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Are Jackson's Kids Becoming Jehovah's Witnesses?

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FOX News: Amid the custody crisis surrounding Michael Jackson's children, Pop Tarts has been told that their grandmother and temporary guardian Katherine Jackson has been taking the three children to the Kingdom of Jehovah's Witnesses to help them deal with the death of their famous father.

"They need this stability and to bond with God at a time like this," said longtime Jackson friend and biographer Stacy Brown. "I think this is one of the main reasons Michael named his mom as guardian, he knew that proper Bible training was best for them. But the Church doesn't force anyone to be baptized, when they (the kids) are mature enough they will make that decision."

However this isn't the first time the children have attended a mass of this kind. According to Brown, they accompanied MJ to the church back in 2005.

"They were really attentive and really involved with the whole learning process," he said. "They seemed to really enjoy it."

Michael stopped being a Jehovah's Witness 1985 but reportedly resumed attending the Church's meetings throughout his child molestation trial. Katherine and the eldest child Rebbie are the only two remaining Jehovah's Witnesses in the family. Speaking of which, we're told that Katherine had "no control" and was less-than-impressed with the recent memorial service that took place in MJ's honor at the Los Angeles Staples Center.

"Jehovah's Witnesses do not believe in interfaith services and Katherine's wishes should have been respected on her day or mourning," added Brown. "She was there but she wasn't happy about it. Of course she would have wanted to do something for the fans, but not a public spectacle like that."

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Lisa July 24, 2009, 2:40 PM


Moma Jackson (Katherine) is bringing MJ’s kids to the Kingdom Hall, so they can be indoctrinated. Jehovah’s Witness have the highest mental illness rate of any religion.
What if they need emergency whole blood transfusion?

Google: Jehovah Witnesses Watchtower for information.

It’s isn’t the people who are bad it’s the Watchtower cult leadership that is cruel. If the kids get indoctrinated it will hurt them like it hurts lots of kids.

Think about it…..

Lisa July 24, 2009, 3:11 PM

Jehovah’s Witnesses are considered a dangerous cult in many European countries and definitely under investigation because governments are concerned by the mind manipulation, child molestation cover-ups, breaking up of families due to shunning, as well as other atrocities taking place within the religion.

Danny Haszard July 25, 2009, 4:44 AM

Jehovah’s Witnesses beliefs:

A) They are at your door to recruit you for enslavement to their watchtower corporation,they will say that “we are just here to share a message from the Bible” this is deception right off.

B) Their ‘message’ is a false Gospel that Jesus had his second coming in 1914.The problem with this is it’s not just a cute fairy tale,Jesus warned of the false prophets who would claim “..look he is here in the wilderness,or see here he is at the temple.”

C) Their anti-blood transfusion ban has killed hundreds if not thousands

D) once they recruit you they will “love bomb” you in cult fashion to also recruit your family & friends or cut them off.
Danny Haszard Jehovah’s Witness X 33 years

Julie July 25, 2009, 4:27 PM

Michael Jackson Jehovah’s Witnesses baptized
The Watchtower cult RUINED him this was his whole weirdness problem that they set in motion

All JW’s raised in this cult grow up freaks! They are isolated from the world, they are so afraid of being disfellowshipped. My husband was disfellowshipped from this cult and I think it was the best thing that could ever happen to him

Anonymous July 27, 2009, 11:01 PM

Everyone has their own opinion but before you start judging make sure you get your facts right. It’s not a cult. In acult you are not allowed to leave unless yu are killed and Jehovah’s Witness do not force anyone, it is your choice. If you feel it’s not for you then so be it. As far as child molestation coverups, I haven’t heard of any and if there have been, unfortunately this is an imperfect and you will find wolves in sheeps clothing everywhere. What about Catholics and other religions? Do you mean to say that they are perfect and have no flaws? People all I ask is think before you speak and make sure you know what you’re talking about.

