How my heart breaks right now. I was just alerted by a friend to a blog post written this month by Andy Comisky, director of the well known ex-gay Desert Stream Ministires (whose curriculum is used by many churches, such as bestselling author and pastor John Ortberg’s church, Menlo Park), that describes how a staff member “intrinsic to their operation” sexually molested “at least one young boy who sought them out for help”. You can read the post here.
I don’t know Andy, never met him, but what makes me want to throw up right now is that never one time in his post did he apologize to the teenager or the family for someone in his organization acting out as a child predator!
All he did was indirectly pat himself on the back for keeping the news silent that “not one story was printed about the tragedy” in the face of threats from the family to go to the press.
Yea, way to go Andy. You really kept that one quite. You want a cookie now, for posting it on your blog and paralleling this situation to that of Achan in the Book of Joshua. Give me a freaking break!
I am so on fire pissed right now I’m not going to write any more for fear of what I might say. Please pray for the teenager and his family.