Victory Outreach brings dramatic message to gang members

A man who found God while serving time in prison for murder tries to steer a young nephew bent on a revenge killing onto a better path in a drama presented Sunday by Victory Outreach. Full Story
mountainboy

Denver, CO

#1 Aug 19, 2009
Yo, Vato. Whussup? Wanna go stab somebody tonight? Rob a liquor store? Beat up some old person?
Nah, let's go to a play.

what am I missing here?
mountainboy

Denver, CO

#2 Aug 19, 2009
V*A*T*O. Can't say that?
COP

Santa Cruz, CA

#3 Aug 19, 2009
mountainboy wrote:
V*A*T*O. Can't say that?
O R A L E !
Carla Bjurman

AOL

#4 Aug 19, 2009
Victory Outreach is a godsend to gangsters, and to those of us who live in the same area as Latino gang members, and their associates. God Bless them. They bring redemption and real hope and change to sinners.
warren

Santa Cruz, CA

#5 Aug 19, 2009
These people have very cruel tactics, spiritual abuse. It's a cult that people can not get out of. They take advantage of their residents, take their money, wear them down. They are not humane and their residents are never the same once through their program. They should be shut down.
trisha0790

Felton, CA

#6 Aug 19, 2009
warren wrote:
These people have very cruel tactics, spiritual abuse. It's a cult that people can not get out of. They take advantage of their residents, take their money, wear them down. They are not humane and their residents are never the same once through their program. They should be shut down.
You are so right, warren - gang life is miserable!!

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#7 Aug 19, 2009
The gangbangers dont need this program..when they go to prison..Jesus will be waiting for them..because every potential Inmate knows Jesus always hangs out in the Reception Centers of the Department of Corrections..Thats where they all find him...but somehow upon parole...they leave him in the dust..How sad!!Johnny at the harbor, Telling it.
Local person

Santa Cruz, CA

#8 Aug 19, 2009
There's a lot of money in religious based "recovery" these days. All the failing christian churches are jumping on the bandwagon. IRS reporting time! Tax all those assets they are imbezzling from their families (not only gang members). I am hearing Victory Outreach is actually an operation under the Mexican Mafia.
Pat Kittle

Santa Cruz, CA

#9 Aug 19, 2009
Religious leaders ought to stop encouraging everyone to "be fruitful and multiply."

Then they wouldn't have to make a great big show of trying to undo the consequences later.
yaeyouright

Midway City, CA

#10 Aug 19, 2009
warren wrote:
These people have very cruel tactics, spiritual abuse. It's a cult that people can not get out of. They take advantage of their residents, take their money, wear them down. They are not humane and their residents are never the same once through their program. They should be shut down.
You are so right. Lets add Janus recovery Alto And the 12 step program. There a Cult. They ruin peoples lives. Just try to get out and see what happens. They will destroy your life.
Nakedness Saves

Santa Cruz, CA

#11 Aug 19, 2009
Why would the Sentinel run something on dangerous, abusive cults? Be more responsible, Sentinel.
Seacliff Local

Felton, CA

#12 Aug 19, 2009
Are you people really serious???
Only in Santa Cruz will people call organizations who try to help people a CULT!
Only in Santa Cruz will people call other people who try to help others through religion a CULT.
Only in Santa Cruz will people call self-help groups and recovery centers abusive and a CULT!
Only in Santa Cruz will people refer to do-gooders, 12-step groups, religious groups and other who try to help kids get out of gangs ABUSIVE.
There is something seriously wrong with you people!
Investigator

Santa Cruz, CA

#13 Aug 19, 2009
I'd say study up before you speak, Seacliff Local.

http://www.google.com/search...
Seacliff Local

Culver City, CA

#14 Aug 25, 2009
Investigator wrote:
I'd say study up before you speak, Seacliff Local.
http://www.google.com/search...
Well, I've studied your link as well as other published information. Why don't YOU study up before you speak?
rbarasa M13

United States

#15 Sep 18, 2012
to all u civil activist and religious gurus let wut ever higher power is out ther judge... and for the dumies out ther ...remember to align wut ppl preach to gods word he teaches to b wise thats y he gives us wisdom and understanding..
Crooks and Thieves

United States

#16 Jan 20, 2013
Victory Outreach is a cult that takes advantage of addicts desperate for recovery...financial scam. The so-called Pastors are crooks! They abuse the Section 8 vouchers they have by bringing people into their homes, not reporting it to the Housing Authority, and then charging these people an arm and a leg to live with them. On top of it, they become their slaves...forcing them to cook, clean, and take care of their kids. They not only do they brainwash the minds of these people, who actually believe in their "saving" abilities, they steal their soul! Talk about grandiosity! They are not God,DON'T GET FOOLED by these so called ex-addicts that are using God's name to take advantage of the masses. Guilting their followers to give a % of their earnings is ridiculous...people should give what they want and only if they want to! This money is not going to God, it's going straight into the pocket of the so- called Pastos...a.k.a. Thieves! THIS CULT IS A JOKE! Don't by a victim of these crooks!
pandarosa

United States

#17 Feb 3, 2013
Lol give a % of there earnings. Look further and you will find Victory outreach takes it all. Deprives people of food and sleep.and forces them to spend there lives working and reading the Bible. Many of the addicted are court ordered to be there. It is the pure definition of a cult.

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#18 Feb 3, 2013
Pat Kittle wrote:
Religious leaders ought to stop encouraging everyone to "be fruitful and multiply."
Then they wouldn't have to make a great big show of trying to undo the consequences later.
Holy crap the truth!!!! I can't agree with you more with this comment.

People are so stupid to see the reality. Most of these gang members come from large families who's parents were overwhelmed by having so many kids that they couldn't give them a proper upbring
FACT

Dover, NJ

#19 Jun 25, 2013
Loyalty is never mentioned in the New Testament, faithfulness to God is!!!

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