Jehovah's Witnesses don't believe in sex before marriage - and dating isn't condoned unless they bring along a chaperone as well.So it's likely that the first person you choose to date will be the person you marry.And after marriage, there's still restrictions on sex - namely anal and oral sex which are strictly forbidden, something that is also frowned upon in religions such as Islam and other forms of Christianity.Followers are peaceful - even refusing military service - but are suffering from persecution in some countries.He puts my needs first.” Legendary singer Prince, who passed away in April 2016, converted to the faith in 2001 following the death of his mother. Canadian model Coco Rocha has opened up about her life as a devout Jehovah's Witness saying: "faith is everything" and despite her fame, she still preaches door-to-door. Some people think we’re a pushy religion, but if you’re not interested, just say so," she explained to luxury magazine Dujour.Naomi Campbell's mum Valerie is also a follower, telling Vogue: "I brought up Naomi as a Jehovah's Witness, but she must choose her faith for herself.After the tennis star announced she won't be celebrating her daughter's birthday due to her faith, we take a closer look at the religion which bans oral sex and encourages members to make friends with only Jehovah's Witnesses LAST weekend, tennis ace Serena Williams stunned reporters at a press conference when she said she won’t be celebrating her daughter Olympia’s first birthday next month due to her Jehovah’s Witness faith.“Olympia doesn’t celebrate birthdays,” the 36-year-old said.
"Alexis [Serena's husband] didn’t grow up going to any church, but he’s really receptive and even takes the lead. A committed Jehovah's Witness to the end, a memorial for the star took place at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses near his Minnesota home to commemorate his life.
I do give her literature on the subject though when she asks for it." However, the model has not followed in her mother's footsteps by becoming a believer.
Members follow their own version of the Bible called the New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures.
One said: "I barely got any sleep when I was a Witness...
I needed the weekends to catch up on my sleep debt, but instead I had to get up at the crack of dawn to go out preaching.
Members are known for their recruitment drives: previously, they would go door-to-door to try and recruit new converts, handing out literature that explains their beliefs.