Children and the Church and the Culture of Death Part Two
After, or perhaps as a result of, it coming to light that there was a large number of children in the church, combined with Weinland stating in the announcements that teenaged followers were having difficulty observing all of the rules and regulations of the church, due in large part to reasonable interference from their parents, the church changed its stance on the admittance of underage teens. Weinland read extensively from this section of the website on the Saturday after it was implemented.
A recent commenter indicates that this may just be all for show, and that those underage members baptized prior to the church changing this rule are still members.
What must it be like for them, in Ronald Weinland’s church? The commenter remarks that a lot of the young adults are already married with children. On various ex-member boards, people say they did this in 1972 – 1975 (got married young and had kids) because they thought they were never going to get the opportunity to “later”.
John B., over on The Painful Truth website, has a personal article about what it was like, being a sixteen-year-old, waiting for the end of the world, in 1975. The title of the article is, appropriately: