Jacob and Joshua
Miller of the band Nemesis Rising have been officially
shunned by their church, the Jehovah's Witnesses, and
they released a statement Thursday in response.
According to the
statement, a Jehovah's Witnesses meeting took place
in the Millers' hometown of Kalispell, Mont., where it was
announced that they had been "disfellowshipped,"
or excommunicated, because of their homosexuality and
their show on Logo, Jacob & Joshua: Nemesis Rising.
disfellowshipped is to limit one or cut one off
from all contact with any Jehovah's Witnesses,
including family members. While the twins are no
longer practicing the religion, they said that they are
willing to stay in contact with anyone who is willing to
speak with them
"We find it
ironic that a religion whose members are asked to knock
on the doors of strangers with a message of acceptance into
paradise on Earth will not accept two of its own
children for who they really are," they wrote in the
statement. "Our wish for them is one of tolerance and
understanding, and we send to all of them a message of
peace and love." (The Advocate)