Warning - Celebrity Big Brother Comment

A quick comment.

Why was La Toya Jackson so obsessed with watching the inauguration of Barack Obama when she made the point early on in the series that she was a Jehovah's Witness ? Surely JW's don't vote ?


Fidothedog said...

Some do, but they say this re voting:

Because of John 17:14 and other passages in the Bible. In that verse, Jesus says of his followers: "They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world." Jehovah's Witnesses have interpreted that statement as a call to remain neutral in all political matters. (In some of the sect's literature, members are described as "representatives of God's heavenly kingdom"; they are thus obligated to stay out of local political affairs in keeping with the behavior of ambassadors.) Witnesses also refrain from serving in the military, running for public office, and pledging allegiance to the flag.

lizw said...

Seems logical enough to me. You may think we shouldn't have a secular government, but you can still be glad that the secular government we do have is a bit less evil today than it was on Monday.