Johnny Whittaker

Theo1689

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So I grew up watching a TV series called, "Family Affair".
It was a '60's TV series about about bachelor who is tasked with raising his widowed brother's three children, teenager Cissy, and twin children Buffy and Jody, played by actors Anissa Jones and Johnny Whittaker, respectively.

Anissa Jones sadly died at the age of 18, through drugs and alcohol abuse.
Johnny Whittacker was more successful.
Apparently he was raised a Mormon, and served his mission in Portugal, but was later excommunicated by the LDS church, and later became a TRUE Christian.

I appreciated his performances, not only as an actor in the TV series "A Family Affair" (my mom died when I was three, leaving me to be raised by a single father, and appreciating TV shows about widowers such as "A Family Affair", "The Courtship of Eddie's Father", "My Three Sons", and "The Brady Bunch", but also in the movie, "The Littlest Angel", where I questioned where in the Bible it was ever taught that humans would become angels when they die (Spoiler alert: Nowhere!)
 

Magdalena

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So I grew up watching a TV series called, "Family Affair".
It was a '60's TV series about about bachelor who is tasked with raising his widowed brother's three children, teenager Cissy, and twin children Buffy and Jody, played by actors Anissa Jones and Johnny Whittaker, respectively.

Anissa Jones sadly died at the age of 18, through drugs and alcohol abuse.
Johnny Whittacker was more successful.
Apparently he was raised a Mormon, and served his mission in Portugal, but was later excommunicated by the LDS church, and later became a TRUE Christian.

I appreciated his performances, not only as an actor in the TV series "A Family Affair" (my mom died when I was three, leaving me to be raised by a single father, and appreciating TV shows about widowers such as "A Family Affair", "The Courtship of Eddie's Father", "My Three Sons", and "The Brady Bunch", but also in the movie, "The Littlest Angel", where I questioned where in the Bible it was ever taught that humans would become angels when they die (Spoiler alert: Nowhere!)
I watched those programs too. So sorry to hear about your mother.

When I was a teenager, I used to watch General Hospital all the time, and the character of young Scotty Baldwin was played by Johnny Whittaker. He was in a lot of good movies and tv shows.

His life apparently took many turns from child actor, Mormon, Hollywood drug struggles, to following Christ.

Mormons take great pride in pointing out celebrities who are one of their own. Until they fall off their pedestals, and then they’re disgraced. I’m glad he found his way to the truth.
 

Bonnie

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So I grew up watching a TV series called, "Family Affair".
It was a '60's TV series about about bachelor who is tasked with raising his widowed brother's three children, teenager Cissy, and twin children Buffy and Jody, played by actors Anissa Jones and Johnny Whittaker, respectively.

Anissa Jones sadly died at the age of 18, through drugs and alcohol abuse.
Johnny Whittacker was more successful.
Apparently he was raised a Mormon, and served his mission in Portugal, but was later excommunicated by the LDS church, and later became a TRUE Christian.

I appreciated his performances, not only as an actor in the TV series "A Family Affair" (my mom died when I was three, leaving me to be raised by a single father, and appreciating TV shows about widowers such as "A Family Affair", "The Courtship of Eddie's Father", "My Three Sons", and "The Brady Bunch", but also in the movie, "The Littlest Angel", where I questioned where in the Bible it was ever taught that humans would become angels when they die (Spoiler alert: Nowhere!)
I had no idea that he had left the LDS church and become a true Christian. Praise the Lord for that! I too remember him from Family Affair--that was one of my favorite shows as a teen-ager (which dates me!).
 

Theo1689

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When I was a teenager, I used to watch General Hospital all the time, and the character of young Scotty Baldwin was played by Johnny Whittaker. He was in a lot of good movies and tv shows.

Yeah, I didn't start watching GH until Scotty Baldwin was an adult, and when I first read that, that surprised me. I was watching during the Demi Moore and John Stamos years.
 

Fenuay

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I watched those programs too. So sorry to hear about your mother.

When I was a teenager, I used to watch General Hospital all the time, and the character of young Scotty Baldwin was played by Johnny Whittaker. He was in a lot of good movies and tv shows.

His life apparently took many turns from child actor, Mormon, Hollywood drug struggles, to following Christ.

Mormons take great pride in pointing out celebrities who are one of their own. Until they fall off their pedestals, and then they’re disgraced. I’m glad he found his way to the truth.
I have noticed the opposite. Many famous Mormons who leave the Church are still listed as Mormons and several of them say that although the are no longer Mormon they appreciate being raised. I'll see if I can find the list I was actually reading the other day. I was surprised by some of them that I never knew were Mormons.

Found the site where you can glance over famous Mormons. Kind of interesting. I never knew boxer Jack Dempsey and Bill Marriot of the hotel chains were Mormons.
 
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Fenuay

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I had no idea that he had left the LDS church and become a true Christian. Praise the Lord for that! I too remember him from Family Affair--that was one of my favorite shows as a teen-ager (which dates me!).
LOL! I vaguely remember hearing about it. My mom remembers it. But she was young. But think if it this way, you have gained a lot of experience and knowledge that you can share!!!
 

Theo1689

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I have noticed the opposite. Many famous Mormons who leave the Church are still listed as Mormons

Yeah, the church is like that.
The more names they can leave on the church, the more "bragging power" they have for claiming their church is so large. Ex-Mormons have to threaten the church with legal action to get their names removed.

and several of them say that although the are no longer Mormon they appreciate being raised. I'll see if I can find the list I was actually reading the other day. I was surprised by some of them that I never knew were Mormons.

Well, yes... There are a number of good things about the Mormon church (other than their theology), such as their moral values, sending their young men into the world to learn to be independent, teaching them to be assertive in sharing their views, etc.

