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Shallah Kali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 09:50 PM
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Missouri Baptist Reform Schools Accused by Mothers of Harsh Punishment and Deprivation
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"Because of that the trauma, she started spiraling in every way possible," said her mother, Jeannie Marie, who did not want their last name made public. Anne, now 18, said she numbed the pain with drinking and rebellion, which terrified her mother

Desperate, Jeannie Marie turned to her church for help, learning about a Christian reform school that she says promised to "get right" her wayward daughter.

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The school, according to its website, serves troubled teens so "through Jesus Christ, they can overcome their addictions, mend their broken relationships and get their lives on the right path."

Instead, Anne said she was told the rape was her fault and was subjected to harsh discipline -- ridiculed, restrained and deprived of proper nutrition and adequate clothing.


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Manifestor_of_Light Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 09:59 PM
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1. I remember Lester Roloff in Texas.
He ran "Christian" homes.

Total and complete sleazeball.
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derby378 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 10:02 PM
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2. Oh, yeah...
Physical abuse was a frequent complaint of the Roloff homes, but Lester would denounce his critics as "Communists" and make friends with just enough politicians to keep the law away from his camps.
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 10:46 PM
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3. Because their 'God' demands degredation, shame and humiliation. K&R n/t
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