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Toni Braxton says God gave her son autism as punishment for past abortion Toni-Braxton-Diezel-Lewis

*Toni Braxton, who has spoken at length about her son Diezel being on the Autism spectrum, now says he no longer suffers from the condition.

“My youngest son Diezel suffers from Autism…or I should say suffered,” the singer told “Access Hollywood Live” hosts Kit Hooverand Nina Parker. “I am one of the lucky parents. Early diagnosis changes everything. I will tell you this. I will shout it from the rooftops. My son Diezel is off the spectrum. Off the spectrum being autistic.”

“He’s our social butterfly,” she continued. “He’s the one who plays with friends and hangs out all the time. Very, very fortunate. And I don’t like to think there’s anything wrong with our babies. I just think they learn differently,” she said.

Braxton said Diezel has benefitted from being in multiple programs thanks to the late founder of Autism Speaks, Susan McBride.

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Toni Braxton with son Diezel Lewis

“When she found out about my son she called me immediately and said ‘Get him in this program. Do this, do that.’ She’s been an advocate in helping me so much,” Toni said. “I miss her already. I mean, I can’t believe she’s gone.”

Braxton, who suffers from her own condition of Lupus, said her upcoming tour will be “challenging” but she’s excited about the “adrenaline” of interacting with her fans.

She also opened up about her life with Birdman.

“He’s a sweetheart. We’ve been friends since 2001…When I had my baby shower, him and his 20 guys came…My mom wants us to [date]… We’re just besties,” she said.

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Toni Braxton has dropped several bombshells in her new memoir, appropriately dubbed Unbreak My Heart, but her thoughts on her son’s health condition seem to be receiving the most attention.
The crooner reveals that she believes God gave her 11-year-old son, Diezel, autism as punishment for her having an abortion more than a decade ago.
She addresses her guilt over having the procedure done due to her religious upbringing, saying, “I was suddenly faced with a choice I’d never thought I’d have to make. Amid my major misgivings about abortion, I eventually made the gut-wrenching decision.”
Braxton continued, “In my heart, I believed I had taken a life — an action that I thought God might one day punish me for… My initial rage was quickly followed by another strong emotion: guilt. I knew I’d taken a life… I believed God’s payback was to give my son autism.”
The 46-year-old also documented her childhood in a strict household, where she claims her homework took a backseat to memorizing 26 scriptures a week and focusing solely on her religious studies.
She added that the rule of thumb in her home as a kid was to “Shut your mouth and suppress whatever you feel.”
Braxton also wrote about the controversial debate between vaccines and autism, a topic that other celebs like Jenny McCarthy have been vocal about for years.

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Comment by mr1stroke on August 5, 2016 at 3:11pm

well miracles are still happening, may she just got blessed

Comment by Cee Gee on August 5, 2016 at 9:51am

I have to agree with her....if anyone knows the bible and if the Most High has given them understanding, then they would know that the Most High does pay back in some for or another.  We like to gloss over what we read in the bible and think that the Most High is loving and caring and he is but the bible also says that he is a jealous God and.  Exodus 20 verse 5....You shall not worship them nor serve them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous (impassioned) God [[a]demanding what is rightfully and uniquely mine], visiting (avenging) the iniquity (sin, guilt) of the fathers on the children [that is, calling the children to account for the sins of their fathers], to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me.

Clearly this verse is telling us that your own kids, grand kids, or even great grand kids can pay for your iniquities so yes, Toni Braxton is not crazy nor stupid. 

Comment by Jennifer Lee on August 10, 2014 at 9:42am
How do we really know? Belief kill & belief cures, everyones convictions are different.
Comment by terri on July 24, 2014 at 10:46pm

Toni really needs to stop saying things like that. I think she just cant accept the fact that it could be a gentic mutation or other causes.  sometime things happen for a reason that is the point she is missing. alot of women have had a abortion and went on to have healthy children we all have made a terrible mistake in our life some time we do have to pay for what we do but God does not punish the children for what the parents decision are and what they do. I think she is also mad about her religious up bringing as she feels bad for having an abortion now she has a son with autism she has to have someone to blame. No one but herself she made that decision to have an abortion it has nothing to do with her son having autism.


Comment by King-Tut on July 2, 2014 at 3:40am

Since when God got evil?

Comment by Denise on June 23, 2014 at 5:28pm
Really, Toni? Girl please!
Comment by Kenneth Peterson on June 16, 2014 at 12:01pm

Did Toni really say God messed up her child to punish her ? When did God tell her this ? Why did God choose to punish her and her child and not the millions of other women that had abortions.

Comment by Cidbert Cruickshank on May 29, 2014 at 1:33am

God didn't, Toni!

Comment by vaughn mitchell on May 29, 2014 at 12:49am


Comment by MamaJo on May 28, 2014 at 8:13pm

SMDH the things people say and do to sell their products.

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