In the May 27, 1942 edition of the Consolation, the Watchtower society devoted several pages to the controversy surrounding the burial of Joseph Rutherford. In several sections, they write about "the opposition" in vague terms without much specificity as to who these other groups of people were who were supposedly persecuting them. One section refers to a group called V.F.V. that petitioned against the burial, so my question is ... what was V.F.V.?
From Consolation, May 27, 1942:
Just how a man’s bones, buried without monument or even conspicuous marker, in the center of 100 acres of land, a half mile from the closest outside house, could disturb anyone is left for the commission to explain. The V.F.V., who petitioned against the granting of the permit, prejudicially explained it this way: “Judge Rutherford, during his lifetime, taught intolerance,” and, ‘therefore, as a manifestation of our “tolerance”, we do not wish him buried.’
Read the whole thing here:http://avoidjw.org/en/changes/burial-joseph-f-rutherford/