Ungodly discipline at Hephzibah House

I’ve recently posted a lot about Christian reform schools, but most of the ones we’ve discussed have been closed. Here’s one that’s still operating. Got seven minutes? This video from CNN will bring you up to speed.

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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 10, 2013, in Accelerated Christian Education, Christianity, Education, Faith Schools and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. This is bull shit! If religion was put under the same scrutiny as what “cults” are in the US, there would be a hell of a lot less people involved in mainstream religion here! 28 girls in three bedrooms (of a regular house) with one bath to share? That alone should at least get the local health department involved. The sad thing is government controls religion, so, religion works with the government and they will not doing anything about this because they’re about one and the same here.

  2. Thank you for sharing this Jonny.

  3. As Burke said, all that is necessary for evil to succeed is for good men to do nothing. The language of what constitutes ‘evil’ too easily excuses or diverts us diverts us from seeing real suffering by real people caused by others who should be held accountable. Our job is hold people accountable for their actions, to insist that the common law be enforced, to make these ‘religious’ folk have to justify these actions and be responsible for the effects they produce in a court of law. Whoever funds these schools is responsible for maintaining them, and they are as culpable for the ongoing crimes committed in them as the actual perpetrators who carry them out. Religion is never an acceptable excuse for causing harm to the dignity of another.

  4. Why is it not Christianity? Just because you don’t like it?
    Remember the “sdpare the rod” and “stone rebellious youths” things?

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