‘I didn’t force you to send her’
By Travis Gettys
Raw Story (7/20/20)
Parents are furious at a Texas church camp after children started testing positive for the coronavirus following a summer camp.
Keller’s Keystone Church hosted the camp from July 6-10 in Hill County, which is between Dallas and Waco, and public health officials have confirmed some cases are linked to the camp, reported WFAA-TV.
“She hasn’t eaten at all — she hasn’t eaten in about two days, actually,” said Stephanie Brady, whose daughter is quarantining in her bedroom after testing positive for COVID-19. “There’s only so much Netflix she can watch and it’s just hard for her to stay quarantined in a room by herself.”
The church deleted photos from its Facebook page showing students crowded together, and Brady said the children were bunched into large groups and not required to follow social distancing practices.
“We found out later from my daughter that they considered their small group 40, which was how many were in her cabin,” Brady said. “So when they were with those 40 girls, they didn’t have to social distance, they didn’t have to wear masks, to me that is not a small group.”
Church leaders do not plan to send additional notifications of the positive tests, Brady said, and seemed to blame parents for the infections. …
Missouri Christian Kids Camp Shuts Down Due To COVID — And Been Linked To Infections In Ten Other States
By Brad Reed
Raw Story (7/10/20)
A Christian summer camp in Missouri has been shut down for the season after dozens of its staff members and campers became infected with the novel coronavirus.
NPR reports that the Kanakuk K-2 camp on the Missouri-Arkansas border was shut down after 41 people at the camp tested positive.
Just four days after its closure, another 41 people at the camp have been identified as infected after they had already returned back to their homes across ten different states.
“Kanakuk says it introduced multiple measures and procedures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus ahead of its 2020 season, which began May 30,” reports NPR. “This included a health screening, temperature checks and a two-week self-quarantine for campers before arrival.”
It seems that all of these precautions did little to stop the virus, as it quickly spread rapidly throughout the camp, which describes itself as “the Christian summer camp for over 450,000 youth” since its founding in 1926.
Rash Of West Virginia COVID-19 Infections Tied To Seven Churches
According to a report from West Virginia Public Broadcasting, a sudden spike in COVID-19 infections in the state has local authorities placing the blame on seven different churches as hot spots.
The report notes that earlier this summer the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources pinned infection outbreaks in Ohio, Marshall, Hampshire, Marion and Jefferson counties on churches. Graystone Baptist Church in Ronceverte, Greenbrier County, in particular was the home to 40 parishioners who tested positive for the coronavirus.
The new outbreak has reportedly hit about 75 West Virginians linked to seven churches in Kanawha, Boone, Logan, Raleigh, Grant, Taylor and Wood counties.
According to the report, “At least 48 people had tested positive for the coronavirus by Monday afternoon, all of whom were linked to the North Charleston Apostolic Church in Kanawha County.” …
The Mormon Church Is Accused Of Using A Victims’ Hotline To Hide Sexual Abuse Claims
VICE News (6/3/19)
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is dealing with sex abuse allegations within its community. VICE News speaks to people familiar with the LDS that believe the culture protects perpetrators more than victims.