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Those Teen Challenge folks outside of CVS all the time...

Yeah it sounds nice when they tell it ... but so that everyone knows...  

"Teen Challenge is a Pentecostal Christian recovery program and a network of Christian social and evangelizing work centers. It is a 12-18 month program that serves drug addicts, gang members, prostitutes and people with other characteristics that the program considers to be "life-controlling problems", such as homosexuality. It is a mission of the Assemblies of God."   You can read more about 'reparative therapy' for homosexuality here

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conversion_therapy
In addition to this archaic and damaging stance on homosexuality, Teen Challenge admitadly does not hire non-Christians as employees, and while they do accept non-christians as "clients" these non-christians finish the program as "completed Jews"  [for those who are not aware, 'completed Jews' are those who were of Jewish faith who have accepted Jesus as God and savior]  Their official views on the Muslim faith is unknown.  [again, all of this is fine... i suppose... but smacks of brainwashing]
I had NO idea who they were and when asked were told that they are a nice group of people trying to help teens overcome addiction.  Which is fabulous, but a half-truth.  Not EVEN a half-truth… I would say it is a lie by omission.
You may still choose to donate to them- and that is fine.  I just wanted everyone to be aware of where our money is REALLY going.

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Comment by Quinn on December 10, 2011 at 9:29pm

Gross. Thanks for sharing, Susan. That type of organization should be illegal. And they certainly won't get my money!

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