NC man confined, beaten by cult for being gay

The Taliban would be proud:

In a statement given to a sheriff’s department investigator last week, Lowry said he was kept in a church building from Aug. 1 to Nov. 19, 2011. He said he was knocked unconscious during his first day of confinement.

And his "family" are still members. Here's a clue: if you're willing to allow your child or sibling to be imprisoned and mistreated by religious zealots, you're not a family, you're simply a collection of assholes who happen to share the same DNA.

Word of Faith has also been accused of enforcing extensive control over its congregation.
Former members interviewed by the Observer in 2000 say they were told where to live, where to work, what to read, how to dress or even when it was OK to have sex with their spouses.

I couldn't help but add, "And when to drink the Kool-Aid" when I got to the end of that paragraph. And that's not me trying to be funny.