Prince preaches as a Jehovah’s Witness door to door in LA

Seven years ago Prince became a Jehovah’s Witness. Though to the best of my knowledge, most people had stopped talking about Prince by then so it didn’t exactly make headlines. The New Yorker has an interesting short interview with him where he talks about his religion and how it applies to his life. Turns out Prince isn’t one of those fancy, spoiled celebrity Jehovah’s Witnesses who thinks he should be treated better than everyone else. Granted there aren’t a whole lot of Jehovah’s Witnesses that are celebs (the Jackson family comes to mind, but that’s about it), but Prince gets out there just like everyone else is supposed to.

YES, that’s Prince going door-to-door in LA to preach the word of the Jehovah’s Witnesses. The purple-loving pop star tells this week’s New Yorker that since he joined the Christian denomination two years ago, he’s started leaving his gated community to knock on doors and proselytize. “Sometimes people act surprised, but mostly they’re totally cool about it,” says Prince. The “When Doves Cry” singer adds that he sees his conversion as more of “a realization. It’s like Morpheus and Neo in ‘The Matrix.’ “

[From Page Six]

I’ve got to admit I’d find it pretty funny if Prince came to my door. And while I generally won’t listen to anyone interrupting me at home to talk about religion, I’d probably let the guy in out of sheer curiosity. I don’t imagine he gets turned away nearly as often as other people do. I’d also have to make some really bad “Purple Rain” jokes, ‘cause it’d be pretty hard to resist.

Prince talked a bit more about his religious and social views, and the difference between red and blue states.

Recently, Prince hosted an executive works for Philip Anschutz, the Christian businessman whose company owns the Staples Center. “We started talking red and blue,” Prince said. “People with money—money like that—are not affected by the stock market, and they’re not freaking out over anything. They’re just watching. So here’s how it is: you’ve got the Republicans, and basically they want to live according to this.” He pointed to a Bible. “But there’s the problem of interpretation, and you’ve got some churches, some people, basically doing things and saying it comes from here, but it doesn’t. And then on the opposite end of the spectrum you’ve got blue, you’ve got the Democrats, and they’re, like, ‘You can do whatever you want.’ Gay marriage, whatever. But neither of them is right.”

When asked about his perspective on social issues—gay marriage, abortion—Prince tapped his Bible and said, “God came to earth and saw people sticking it wherever and doing it with whatever, and he just cleared it all out. He was, like, ‘Enough.’ ”

[From the New Yorker]

I don’t think that last part is going to make him many new fans. Prince is a conundrum. He seems like the sort who’d be open-minded and liberal, but that quote certainly doesn’t come off that way. In the context of the article it also doesn’t come off as excessively judgmental or anything, but it’s still not what I expected to hear the guy say. He holds some unusual views that could make him quite unpopular in Hollywood. That and the knocking on people’s doors at dinnertime. Neither will make him a lot of friends.

Here’s Prince during London fashion week in 2007. Images thanks to PR Photos.

 

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  1. jess says:

    this guy is so closeted its ridiculous

  2. what is ever. says:

    I live next door to a Jehova’s Witness church. They seem to be a very dedicated people, because that place is always hoppin’.

  3. Tess says:

    Oy Vey.

    (with apologies for repeating my Helen Mirren comment).

  4. Diva says:

    When I read the headline, I thought, well, that’s ONE JW I’d let in the door!

    But after I read the article and his “opinions”, I’d tell him the same thing I tell any other Witness that rings my doorbell… I have my own God, I don’t need yours.

  5. ri23 says:

    The only thing more irritating than a Jehovah’s Witness is an Amway salesman. I wonder if they still sell that shit.

  6. MaiGirl says:

    :roll:

    You know, if he wants to “repent” on his own time to whatever god he wants, fine, but I find it totally hilarious that after a career built on every type of explicit sexuality imaginable, he wants to go out like this. I’m afraid that quote about sticking it wherever sounds pretty judgmental to me. How come you’re the only one who got to sow wild oats, P?

    I want the old Prince (or even “the artist”) back. His music was way better, and I prefer up-front freaky sneaky over repression every time. :twisted:

  7. Kristin says:

    Yanno, this is exactly why I hate religion. Stupid shit that comes out of people’s mouths. The last thing he said just pissed me off so much. You don’t want a gay marriage? Don’t have one. Ignorant.

  8. vdantev says:

    He also sides with those Prop 8 scumbags. :evil:

  9. RReedy says:

    I have had 2 friends, through our careers, who were Jehovah’s Witnesses and they were both fun loving music lovers, great dancers, sports minded and fashionable.Wonderful, supportive loyal friends to boot.JW’s are just regular folks. Prince is just walking his walk. I don’t understand it but respect it.

