This board, and the link you posted, is one of those resources I was talking about. I am glad both are available. Still, in the end, fear is no excuse for doing what one must to reclaim and rebuild his life. Knowing this is here, we can certainly point our friends and families to it. We can play a major role in their exit by offering unqualified love and support. I don't know if any of us who have escaped the WTS would have done so without those.
Yet I have to agree with those who say they can't understand men who, knowing the WTS is utterly, completely, and irremediably false, give talks from the platform or continue to serve as elders and ministerial servants. It is one thing to be in ignorance of the evil the WTS is and so give it full support. It is quite another to understand that this religion is a lie and a cheat and still cooperate with it and assist it in achieving its goals. There is no way that I personally could ever do such a thing. I would have to step down immediately, withdraw from the TMS, and certainly diminish field service participation with the goal of eliminating it entirely. I would not comment at meetings either or participate in their conduct in any fashion.
We call that a fade. I know even fading can be difficult, even dangerous, for some. But the alternative, in my view, is much worse. History has condemned those who collaborated with the Nazis. Fear of persecution or even death was not believed to be an excuse for it. While the WTS is not as evil as the Nazi regime was, the principle remains the same. If we are convinced that the organization is false, we must not collaborate with it. Serving as one of its officers is a form of collaboration, in my opinion.
Forgive me, if I sound harsh, uncompromising, or unsympathetic. I do not mean to be. But I have seen first hand what happens when evil is passively supported, my friend, and so have you. Both of us have lived in the American South. As an African American, I know how its culture of bigotry and racism directly impacted my family. That culture arose because those who knew better did nothing to oppose it, and passively went along with it. The WTS, in my view, is no better than those racists and bigots were. We must not support it. We must not espouse its views. And when we leave, we must put an ever-widening distance between it and us.