Thursday, July 14, 2005

Update on Zach

His dad says all y'all need to shut up, LIA is perfectly exactly the right thing to do to Zach.

In an exclusive interview with CBN News, Joe talked about his decision to enroll Zach in the “Love in Action” program, and the controversy that has followed.

“We felt very good about Zach coming here because… to let him see for himself the destructive lifestyle, what he has to face in the future, and to give him some options that society doesn't give him today,” Stark said. “Knowing that your son... statistics say that by the age of 30 he could either have AIDS or be dead.”


“Zack has got a mind of his own, and that's a God-given gift,” Joe said. “And Zack will have to make those choices when he is an adult as to what exactly he is going to do with his life. But until he turns 18 and he's an adult in the state of Tennessee, I'm responsible for him. And I’m going to see to it that he has all options available to him.”

(Via Ol Cranky over at DF, who has more:


Diane said...

I think he probably means that by the age of 30 he better be dead.

Ol Cranky said...

following up on D.E.D. with a link to her own blog: another father dteremined to see fit his kid has an option other than being gay

zelda1 said...

I have been watching Brat Camp a reality television program based on the premise that hard work and strict disciple will break the spirit of a child who is bothersome thereby getting rid of the undesirable behavior. So far, they have humililiated the children, marched them for miles and miles, make them live in an uncomfortable tent, they eat gross food, and are forced to carry rocks when the curse. While I believe some of their tactics might work others I disagree with. I do not believe men or women should be given the power over children in order to break their spirit and that is what these camps are programed to do. The people who run these camps become bullies and that only exasserbates the frustration of the kids. I am saddended that the father doesn't see that what he is doing is wrong. Sex is one of those things that can't be forced out of teens. It is there and how ever it manifest itself, well as long as it isn't violent, is pretty much how the kid will be. Gay, bi, straight, without, or just a oversexed pumped up male or female who wants to do it all the time. As long as the sexual urges are not being prompted because of a traumatic thing in their life, I don't see any thing wrong in healthy urges. Shame on the father for trying to explain his wrong doing.