Monday, May 29, 2006

Paranoid Parents and Ancient Child Sacrifices

Braian Rainey over at Deror writes of parents who force their children to attend "ex-gay" programs, like Love in Action / Refuge (LIA/R),
Some parents say they just want what's "best" for their child when they put them through ex-gay programs. I don't think so. I think it's more about the parent's sense of security, which they get from a rules-based, uncritical religious world-view. In order for the parents to hold on to this black and white world-view--that admittedly provides easy, simplistic answers in a tough, complex world--unfortunately, their child has to be sacrificed.
Read Ex-Gay Youth Groups: A Form of Child Sacrifice

Hat tip to Mike Airhart at Ex-Gay Watch


At 7:08 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

sounds a lot like that like from Saved, "Those places don't exist for the people sent there - they exist for the people doing the sending" (paraphrased)

At 12:14 AM , Blogger Peterson Toscano said...

yeah, well said


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