Timothy Johnson covers up child abuse to protect father in law.

This blog is by one survivor of New Bethany Home for Girls.


For over four decades, children were sent to New Bethany home for girls and boys located in Arcadia, Louisiana Longstreet, Louisiana as well as Waterborough, South Carolina. The home was owned and operated by The Rev. Mack Ford and his wife Thelma, and other staff members hired by the Ford’s.
The Ford’s claimed that they could turn around the lives of troubled teens, and they would leave NB as upstanding Christians.
The documents signed by each child’s parents gave Ford and his staff permission to use any means needed to rehabilitate the child, as well as corporal punishment.  There are numerous reports of runaways from New Bethany showing up at the Arcadia police dept, telling them of the horrors of the home, they are allowed to call there parents who have already been forewarned by Ford that they would tell these types of lies, to try to get out. The…

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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.

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