It seems like a great name. Love in Action. I envision a nice retreat for young couples out in the mountains. Or crisp cool air blowing across a couple only beach on a nice tropical isle.
Sadly that is not this place. It’s a ‘camp’. As in concentration camp. This place is, in fact, a hellhole. A place designed by the most bigoted, and loathsome people. Solitary confinement and brainwashing. What could be the purpose of this horrible place? Well, this is a place for parents to send their children of course. To learn about the word and will of their Lord and Savior. Not just any children of course. Bad children. Naughty children. GAY CHILDREN.
That’s right, it’s a place where parents, who have no respect for their children, can send them to be ‘retrained’ to be straight. From the director of the camp, we get this pearl of wisdom I would rather you commit suicide than have you leave Love In Action wanting to return to the gay lifestyle. In a physical death you could still have a spiritual resurrection; whereas, returning to homosexuality you are yielding yourself to a spiritual death from which there is no recovery.
There really are no words.
Now, the very IDEA of sending my kid to be reprogrammed is abhorrent to me. I have no idea what could possibly possess them.
Aside from all of that, the rules of this place are… well… special. I’m sure it’s easy to guess most of them. Must dress properly with girls in dresses, and men in button down shirts. Don’t be gay. That sort of thing. But then there are the extra special rules. For the first 3 or 4 days of the program, you are locked into a small room, forbidden from communicating with anyone except staff. Afterward, all of your communications will be monitored to ensure appropriateness (don’t be gay). Also, you are allowed one 15 minute period with the bathroom door closed for showering purposes. All other time in the bathroom, the door must be open.
But that’s just the rules for the ‘refuge client’. The rules for the parents are amazingly more ignorant. “Don¹t allow client to split your family. Unite to present stability and unity.”
So… parents should form a nice wall to help ostracize the child further. Good idea. “Your client is not allowed to talk to anyone outside of your home including friends or family. Do not tell client who has called for them or who is asking about them. Keep the thoughts of the client focused on his/her treatment.”
Another great idea. Cut them off from their support group!!! I suppose it does fit their purpose of doing enough mental damage to someone that they will agree to anything.
Now, you may wonder, how did this demonic camp come to my attention? Well, I followed a link to a blog. The link was innocent and unrelated. But the last three days of this blog consist of a 16 year old boy's terror story about his parents reaction to his coming out. They decided the right course to take was to tell him that they “raised him wrong” and that he was the “most irresponsible child” they had ever met. His last communication, dated the 3rd, indicated that he was supposed to start this camp on the 6th. But it appeared that he was considering other alternatives to get away from his parents before then.
“I just need this to be over”
“If I do come out straight I'll be so mentally unstable and depressed it wont matter”
“I ran away for a short while”.
“I've been through hell. I've been emotionally torn apart for three days... I can't remember which days they were.. time's not what it used to be.”
Yeah. I’m sure all this torture they are inflicting him is really helping him understand the kindness, understanding and compassion that Jesus taught.
I mean, what kind of sick fucks do this to their children? And do they even think of the consequences? This is a young kid, who will probably never, ever forgive them. In two years, he’ll move out, and they will probably never see him again. If my son was a mass murderer, I’d treat him better than this.
Bastard parents.. May they rot in a special private hell.