Friends of mine recently became members of an evangelical church.
Up until they got baptised in this church, they still were visiting the JW meetings on a regular basis.They weren't really fading in the true sense of the word.
They came out of the closet about their new conviction quite publicly and even didn't shy away from getting in debate with the elders on biblical topics.
The elders are obviously very aware about their position and as they still were attending the meetings not so long ago, they clearly can be considered as people associated with the JW organisation.
As far as I know it seems they won't get disfellowshipped. As long my friends don't harrass fellow witnesses with their 'renegade ideas' and 'false religion', elders seem to comply and leave things as they are.
This puzzles me as defecting to Babylon the Great always has been one the most worst offenses a JW could possibly commit.
Could this be a case of local elders interpreting/applying things their own way or is there a (new) general policy trending ?
Anyone who knows about similar cases ?