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Wednesday, July 1, 2009

What will life be like for Michael Jackson's kids if his mom gets custody?

Michael Jackson's mother is allegedly a Jehovah's Witness and his dad is not.

In that "religion", the male is the "head of the household" and the wife must obey him. That means if he orders her to let them do certain things normal kids do, she can't override his decision.

Usually in families like this, which the "religion" calls "divided households", the wife does as much as she can to get the kids to comply with the multitude of liturgical rules, even if she must do so secretly ("theocratic strategy").

Depending upon how much Mrs. Jackson is able to do regarding the kids' lifestyles, here are some of the things they can look forward to.

  1. No birthdays, Christmases, Easters, etc.
  2. No celebrations or activities that elevate an individual or make an individual the center of attention.
  3. Limited or no use of the Internet or cell phones.
  4. No participation in contact sports or games like chess that involve competition.
  5. No participation in anything to do with other religions, even swimming at the YMCA.
  6. No dating. (Only exception: Both parties are at the legal age of marriage and are interested in marrying the other.)
  7. No socializing with non-JWs, including school dances, proms, clubs, etc.
  8. No college.
  9. No jobs that involve other religions, magic, tobacco, giving blood transfusions, or carrying a weapon.
  10. Attend 4 hours of church meetings each week.
  11. Attempt to convert nonbelievers by visiting at their homes or handing out literature on street corners.
  12. No psychiatrists, counselors, or self-help groups.
  13. No medical treatment that entails or could lead to use of products made from human blood, even your own.
  14. No swearing.
  15. No porn or PG-13 movies.
  16. No toasts (the kind with wine).
  17. No wind chimes.
  18. No wearing clothes that are tight, revealing, brightly colored, skirts above the knee, or skirts/dresses without slips/camisoles, or wearing too much makeup.
  19. No wearing crosses, Stars of David, or any religious items.
  20. No throwing rice at weddings.
How happy do you think they'll be?

1 comment:

  1. The negative influence of the teachings of the Jehovah's Witnesses on Michael and his family have been either downplayed or totally ignored for as long as the Jackson Family has received public attention. For those readers who really want to know what life is like to be reared in the WatchTower Cult, nothing beats real world scenarios, and of real world scenarios, nothing beats actual civil and criminal court cases.

    The following website summarizes 900 court cases and lawsuits involving children of Jehovah's Witness Parents. The summaries demonstrate how JW Families rear their children and live life day-to-day. Also included are nearly 400 CRIMINAL cases -- most involving MURDERS:

    DIVORCE, BLOOD TRANSFUSIONS, AND OTHER LEGAL ISSUES AFFECTING CHILDREN OF JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES

    http://jwdivorces.bravehost.com


    Excerpts from LaToya Jackson's own 1991 biography, LATOTA: GROWING UP IN THE JACKSON FAMILY:

    " ... neither I nor my siblings ever led a normal existence, not even as small children, years before celebrity transformed our lives. We were a not-so-typical but classic dysfunctional family. Yes, there was love and happiness, but it was poisoned by emotional and physical abuse, duplicity, and denial. ... The proscriptions of my Jehovah's Witness faith, my mother's seeming love and devotion, and my father's inability to express any emotion but anger kept us all entangled in a web of guilt disguised as love, brutality that was called 'discipline,' and blind obedience that felt like loyalty. ... We couldn't identify it, but we all sensed something was wrong in our house. Most of my siblings 'rebelled' by essentially running away from home to teenage marriages. ... I was Mother's best friend, and the quietest, shyest, most obedient child of all. I surprised everyone. I also broke the cardinal rule of a dysfunctional family. I stopped living the lie and playing the destructive game. -- pages 1-2.


    "Thinking back over all those years, I realized that Mother was the guiding force behind the cruelty and abuse. This lady who pretended to be so gentle on the surface had in fact caused all the turmoil in our lives. We'd always thought that it was Joseph, but it was her, telling him what to do and how to do it. Like I'd said to her before, she was always throwing the rock and hiding her hand, convincing everyone -- outsiders and my own
    siblings -- that she was sweet, kindhearted, and compassionate. Little did they know that the minute they were out of earshot she talked about them very, very viciously. After seeing it so many times, I finally had to face the fact that this was her true personality. -- page 257.


    "Michael and I were very active in the Jehovah's Witness faith. ... Five days a week the two of us and Mother studied the Bible at home and attended the Kingdom Hall. ... Every morning Michael and I witnessed, knocking on doors around Los Angeles, spreading the word of Jehovah. ... As my brother's fame grew, he had to don convincing disguises, like a rubber fat suit he bought years later, -- pages 53-4.

    "Mother ... frowned on our socializing with white kids, an attitude I found hypocritical coming from a Christian. -- page 34.

    "... both my parents harbor racist attitudes, particularly against Jews, ... 'Wherever you go, whatever you do in this business, you find a Jew,' Mother used to complain bitterly all the time, 'I can't stand it.' ... She'd go on and on. 'They're always on top. Jews are so nosy. They like controlling you. I hate 'em all.' To their faces, however, my mother was as sweet as could be. ... Hearing talk like this turned my stomach, especially when it came from my mother's mouth. How could a religious woman be so hateful? ... The depth of Mother's loathing was expressed in one of her oft-repeated opinions: 'There's one mistake Hitler made in his life -- he didn't kill all those Jews. He left too many dxxx Jews on this earth, and they multiplied,' --pages 132-4.

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