Julie July 28, 2009, 3:12 AM

Jehovah’s Witness religion is known as the “pedophiles paradise” FOR A REASON.

The Jehovah’s Witnesses religion requires TWO WITNESSES to a crime before they will consider it to have happened. How often are there two witnesses of an act of pedophilia?

Settlement with victims of child abuse have required the victim to sign a gag order as documented by NBC news.

( Sexual Abuse Child abuse issues among Jehovah’s Witnesses )

Please protect your children.

itrema August 3, 2009, 10:51 PM

c’est bien d’etre témoins de jéhova

Candace August 7, 2009, 1:10 AM

Join the Jehovah’s Witness, get baptized and if you ever disagree with even the smallest details of their teachings (and dare to tell anyone) then you get disfellowshiped.

You will be shunned by family, friends and all baptized members.
Truly this is a high control group that needs to be investigated before committing to.

Be aware that as you start studying with them they will tell you that *Satan* will use your family to be against your conversion. Why wouldn’t they be against this high control group?

They Love you and care about you not some religion that is run by a dozen or more old men in New York state.

Do a lot of homework and know fully what you are getting involved with.

melissa August 7, 2009, 5:58 AM

All of you are crazy, especially Lisa. Jehovah Witnesses is the only religion that lives closly to the bible, does this make them a cult because they try their best to imitate Jesus to the fullest when he was on earth?

Melissa82 August 7, 2009, 7:55 PM

I think that going to the Kingdom Hall meetings is a bad idea for the Jackson kids. I am 27 and was raised as a Jehovah’s Witness. It ruined my life. I was told as a child that everyone who wasn’t a JW was “worldly” and no good to be friends with. No sports, no plays, no holidays, no birthdays, no summer camp, etc. Basically you’re not supposed to have anything to do with the world you live in. They don’t prepare you to be a successful adult in this world because it is “evil” and they are waiting and praying for Armageddon to happen at any time. I quit believing and going to meetings when I was 15, but the teachings have left me with depression, isolation, paranoia, and borderline personality disorder from having to be different than everyone else. It is really a sad life to live.

Anonymous August 10, 2009, 12:10 AM

Melissa and Candance have issues.Why is it wrong to help people morally and spiritually? The kids will see as they have. There’s no harm.I was not raised Jehovah’s Witness and find most that to not want to be one have selfishness going on.If they want to be Witnesses don’t hate. It’s not like some other group is going to tell them the truth of were their father really is. Check it out they invite you to. The doors are not locked and no collection plate is past around.If their wrong Jehovah will straighten them out, but if the are right, how sad that like with Jesus people would hate on them. Can we all just get along?

Melissa82 August 10, 2009, 1:00 PM

Anonymous, your sentence structure is so jumbled that I had to read your comment five times to understand what you are saying. If you were not raised a JW, then you cannot judge my feelings towards the Organization. You say “the doors of the church are not locked” to insinuate that a person could leave if they wanted to. As a child, I could not have gone to my car and driven myself home. Also, If a person decides to leave the JW religion, all of their friends and family who are JW’s are supposed to have nothing to do with them again. So don’t think that checking out the Kingdom Hall and the JW’s to see if you want to be a part of it or not is such a casual act.

A JW August 17, 2009, 3:28 PM

Ok so I am a JW I am twenty years old. Went to College for two years and could have gone more if I wanted my parents didn’t care either way. I have a good job. I was in a number of school plays and did lots of other things that normal kids did. Maybe I didn’t sleep around and do other morally wrong things but I think I came out pretty normal. Also do you really think this earth could go on much longer and how can you explain all the thing in the bible that have come true. Maybe you need to really read the bible ans become very fimiliar with it before you give up on JWS. Maybe your parents were very extreme Melissa but not everyone is that extreme.

