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Offline Oscar

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What is known about Heartlight Ministries?
« on: March 28, 2009, 05:00:15 PM »
We located this case about a boy apparently being forced into a certain Christian Group: Free Nathan

The group is called Hearlight Ministries and their homepage is here.

Heartlight has been on Wikipedia writing an article on their own.

We have improved the article with the location of their behavior modification facility but have been unable to digg up very much.

We have a datasheet on the European wiki server

Can anybody help?
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Re: What is known about Heartlight Ministries?
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2009, 12:54:17 AM »
I ran across a blog some time ago that mentioned that Heartlight uses some of Hyde's curriculum, but I haven't been able to confirm that with another source.

They are heavily moralistic, a stance emanating very much from an allegedly Christian perspective. They are coercive and judgmental, but supposedly with the noblest of intentions, with their students' "best interests at heart" (aren't they all?).

Key administrative figures are mostly "all in the family," if ya get my drift. Of all the religiously-based programs out there, Lon Woodbury seems to favor this one especially, which should also tell you something...
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Re: What is known about Heartlight Ministries?
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2009, 09:55:01 PM »
They are endorsed by focus on the family so obviously are evangelically based

http://www.troubledwith.com/ParentingTe ... %20alcohol
In fact the guy who runs them has his own "seminar series" and radio program. The radio show is largely an advertorial for his school. The one I listened to at random interviewed the kids.
http://www.heartlightministries.org/radio/index.html
Also has written a few books.
 http://www.selfgrowth.com/experts/mark_gregston.html
he is concerningly ambivalent toward boot camps
http://searchwarp.com/swa216897.htm

he also advertises his programs under a few different sites all professing to offer "advice" to parents of troubled teens
ttp://www.heartlightministries.org
http://www.christian-boarding-school.com
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