Quote# 67762

(A short excerpt of a much-longer article describing some of the cruelties of Ron Williams' school)

Several of the adult women living at Hephzibah House at this time actually stayed on as staff once the home began taking young girls. In fact, one woman is still on staff at Hephzibah House now, over 25 years later. In the late 1970's, HH began taking in young girls. Some of these girls were as young as 12 years old, and ranged up to about 18 years old. Still living at the School Street location, nearly 30 girls would be housed in the cramped upstairs of what is now the office of HH. Numerous former students from this time period have given explicit details of the treatment that they received. In the School Street house, everyone knew what "the Blue Room" was. This was the room where the girls were taken to receive their beatings. The girls living at School Street received beatings literally on a daily basis. Once the girls were in bed for the night, it became a waiting game, as each girl waited for her name to be called, indicating her turn to be taken down to the Blue Room. Each girl knew what was being done to the girl who was called down. They knew from having experienced it themselves. They also knew what was happening because they could hear the cries coming from the girl who was being beaten. These girls were beaten to the point of having bloody, oozing wounds on their backsides (buttocks, legs, and backs). These bloody wounds often had to be bandaged. The proof of these bloody wounds was evident in the trash cans, as girls would see the dressings from another girl's wounds. Several former students have recounted the story of one particular girl who got up from her folding chair to see that she had bled completely through her bandages and through her uniform onto the chair. This girl was one of the few who was able to successfully run away from Hephzibah House.

Ronald E. Williams, Former Hephzibah Girls: Sisters of Survival 74 Comments [12/6/2009 2:54:56 AM]
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That is a harrowing website. That this can happen in a first-world country in the twenty-first century is absolutely shameful.

Ron and Patti Williams should be in jail, not running a 'home'.

12/6/2009 3:11:32 AM


I wish you a fate worse than death.

12/6/2009 3:18:12 AM


Welcome to the School of Marquis de Sade.

12/6/2009 3:31:56 AM


...what the fuck?! This is HORRIBLE.

12/6/2009 3:32:10 AM


What the flying fuck?!

12/6/2009 3:47:57 AM

Evil Pirate Captain Mel

Omg, those poor girls.

@ Swede: Indeed.

12/6/2009 4:18:45 AM


I'm not sure I want to read that website.

12/6/2009 4:20:05 AM


I got chills running down my back as I read the stories on that site. How the hell is Williams and his wife not in jail for doing this stuff to these poor women and girls?

12/6/2009 4:25:19 AM


Ah yes, human rights abuses. Truly the spirit of the Magdalene Laundries lives on.

An utter tragedy that churches hid this asshole rather than kick his ass to the kerb as nothing more than a barbarian.

There are things that we should be intolerant about and the ritualistic abuse of children and people who are weak and in need is nothing more than barbaric.

12/6/2009 4:40:13 AM


That's one of the most horrible things I've ever heard being done to a human being. At least in the top twenty. I can't imagine what it would be like to wait every night for a beating.

12/6/2009 4:51:24 AM

the old firm

And Williams&co aren't in Jail or dead why exactly?

12/6/2009 4:59:47 AM


I hope those two cunts die a slow painfull death.

12/6/2009 6:02:36 AM


Ohh my gods... i hope you have a fate worse than death..

i think we should cut a giant hole in that fence and help all those girls escape.. no one should be treated like that... Fucking fundie fuckers! i hope they all die painfully and horribly..

12/6/2009 6:36:58 AM

Percy Q. Shunn

christ-stain torture is alive and well in America!

12/6/2009 6:54:52 AM



Yes. I immediately thought of the Magdalene Laundries when I read this.

It is atrocious that such an institution still exist in a post-industrialized nation in the twenty-first century. Disgusting!

12/6/2009 6:59:52 AM


And this is only one example of what church run institutions are capable of, mainly due to a misplaced trust that they will do what's right so we don't have to check up on them.

For those who say we should leave religious communes alone: Ask yourself: Why do they need such privacy and suclusion from society?

12/6/2009 7:26:50 AM


What the fuck? I googled for this and I found out this place still exists?


How can a place like this exist in 2009?

How can a place like this even exist at all?

The people who run that place must be punished. Harshly. Right now.

12/6/2009 8:22:52 AM


Reading the stories on that site make me absolutely heartsick. Why is this place still open and operational? How is it not forcibly closed after so many allegations of abuse?

12/6/2009 8:59:53 AM


Oh, humanity.

12/6/2009 9:40:46 AM

Thinking Allowed

While this is horrible what has happened, I don't see how the quote itself is fundie.

12/6/2009 9:48:37 AM

Mister Spak

Good thin muslims didn't run this place. Everyone knows muslims hate women.

12/6/2009 9:57:34 AM


And damn place isn't closed yet? People are still sending their daughters there?

They all deserve: Fate worse then death

12/6/2009 10:36:07 AM


Finally! I've needed my FSTDT fix for days and days now.

12/6/2009 10:43:00 AM

I wonder if they would be ready to submit to that kind of discipline themselves........but, what can you expect in a world where guys don't want to go to jail FOR NOT PAYING TAXES?

12/6/2009 10:48:10 AM


How has this place not been the target of a police raid yet? Are they just that good at BSing people?

12/6/2009 11:09:50 AM

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