The religious right in this country has a big problem. I'm not talking about the many people who identify as Christians, but the scumbags who pilfer their faith to make heaps of money while sinking to the lowest of the low of depravity. Whether it's trying to beat the gay out of you, beat you with lies about sexual abstinence, beat you with their own sexual depravity or as this video shows, just beating the sh*t out of you.
In the video, which was taken in April, three life coaches and a program director at Abundant Life Academy in Caroline County, Virginia can be seen beating a 14-year-old in their charge. He attempted to run away, but the four employees chased him down and began assaulting him again.
According to The Free Lance-Star, the teen was tackled and then violently restrained because he had been caught “talking to a girl.”
The investigation into abuse at the Christian center began in April, when four teenagers escaped from the facility. When authorities captured them, they claimed that they had fled the facility because of rampant abuse.The boarding school’s mission, according to its website, is to “equip students and families to live a life of love, acceptance and forgiveness through modeling and training of biblical principles, bridging the gap between parents and children.”
The violence with which these supposed Christian leaders punish young people with is not at all limited to this video. When will Christian parents wise up and really investigate institutions that claim religious convictions alone will help make an impact in their children's lives?
Here's a graphic of those responsible for the assault.