abm family preparatory/lighthouse
mo (formerly in westmoreland, tn)
Background, and Survivor Statement(s)
HEAL SPECIAL REPORT:
abm ministries/abm family preparatory/lighthouse christian
HEAL has found
multiple problems with ABM Ministries/ABM Family
Preparatory/Lighthouse Christian Academy's (ABM/ABM's) enrollment
agreement including apparent unconscionable terms and/or
contradictory terms leaving us to believe that ABM is running a money-making scam on families in need of
assistance. We will be alternating between purple
background and/or words for HEAL critiques and questions and
a light pink with red words
for the words of
ABM in their
enrollment agreement (as was
downloaded from abmministries.org on September 15th, 2010). HEAL will not repeatedly
link to the enrollment agreement in full throughout this review,
and, we advise readers to scroll back and/or open the enrollment
agreement in a new window while reviewing our work for accuracy
or if additional contextualization is preferred. This is
an independent review and if you are in need of legal assistance
or advice, please
consult with an attorney.
Packet (Page 1)
Items/Admissions Forms: Birth Certificate, Social Security Card,
Photo I.D., Power of Attorney..."
Why does ABM require the social security card of an enrolled
child? This is a government issued document as is the
birth certificate requested above. Since ABM does not
abide by U.S. laws (according to their "contract"--see
discussion of page 7 below), then why does it require U.S.
government granted documentation for students? Also, why
doesn't ABM provide students/enrollees with a program-issued
photo I.D. if needed? What is the purpose of giving this
documentation to ABM? Also, why was ABM
multiple counts of sexual abuse of a minor girl at the
Missouri program? This incompetence and risk alone should persuade
reasonable people against placing their child at this program.
Enrollment Packet (Page
Does the Student
Appear to be:
Depressed? (low energy, poor concentration, low motivation)
Negative About Everything?
7. Angry or
Abusive to Others?
Exhibiting Changed Eating Habits?
Argumentative and Deceitful?
14. Dropping out
of school/church activities?
16. Refuses to go
17. Refuses to go
to Church Activities?
18. Dating or
Befriending Others Against Parents Wishes
21. Changed in
Has Your Teen
29. Been Abused?
30. Been Over
31. Slept for
questionnaire is very subjective and as the owners of ABM use a
"faith-based" program and do not claim any credentials other
than those afforded them by the power of their own
interpretation of scripture and the dictates of ABM Ministries,
it is likely used to give the appearance that they are concerned
and/or have the capacity and training to assist with the
"problems" mentioned in the questionnaire.
HEAL's concern is
that what are "normal" teenage behaviors are being maligned as
being "abnormal" or in need of immediate correction as opposed
to patience and guidance through this always difficult
transition for both parents and children as children mature into
adults. For instance, many pre-teens and young teens go
through awkward social phases in which they may become or appear
to become lonely, quiet, or moody. However, these young
people are going through extreme physical, hormonal, and often
social changes that can and often do take a toll and require
adjustment and reflection. It is wrong to suggest that the
subjective results this questionnaire will produce, without the
involvement or discussing of the issues involved with the child
for proper contextualization, will be misleading and not useful
for determining the real issues which may stem from school
bullying, sexual abuse, or lack of effective communication
between the parents and the child. Many of these questions
are far too subjective to assist in any real assessment of your
child and without your child's participation and legitimate
evaluation for mental health or other issues by a qualified
professional, it is likely used as a suggestive tool to give you
a false since of confidence in the ABM program.
If your child has
ever had chicken pox or the flu, they have likely slept for
"Long Periods". Also, if they were ever an infant or
toddler, they likely slept for "Long Periods". Asking if a
child has ever "slept for Long Periods" is really indefinite and
in need of further qualification or re-wording if it is to be
deemed definite enough to be a legitimate assessment question.
Other concerns are
in regards to changes "in appearance" and/or refusal to "go to
church/church activities"... Children change so much in
appearance from infancy to adulthood and even from age 10 to age
15. Changes in appearance can represent a commitment to
self-expression, an American value. If your child is not
violating any law and has the right to dress or look the way
they look at school, then, it should be accepted by the parents
as their lawful right. The school will let you know if
your child violates school policy and it is likely that your
values will be supported by school policies. We are
referring to legitimate schools here, not ABM. Freedom of
religion is a protected right of your child as it is for you.
And, if they have reached an age in which they feel they want to
explore other options or to take a break from church or church
activities, it should be respected by the parents that they have
this right. Of course, this is with the caveat that we are
dealing with a young person of age to legally care for
themselves unsupervised. It is unreasonable to expect
parents to choose between hiring a babysitter or taking a young
child to church services.
Enrollment Packet (Page
"Limited Power of Attorney"
"KNOW ALL MEN BY
THESE PRESENTS that I...of these presents do makes, constitute,
and appoint Larry Musgrave, or any other officer of the ABM
Ministries, Inc. as my (our) true and lawful Attorney, for the
limited purpose herein stated..."
GRANTING unto my (our) said Attorney-In-Fact full power and
authority to do and perform all and every act in the exercise of
my (our) parental rights concerning my (our) child."
HEAL is concerned
and believes that the above would be void as being too vague.
It is arguably reasonable to require a limited granting of
"power of attorney" to boarding schools, etc. since the school
will be in charge of the child. However, it is
unreasonable, in our opinion, to demand parents turn authority
over to those they have not personally met or interviewed.
