Questions abound as more horror stories emerge from New Bethany Home for Girls and Boys in Arcadia and Longstreet

Louisiana Voice

Do it in the name of heaven,

You can justify it in the end.

 —One Tin Soldier by Dennis Lambert and Brian Potter

As more and more revelations come to light about the treatment of residents of the New Bethany Home for Girls and Boys in Arcadia and similar homes run by Rev. Mack Ford and wife Thelma in other localities, many serious questions remain unanswered.

  • Why, for example, have the Fords and employees of the home never been charged with felony child abuse?
  • How can a man (and dozens more like him scattered across the U.S.) mete out such barbaric treatment of children in the name of a Savior who’s every utterance of love, peace and forgiveness is in direct contradiction to the policies of these institutions?
  • How can the doctrine of separation of church and state trump state laws enacted to protect children who are unable to protect…

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About jonnyscaramanga

I grew up as a Christian fundamentalist in the UK. Now I am writing a book and blog about what that's like, and what fundamentalists believe.

Posted on October 5, 2013, in Atheism, Christianity, Education, Faith Schools, Fundamentalism and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. I think too few care, too many are afraid to speak out because of… fear of one form or another, far too many do not know how to help, and I know that Louisiana does not want this made public for reasons beyond our collective comprehension.

    I also know I will not quit exposing what went on for decades, and continues in generations that followed me. My nieces were placed at New Bethany and another at Victory Baptist under McNamarra and may never get her mind straight again.

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