They easily can …because they never officially told anyone to get it…they said it was our choice. Even though all the videos heavily influenced it and the rest of the rank and file did as well….because “if it’s good enough for the GB…it’s good enough for me”. And even though Elders and Pioneers needed to do it …it was only to attend elder school or pioneer school. They still could remain an Elder or Pioneer…even though they would be heavily soft shunned.So just as big pharma has been granted immunity (by congress) for any injury or death resulting from their poisons, the WT likewise claims immunity in the small print that the rank and file should’ve been aware of.
Perhaps now ,with everything backfiring on them, the WT will take the same position that they did about the whole 1975 fiasco where they accused the rank and file of “jumping to conclusions” about Armageddon happening then despite the fact that for many years prior WT cultivated, intimated and ingrained that date into everyone’s minds.
Don’t buy that home, don’t enroll in higher education, put off that medical procedure for soon you’ll be perfect,simplify,simplify simplify your life.