Like everyone else here, I am praying for Ray to pull through this medical crisis, but I realize the odds are not good.
I know it's not something people want to think about, their obituary, but I contacted a religion journalist and told her about Ray Franz, his life at Bethel and his books. I hope she passes the information on to the rest of the writers on their religion blog. Ray deserves more than a one paragraph death notice in the national newspapers. If you know of any professional writers who aren't aware of Ray's condition, then please ask them to look into doing a story. It wouldn't surprise me, if 50% of the active JW's today have never heard of Ray or his books.
I was thinking back over 20 years ago about my two visits with Ray at his home and the fine dinner Cynthia cooked for me. There is a lot to be said for taking the high road, which is not what the WT leaders wanted Ray to do. They wanted him to keep quiet and fade him into obscurity, but he refused to be their doormat.