The main themes:
- The goal of the school is to "break the will" of the girl
- New girls are forced to have amateur pelvic exams
- Girls who don't finish their repulsive meal will have it served to them again, cold, in addition to their next meal
- If a girl throws up her meal, she will be forced to eat her vomit
- Girls' communication with family is extremely limited, and all communications are monitored
- Girls are used as slave labor for hours a day, including cleaning and renovating homes of the church's pastor and his friends
- Beatings were frequent and random, and left bloody welts on the backside
- Girls who failed to live up to the "standards" could be isolated from all other residents except the staff member they're "shadowing." They even have to sleep with this staff member while on this punishment.
- The girls have to go to the bathroom on a schedule, and yet they are forced to drink large quantities of water. If their bladders can't obey this commandment, they are forced to wear diapers
- Escape is impossible. They are imprisoned by high privacy fences and watched closely.
faculty are graduates of that same college? Doesn't that say something about the place? Who would send their kid to that kind of place? What is wrong with Indiana parents? This subculture is pervasive and just plain creepy. They are worse than anything that's been proven to be going on in Islamist or Catholic schools, including terroristic rhetoric and pedophilia.
Well... after learning about all this I'm even more ashamed to live in Indiana. I lived in Texas for seven years and never saw anything this creepy. (The Branch Davidians were before my time there - and they were non-Texans) What's even worse than these places doing what they do and people believing this nonsense is that the authorities have turned a blind eye to it. The child protective services peeps say they would need to have a current resident make a complaint, but the current residents are not allowed to communicate with the outside except through monitored phone calls to their family and mail that the
A survivor of a similar church set up a website here: http://www.freedomfromabuse.net/
Kind of makes me wonder what other horrors Christians are perpetrating on helpless children. I'd be tempted to say "God help them," but clearly God hasn't been any help to the victims of his followers. I hope the Anderson Cooper exposé lights a fire under the authorities here.