Actually, the JW "cheese & cracker men" DO follow their pretzel logic rules in cases such as this.
(and how did this connection of dubs and snack foods come about? well, that's a subject for an upcoming Minimus post.)
When a person announces that they want to be left alone, they are separating themselves from "gathering together" with like-minded worshippers of Jehovah. Thus, those individuals no longer "deserve the truth."
In their eyes the elders didn't break a promise to anyone - they employed Theocratic War Strategy to conceal the truth from someone who simply didn't deserve it.
excellent point - the mere letter is ALL THEY NEED it matters not if they annouce it or not "Publicly from the platform-
Elders know exactly how to get information that is vital to the spirituality and wellfare of the congo. so the mere fact that no annoucement is made MEANS NOTHING, the CO explained to us that in those case it can be done on A ONE ON ONE BASIS- OFTEN TIMES telling the friends that the person requested no annoucement be made- such as a while in a car group
ask yourself - you have a well known elder and his wife- he steps aside and they cease to attend meetings ALL THE FRIENDS WANT TO TO KNOW WHY- AND they are told by an elder that the person has left jw, turned thier back on jah and the org-
now it is sat morning at 11:45, service is over and it has been mentioned by 2 elders in 2 car groups
tell me how long will it be before they spead this around
Hell they had me leaving Lady "C" for a "White Woman" So i know how the Rumor Mill works sime
trust me folks asking the Cheese Cracker Men not to annouce is like asking the fox to watch the chicken cop