They Offered Themselves Willingly—In New York
Ricky, a construction project manager in Hawaii, was invited to serve as a commuter Bethelite to assist with the Warwick project. His wife, Kendra, wanted him to accept the invitation. However, they had a legitimate concern: the welfare of their 11-year-old son, Jacob. They wondered if it would be wise to relocate the family to New York State and if their son would be able to adjust to a totally different environment.
“One of our priorities was that of finding a congregation with young ones who were doing well spiritually,” says Ricky. “We wanted Jacob to have plenty of good association.” As it turned out, the congregation where they ended up has very few children but several Bethelites. “After our first meeting there, I asked Jacob how he felt about the new congregation, especially since there weren’t any young ones his age,” says Ricky. “He told me, ‘Don’t worry, Dad. My friends will be the young Bethel brothers.’”
Jacob and his parents enjoy association with Bethelites in their congregation
Sure enough, the young Bethelites have befriended Jacob. With what effect? “One night, I was passing my son’s room and saw that the lights were still on,” Ricky relates. “I expected to catch him playing an electronic game, but he was reading the Bible! When I asked him what he was doing, Jacob said, ‘I’m being a young Bethelite, and I’m going to read the Bible in one year.’” Needless to say, Ricky and Kendra are thrilled, not only because Ricky can share in the construction work at Warwick but also because their move is contributing to their son’s spiritual growth.—Prov. 22:6.
(The Watchtower Study Edition, January 2015)
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So, Jacob is an only child, no siblings. Being raised in a high-control, closed environment. He’s not allowed “bad association” with non-JW children in the first place. Now he’s being uprooted and sent to a congregation with “very few children”, which is even more isolating. His own dipshit parents encourage him to hang out with horny virgin men from the local cult compound who have to be constantly reminded (even at the breakfast table) not to play with themselves or each other.
What could possibly go wrong?
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