This GOAT athlete got waivers and paid people to do much of her required religious work.
It is interesting that she waited until after she retired to really promote her religious cult though.
It is not the most endorsement friendly religion.
Serena Williams, the famous Tennis player got baptized today at the Jehovah’s Witness Assembly in West Palm Beach Florida.
According to the Governing Body of the religious sect in Watchtower 2019, study 40, paragraph 14, only baptised Witnesses will be saved. pic.twitter.com/wd9E897pFL
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What Serena Williams Has Said About Being a Jehovah’s Witness
The 41-year-old, who won 23 tennis grand slam tournaments during her career, has seen her faith become a talking point on a number of occasions.
When her daughter Alexis Olympia was approaching her first birthday in 2018, Williams took the opportunity to say that she and her husband Alexis Ohanian would not be throwing a party as it would be against their faith.
Williams and Ohanian are Jehovah’s Witnesses and the former U.S. Open champion said at the time: “Olympia doesn’t celebrate birthdays. We’re Jehovah’s Witnesses, so we don’t do that.”
According to the official website for Jehovah’s Witnesses, followers don’t believe in celebrating birthdays “because we believe that such celebrations displease God.”
Since announcing her retirement from tennis in 2022, Williams has reportedly taken time to study more about her religion and a video was posted to Twitter on January 8, showing the sporting legend being baptized as a Jehovah’s Witness.
The video was captioned: “Serena Williams, the famous Tennis player got baptized today at the Jehovah’s Witness Assembly in West Palm Beach Florida. According to the Governing Body of the religious sect in Watchtower 2019, study 40, paragraph 14, only baptized Witnesses will be saved.” – Source
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