I'm interrupting this series on dating for an important update...
Short Version: Ron Luce is a sick, twisted and evil man. Long version:
A few months ago, Ron Luce's sister-in-law wrote in to share her story about how Ron lied about their family in his parenting book in order to boost his own reputation and how his treatment of her son (his nephew) was hurtful. A few excerpts from the original post to bring you up to speed:
You see, until this morning, even knowing all I have learned about Ron throughout the years I still held out hope that my impressions of him were wrong. I received a call this morning telling me about an excerpt from Ron's book on parenting, Recreate. I googled "Ron Luce helps a gothic child" and what I read disgusted me. You see I was reading what Ron wrote about my son, his nephew. (Click here to read)
Until now, I could ignore in public what I felt in private - but not anymore. I would like to share with you the story behind my son and that summer. At the time my teenage son was struggling with anything and everything. He was confused, angry, frightened. Thoughts of harming his family and himself ran through his mind on a daily basis. However, contrary to what the book said, he was never a "satan worshiper." He had shut his father and I out and we felt completely helpless. We reached out to Ron, asking for advice and guidance on how to help our son who was hurting so badly. That is when our son went to spend the summer with his uncle, who he looked up to very much. On many occasions, Ron had answered our son's questions about Christianity. Even though he was raised as a Christian, he wanted to explore other beliefs and had more questions than we could answer. Our son looked up to Ron and loved to talk with him so it seemed like it would benefit him.
So, our son went to spend time with his aunt & uncle. However, he was never once allowed to stay in their home and he became very aware that he was not welcome there. Instead, he stayed in the dorms (or longhouses) and worked with the interns - cleaning the dorms, campus, etc. On a few occasions, Ron did find the time to talk with him and as the book suggests, Ron did take him riding. However, the overall treatment our son received from Ron and Katie spoke louder than any words Ron could ever speak. Our son did not feel God's love while in Texas by Ron or Katie.
To my and my husbands great sadness, our son sees Christianity as hypocritical. He is very good at researching and studied Ron's teachings. He then looked at Ron's life and how Ron treated he & his family (Ron's brother's, except for one) and realized that Ron did not treat others how he preached you should treat others. Seeing this in Ron is one of the main reasons he feels Christianity is full of hypocrites. I feel that my son would have been better off never spending that time in Texas.
Ron also suggested we didn't spend time with our son and that was all he needed. Another lie. If only we could solve all problems with today's teens that way!
Within days of this posting, Ron called to apologize to his sister. In the update, she shared:
He expressed how sorry he was that his words had hurt our family. I told him I didn't mind him sharing the story but wished he had written it without making us sound like uncaring parents. He agreed and again expressed remorse.
Just 24 hours ago, Ron Luce appeared on CBN's live webcast for their "prayer week." To my shock and horror, he again REPEATED THIS STORY. He again claimed that his nephew was a satan worshiper who invited demons to live in him and that by the end of his summer with Ron he was a radical Christian. He also (again!) cast blame on the parents by saying they didn't spend enough time with him:
Am I a genius? No, I just did what could have been done all along. Now his parents took him to church now and then, but I just kept leaning in and leaning in. (spending time with him)
Click here and fast forward to 33:00 to hear him spew these lies.
This representation of his nephew is not true. AND HE KNOWS IT. It takes major balls (or a total lack of conscience) to lie about your family in such a heinous way for your own profit, even after you've been caught and given a fake apology.
RON LUCE IS A LIAR. If he lies repeatedly about his own family - how can you trust anything else that comes out of his mouth?? You can't!
Despite Ron's claims that his nephew was "fixed" that summer and that he spent his time fasting and reading the Bible, I'm sad to say that according to Ron's sister-in-law, his nephew believes Christianity is full of hypocrites and wants little to do with it.
Can you blame him??