Sally Roberts August 18, 2009, 4:17 PM

[ Milieu control ]

This sect teaches it’s members to avoid any association (even family members) with those who aren’t Jehovah’s Witnesses as well.
Therefore, the individuals entire social support system are fellow JWs. If the person gets disfellowshipped, his entire social support systems shuns him or her.

This is also why many return who have tried to leave. Not because they want to, but because it’s the only way to be able to talk to their families.Eighty percent of kids raised JW will finally leave for good at some point,this is a high stress religion based on works and is very oppressive.
It is a very destructive to family.

Sally Roberts August 18, 2009, 4:23 PM

JW say they promote good family life? Only until you disagree with the leadership in Brooklyn on the slightest of points, and then they completely divide and destroy the family. Then they write hypocritical articles like the new July 2009 Awake! “The Bible’s Viewpoint - Is It Wrong to Change Your Religion?” and make themselves look open-minded and progressive, but practice the most destructive forms of shunning of all religions if you disobey the leadership’s ever-changing doctrines, dates and rules.

Marion August 19, 2009, 3:25 AM

Jehovah’s Witness Religion - Are they Christian?
Like Mormons, Jehovah’s Witnesses believe that Christianity died with the last of the apostles and was not resurrected until their founder Charles Taze Russell began organizing the Watchtower Society in the 1870’s. In their view the cross is a pagan symbol adopted by an apostate church and salvation is impossible apart from the Watchtower. While the Witnesses on your doorstep consider themselves to be the only authentic expression of Christianity the Society they serve compromises, confuses or contradicts essential Christian doctrine.

Anonymous September 1, 2009, 4:12 PM

what is the name of Katherine Jackson’s church?

Mark Davis September 25, 2009, 7:57 AM

THOUSANDS dead in last 50 years over the Watchtower society cult ban on vaccinations then organ transplants (both now repealed) and now currently ‘whole’ blood transfusions.

Jehovah’s Witnesses and blood transfusions is contradictory they condemn blood but then go and use fractions donated by thousands of Red Cross volunteers.
They use sixty percent of the blood volume as broken down fractions, then Bible thump about how dangerous and sinful blood transfusions are.

The JW defenders will dance all around this but,
we hear about the deaths all the time on the general news,and when they need to for the PR the Watchtower will eulogize these ‘martyrs for Jehovah’

Use to be one January 4, 2010, 1:36 PM

A JW, if this religion suits you and your family then all is well. I use to be one and they disfellowshipped a dead man one Sunday morning. That was so no one would attend his funeral. This is quite common in your religion. It does suit some people but Jesus did not return in 1914 and if you read your bible with a open mind and open heart you would know this. Some of the most abusive parents I have ever seen were at the Kingdom Hall. I just talked to a young man who was raised in JW religion and at 19 dropped out because he questioned it. He went into the service and served our country for you and yours whom you don’t appreciate and his parents haven’t talked to him in 10 years. This is what happens in this religion and I could go on and on but the whole thing makes me sick.

The Truth September 6, 2010, 9:27 AM

im so sorry many of you feel the way you do, and i understand that some have had bad experiances with jehovahs witnesses, but i was raised a jehovahs witness, and as a child i loved it, and then as a teenager i left because i felt it was too restricting, they did not shun me or force me to do anything, but as i got a little older and level headed i returned, because i realised that, jehovahs witnesses lived in accord with the bible, and that this is the best way to live, god is loving and caring and the organization would never intentioally leave you with the scars some of you so obviously had.
some families are a little strict, and there fore may make JWS seem like a cult but it is not.
and some of the expressed ideas are forged on experiences and not whole facts. while this is gods organization, imperfect men run it, but any injusticies will eventually be sorted, because jehovah is a god of justice.
please learn the truth about jehovahs witnesses befor e you shun them.
to learn more, please contact your local kingdom hall of jehovahs witnesses for a free home bible study.
you will not be forced to attend any meetings here after, and if you do not wish them to return they wont.
just make sure you trully understand what your discussing before you post in such a way that influences others beliefs in such a negative way.

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