Enrique Carmona counts as the expulsion of that creed has undermined the relationship of four generations
Spokespeople admit the confession must be maintained a "minimum" with the Forsaken
On 14 April 1988 the Watch Tower, the dome that runs from the US to eight and a half Jehovah's Witnesses who are spread all over the planet millions, announced a new order to the members of their community. In Spain it came through the publication 'Atalaya' -the usual communication channel. The article was called 'Discipline that can bear fruit peaceful'. Enrique Carmona remembers it well because this decision, taken from across the Atlantic Ocean, changed his life.
The family of Carmona, 60 members belonged to this confession. His father, however, had been expelled in 1964 from drinking too much. "We exceeded and was a good father, but he would return with the Witnesses," Enrique says. Since 1988, they asked the young man, who was then 30 years old, to "stop talking" to his father, I siguiento the new guideline. Enrique resisitirse tried and tried to convince his wife that "family" was "more important" than the norm. He was unsuccessful. In 2002, he was also expelled. "There are many clubs with internal rules they expel members who do not. But do not prohibit your family to talk to you, "evidence to highlight the price that implies expulsion setenciada by a judicial committee that creed.
A DAUGHTER'S WEDDING
One of the hardest episodes of this family restriction he lived the day of the wedding of his daughter. He expected in the consistory of Lugo the arrival of the bride, with the camcorder at point. He appeared on the arm of another man, a stranger, a member of the community, who led her to the altar because he had decided that he should not exercise that role. He could not get at the ceremony held at the Kingdom Hall - the local congregation of his daughter or participate in the wedding feast.
In 2014, Henry's father died. During the months he spent in the hospital, he received no visit one of his granddaughters. And lately, Henry also sees upset his ex-wife now press their descendants to not talk to him. "We are four generations broken because of this sect," he concludes.
Josep Morell, Catalunya delegate Christian Jehovah's Witnesses (the Spanish name of an international confession), recognizes only that relations must maintain a family with a member who has been expelled is "minimal". "If you disrespect me Jehovah not respect me," he reasons. Compares with a father who turns away a child who "steals" or "assaulted one of his brothers."
Also it stresses that this decision was not made in 1988, but comes from century I. quotes the Bible (Corinthians, chapter 5, verse 11: "... I wrote to you not to associate with anyone named a brother, he is an immoral person or covetous, or an idolater, or a slanderer, or a drunkard, or a swindler, with that, you do not even eat "and 13:" But God judges those outside Expel the evil from among you. ").
An internal video production confession posted on YouTube, which screened at regional asembleas this summer shows that the relative must effectively expelled away. In recording the story of a girl who, upon reaching the age of majority, is expelled from home it is told. "My dad told me that he could no longer live with them. Because I did not want to change my lifestyle. I said I was a bad influence for my younger siblings, "says the voice in 'off' of the protagonist.
The video even invited to reject telephone contact.... "They wanted me and wanted me to return to the Lord I tried to communicate with them (...) They thought about approaching me But they knew that if they came into contact me, if only a little to see how she was, that small dose would have sufficed me. I would have been led to believe that there needed to return to the Lord. "
"IT HURTS MUCH"
Marta Herrera was baptized-moment from which a person enters the credo- 13 years and married 22 years. "Marriage was a pantomime. Roommates were simple, "he explains. With 40 years to leave the organization and start a new relationship, he was expelled. Out it was not as easy as it may seem. "I felt lost, everything he had thought became meaningless to me says tearfully, psychologically it is very complicated because you get yours back, it hurts a lot."
Various extestigos consistently emphasized that this community is filled with "good people" who fall into the hands of an organization "that manipulates". And those who go worse "are parents," they conclude.