While I didn't listen to the recent audio interview (see this thread), a certain Watchtower official denied that disfellowshipped people are shunned by their relatives. I was understandably irked at that bald-faced lie since for the last 33 years I've been shunned by two of my children. Then I thought -- hey, that official simply reverted to his Watchtower teaching.
That JWN thread may not show up. If so, here is the URL for you to copy.
"While malicious lying is definitely condemned in the Bible, this does not mean
that a person is under obligation to divulge truthful information to people who are not entitled to it."
Insight on the Scriptures, p. 245, Lie
The official probably thought, "this person interviewing me simply is not entitled to the truth. After all, the audience couldn't really understand all the details of our shunning policy so I'll just simply avoid the truth for now."
Try telling that to a courtroom judge: " ... and so, your honor, I didn't think this court was entitled to that piece of information. After all, you can see there was no malice on my part ..."
Try telling that to a mother: " ... so, Mom, I just knew you couldn't understand that I decided to take yesterday off from school."
Try telling that to your wife: ... um, all right, dear, I thought you didn't need to know any of those intricate details as she really was a cheap hooker and, by the way, there was no love involved."