Because library space is finite, they also removed certain traditional character books to make room for the simplified character books. Cheng said that this was brainwashing of the next generation.
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I was raised to put my best face forward and act like all is well. In the world I grew up in, the pastor and his family always had to be perfect. I have been told I am alive because of Bill Gothard. My parents became involved in the seminars in the early s, and at that time they were done with having kids.
My parents told Gothard that, because of him, they were convicted to have more children. My parents told Bill that they, like Hannah, were giving me back to God.
We moved to New Jersey when I was five years old. I was put into Christian school there until the second half of first grade, when my Mom pulled me out to homeschool me. I cried to go back to school.
My three brothers who were closest to me in age were attending college back in Indiana at the time, but my parents pulled them out of college when we joined ATI.
He was forced out of a church in Minnesota. He blamed this on the board not being willing to grow. I have my own theory of why he was forced out, though. My father was a sexual predator. He had been forced out of churches in California and New Jersey for taking indecent liberties with young girls.
My mother turned a blind eye to it all. We left that church when I was 13 years old, and we moved to Virginia when I was I went kicking and screaming! The move took me from my friends and my job. And the purity rings!
I thought that was a joke. We went to a conference in Knoxville in July of I was in awe as I listened to the man whom I had been told was responsible for me being alive tell my parents that he wanted me to come to Headquarters. What did I have to offer him, this man whom my mother almost worshiped and my father would preach about in his sermons?
That was during the first week of July. I was put on payroll right away. I was 16 years old. Bill wanted me working in his personal office. My brother was working at Headquarters as the head landscaper. I fussed so much about wanting to be outside that I became one of the first girls to work on the landscape crew.
My parents had told Bill about my attitude, about the boy I was seeing, and about how immoral we were for simply kissing. My parents portrayed me to Bill as a sexual, rebellious teen who needed help—but I had only kissed a boy.The Hollywood Reporter is your source for breaking news about Hollywood and entertainment, including movies, TV, reviews and industry blogs.
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