A few of Aangirfan's previous posts on the subject:
The most recent, and
another British case,
here in France and Britain, Ireland and the US.
Maybe I've simply been not paying attention, but I've not read recently of conspired abuse of boys and girls taking place in the USA... until now, that is.
|'Break 'em down to build them back as killers'|
Alexandra Zayas and Katherine Flynn have spent a year researching and writing In God's Name, a series for the Tampa Bay Times that focuses on boarding schools and military camps for children, which in Florida are exempted from licensing provided they are 'religious' in nature.
Now, while I have little faith in the State's ability to shield children from the monsters who would abuse them, the fact that any man or woman can open such a home and then, with a veneer of religion, operate that home without any sort of oversight seems to be a recipe for disaster for those children entrusted to their care. As the series states: "Today, virtually anyone can claim a list of religious ideals, take in children and subject them to punishment and isolation that verge on torture — so long as they quote chapter and verse to justify it.
About 85% of the series is provided below, though should one wish to read it in its entirety or view photos associated with the series, it is recommended you follow the link and read the series on the Tampa Bay Times website.
|Fatigues and judeochristianity... train the young to follow figures of Authority|
"... nearly a dozen have been hounded by allegations of abuse. A review of thousands of pages of investigative files and interviews with dozens of former residents found:
.... The home's website in 2009 called Steven Blankenship executive director for "New Beginnings Girls Academy." On that site, Blankenship — now director at Marvelous Grace — said he found God "after years of living as a Satanist and a Witch."
.... The Department of Children and Families can storm into licensed homes, order changes and remove children. But the department’s ultimate weapon — revoking a home’s license — is virtually meaningless. ... Southeastern Military Academy abuts Florida’s Turnpike on an unfenced property in Port St. Lucie where anyone can see boys sweat in a sand pit, counting exercises for a man in fatigues.