Found the site where you can glance over famous Mormons. Kind of interesting. I never knew boxer Jack Dempsey and Bill Marriot of the hotel chains were Mormons.

Yes, the Marriot hotel chain, where there is a Book of Mormon in every bedside drawer, and porn on demand on the TV's.
 

Fenuay

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Yeah, the church is like that.
The more names they can leave on the church, the more "bragging power" they have for claiming their church is so large. Ex-Mormons have to threaten the church with legal action to get their names removed.



Well, yes... There are a number of good things about the Mormon church (other than their theology), such as their moral values, sending their young men into the world to learn to be independent, teaching them to be assertive in sharing their views, etc.



Yes, the Marriot hotel chain, where there is a Book of Mormon in every bedside drawer, and porn on demand on the TV's.
I think all hotels likely have porn on demand. I've never looked so I don't know for sure but you can't force people to be righteous and make righteous choices.
 

Theo1689

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I think all hotels have porn on demand. I mean you can't force people to be righteous and make righteous choices.

If you claim to hold Christian values, you can choose not to offer things you don't agree with. The main purpose of a hotel is to provide a place to sleep when you travel. But it just shows that Marriott cared more about money than values.
 

Theo1689

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I think all hotels likely have porn on demand. I've never looked so I don't know for sure but you can't force people to be righteous and make righteous choices.

So if you want to defend them provide porn channels, how would you feel about them providing prostitutes in the front lobby?

After all, "you can't force people to be righteous and make righteous choices", right?
 

Fenuay

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If you claim to hold Christian values, you can choose not to offer things you don't agree with. The main purpose of a hotel is to provide a place to sleep when you travel. But it just shows that Marriott cared more about money than values.

So if you want to defend them provide porn channels, how would you feel about them providing prostitutes in the front lobby?

After all, "you can't force people to be righteous and make righteous choices", right?
Well I don't see that as a common practice of most hotels so that wouldn't be acceptable. I personally would not use a hotel chain that had prostitution in the lobby. I'm not supporting their having porn available as I said I've never viewed it. But Marriott hotels are not run by the Church and a majority of them are not even owned by Marriott. So I'm sure the decision wasn't made by Bill himself. The only thing he required of his franchises was that they put a Bible and Book of Mormon in each room. Otherwise he doesn't control what they do. So it isn't really the fault of "the Mormons."
 

Theo1689

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Well I don't see that as a common practice of most hotels so that wouldn't be acceptable.

I don't believe "common practice" should be the standard.

The only thing he required of his franchises was that they put a Bible and Book of Mormon in each room. Otherwise he doesn't control what they do. So it isn't really the fault of "the Mormons."

The LDS church is one of the most organized and controlling churches on the face of the Earth. But if a congregant in my church ran a hotel that offered porn channels for their customers, I can GUARANTEE that my church elders would be talking to him, and he would be facing church discipline if he didn't stop.
 

Fenuay

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I don't believe "common practice" should be the standard.



The LDS church is one of the most organized and controlling churches on the face of the Earth. But if a congregant in my church ran a hotel that offered porn channels for their customers, I can GUARANTEE that my church elders would be talking to him, and he would be facing church discipline if he didn't stop.
As I said he doesn't own a majority of them. So he can't change what he doesn't control. Sure porn is wrong and vile and filthy. I would be most interested in seeing if it is offered in the hotels he does own and run.
 

Fenuay

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I don't believe "common practice" should be the standard.



The LDS church is one of the most organized and controlling churches on the face of the Earth. But if a congregant in my church ran a hotel that offered porn channels for their customers, I can GUARANTEE that my church elders would be talking to him, and he would be facing church discipline if he didn't stop.
Just found this from 2011:

Marriott International last week revealed plans to phase out porn “over the next few years ... across our system” — the largest U.S. hotel chain to say it will no longer offer in-room adult movies. In a statement, Marriott said, “it is our practice to keep adult content out of the reach of children and unavailable to any adult who chooses not to view it.”

Source : cbsnews.com
 

Theo1689

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Marriott International last week revealed plans to phase out porn “over the next few years ... across our system” —

"over the next few years...."
That's code for, "never going to do it."

If it were an actual plan that they wanted to enact, they would have said, "starting next week", or "starting next month".
 

Fenuay

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"over the next few years...."
That's code for, "never going to do it."

If it were an actual plan that they wanted to enact, they would have said, "starting next week", or "starting next month".
Well I haven't been to any hotel in a long time. And usually I stayed at cheaper places when we did travel. So I don't know if they have or haven't. But I am in full agreement with you that if the hotels he owns have porn available the Church should talk to him and tell him to stop that.
 

Magdalena

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Well I haven't been to any hotel in a long time. And usually I stayed at cheaper places when we did travel. So I don't know if they have or haven't. But I am in full agreement with you that if the hotels he owns have porn available the Church should talk to him and tell him to stop that.
The Mormon church builds Marriott hotels to use for their general authorities. There’s one in Hawaii by their theme park.
 

Fenuay

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The Mormon church builds Marriott hotels to use for their general authorities. There’s one in Hawaii by their theme park.
I didn't know the church owned that Polynesian Cultural Center. I lived there for three years. We never went.
 

Erundur

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The Mormon church builds Marriott hotels to use for their general authorities.
"Marriott is the largest hotel chain in the world by the number of available rooms. It has 30 brands with 7,642 properties containing 1,423,044 rooms in 131 countries and territories." (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marriott_International)

There aren't that many general authorities. :rolleyes:

Also, do you have any evidence "the Mormon church" builds Marriott hotels?
 
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