Link to story.
Be warned, it's a bit lengthy.
Basically, a teen age lesbian was forced into this program, verbally and psychologically abused and wants to bring attention to the place.
An excerpt from the article, "He (The founder) went on to say that he had “nothing against homosexuality, but it was not the way God intended things.” and that the Bible definitely did not condone it. These “God” and bible references were used on a regular basis, along with religious videos, praying, etc. even though Cross Creek claimed that they were not in any way religious. The rule book and protocol also appeared to be directly based off of the Mormon religion (no caffeine etc.) The program reprimanded children for telling their parents about this religious influence and regularly tried to hide it from parents. I am in no way against people having their own beliefs and following what ever religion is right for them, however I think that it’s completely and totally immoral to lie to parents about what they are getting."
As a parent, if you felt your child needed to be sent to a facility like this, what kind of investigating would you do to make sure that your child was not treated this way? Do you think there is any way to thoroughly know whether or not your child will be treated appropriately?
What do you think should happen here?
Answer by wildflowers25 at 6:00 PM on Jun. 6, 2011
Answer by KristiS11384 at 5:56 PM on Jun. 6, 2011
Answer by NotPanicking at 5:58 PM on Jun. 6, 2011
Answer by dullscissors at 6:02 PM on Jun. 6, 2011
Answer by hot-mama86 at 6:24 PM on Jun. 6, 2011
Answer by okmanders at 7:41 PM on Jun. 6, 2011
Answer by autodidact at 2:35 PM on Jun. 7, 2011
I do believe that the place should be investigated, under cover if necessary, to find out what really goes on in those places. If my daughter were in need of a drug-rehab program, I'd want her to be treated with respect and dignity to the greatest extent possible, and most definitely wouldn't want her to be brainwashed to any faith or otherwise abused physically, mentally or emotionally. I can't imagine sending a child to a facility because of her sexuality--unless it were a matter of another sort of addiction.
Answer by jsbenkert at 7:51 PM on Jun. 6, 2011
Answer by -Eilish- at 10:38 PM on Jun. 6, 2011
Answer by -Eilish- at 10:42 PM on Jun. 6, 2011
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