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5.0 out of 5 stars Great read!!, April 7, 2013
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This author has a great voice- I really feel like I experienced this journey with her! She totally captured the spirit of the 90s while making it seem completely relevant today. It’s shocking to think that abusive group homes like this still exist. Very empowering!

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Couldn’t put it down, April 5, 2013
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The author grabbed me from the first page and did not let go. I felt my heart sink with hers and cheered her victories. As a spouse of a Straight survivor, I thank you for writing this book and helping others heal.

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5.0 out of 5 stars I couldn’t stop reading it! I was on the edge of my seat!, April 29, 2013
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finished RUN by Theresa Pena. This book will take you inside a corrupt tough love drug rehab facility that abuses children at a hefty cost. This is a survivor’s story that overcame destruction by reaching out to positive people in her life. Run will keep you on the edge of your seat. Apparently, staff running these programs will hunt you down like an animal to put you back in their cage of hell. They literally will kidnap you. This book is an eye-opener to what is currently shoved under the American carpet. I met Theresa Pena for the first time at an event in DC, Survivors Of Institutional Abuse. I am so honored to have her part of the SIA family.

Theresa: Thank you so much for coming forth with your story. I’m so inspired by your victory of overriding abuse with love. Your family has a special bond that cannot be broken. I loved everything about your book and your family especially Grandma (WWGD lol)! You really touched my heart. I cannot wait to see this on the big screen!

51jknaz9njl-_uy250_The Rad Reality Show interviewed James Swift, Author of Rusted Rhinestones. The book is an autobiography of how he survived torment in a boys home in Louisiana, New Bethany.

At the age of fifteen-years old, he was forced to a conversion therapy. Prior to this, their pastor encouraged his parents to beat him to get the demon out of him. Parents physically, spiritually and emotionally abused him.

At fifteen-years old, staff forced him into a van to a lockdown conversion therapy. In this camp, he was forced to live in a chain-linked cage, fed dog food mixed with water (only if he earned it), a can instead of a restroom, restraints (chains), striped naked standing on cold concrete (in December), electric shock after strapping him to a table (in order to get the demon out), strapped down to a wooden chair and restrained hands in order to put toothpicks underneath nails to rip them completely out by using a mallet, sodomized him, and conditioned him to believe that he was an abomination to God.

We need justice here. The staff have brutally tortured these children for being gay. This is horrific and we wouldn’t tolerate a serial rapist, domestic violence, child abuse and yet, this so called conversion therapy has ruthlessly abused countless children for decades. Decades…

The hypocrisy makes me sick. The monsters that ran this so called program are convinced these children are demon possessed because they are gay, act feminine and are an abomination to God and yet, these pedophiles were sodomizing little boys?

These monsters charged parents thousands of dollars for this so called therapy and then tortured this poor little boy using the name of God.

Louisiana has let this slip through the cracks for years. Years. Sue the state of Louisiana. This is America. We need to protect our children. I do not feel protected in this country. Prove me wrong America. Let’s make some changes to restore this country.

Conversion therapies need to disappear. Honestly, if parents cannot accept their children for who they are, they need therapy or give their child to a loving home. Let’s make these billion dollar programs vanish because child abuse is against the law. Social services can remove a child from a family that is subjected to serious danger so why not these programs? This doesn’t make any sense to me.

To alienate your child because they are gay is hate – not love. The real Divinity is Love.

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