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    Jordan KrikieJan 25, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    Cults never start off bad. They start off fun to draw new members in, and they never admit to being a cult. I’m not saying Young Life is a cult I’m just saying your reasons that they’re not don’t make a lot of sense.

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    EducatorJan 25, 2012 at 9:01 am

    Thank you for your opinion Cameron. Although I think Young Life is a wonderful club for students, it is not welcoming to ALL students. To say that YL is a “club of acceptance” and they “don’t judge anyone and accept people for their religious beliefs, no matter what” is contradictory to the mission statement of, “We do not in any way wish to exclude persons who… practice a homosexual lifestyle from being recipients of God’s grace and mercy… We do, however, believe that such persons are not to serve as staff or volunteers in the mission and work of Young Life.” Clearly, gays are not welcome to join. There seems to be some hypocracy going on here. Unlike Young Life, ALL people are welcome to join the Gay Straight Alliance at RB, despite one’s sexual orientation, gender identity, religious beliefs, etc. Gay Straight Alliances across the country exclude no one and will continue to be welcoming and accepting to all students.

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    Lauren WienkeOct 24, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    Young Life should not be called a cult.
    People who call Young Life a cult have usually never gone to an event. My evidence is all the kids at RB who choose to label it a cult. Almost all of them have never gone to club, campaigners, or camp. However, many kids who would not consider themselves a part of Young Life have attended events such as 5th quarter (Young Life sponsored) and had a great time. The truth is, many students won’t even give Young Life a chance, therefore they have no expertise on the subject. If you want to judge Young Life, give it a chance first, or don’t say anything at all. My call to action is don’t call Young Life a cult without actually trying it out.
    My view on Cameron’s argument is that he is exactly right. His point is valid, however, it is biased. Clearly Cameron is a Young Life participant or supports Young Life somehow, which is great. However, his argument needed another side. He gave no example of the opinions of non-participants. It makes his argument weaker not having the opinion of the opposing side.

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    Bradley WilsonOct 21, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    right on Cameron!

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    Nicole SwiftOct 19, 2011 at 7:42 am

    Young life is not a cult
    Why would so many kids go to young life if it was a cult.Younglife is an amazing club/place where kids can let their walls down and just have a good time. So many students’ lives have changed because they went to young life and felt accepted or loved and thought they need to pass that on to others. This past week there were over 120 kids there I don’t know about you but if this was really a cult why would so many kids attend?
    I completely agree with Cameron 100%.Everything he wrote about was honest and truth.
    The only thing though I would say is that you should have interviewed kids that were not in young life because obviously nick and Mary are going to talk good about it, because young life is a huge part of there life.

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