Youngest person disfellowshipped -- ever?

by FatFreek 2005 66 Replies latest watchtower scandals

  • Violia

    I was 15 and an elder groomed me and had sex with me. It was 20+ yrs before I recalled it and they did put him ( told me they did) on the "list" but did not df him. his family blamed me for his dissent into hell.

    These things happen so often and they never see the light of day.

  • AwareBeing

    Hello Violia;

    I'm upset that they let these things go.

    Mrs. Being says: "He's horrible!"

    Deepests sympathy from both of us!

  • cyberjesus
    Christ forgave

    evidence please.

  • Balaamsass

    Any more ?

  • NCO

    I can remember a few disfellowshippings of 14-15 year olds in my area back in the 80's during the Great Warner Robins Purge. And I remember when I was a teenager myself hitting it off with a girl who was 15 who told me she'd been recently reinstated so doing the math of the unofficial 1-year-minimum requirement back then for reinstatement that would have put her disfellowshipping at age 13-14.

    It is just disgusting to me that kids are treated this way and it is considered not only acceptable but "Jehovah's way" and praised. Jesus didn't treat ADULTS this way! He sought out sinners and people who were considered the lowest of society and taught them a simpler way to salvation, not the legalistic draconian laws the Pharisees imposed. Kids are gonna be kids, and when the hormones kick in, they need love and guidance and support, not rejection by the only world they know.

    I recently talked to someone I grew up knowing in the JW's, who is getting on in years now, and he railed against how I was treated when I was a teenager.

  • Balaamsass

    NCO, could you explain "a few disfellowshippings of 14-15 year olds in my area back in the 80's during the Great Warner Robins Purge." ??

  • Julia Orwell
    Julia Orwell

    Disfellowshipping 12 and 13 year olds? Does this mean the parents don't interact with them anymore? This is the time they need their parents' love and support the most, teenage years. I wonder what became of those kids at school? In my experience as a teacher, kids whose parents don't have much to do with them end up behaving badly in class, just to get attention from any adult, in the case, the teacher. How unchristian.

  • *lost*

    Sad, sick and disgusting. how can people 'sacrifice' their kids.

  • ?evrything

    congrats to the ones that got out early

  • Mum

    Some years ago, I read an account online of a young woman who said she had been disfellowshipped at age 12. Her story was that she babysat for neighbors, and that the children's father raped her. I'm unclear on most of the details. In a way, this story raises more questions than it answers. There is also the fact that I've forgotten a lot. I do remember that it made me feel sick and horrified.

    She said that she reported the rape (to the elders? to her parents?), and a JC was assembled to interrogate her. She was criticized for wearing shorts in the summertime, wearing lipstick, and making herself a temptress of sorts. (Are men so pathetically weak that they can't stop themselves from raping a 12-year-old wearing shorts and lipstick?)

    The upshot of it all is that she was DF'd. Maybe she had unbelieving parents. I don't remember anything in the story about whether the rapist was prosecuted or even reported to the police by anyone.

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