A member of the Recovering community notified me today of a new voice that is raising concerns about Teen Mania’s recent problems and specifically with the leadership of Ron Luce.
In “An Open Letter to Mr. Ron Luce Regarding Recent Changes at Teen Mania Ministries” this alumnus calls into question the real reasons behind Teen Mania’s recent problems and their announced move before quite respectfully taking Ron to task.
Finally, after all of the above is considered, after seeing the
mismanagement ourselves as interns or staff members, after seeing the
dismal display of Teen Mania today and the characteristics mentioned
above, after hearing friends—trusted friends with their heads on
straight—testify to us that there’s a problem, it becomes very difficult
to set aside the suspicion that the reason Teen Mania is in the shape
it is today is not perhaps because of staff or bad times (all of which
would have run their course by now) but—it’s sad to say it—because of
the oversight and direction that comes from the top, the very top, that
is, from you, Mr. Luce
The alumnus goes on to ask for honesty and evidence to support why Ron Luce should still be trusted as the head of Teen Mania during the planned Q&A call with alumni set for tomorrow night.
By all indications, this letter is written by someone who loves what Teen Mania did for them and wants to see Teen Mania succeed. The failings at Teen Mania have become so obscene that they are starting to lose support from even their loyal followers.
I’ll be interested to hear feedback from the entire Teen Mania community to this open letter.