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

This post has 2 Comments

  1. GCB on May 29, 2006 at 11:08 pm Reply

    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)

  2. Peterson Toscano on June 1, 2006 at 4:14 am Reply

    yeah, well said

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