  10. JaundiceMachine says:

    *I know I posted this before, but it’s topical and worthwhile, so here it is again.*

    It’s Kevin Smith speaking to an audience about the time Prince commissioned him to make a religious documentary in the Twin Cities. It is fantastically engrossing.

    The video is in three parts – first part, here.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gy_cLJ19HMg

  11. drm says:

    RReedy@ I disagree completely. I was raised a ‘dub’ finally left the faith when I was 29. In fact I wrote my doctorate on the religion, its being published. This is not an innocuous, harmless religion. JW’s seem wonderful unless you have to live life by their rules. I’ll tell you what, you go ‘study’ with them, attend meetings and live life by their rules for a year, no nominal participation allowed. Then we’ll chat, I think your opinion would be somewhat different.

    Out out out and never going back!

    • Mellie says:

      So happy to hear you got out!
      My fiancé is an ex JW and had lived the life by their hard rules for 25yrs his mom doesn’t talk to him because he disassociated 6mths ago- but he is no longer tormented and is building a much happier life, we wish you all the best xx

    • Fallingwaters says:

      Well I have been on the outside looking in since 2004 my husband is a JW but I was a so called Christian. You are not living by their rules but Jehovah’s commandments.If you don’t wish to submit to the Bible and what it teaches than you can say all the bad you want about them but as far as I see they do teach what the bible says You need to go back and read the WORD again even if ther KJV which still backs up what they teach. I have been a Chritain for 30 yrs and am now considering to be a JW because they do what the Christian world doesnot do. Door to door and preach the good news about the Kingdom of God that is going to be established here on earth.

  12. Christina X says:

    Wait a minute.

    Why’s Prince harping off on homosexuality?

    Why’s Prince harping off on sexuality in the first place, seeing how he exploited his in the past?

    I wonder how his god would feel about him in the 80s?

    • Kiko says:

      Youre so ignorant….gosshhhh

      • izzy says:

        MJLovve
        Jws never, and never will mention as themselves as a Russell follower. They follow Jesus Christ, like a true cristian should. U mention that easter, birthdays, san valentines and all the other holidays are not pagan? Youve clearley havent had a history class. I learned that in 9th grade. In addition, they dont make there own bible, u can compare there bible with any other bible, same thing. Adding on to the birthday partys, not anywhere in the bible says that birthdays is a gift from god, if it was i would love for u to personally show me where in the bible it says celebrating birthdays is good. Yes it mentions 2 people who celebrated this pagan custom, did tjey have good results? People who didnt praise him followed this custom. You speak of “giving a message” and say ur a cristian, what was one thong jesus did day and night? Preach the word. Why did he do that? Not because he was recruiting, he did it because he wanted to help people to see the truth. If ur a true cristian, you would follow jesus on a simple task as he did. Matthew 24:14

  13. Kim says:

    I respect all religions but these ones lost it when they let people die than have blood transfusions.

    • Kenneth kemeter says:

      You want a deasie go ahead and take it. Maybe the aids will save your soul

    • Mike says:

      No obviously you’re the ignorant one blood transfusions are extremely harmful the best doctors in the world would never give their own children that why do you think they do with other people because it’s a massive moneymaker that’s they try pushing on you besides all of the diseases that can be transmitted this way there’s a reason why the Bible says to abstain from blood

  14. Enonymous says:

    Wait, Prince is not gay? WTF I thought all along that he was, the way he always dresses and looks. :?

  15. Rosanna says:

    I’ve always loved Prince… I think I’d probably let him in just to understand his conversion. Conversions deserve respect because they usually are more real than being born and bred into a religion. I probably wouldn’t understand his take on things but I still respect him. Democracy is also about respect for all folks from different walks of life, not just for the ones who agree with us.

  16. GrnMtGirl says:

    I had one of my most painful life experiences because of the JWs. I know a lot about their ways and have absolutely no respect.

    That being said…when Prince “converted” to the JWs he realized the way he was living his life was “wrong.” And, apparently, like other HoHo’s he believes that the rest of us are living our lives incorrectly. He seems most judgmental, like most JWs.

