According to WPTY Memphis:
A Florida teacher accused of molesting young boys is behind bars after police say he confessed while staying at Love in Action in Memphis. 29-year-old Chad Stoffel appeared in a West Palm Beach courtroom on Monday. He’s charged with molesting a 16-year-old student. Police say Stoffel was staying at Love in Action when he confessed. Love in Action is the group that claims to turn gay people straight.
Love In Action survivor Peterson Toscano reports:
From a recent discussion I had with a man who attended Love in Action’s adult program this summer, he confirmed that adults and youth sat in sessions together most of the day. He told me of a man (not from Florida) who admitted that he had had sex with a minor boy before entering the program.
I asked him if adult participants and teens in the program discussed their specific sexual issues or “just feelings” (like John Smid told me back in June). My source told me that they talked about the issues all the time. They had to stand up and give introductions where they shared their struggles in detail.
Concerned parents are entitled to an answer to an important question:
Does Love In Action, which is led by Exodus board vice chairman John Smid, recruit adults at risk for sexual compulsion or more serious disorders — and then grouped these adults with teen-agers in the same counseling sessions?
For what reason? What does LIA do to protect its patients, especially youths, from harassment and abuse?
We’d like to know.