I live in a country that has had reasonably low levels of Covid. Bearing this in mind I’d like to discuss my thoughts on 2 JW funerals I attended during this time.
(Funeral 1) Even though there were no governmental restrictions at the time, the official stance of WT was the halls were shut down. Despite this the local congregation decided to open the hall up for the service and a reception at a private premises. This was sensitive to the wishes of the family, and no doubt would of saved a lot of questions been asked with the none JW family. Namely, why is this church closed when everything else is open.
(Funeral No 2) Elder and company man through and through. Lived and breathed WT until his last dyeing breath. Much the same governmental restrictions as funeral 1. Could of had the funeral in the hall, but opted for zoom. I just thought what a terrible way he was treated. Now although I certainly don’t agree with the methods of WT, they could of had a nice in person funeral service for the deceased. But instead opted for the opinion of 8 guys in America, who made an arbitrary world wide view,and who probably had no idea of the local situation. Yup you got it, had it on line, with a break out room to contact the deceased family.
Just my thoughts.