    These people make me very angry and at the same time very sad. :(

    p.s. Venus & Serena Williams are also “Celebrity” HoHos…

  17. what says:

    all this time i thought for sure he was gay.
    prince i hope you understand that for most people who are not too knowledgeable about you, you are an inspiration for gay sexual freedom! irony…

  18. Joel says:

    Sad to see so many negative comments about a man who learns something that he really believes in, then has the strength to make changes in his life. That takes alot of courage. Why don’t you just ask him what he believes and why. I’m sure he has a website that allows for comments or communication. In my dealings with JWs, I’ve only seen them teach from the Bible, not there own thing. And the only one’s I’ve seen that really do practice what they preach according to “accurate Bible teachings”. Not “there own” or some “Religous Teaching” thats not really taught in the Scripture. I hope that people respond nicely to Princes efforts

    • Lisa Francis says:

      you hit it right on the head joel….many religions dont seem to practice what they preach to their congregations….My husband grew up Jehovah, but his narcissitic mother used the religion to punish him (ex: she would celebrate all the kids bdays but when it was his bday she would say “we r jehovah witnesses we dont celebrate birthdays” yet he still leans on the scriptures for when he is having a hard time. They are the most ridiculed religion and i dont understand why. One day they showed up at my door and i was sick with the flu….they didnt know me at all and yet they offered to go to the store if there was anything i needed, i told them i didnt have any money at the moment and they offered to take care of it, but i told them my mother was going to be there later but i appreciated it very much….cant remember the last time a person from any other religion has been so nice and concerned. Yeah really awful people….NOT!!!!

  19. Jehovah’s Witnesses differences

    Debunking the Jehovah’s Witnesses beliefs:

    A) They are at your door to recruit you for enslavement to their watchtower corporation,they will say that “we are just here to share a message from the Bible” this is deception right off.

    B) The ‘message’ is their false Gospel that Jesus is ruling in heaven already since 1914.The problem with this is it’s not just a cute fairy tale,Jesus warned of the false prophets who would claim “..look he is here in the wilderness,or see here he is at the temple”

    C) Their anti-blood transfusion ban has killed hundreds if not thousands D) once they recruit you they will “love bomb” you in cult fashion to also recruit your family & friends or cut them off. There are many more dangers,Jehovah’s Witnesses got a bad rap for good and valid reasons.

    99% of the world has rejected the teachings of the Watchtower Jehovah’s Witnesses as a ‘joke’ but the darker truth is they are a destructive and oppressive organization.

    Danny Haszard Jehovah’s Witness X 33 years

    • think you now it all says:

      you think you know it all about JW’s not surprised that you would rather listen to what ever anyone else tells you rather than find out for yourself.

      I am not going to go on and on about JW’s and how wrong all this negative is. But if the world can condone same sex marriage, living together without marriage, sex without marriage, having babies outside of marriage…. why is it so wrong to be JW is one so chooses the best way of life now,andin the new world to come. Ignorant is what all of you are….freedom to do what you want when you want where you want whenever you want has got this world where? Bible prophecy is being fulfilled daily. Jehovah will fulfill his prophecies with out without anyones support. Thankfully, there are over 7,000,000 believing JW’s who understand the depth of what and why. No one said you have to be a JW but if one wants to be, leave them alone. They are among the most trusting, honest, lovable ppl you will ever know. Unlike your Republic and Democratic parties ALL religions vote for. Come on now, get a grip, stop throwing stones at the most peace making, law abiding ppl you will ever meet. I seems to most it is ok to go against the bible, but no ok to live by it. How do YOU know they aren’t living by the bible….do YOU know how to? Thanks for reading. And I hope you investigate before you preach your condemnation…….

  20. boneta p says:

    i think that they are nice my family are jw’s and it seems to a very peace full place and enviorment and to all yall who don’t have a clue to wat your saying there is no hell and churches love jesus more than god himself and just take a min. and think is this the world god wants but this is the world chuches give us at least the jw’s make a real change in their life and dedicate it to the one the love the most not jesus his father and im sure jesus would whant people to love his father more to thats wat jw’s are about and much more.

  21. dma says:

    yall idiots. you know nothing about Jehovah´s Witnesses and what they do. Instead you prefer being deceived by those religious leaders who rape children. And what happens? They are transferred to another church far away where nobody know.

  22. sandi says:

    I am one of Jehovah’s Witnesses. I have been one for 35 years. Yes, at times I am disappointed in some of the things I see. I remember though my dedication was to God not to men. I serve my Creator. The people I am with as my friends come from all backgrounds of life. Some have given up some very harmful practices and addictions. I don’t see other churches knocking on my door helping me with Bible in hand. If the Bible has set requirements to live by I didn’t write them. God did, how many of you out there have actually read the Bible? Prince made a choice based on first a study of the Bible. No one forces anyone to be a Witness. You can’t just join them. Everyone who becomes a witness knows the rules and requirements before baptism. They make a dedication. If they choose to leave no one forces them to stay. What always kills me are the negative comments by those that left. How come it took 30 plus years to leave? Who seems the more foolish. Are you really happier? If so, fine, but I have made a choice, I will live or die by it and for all who have a right to do so leave us alone and keep your negative comments to yourself. Go in peace!

