Started by Munch, July 31, 2014, 06:18:29 AM
QuoteOur StoryKidnapped for Christ follows the stories of several American teenagers who were sent to Escuela Caribe, an American-run Evangelical Christian reform school in The Dominican Republic. Students are sent to Esceula Caribe by their parents, for offenses ranging from drug use to running away to suicide attempts, or for simply not getting along with their parents. The film centers on David, a straight-A student who was sent to Escuela Caribe after coming out to his parents as gay. David was taken in the night without warning by a "transport service" and was never told where he was going or when he would return home. Once David's community found out what had happened to him, they formed a plan to bring him home on his 18th birthday. The struggles they faced to get David released revealed just how far Escuela Caribe would go to prevent a student from leaving.
QuoteThe summer before Davidâ€™s senior year of high school, two strangers showed up at his Colorado home, and as his parents declared their love for him, the two men wrapped a belt around the 17-year-oldâ€™s waist and shoved him into the backseat of a car. They drove David to an airport, dragged him through security, down the terminal, and boarded a flight to Miami.Once there, the honors student learned where he was being taken, that his parents had signed him up for an undetermined length of stay at Escuela Caribe, a Dominican Republic-based Christian behavioral modification school for â€œtroubledâ€ teenagers started in 1971 by Gordon Blossom, a former â€œjuvenile delinquentâ€ who became a pastor. The reason Davidâ€™s parents sent their son to the Caribbean for pricey offshore come-to-Jesus treatment was that heâ€™d recently told them that he was gay.
Quote from: Thackerie on August 01, 2014, 02:25:50 PMI'd like to know how David's parents (or the parents of any of the kids there) reacted when they heard what it was really like and how their relationship is going now.
Quote from: Nam on August 01, 2014, 03:52:23 PMLike the bulk of them didn't. He came out to his parents, his loving parents sent him to be reeducated.They knew.-Nam
Quote from: Shiranu on August 01, 2014, 06:58:36 PMThis. This place, I am guessing, has a reputation for being the... extreme option... where you send the people who REALLY need to have Jesus knocked back into their life. You may not know the specifics, but you don't send your kids to these places without having an idea that they will do what ever it takes to knock the fear of the lord into them.
Quote from: Hakurei Reimu on August 02, 2014, 03:20:30 PMReally, the fact that it's based in the Dominican Republic (ie, a 3rd world shithole) should be the only clue you need to realize that what the school does/did is not on the level. If it were, it would be based in the U.S.
Quote from: Solitary on August 02, 2014, 03:55:39 PMThe worst crimes have always been done by ideological people trying to do what they think is good. Solitary