back in the late 60's, early 70's, so perhaps such issues are a 'matter of conscience' now?
I am aware that re the military 'alternative service' is said to now be a personal decision? So I'm reckoning that a person who drives a truck would now be permitted to deliver to a military base?
But what about working for the Red Cross, or cleaning a church of 'Christendom' or washing their windows?
Are all or any of these now acceptable forms of employment? Would a JW be considered 'spiritually mature' if he/she worked in any of these areas as a means of earning their living?
I'm not up on current JW 'thinking' re these areas, and sincerely would like to know - I look forward to your answers.