"call for open-mindedness and tolerance"

Love in Action a group that operates an anti-gay boot camp for Christian parents to send their Children who identify as gay, has responded to the publicity it has received over a young gay youth Zach, being forced to attend by his parents.

The group called for open-mindedness and tolerance yet they have and do support this program aimed at gay youth...
"...We facilitate a ministry called 'Refuge.' It is our intent with this program to assist the parents of minor children in bringing forth information and awareness in helping these young people in making informed decisions about how they will chose to act upon their sexuality upon reaching adulthood.

This program is operated on the will of the guardian or parent. We will work with the minor children as long as they are not overtly distracting to their own program or the program of others.

If it is shown that the client is overtly treatment resistant, we will work with the parent towards alternative options for their care and overall relational health.

Therefore, we are standing firm on our belief that a Christian parent has the responsibility to intervene on behalf of their children when deemed necessary..."
~ Love In Action International's Official Statement, Rev. John J. Smid, June 16, 2005

Southern Voice has more here

Some of you may recall a story late last year of a gay youth, James Barnett, 18, who was expelled from Trinity Christian Academy in Dallas. Go to Gay teen outed then kicked out of Christian High School and School ignores Death threat - 16 year old gay student says

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