What would Jesus do?
The all too common phrase, "What would Jesus do", is practically the Christian motto. It would presumably be something that most Christians would try to live by in a basic and general sense.
The following is a recounting of what I heard on the radio tonight as I was driving home from work.
A 17 yr old male caller phoned Dr. Drew on Loveline tonight, asking advice on how to get help for an issue he was having. The issue was not some simple "I have a bump on my groin." No, the boy called in because he realized that he is only sexually attracted to 5-10 yr old girls. Dr. Drew was floored. I sitting there listening on the freeway was floored. I think all the listeners that heard the call were floored.
Dr. Drew asked if he was sexually abused, and the boy said he doesn't remember his childhood that well. However, the boy did mention that he has been having flashbacks involving the shower and his dad. Of course, Dr. Drew suggested to the boy that he might need some help with recovering from sexual abuse even though he doesn't remember actually being abused. The boy seemed to realize that Dr. Drew is probably right, but he still sounded unnerved.
Dr. Drew proceeded on, and asked the boy how he has been handling his potentially harmful attraction. The boy sighed, and told Dr. Drew that he had been alone with his 5 yr old niece and dry humped her for a little over a minute before being interrupted by somebody entering the room. Again, Dr. Drew was floored. I sitting there listening on the freeway was floored. I think all the listeners that heard the call were floored.
Dr. Drew didn't scream "child molester!", but his tone of voice became serious and to the point. He inquired if the boy had told anyone about this, perhaps in an effort to get help with his harmful behavior before it was too late. The boy said that he had told his parents, but they said he should just recite and memorize Bible verses. Dr. Drew sighed, attempting to compose himself, and said "I wish fixing something like this could be that easy" and then he added, "but what you have going on is more serious and requires more than Bible verses." Dr. Drew suggested telling someone else, perhaps someone at his church since his parents were clearly highly religious. Shockingly, the boy replied that he had told his pastor and that they didn't do anything either. The church remedy was to pray and be more diligent and read the Bible. No police we contacted or actions taken. Dr. Drew was floored. I sitting there listening on the freeway was floored. I think all the listeners that heard the call were floored.
Dr. Drew sighed again, gathering his thoughts. The powerlessness that Dr. Drew felt at that moment was steadily building. Finally, Dr. Drew asked, "well, is there anyone you can go to? A teacher? A family Doctor?" To this, the boy replied, "I don't goto school; I am home schooled. And I don't know any Doctors in my area. My family is very Christian..."
Dr. Drew sighed again. This time, he didn't know what else to say it seemed. Finally, Dr. Drew suggested "the internet" and "just going and talking to anybody who will listen; anybody who will get you the psychiatric help that you need." The boy caller sounded powerless. The desire he expressed over the phone for help seems to all be a waste because the outlets that he needs in order to receive treatment before seriously harming more children have been continually denied him.
The only thing the Dr. could do, was stress that he needed to tell someone who will do something in order to help him. Whether the help comes from the internet or an unknown Doctor, Dr. Drew was emphatic that he search out help before it is too late.
I cannot believe that I heard this story tonight. Here's a boy, 17 and disturbed, who recognizes that he has a serious problem. He tells his parents and a pastor at church so that he can receive help. But no. No, no, no, no, no. No help whatsoever comes his way. Instead, the help that is supposed to fix him is a Bible and a reaffirmation to pray.
Horse shit irresponsibility and blatant ignorance!
Indeed, the feelings of anger towards the people who clearly violated the Christian maxim "What would Jesus do" in this case are quite sickening to consider. I mean how blind do you have to be? How bad does it have to get before you realize that the bubble that 17 yr old kid is not benefiting him? A 17 yr old (almost a legal adult) comes to you and says that they are sexually ABUSING 5 yr old children, and you tell them to read the Bible!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I am trying so hard to not explode all over my 19' monitor this very instant.
My gut feels loaded down with diesel grease.
I am sick.
I am angry.
I want to ejaculate some human knowledge directly into the skulls of those twisted adults who are helping this 17 yr old child molester further ruin his existence.
Clearly, "What would Jesus do" doesn't carry the same weight as "Human beings should never try to rape 5 yr olds." I think we all know what the adults surrounding this 17 yr old kid recommended he consider for help. /gguininstall that kids' parents and church leaders.
[MOD EDIT: Here is the link to the download and jread was correct in the time 59:25 on the phonecall from 'John' ]
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