Update on Ray, I think this needs a new thread

by coffee_black 63 Replies latest jw friends

  • coffee_black


    It is confirmed that Cynthia will be signing the papers this morning to remove Ray from life support.

    If anyone has posted their address on the internet, it is requested that you remove it for the safety of Cynthia and those who are with her. I know it would be nice to send cards, but the exposure of their address puts them at risk, as there are those who would do them harm. Cynthia has been receiving calls non stop, to the point that she can't keep up with them. She is exhausted, and needs her rest during the time she is at home. Please consider this if you decide to call.

    Ray's will says he is to be cremated, and that there is to be no funeral service or memorial.

    I don't know if anyone has prepared a statement for the press. I have passed this question on to Dan, who doesn't know at this time. I am sure it will be done when the time comes.


  • donny

    Ouy thoughts and well wishes are with Cynthia and Ray. He will be missed.


  • Think About It
    Think About It

    That is sad. So sorry for his wife. I'm going to have to get around to reading his books.

    Think About It

  • Olin Moyles Ghost
    Olin Moyles Ghost

    This is heartbreaking. As one who had the privilege of corresponding with and meeting Ray, I can say he was one of the kindest and most humble men I have come across. He was an excellent listener and a thoughtful speaker.

    While I'm saddened that he chose not to have a memorial service, it is in line with his personality. He was not interested in notoriety for himself. Also, he may have been concerned that his memorial could have become a spectacle or a platform for some to make statements regarding the WT Society. Ray would not have wanted that. He merely wanted to go in peace.

  • Scully
  • coffee_black

    I will be leaving for work shortly, and won't be online until later in the day. If I hear anything more, I'll update at that time, or possibly earlier if I can find wi-fi in the city and a few free minutes.


  • Scarred for life
    Scarred for life

    I can understand that. I would just really like to see a movement to continue against the WT Society. So much harm has been done and continues to be done.

    It just seems that the passing of Ray Franz is an event that many would like to commerorate. I understand that he didn't want fanfare for himself but he has touched so many. We just want to have a time and place to remember what he has done for us.

  • StoneWall

    Truly sad news.

    I can't shake the feeling that the news has already reached the "Elite" in Brooklyn Bethel and that there is some

    type of elation being had there.

  • Scarred for life
    Scarred for life

    All the more reason, someone else needs to step up and make noise about the REAL TRUTH. Someone that can communicate well and reach people.

  • watersprout

    I totally agree that the jdubs are rejoicing that the big bad apostate has died.

    It's totally tragic, that man helped so many people and i think the ones he helped will never be able to thank him enough.

    He has left behind a heartbroken family and all we can do is pray for God to give them the strenghth to get through this.

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