Lloyd Evans responds to our story about JWs and blood transfusions - 2019-03-12
One of the people we heard from after posting our story yesterday about the Jehovah's Witness prohibition of blood transfusion was ex-JW activist Lloyd Evans, who complimented us on bringing up Watch Tower president Nathan Knorr's role. We really appreciated the encouragement he gave us.
We told him that we had also heard from a few people who defended the policy, which was, after all, the point of why we had written the article — we genuinely wanted to understand why people adopted such a lethal misreading of Biblical dietary laws.
The Bunker: Lloyd, we heard from a few different people who sent us some really entertaining exegetical acrobatics to prove that the Biblical objections to eating blood did also apply to transfusions, which weren't actually medically possible until the 19th century.