Kidnapped for Christ…

3 Mar

Who Would Christ Kidnap?

Thanks to my colleague Patrick Harhai for inspiring me to write this article. As though Newt Gingrich’s claim that he left his cancer ridden wife and divorced two others in the name of God and service to his country was not bizarre enough; this story of parents paying to have their Gay/Lesbian children kidnapped and sent to a punitive school in the Dominican Republic for Christ is far more disturbing and far more cruel.

Yes, I can just see our homeboy JC waiting in the dark of night with his mini-van, ready to kidnap all the young homo youth; I believe that story is in the book of Mark.  Kidnapped for Christ is a documentary of Gay and Lesbian American teenagers who were sent — against their will — to Escuela Caribe, an American-run Evangelical Christian reform school in The Dominican Republic.

I guess there is no such thing as unconditional love by parents–and we wonder why the suicide rate amongst LGBT teens is so disproportionately high.  Click here to see the trailer. I hope you will take action to help stop this abuse of LGBT youth.  Of course, these parents feel justified in abusing their children when they hear and witness top politicians signing a pledge to discriminate against all LGBT people in the United States (Ron Paul, Rick Santorum, Mitt Romney, and Newt Gingrich).

6 Responses to “Kidnapped for Christ…”

  1. Susan Bishop March 3, 2012 at 1:31 pm #

    Thanks Michael for bringing this to our attention. Very disturbing, and for HELL to be such a beautiful place. I am sure the parents escape U.S. laws by doing this.

  2. nevercontrary March 3, 2012 at 5:28 pm #

    Things like this take all the hope and peace that you have spent years building up and rip apart your soul. I want to find each one of those kids and give them a hug and tell them please don’t become serial killers. Then I will go and find those parents and sing jesus loves me in their front yard.

    • Michael Hulshof-Schmidt March 3, 2012 at 6:49 pm #

      It is those parents that mortify me! I don’t believe in Heaven or Hell, but I sure do want to believe in Hell for those parents that are abusing their children.

      • nevercontrary March 4, 2012 at 4:53 pm #

        I don’t believe in them either. I have a feeling those parents are themselves gay. Most research states the homophobic people are very turned on by gay porn
        whereas non- homophobic straight people are not.

      • Michael Hulshof-Schmidt March 4, 2012 at 5:32 pm #

        Yes, I suspect you are right. Those that are the most homophobic seem to be those that are struggling with a closet of their own.

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