Shades of Father Divine
08/11/2014 1:08 AM
08/11/2014 12:48 PM
Re "Addicts seek peace through prayer" (Page A1, Aug. 10): The so-called drug rehab ministry of God Will Provide sounds like a cross between the ministry of the very late Father Divine who provided housing and food for his followers who in turned worked at jobs and turned their paychecks over to him and the discredited reparative therapy of the Exodus International which claimed it could turn homosexuals into heterosexuals through prayer and Bible reading.
Reporter Stephen Magagnini did not report how much the young men earn each month for the ministry with their detailing and moving jobs and there appears to me a number of different figures quoted as to the success rate.
I wish these young men success in over coming their addictions but urge them to find professional programs and care because religion is just a crutch that adds more guilt if they relapse.
-- Jerry Sloan, Sacramento
Editor's Choice Videos
Join the Discussion
The Sacramento Bee is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.