Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Christ Says "RUN!"

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For the Love of God!

A Texas pastor is facing felony aggravated assault charges after a participant in his Christian boot camp claimed she was dragged behind a van for failing to complete a run.

VIDEO: Pastor Accused of Dragging Girl from Van at Christian Camp - KENS reports

In an affidavit, a 15-year-old girl from San Antonio, Texas claims Charles Flowers the director of Faith Outreach Center and one of his drill instructors tied a rope around her and dragged her behind a van when she could not finish a run.

Pictures show injuries the teenager says she got as a result of the incident. "It is not as it appears. I'm not going to comment to that issue," says Flowers.

Flowers said he can't talk about the incident because he and the instructor are now facing felony aggravated assault charges. He would only say that straightening out troubled teens is hard. "I think if you ask them that, they will tell you in the end, no. If you ask them the first day they will say yes," said Flowers.

His wife, who helps run the ministry, says what happened at the boot camp is not as it appears. "My husband is not a cruel person. He loves young people. We do what we do because we love young people. We're not looking forward to this happening, but, of course, when you deal with young people, you're going to have allegations," said Janice Flowers.

Flowers said he and his wife started up the CBC in 1995 to help at-risk youth between 13 and 19 find a closer relationship with God, while learning discipline for their every day life. [More...]

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