Jehovah’s Witnesses send personal invitation to autistic 16-year-old – NRK Norway – Overview of news from different parts of the country
In the letter, which was addressed directly to the boy, he tries to learn more about the controversial panty community and get in touch.
– Feel free to call me on mobile / SMS if you think any of this is interesting, write a member of Jehovah’s Witness in the letter to the boy.
The 16-year-old lives in Buskerud.
They also claimed that they had called him without receiving an answer.
– My son is autistic, fortunately he does not open his own post. I always open his mail, he does not follow up his mail himself, his mother told NRK.
She is both upset and angry with Jehovah’s Witnesses for making direct contact with her underage son in this way.
– I think that there are many who do not fully understand what this is about, and who do not agree on something they should agree on, tell the mother.
She asks to be anonymous for the sake of the zone.
– I was very surprised to find a handwritten letter to him informing them that they had tried to call. They have not done that.
Do not throw away the letter
This is not the first time that people have responded to Jehovah’s Witnesses’ recruitment methods.
In 2020, they send letters to an eight-year-old girl in Trøndelag.
At that time, they lay flat and took self-criticism.
The mother of the 16-year-old autistic boy in Buskerud considered whether she should just throw away the letter he received.
But since the letter was signed and it was writing a phone number, she called.
– I told them that I do not want such letters in the mail. Here with us, we are open to both colors, faith and all kinds of orientations. This crashes a lot with what we believe in, says the woman.
Do not want contact
The 16-year-old’s mother said that the person who took the phone from Jehovah’s Witnesses claimed that the congregation used the tax lists to find out who to send letters to.
– My son has no income and is obviously not on the tax lists, she comments dryly.
Now she wants Jehovah’s Witnesses not to contact them again.
– If we had wanted to contact Jehovah, I would have contacted him. What they did here did not benefit them.
NRK has made several attempts to get hold of the person who signed the letter. The person in question has read the messages we have sent, but does not want to say anything.
Answer from Denmark
We have also talked to the contact person for the relevant congregation. He further refers to Jehovah’s Witness’ headquarters for Scandinavia in Denmark.
They respond to emails:
– We do not know of the particular case you mention, but if we have offended or worried anyone in our preaching, we want to be an excuse for this.
It writes communications consultant Fabian Fond.
Below you can read the full answer from Jehovah’s Witnesses.