I remember the PO's son, one time, when talking about men and woman who were homo sexual, he said, " I dont get it, and why they choose to do that, and be that way, there is NO HOPE FOR THEM, THEY ARE ALL GOING TO DIE".
When he said this, i was only about 12 years old, but i NEVER forgot that. I even remember exactly where he said it, too. It was in the coatroom in the back of the Kingdom Hall. I always kinda looked up to him, too, as he was a few years older than me. He was probably 18 or 19 years old himself, when he said that. He also came from a very "spiritual family".
Last i heard, he is now an Elder for many years, and "running" his own congregation. He is very far away from where we grew up in a borough of NYC, in rural West Virginia now. In his mid to late 40's with his own family.
Years later, i used him, and his statement, as an example of how judgemental, wrong, and UN christ like JW's really are, when discussing things with my Father. My Father totally agreed, and we both said that you couldnt just chalk it up to "one" persons thinking, when the whole ORG, essentially teaches that about "homo sexuals". I said to my Father, that i just cant relate to an organization that mentally beleives that there is no "good" in a huge group of people, and they would, judgementally condemn them to DEATH, just because of a sexual preferance. Personally, i am hetero sexual, and i know MANY AWESOME human beings, that are "gay", or "lesbian", and i LOVE them as the beautiful people i have come to be TRUE friends with. I could never think "they are going to die", like that "brother" said.