  23. jh87 says:

    the worst mistake a religious skeptic can make is to base their opinion of a religion off the crazy rambleings of any out of touch celebrity.Never let one persons actions speak for an entire organization. Jehovahs witnesses are not a cult, they dont brainwash you, if they do they did a pretty bad job on me because i was able to leave freely even as a kid. Nothing a witness will ever say to you cannot be backed up by scripture, the entire religion was founded by people fed up with false religious teachings, completely contrary to the bible. ya its annoying when they knock on your door, but dont blow them off as crazy religeous fanatics, if you listen to them you may find they have something logical to say.

  24. Jose says:

    The best way to know what J.W believes is opening the door and asking…everything else it’s just unfair…
    Blood transfusions is not longer the best choice…so the Bible has reason…
    Prince: i don’t know if he is or not J.W, but if he IS a J.W his conduct has to be different than before, that’s for sure..
    Is true, is not easy be a J.W, like wasn’t easy follow Jesus, is not for everbody…the people don’t want to have rules from God, that’s why the society goes bad, and will be worse..
    Thanks

  25. phil says:

    thankyou to sandi for her sensible and informative remarks, i two was a jw all my life as a baptised brother up to 3 years ago [i,m now 40]when i finally came out of the closet, even though my elderly parents who i love and adore dont speak to me nor my 8 brothers and sisters i can still even now put my hand on my heart and say it is the truth and will continue to say it until the day i die,i and i alone decided to live my life contrary to bible commands and knowing then what i knew about the need for the congregation to be kept clean decided to leave,,,,, over my lifetime i have known some lovely and dedicated brothers and sisters and at the same time some twats that usually make your blood boil but out of all this we dedicate our lives to our heavely father and our lives are in his hands, as far as going from door to door its a biblical command,,,,,,,,,,this good news of the kingdom will be preached in all the inhabitants of the earth, and then the end will come[matthew 24;14]i never went from door to door with the view of converting or brain washing people, it was as jesus says in matthew to sanctify god,s name and as psalms 83;18 gods name is jehovah,its the same with blood transfusions,taking of blood into one self is one of the very few commandments jehovah leaves for his people in the new testament with he clearly commands in many scriptures that blood belongs to god alone and we must abstain from it,,,,, i of all people have the right to be bitter against the witnesses if i chose to do so ,i have been very badly treated by some witnesses since comming out and being gay- but as i said earlier we r there to serve god not men,,prince is responsible for his own actions just like the rest of us,,,thankyou.

  26. dince says:

    i do agree with Sandi and Phil.. i’m also one of JW’s.. and what makes me dissapointed is,what the x JW’s says.. everyone will save by their own faith.. so,if prince choosed to being one of JW. he will responsible for that..
    matt 24 :13…thank you.

  27. Erin says:

    It saddens me when I see comments by people bashing Jehovah’s Witnesses, when they have no idea what they’re talking about. They have obviously been misled sometime in their lives.

  28. Paul says:

    I personally find it amusing that so many people on the one hand show a bias towards prince for his personal choice of religion (which is a minority), while on the other hand strive to see to it that their minority is not biased against. If the argument is that blind bias is immoral and wrong no matter what your walk of life, should not one who totes that message live their life in accordance? Do these rules only apply to the minority in which one finds oneself? Do they cover the spectrum? Please enlighten me. I would say a person could criticize prince himself for the things he has done and said. But to criticize him for his choice of religion really confuses me. If it is okay for you to ridicule his choice or religion, what freedoms does that give him.

  29. DDD says:

    Prince made the best choice when he became one of JW. Michael Jackson would still be alive now if he had remain a JW
    JW is the only true religion all the others are cults brain washing people minds making them believe that what they are doing is right when it is wrong..

  30. Cookiss says:

    HhHAhaah .. I am laughing at this Danny Haszard Jehovah’s Witness X 33 years

    If I wanna bash talk about the JWs I would not tell people it took me 33 years to realize I was in the wrong religon !! Obviously this dude got the IQ of a room temperature!

    He goes around bashing JWs on all JW related forums, maybe he should start a new cult call ANTI-JWs!

    Anyways I feel we should respect Prince for his decisions as he kept his promises to his dying mum,
    its is really not easy for a celebrity to go house-to-house sharing his faith and getting mocked by people like Danny Haszard Jehovah’s Witness X 33 years

  31. trey says:

    I find fault with any religion that does not think it proper to Worship Christ! Several JW’s have made comments toward Christians in general on this site as if we don’t read our Bible and another ,Sandi I believe, said she worshiped her creator Jehovah. Have you not read John 1:3 “all things were made by Him and nothing (that would include Sandi) was made apart from him”! How about Colossians 1:16 “All things were created by Him and for Him”. He not only died for you but He created you for Himself, or Hebrews 1:10 clearly refering to Jesus here…”You Lord in the begining laid the foundation of the earth and the heavens are the work of Your hands”. I just love to see the looks on your pitiful faces when you are unfortunate enough to call on me and I read you from your bible Isaiah 44:24 “Thus says Jehovah, your redeemer, and He who formed you from the womb, I am Jehovah who makes all things, who stretches out the Heavens ALL ALONE (no master worker?),who spreads abroad the earth BY MYSELF”??????? Don’t you think that your doctrine of two Lords, Two Saviors, Two creators makes either Jesus or Jehovah a Liar, if as you claim their seperate! Do yourself a favor, get on your hands and knees and do as Stephen did while taking his last breath and ask Jesus to recieve your spirit! then put down the Watchtower for long enough to read the Bible (preferably a scholary version) and maybe you will recieve Him, the holy spirit to guide you in these things as Jesus Promised! No its not an it and its not reserved for the 144,000, He was promised to come to you if you believed in the Christ!You would do well to read what Thomas, known as doubting Thomas to us ignorant Christians, called Jesus at John 20:28! Here Thomas calls Jesus my Lord and my God! Ponder this, was Thomas a blasphemer and if so would Jesus not have corrected Him as a teacher or rabbi? Not to get off topic I’m sure glad Prince is’nt claiming to be a protestant, dressed like a clown! yall can have him! His early stuff was good but then it got weird, I guess now I know why!

  32. Mark Hunter says:

    Jehovah’s Witnesses are not knocking on your doors to brainwash you. They are there to follow Jesus’ example and command (Matthew 24:14). If people listen or not, it is up to them. But Jehovah’s Witnesses don’t force it on you. If you listen, then good, if not, then fine still. But if you listen intently to their message, then you will realize that they have a point. They have the answers to life’s basic yet essential questions. To the witnesses: Please be careful with the articles you’re are reading here on the net. Apostates are lurking around. Be careful.

  33. Lima says:

    To the woman who posted on July 21, 2:49 am…if you are Honest, Humble and Hungry for truth…go to a book store and look at a Greek Diaglott…this will show you the actual greek lettering of John, Chapter 1…it will show you the difference in writing the word “God” and “god”….the lettering is different…not like your altered translation where the lettering is identical “God” and “God”….Jehovah is the Almighty God and Jesus is a “god” – meaning a spirit of divine origin, namely from His Father. A god is a higher form of spirit life as opposed to human life…and Jesus, my Lord and Savior is just that…Do you know what the name Jesus means? It means, Jehovah is Salvation…Jehovah asked His Son to pay the price of Adam’s sin and Jesus happily did so because He wanted YOU to have an eternal future…Now, you choose to turn around and hate his Father…what a shame…Jesus is hurt that you hate His Father so much…there’s still time to repent…may Jehovah and Jesus have mercy on your soul…

  34. Lima says:

    To the woman of july 21, 2:49 am…Yes, you’re right Jehovah’s Witnesses DO call on you…Read Acts 20:20 about the Apostle Paul saying he never held back teaching what is profitable and from “going door to door” Did you not read that Jesus sent his disciples out “two by two”? Jehovah’s Witnesses have spent billions of hours in the door to door ministry worldwide…with Jehovah’s and Jesus’ help we have covered the earth with their message that God’s Kingdom government in the hands of His Son is the only hope for mankind. Jesus prophesied that this message would get out during the last days…Matthew 24:14 “And this good news of the kingdom will be preached in all the inhabited earth for a witness to all the nations and then the end will come.” The world has not given us the green light to preach this message but it is being accomplished through Jehovah’s holy spirit. We have accessed places you would not dare to go…i.e., the Shetland Islands off Anarctica…treacherous, rocky coast lines that most people prefer to avoid…but guess what, Jehovah’s and Jesus’ humble servants go there…to preach and fulfill Matthew 24:14…where are the rest of you who claim to be “like Christ” – why are you so mute about the message? Why is our organization the fastest growing religious organization on the face of the earth…why is Christendom’s membership declining during the last days? Jehovah said he would rock the nations and shake out all His desirables? Peter said to stay awake but your churches are sleeping and we are knocking on your doors trying to wake you up to show you the way out of this burning forest…the way out of this sinking ship…it’s a labor of love…we ask for no money…we are “out of pocket” and happy to fund our own work….In the book of Ezekiel, 65 times it is written: “And the nations will have to know that I am Jehovah.” May the Father and Son have mercy on your soul…

