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Teen Mania’s Many Lies

Teen Mania has told so many lies about ESOAL and the physical health and safey of interns, I thought it was worth summarizing. These lies are even more egregious because they come from a ministry…


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Exempt from Scripture?

I’m not really sure why the Honor Academy thinks it is exempt from so many New Testament teachings. Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God. Romans…


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Teen Mania Haikus

My favorite thread on the forum has got to be the Teen Mania haikus (all 6 pages!). I’ve posted a quick sampling below. They are sure to put a smile on your face. Feel free…




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Control Oriented Leadership

The first sign of spiritual abuse is control-oriented leadership. Let’s talk about how this trait plays out at the Honor Academy. Here are some of Dave Hasz’s own comments to illustrate. Click on the statement…


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What is Spiritual Abuse? Part 2

I also found this list of abusive symptoms rather intriguing:Signs of an abusive church (edited for length). 1) Abusive church leaders in abusive churches are into power and control. Enroth writes, “The spiritual autocrat, the…


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Is Teen Mania a Cult? Conclusion

UPDATE JUNE 2011: For the first 2 years of this blog, I was not willing to call Teen Mania a cult. I instead referred to it as “cult-like” or a “spiritually abusive group.” However, after…


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Is Teen Mania a Cult? Part 3

This is part 3 in examining the list of cult characteristics from the International Cultic Studies Association and how it relates to the Honor Academy internship. – The group teaches or implies that its supposedly…


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Is Teen Mania a Cult? Part 2

This is part 2 in examining the characteristics of a cult in relation to the Honor Academy as listed by the International Cultic Studies Association. My comments are in italics. ‪ – The leadership dictates,…