In Reply to: Let's not trash ea other, but can some questions be answered? posted by MG on February 06, 2003 at 02:08:08:
I'm not sure what is stopping anyone from exposing problems going on in a "certain place". I've engaged in conversation about this place at length on this board in the past.
The only problem I've seen is that the people who often do the exposing are ones who have been thrown out of the place in question. At least one of those individuals switches between blasting the place, then praising it. Of course, this depends on if he is being allowed to live there or not at the time.
A host of credible people have visited this place. I'm one of them. As far as I know, they have come out with positive things to say.
In fairness, when you specialize in providing a home for exiting members of an intense religious cult like The Family, I think there are bound to be problems. Young ex-members have been known to drink, use drugs, have sex, and even die in traffic accidents even when they've never lived in this particular boarding house.
"But if bad things are happening because of any prominent public individual's excessive or controling actions."
The thing that I don't understand is that some people make statements that tend to indicate that this person is in charge of every element of the tenants lives. While others are critical because they think he doesn't control them enough, when stories surface about alcohol, sex, etc.
If you were going to rent out rooms in your home to people who have just exited, or on the edge, what would you think your responsibilies were to these people?