Thanks for that excerpt from Stafford's book Alan. It would almost seem that he is having his own crisis of conscience.
... the structure of the organization is such that it has created an environment where error is not only tolerated, but in some cases it seems to be knowingly advanced at the expense of others. This is not only unacceptable in and of itself, but such actions or policies threaten to destroy or negatively affect all of the positive teachings that one might point to in defense of Jehovah's Witnesses.
No one human alive today is given authority by the Scriptures to require that others accept all of the different teachings of an organization in order to be considered a true Christian. A person's belief in the importance of God's name should not be affected by whether they accept or reject the Watchtower's doctrine concerning 1914 CE. And no Christian should feel they have to abandon faith in God and in the Bible simply because there may be a question about the Watchtower's blood policy.He certainly is walking a fine line. While I think some elders in some congregations would not tolerate someone stating such, I also think there is evidence the Society could be turning a blind eye to statements like this. This might be because they know these things are true and that many of their valued men have raised these same points. I think they also know what they intend to do in the near future and to take action against people that have forseen it looks very foolish.