Gay male out of the WT for almost ten years. Married to the best, most patient, kind, gentle, loving man I've ever known, for nine years. <br/> I'm sure the JWs think I left because I went to college and what I learned turned me against the 'Tower. They are totally wrong. I left not because of what I learned. I left because of how I was treated when I returned home from college... think "leprosy."<br/> I am still shunned by my former friends who are still stuck in the org, but I do have my family and the best REAL friends I have EVER had. Really, that's all that I need.