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Raven Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 08:34 AM
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Camp Bad News
The suicide yesterday of a counsellor at the Christian Camp on Cape Cod, Camp Good News, came of the heels of Senator Scott Brown's (R-MA) disclosure that he had been molested as a kid by a counsellor at a camp on the Cape. He did not disclose his molester or the camp but the press got to digging and a few more folks got to talking about how they were molested too. BUT, THAT'S NOT THE IMPORTANT PART OF THIS STORY. What is stunning is that the mother of the fellow who took his own life told the press that she had suspected her son of molesting kids and had gone to the Camp's director with her concerns. HERE IS HOW THE CAMP APPARENTLY RESPONDED:

"Late last night Devitas mother Sandy Devita, 61, of Tampa said in a phone interview that she suspected her son may have been molesting children when he was in his early 20s and that she brought her concerns to the camps former director, Faith Willard, who said nothing was amiss.

They said they didnt see anything going on, basically, Devita said. They were more afraid that he was gay than that he was molesting children.

-From the Boston Globe 4/7/11

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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 08:45 AM
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1. Here's the link: Worker at Cape camp kills self amid abuse case investigation
Worker at Cape camp kills self amid abuse case investigation
Mans mother says she long suspected son; operators had given apology to Brown
http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles... /
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Raven Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 08:51 AM
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3. Thank you ID for the link. How twisted is it when a guy's MOTHER
turns him in and the "christian" camp is more worried about his sexual preference. Just sick!
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Heidi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 08:49 AM
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2. They were more afraid that he was gay than that he was molesting children.
Edited on Thu Apr-07-11 08:49 AM by Heidi
What a horribly destructive and ignorant mindset that camp's directors have. :(

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