In the September 15th WT KoolAid edition, the study article "Christian Unity Glorifies God" in paragraph 10 this is stated:
"The immoral world in which we live threatens our unity. People joke about fornication, sing about it, watch it for entertainment, and practice it either in secret or openly. Yet, even flirting, which may involve acting as though you are sexually attracted to someone you have no intention of marrying, can move you away from Jehovah and the congregation. Why? Because it so easily leads to fornication. Also, flirting that leads to a married person into adultery can cruelly seperate children from parents and innocent partners from marrigage matesd. Divisive indeed!"
And there's a photo to reinforce just what flirting is... (I wish I could copy/cut it from the PDF file and post it...maybe someone more tech savvy than I can do it)
The setting is at the workplace. A guys is leaning on a cubicle wall talking to the girl in the next cubicle. He has a wedding band on. Photos of his family are on the desk behind him. Crayon sketches are hanging on the wall. The girl does not have any rings on. She's obviously single. They're both smiling, enjoying a lighthearted moment.
This is a scene played out everyday in offices all across the world. Workmates chatting and laughing. It is not flirting. Yet, the WTS takes what could be a completely honest situation and presents it as something a "Christian" would not ever do. A married man talking to a single woman at work! The scandal!
If this is construed as flirting, then I guess I'm a raging adulterer...