When asked about infant baptism, all Jehovah’s Witnesses will answer clearly that no, Jehovah’s Witnesses do not practice infant baptism. They base this claim in the fact that a Christian must be able to consciously make a decision to accept the faith and Jesus’s sacrifice, and that’s something an infant cannot do. This does not mean that Jehovah’s Witnesses are against child baptism. In fact, Jehovah’s Witnesses not only do practice child baptism —they encourage it and put children at risk by the associated exclusionary practice of “shunning” those that are disfellowshipped or who disassociate from their faith. Let’s see how.
Jehovah’s Witnesses often present themselves as a diverse, welcoming and loving community that is free from prejudice and hate. The above excerpts of two of their most widely distributed publications, aimed to the public, seem to present this idea. However, far from being an inclusive group, Jehovah’s Witnesses are clearly homophobic, transphobic and intersexphobic. Let’s see why.