  35. Paul says:

    Umn, yah, okay guys… First, you are cluttering up the room with your rants which no one is even gazing at. I am only on here to see when prince is gona come to my door…

  36. Kim POtter says:

    hi paul wats ur stress get out the kitchen if u cant take the heat

  37. Rob says:

    For those of you that think that Prince’s past life wasn’t exactly chaste, well, your probably right. but once you make the change, you don’t look back, and the apostle paul was a bad man before he was chosen to preach the truth, but when he changed, he didn’t look back, because once you hear Jehovah call, and feel that peaceful feeling of good clean love, the things past all fall away, and true forgiveness can be exceptible to you, so don’t complain about the wine until you are willing to taste it.
    And also there is not long to go, so get on with it, and through his son Jesus the Christ we thank him, Amen.

  38. Rob J Johnson says:

    Keep on the watch, brothers and sisters,
    the world hates you, and the time of the end is drawing near, prayer is the answer to all the questions, for he will prove to be what he will prove to be, and there isn’t anything anyone can do about it. Jehovah’s day is coming, so “keep on the watch” stay awake, don’t get caught dosing off like the apostles, i just hope there is time to get the truth to those poor souls out there, and by the way, the Watchtower and Awake publications are our daily bread, spiritual food, they practically explain the complexities of the Bible to people not yet receiving spiritual understanding, and provide for millions true knowledge of how to get cleaned up to receive the holy spirit. Of course there are those that are never going to listen, ridiculers, fools, and the truly evil. But thats their problem, if they don’t want to know, we have to wash our hands of them and move on, shake the dust off your feet. Praise Jehovah in all his ways, and thank him always through his son Jesus Christ, Amen.

  39. .....Rob J Johnson says:

    I thank you Jehovah, for this wonderful opportunity to share your great purpose with others, and show them that you are the one true God, the almighty God of Abraham, of Daniel, and of Ezekiel.
    Holy Holy Holy is Jehovah, the one who was, who is, and who is coming, the ancient of days, Jehovah of armies.
    Praise him forever, for he is the love the wisdom, the power and the justice.
    And thank you for the undeserved kindness you have shown us through your son Jesus Christ our saviour, Amen.

  40. …. Rob J Johnson says:

    The numbers are covering up the names of subscribers making it difficult to answer their comments accurately. Advise leaving a gap(about 5 fullstops)at beginning of your name to shove it over, so number and name can be read. Thanks for the space Jah.

  41. ....... Rob J Johnson says:

    Some of these comments show how open minded the people of earth can be, and some show a most definately closed attitude, like MaiGirl, who doesn’t understand at all, because it wasn’t Prince himself that was being judgemental, like MaiGirl is, it was Jesus putting things right! So let’s have more thought before we wag our tongues at eachother, please?

  42. Joshua says:

    JWs are the most faithful and true people i know. they never force anyone to join them, they try to live their lives in accordance with bible principles. the world has become corrupted by false teachings which make it very difficult to filter through the truth, so its up to us to either accept or reject the message. Prince accepted and for one thing he is trying his best to tell others about his new found faith. Tom Cruise’ religion is Scientology….and to me thats as weired as flying cows, but you will find many people are fine with that, come on people! Prince do your thing and may Jehovah bless you

  43. Gordon says:

    I went to find out myself who these Jehovah witnesses are. I went to there assembly. These are the things I noticed. No one smoked,it was a very clean place. All cleaning is volunteer work.They were the happiest group i have ever seen. No one tried to convert me, just very freindly.The stress on how important Jesus is surprised me. Jesus is gods son. Makes sense. I wonder how if Jesus was God how he could ressurrect himself , and say it was a sacrifice. I learned that jesus was the very first thing that Jehovah created was Jesus.everything through him (jesus) was created for his him .So they are seperate, makes sense. The people were every color. Chinese, afican american, japanese, white, mexican, It really surprised me. No racism going on there. Heres one, no one pays them to go out and preach..No one gets paid. Not even the ones that get up on stage and preach. I am very impressed! I liked what I saw.I think i will start a bible study.

