Well this was unexpected.
Not long after Supergirl star Jeremy Jordan shared that his cousin Sarah was being held against her will at a pray-away-the-gay conversion school, the teenager’s mother came forward to refute his claims. Huh.
In an interview with the Austin American-Statesman, Sarah’s mom explained:
“My daughter would be heartbroken that she is being misrepresented this way. It has nothing to do with her sexuality.”
This sentiment almost completely contradicts what Jeremy’s other family members have been saying on a GoFundMe account set up by Jordan’s brother Joey. In fact, they state that the 17-year-old was sent to the boarding facility, named Heartlight Ministries, after she took her girlfriend to the prom on May 13.
The crowdfunding site’s page for Sarah was set up to help pay for the legal fees of lawyer Christine Andresen — who was hired to assist in the release of Sarah from the Texas based school. Nonetheless, it seems Sarah’s parents are standing their ground as they noted in court filings that her placement at Heartlight Ministries was to help with her issues of “depression, self-harm, drug use, and behavioral issues.” Yikes!
On the controversial case, Miz Andresen relayed:
“I can’t comment on pending litigation, other than to authenticate that to the best of my knowledge, the background information on the GoFundMe shared by Sarah’s cousin is truthful.”
Oof. To make matters worse, HM proudly boasts about their nine to 12 month program that features “a biblical model of counseling” and a founder, named Mark Gregston, who blogs about helping teen girls break away from “the fad” of same sex dating. Ugh.
So what do YOU think? Does Sarah still need to be saved?
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