A new Jehovah’s Witness video is drawing fire online for teaching children to be homophobic.
The animated video titled ‘Lesson 22: One Man, One Woman‘ continues an ongoing series by the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Pennsylvania, featuring a young girl learning the ways of Jehovah through her mother.
In this video, the little girl asks her mother about a school friend who has “two mommies.”
“My teacher says that all that matters is that people love each other and that they’re happy,” the little girl says.
To which the mother replies “Well people have their own ideas about what is right and wrong. But what matters is how Jehovah feels. He wants us to be happy and he knows how we can be happiest. That’s why he invented marriage the way he did.”
The child says “You mean one man and one woman.”
The mother replies “Exactly!”
The video then goes on to compare homosexuality and same-sex marriage to bringing a banned substance on an airplane.
Watch the full video here:
The mother then tells her daughter that “people can change” and encourages her to “spread the message of Jehovah to her friend.”
The video, which was posted online on Tuesday, has drawn fire online.
Apparently getting non-traditional families into heaven is like bringing scissors onto an airplane.https://t.co/80pVR1JgaN
— MC 900ft Game Dev (@Palle_Hoffstein) May 4, 2016
@ollypike This video would be hilarious if it wasn't so revolting.
— Andy Futter (@AndyFutter) May 3, 2016
If you're teaching 1984, Brave New World, dystopia: here's material to discuss indoctrination with your students https://t.co/pkP1fMpAvm
— Aga Maksimowska (@AgaMak77) May 4, 2016
— M (@manib81) May 5, 2016
— Helen Patterson (@stinkbombcott) May 5, 2016
@ollypike this infuriates me?? People can love who ever they want, same sex or not, & that is what they should be teaching people, not this.
— Jade McKeeman (@QueenForANight1) May 3, 2016
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