  44. Kaitlynn says:

    @Gordon: I think it’s very good that you went out to see for yourself what Jehovah’s Witnesses are REALLY like. There’s lots of people that go by what others say about them and that information a lot of times is false. I myself have looked into the religion and although I am not a member I have seen that they truly do stand out as different. I as well have attended some of their meetings and am very impressed at what I have seen. Although I do not agree with some of their teachings, I respect them greatly

  45. Sarah B says:

    For all those who think JW’s are quacks and crazy, next time they knock at your door pull out you bible and try to out wit them…..it’s impossible. And what they teach actually makes sense… I mean come on, if you asked your priest at your own church questions most of his answers are “you must have faith”- translation don’t know they answer. As for being gay.. it specifically says in the bible it is wrong… look at Sodom and Gomorrah, god didn’t destroy them for nothing. People are too worried about being politically correct. Abortion is wrong too… everyone is so worried about denying a blood transfusion and how many people that kills… abortion KILLS MILLIONS!! But wait if you didn’t commit adultery or fornication then you would have to have an abortion… vicious circle…. Bottom line if everyone lived their lives like JW’s there would be no violence, killings, stealing, broken homes and greed… open you bible and your mind .. you might be surprised and actually learn something.

  46. LL says:

    I was raised a Catholic, went to Catholic School for 3 years, smoked and drank when I was 10, my priest smoked also (Hypocrite), attended my first JW meeting on Feb. 16th 2006, studied for 2 years, got Baptized Jan. 19th 2008 at St. George Utah, Started Pioneering that same year of September, went to pioneer School, now I’m trying to be a ministerial Servant. Am I happy?… You cant even imagine…

  47. jan_01 says:

    iam a J.W..what we are preaching is NOT intended to convert you and become a member of our organization, we simply want to share what the bible truly says. My religion and faith makes me stand firm on any consequences that i’m facing right now.

  48. humbug says:

    I just found out Prince wasn’t gay today, man this is confusing. He looks too fruity. You see the woman he was with at the BET awards last night? She look like she services him with a toy quite well. Something is amiss here.

  49. chuck says:

    JW’s do not deny Jesus as being the [Chief Agent] Jehovah has appointed to create all things. Nor do JW’s deny that Jesus is [a] mighty god, being the Son of [The] God Himself. JW’s have chosen to acknowledge and act upon Jesus’ own words John 20:17 “New American Standard Bible (©1995)
    Jesus said to her, “Stop clinging to Me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father; but go to My brethren and say to them, ‘I ascend to My Father and your Father, and My God and your God.” John 17:3 “This means everlasting life, their taking in knowledge of you, the only true God, and of the one whom you sent forth, Jesus Christ.” JW’s worship the Father, who, according to the Jesus is “The only true God”. The Apostle Paul, a devout follower of Christ Jesus said this of the Father at 1 Cor. 8:5, 6 5For even if there are so-called gods, whether in heaven or on earth (as indeed there are many “gods” and many “lords”), 6yet for us there is but one God, the Father, from whom all things came and for whom we live; and there is but one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom all things came and through whom we live.
    So, it seems very clear to me that Prince learned the truth of Jehovah and has decided to follow the footsteps of the Loyal Son, Christ Jesus, by worshipping the Father of all creation, Jehovah God.

  50. ELIJAH says:

    All i have to say is that i would love for people to try to do what we do. People swear that they “read” their bibles but do you analyze on what you read? analyze before talking about what you have read.

  51. Fantastic says:

    Thank you for making the effort and spreading this information with us. It was in fact very helpful and insightful while being straight forward and to the point.

  52. Jo says:

    I noticed many Jehovah’s Witnesses are upset when anyone has anything negative to say about their religion. I once wrote a blog post about my no so happy experiences I had with the Jehovah’s Witnesses as a kid. Yes they are nice people, but so are people from other religions. I even know non-religious people who are nice. Bottom line is there is freedom of speech here in the Western world, and for the most part on the Internet, so do not be so defensive if someone is not praising your religion. Jehovah’s Witnesses have said critical things about other religions, but do they stop to think about how those comments might hurt other people’s feelings? We are all entitled to our opinions, end of story.

  53. Joel says:

    I have to admit that when I first heard that Prince became one of Jehovah’s Witnesses I was pretty surprised. I mean I remember hearing about him in a jacuzzi of yogurt with Kim Bassinger!

    Yet we have to remember what it says in the bible. We all have the opportunity to change our ways and receive life.

