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« Topic Start: August 12, 2007, 10:42:24 pm »

Boot camp workers charged with dragging girl
2 men, including director, allegedly punished girl for running too slow

BANQUETE, Texas - Authorities charged the director of a Christian boot camp and an employee with dragging a 15-year-old girl behind a van after she fell behind the group during a morning run.

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« Reply #1: August 13, 2007, 12:14:32 am »

Boot camp workers charged with dragging girl
2 men, including director, allegedly punished girl for running too slow

BANQUETE, Texas - Authorities charged the director of a Christian boot camp and an employee with dragging a 15-year-old girl behind a van after she fell behind the group during a morning run.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/20230517/

Well, if that's "Love Demonstrated" (the name of the place: Love Demonstrated Ministeries"), I wouldn't like to see their "hate demonstrated"!  Shocked

IMO, that's bullshit, what they did to that poor girl!
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« Reply #2: August 13, 2007, 01:12:31 am »


But don't you KNOW Christs love sometimes hurt and if you don't fear him and his agents well obviously something is wrong and your a sinner, Christ is kinda like a cosmic Dominatrix (Picture it white leather dominatrix outfit).

Ya, I'll get serious now, and note this is not my feelings on all Christians or Christ just me mocking the image of Christ that some fundies seem to hold so dear.
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« Reply #3: August 13, 2007, 01:14:06 am »

BANQUETE, Texas - Authorities charged the director of a Christian boot camp and an employee with dragging a 15-year-old girl behind a van after she fell behind the group during a morning run.

And here I thought this was something reserved for Wild West movies...

I'm thinking the courts need to employ the "eye for an eye" principal here and cuff these two to the back of the bus as it 'transports' them to jail.  They should be able to keep up for a little bit...
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« Reply #4: August 13, 2007, 08:09:09 am »

Boot camp workers charged with dragging girl
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Sick people -- not to mention horrible examples of the love of Christ.
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« Reply #5: August 13, 2007, 08:16:30 am »

And here I thought this was something reserved for Wild West movies...

I'm thinking the courts need to employ the "eye for an eye" principal here and cuff these two to the back of the bus as it 'transports' them to jail.  They should be able to keep up for a little bit...

I suppose it's better than what happened in the movie Soldier, with Kurt Russel, the kids (in soldier training) who couldn't keep up were shot.
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« Reply #6: August 13, 2007, 09:26:15 am »

Boot camp workers charged with dragging girl
2 men, including director, allegedly punished girl for running too slow

BANQUETE, Texas - Authorities charged the director of a Christian boot camp and an employee with dragging a 15-year-old girl behind a van after she fell behind the group during a morning run.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/20230517/

These guys ARE going to Heaven indeed. Jesus wants them there so that he can personally kick their asses to Hell. Grin

*shakes her head* some people are just sick. Sick, sick. I can't imagine what it would be like to go to that camp.

Actually I find most of those "kids boot camps" are sick. Especially the Christian ones.
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« Reply #7: August 13, 2007, 02:52:34 pm »

Actually I find most of those "kids boot camps" are sick. Especially the Christian ones.

And you know many of them are there against their will.
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« Reply #8: August 13, 2007, 03:27:08 pm »

And you know many of them are there against their will.

well a good part of the idea with the christian ones is that if you surround them in a military type atmosphere, with only 'christian' (their type), music, books, etc available, they will turn around.  Tempering the highly negative atmosphere of the 'boot camp' which is supposed to make a good soldier, with the 'christian stuff' will turn a negative teen around once they are out of the controlling atmosphere of the boot camp.

NOw I would consider military school if my kid was truly interested in a military career.  BUt's that's not what we're talking about here.
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« Reply #9: August 13, 2007, 03:31:48 pm »

Tempering the highly negative atmosphere of the 'boot camp' which is supposed to make a good soldier, with the 'christian stuff' will turn a negative teen around once they are out of the controlling atmosphere of the boot camp.

I might be misreading this, if so I am sorry. In my view if you rigidly control all aspects of a teens life they will on being released from the controlling atmosphere will tend to go a little crazy. Sometimes, they start acting out in the atmosphere itself doing anything they can just to revolt.
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« Reply #10: August 13, 2007, 03:49:35 pm »

I might be misreading this, if so I am sorry. In my view if you rigidly control all aspects of a teens life they will on being released from the controlling atmosphere will tend to go a little crazy. Sometimes, they start acting out in the atmosphere itself doing anything they can just to revolt.

As a former rebellious teen I'd have to agree with you. Wink
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« Reply #11: August 13, 2007, 04:09:49 pm »

I might be misreading this, if so I am sorry. In my view if you rigidly control all aspects of a teens life they will on being released from the controlling atmosphere will tend to go a little crazy. Sometimes, they start acting out in the atmosphere itself doing anything they can just to revolt.
I was saying what was supposed to happen, not what actually happens.  The idea is the boot camp will produce a good little soldier (which is not usually what happens, I understand), while the 'Christian' atmosphere while make them good little christians.
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« Reply #12: August 13, 2007, 04:12:09 pm »


Ah, I had feared I was misreading it but wasn't quite sure. Well, if anything at least the people running these camps have a healthy imagination, I mean to hold on to the fantasies they cling to would require quite a bit.
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« Reply #13: August 13, 2007, 04:21:51 pm »

I was saying what was supposed to happen, not what actually happens.  The idea is the boot camp will produce a good little soldier (which is not usually what happens, I understand), while the 'Christian' atmosphere while make them good little christians.

Speaking of soldiers, wasn't there some sort of Christian camp for kids that wanted to train and raise "Good Christian soldiers" or something that way?

Or am I misremembering bits and pieces of things I've read and heard?
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« Reply #14: August 13, 2007, 04:44:37 pm »

Speaking of soldiers, wasn't there some sort of Christian camp for kids that wanted to train and raise "Good Christian soldiers" or something that way?

Or am I misremembering bits and pieces of things I've read and heard?

I think so.  I believe that there was a documentary made about it.  I think it was called "Jesus Camp" or something like that.

But I was thinking about thread and I was wondering:

Would a teen boot camp be considered child abuse?  And if coupled with religious indoctrination would it be considered brainwashing?

I remember reading something about fundies sending kids that they think are gay to places like these and a large number of them end up committing suicide.  Would that be the same for kids who just don't believe in Christianity as well?
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