Teenager held in ex-gay "treatment facility" against his will.
Reading the comments on Zach's latest blog post (made several days ago - I assume he's now in Love in Action) I have come across some of the most touching expressions of solidarity and support. I'd add my own but it won't let me register for some reason :(.
Kids forbidden to journal, speak to anyone and forced to make a moral inventory every week? How could it happen? So very very wrong.
Please consider adding a comment if you can - I'm sure such expressions of solidarity and support will mean the world to Zach when he gets out. Imagine - he knows nothing of the frenzy he has caused in the local media, now on the internet. Isn't the blogosphere amazing?!
And if you want to add your voice to the crowd - write to
Tommy Corman or John Smid
Love In Action, PO Box 753307, Memphis, TN 38175-3307
Or email: email@example.com.
I haven't done anything as yet (except post this obviously). Things like this make me want to shout and scream (a lot) but I'm not sure how productive or fruitful that would be. Does anyone have any thoughts on how these sorts of issues can be responded to effectively?
Read about Peterson Toscano's (a former resident in the Love in Action program) recent chance meeting with John Smid (head of the teenager program) here.