    (1 Corinthians 6:9-11) 9 What! Do YOU not know that unrighteous persons will not inherit God’s kingdom? Do not be misled. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men kept for unnatural purposes, nor men who lie with men, 10 nor thieves, nor greedy persons, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit God’s kingdom. 11 And yet that is what some of YOU were. But YOU have been washed clean, but YOU have been sanctified, but YOU have been declared righteous in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ and with the spirit of our God.

    Just because you have led an immoral life doesn’t mean that you are condemed forever. It just means that you have to change. Prince made the change…good for him.

  54. mmn says:

    I too have been warned about the contents of the Internet especially those not able to accept “the truth”. It wasn’t long ago that I myself feared knowing the truth and simply ridiculed the unknown. But as God’s own creation, I know I had to do/think/speak better and live life with a true purpose and understand love. For this I owe my life back to Jehovah and will dedicate my all to Him alone through His son Jesus Christ. I’m working on my baptism for this coming District Convention. I hope and pray that others will come to know God not only by name but an even more personable relationship like fellow Brothers and Sisters. Thanks Prince and I pray for your continued work.

  55. ayanda says:

    If people would just stop talking trash about something they know nothing about, i suggest that everyone who has a problem with Jehovah`s Witnesses and their believe just open your door and have your bible handy and ask them questions and see if they won`t back any answer they give with a scripture, and while you at it maybe if you visit their Kingdom hall.

  56. MJLove says:

    It’s very difficult to continue to read claims that Jehovah Witness’s are Christian.
    Christianity is the belief that Jesus Christ is our Salvation. Who died on the cross to deliver us all from our sins. Sent to us by God our father. There is no other definition!
    Christianity was founded by Jesus Christ.
    Not a man named Charles Taze Russell.
    Interestingly enough, Jehovah Witnesse’s would have us believe that they are not judgmental but ironically this is one of the only religion that comes to preach and tell you your beliefs are wrong. Our celebration of Christmas, Easter are the most sacred ( not pagan ) days. The celebration of our Saviour and the realization that he died for our Salvation. Birthdays are a beautiful celebration of the life that God has given not only you but your family. Why is it ok for a man to decide he wants to change things around so he did. The Bible that is spoken of is a Jehovah Witness Bible completely changed to whatever your founder decided to create or rearrange. I also find it questionable that Jehovah Witness members cannot go into another Church. That’s almost scary when I think about it. I know one thing, people of all race, color, religion or faith can be good and bad. My husband family are Jehovah Witness and they are beautiful, wonderful people. It hurt that at direction of his cousin Elder he was unable to be in our wedding party or even attend our church wedding. We are family. God sent his only son to promote Love, peace. This was the message. I strongly believe that the only way to be saved is to except Jesus as the son of God and our Saviour. I hope one person reading this hears this message. I don’t go door to door. But I believe in the truth. My truth is Christianity! A very proud Roman Catholic Christian.

    • tina says:

      Jesus as the son of God you are right you just said it. Jesus is the son of God and you used caps for God which shows he is higher then Jesus. But god is just a title like girl, woman, man, father , mother. You don’t call your mother mother do you? You call her by her name. becasue you have a love for her and you know her very well. Jehovah w call God Jehovah becasue that is his name and they took the time to get to know him andlearn about love him. They don’t use any different bible.My
      Husband is a Jehovah W and he studies the catholic bible Sagrada and do you know he show me the name Jehovah in that bible it the name yahve or yave you can google the translation yourself so you can see that it mean Jehovah and the Catholic bible speaks of that name as being Almighty God. It just that the Catholic Reglgion took the name of Jehovah out of their bible. I would think why would they take Almight God name out of the bible mmmmmmmm. To find the answer you have to do research and study.

  57. isabel says:

    MJLovve
    Jws never, and never will mention as themselves as a Russell follower. They follow Jesus Christ, like a true cristian should. U mention that easter, birthdays, san valentines and all the other holidays are not pagan? Youve clearley havent had a history class. I learned that in 9th grade. In addition, they dont make there own bible, u can compare there bible with any other bible, same thing. Adding on to the birthday partys, not anywhere in the bible says that birthdays is a gift from god, if it was i would love for u to personally show me where in the bible it says celebrating birthdays is good. Yes it mentions 2 people who celebrated this pagan custom, did tjey have good results? People who didnt praise him followed this custom. You speak of “giving a message” and say ur a cristian, what was one thong jesus did day and night? Preach the word. Why did he do that? Not because he was recruiting, he did it because he wanted people to help people to see the truth. If ur a true cristian, you would follow jesus on a simple task as he did. Matthew 24:14