As stated above under (Page 1), the Musgraves have employed
people in their programs that sexually abuse the children in
their care and it is unreasonable to expect families to sign
over their rights to strangers to the contract.
there are grammatical errors in the sentence. The phrase
"do makes" is completely incorrect in any legitimate form.
Also, it is unclear what is meant by "presents" in the initial
It is also
unreasonable to take full power of attorney in the second
paragraph while insinuating that it is to be a limited power of
attorney in other areas of the document. This is
contradictory and would pose a serious concern in regards to
what exactly parents are agreeing to in this document. We
believe, as written, this form would be void or voidable for
indefiniteness and inconsistent/contradictory terms.
Packet (Page 6)
"You will have
our "my" full support and cooperation as you minister to the
needs of our (my) child."
understand that ABM Ministries, Inc. is no more than the name
implies and makes no claims to be anything else."
understand that our (my) child may not always be in the
immediate presence of an adult and therefore we (I) would not
and could not hold the school, its staff, and its officials
responsible for our (my) child's welfare at such time."
requirements and/or sentiments are repeated in various ways
throughout the remainder of the agreement. In portions to
be discussed later, ABM requires unquestioning support of their
practices and demands 100% support of their program by parents
(including parents who are not the primary legal guardian and
who may not have agreed to the placement). This is echoed
by the requirement of "full support and cooperation" above.
Also, by stating
that they are nothing more than their name implies and in using
ABM Ministries, Inc. as the name from which their argued
purpose(s) is derived, it suggests they are likely not a
legitimate school. We highly suggest families considering
ABM thoroughly review the academic accreditation of this school
and the transferability of credits to legitimate schools and/or
colleges. Many programs in this industry do not provide
accredited educational programs or resources and students who
graduate often find themselves forced to earn a G.E.D. and
limited in their future opportunities as a result.
The third segment
above is just a "taste" of the limited liability and ridiculous
arbitration agreement required by this contract. While the
third segment seems reasonable enough, it does not take into
account the liability you, as parents, would have if you
neglected your child and in your absence your child was harmed
as a result of your neglect. Since ABM requires full
parental authority and rights over your child while enrolled at
ABM, they should also be accepting the responsibility and
liability associated with those rights as conferred through the
"Power of Attorney" agreement. Refusing responsibility
while taking benefit from the rights that balance those
responsibilities seems unethical and contrary to public policy.
Agreement (Page 7)
"Since salvation is the
beginning and not the end, we seek to provide an environment
that will nurture the new Christian into a daily surrender of
self to the person of Christ. We expect each parent to
fully support this desire."
enrollment period of six months is required...In the event of
early removal or dismissal from ABM the parent would still be
obligated to pay for the entire six months!"
"All mail is to
go in and out through the parent. All mail is to be read
by ABM staff...Photographs must meet ABM's standard of dress and
appearance in every way."
"The first call
may come after 14 days of enrollment. Second and
subsequent calls may come once every two weeks. Married
parents may have 10 minutes per call. Divorced parents may
call on alternating weeks for 10 minutes or they may call every
other week for five minutes per call."
minute" calls may be made on Christmas Day and on the child's
birthday. These calls must be made during regular phone
all hours. NO calls on Wednesdays or Sundays."
"It is generally
recommended that the first visit be at least 30 days from
enrollment...Whether on campus with us or off campus with the
parent, standards of ABM must be maintained."
"The dates of all
visits should be closely planned and coordinated with the
assistance of ABM staff. Some dates require student
attendance thus eliminating the opportunity to schedule a visit.
Most visits should be a surprise to your child." (cont. on page
Is ABM or Jesus
Christ determining if the child is saved? It seems by the
initial statement that if a child is not meeting the
requirements of ABM's rules based on its own biased
interpretation of biblical texts, then ABM is claiming the child
isn't "saved". Also, if the child is Christian and
believes they are Christian, why is ABM assuming the child is
not Christian simply because they have not been through the ABM
program? This attitude is arrogant and judgmental of the
child and seems to be in opposition to the teachings of Christ.
If ABM is Christian,
why do they try to force dissatisfied families to pay for
services that are not rendered? This seems unethical and
to suggest money-changers are in ABM Ministries as opposed to
Christians who follow the teachings of Christ by living in
example of his compassion, mercy, and love.
In our opinion,
it is illegal and an illegal agreement to include the reading of
the child's incoming and outgoing mail. Also, this
provides ABM an opportunity to disallow communications that may
reveal corruption, physical abuse, mental abuse, and/or sexual
abuse. It is a very dangerous practice and violates the
rights of the child. Such privacy violations were found to
be illegal in the case of
al v. Provo Canyon School. In addition, a parent does
not have the right to waive the rights of their minor child,
they can only waive their own rights. This and other
issues are further developed on our legal arguments page at
www.heal-online.org/legalarguments.htm. Also, if a
parent approves of a photograph being sent to their child, the
parent's authority should override the school's authority unless
the item is pornographic or otherwise illegal. It seems
ABM does not respect the authority of the parent once the
contracts are signed.
unmonitored/uncensored contact with the outside world for 2
weeks or more is also violative of the child's rights.
And, suggests an environment that is dangerous to the child.
The limitation on contact is further discussed later in the
contract review. But, for now, we just want to show that
calls are only allowed from 7:30pm-8:30pm, four days a week.
And, this one-hour slot is to suffice for all children and
families to connect by phone every other week. If
Christmas or your child's birthday falls on a Wednesday or
Sunday, then you won't get to talk to them according to the
It is a serious
concern that the program does not include the family from day
one or welcome the family to visit without pre-approval by the
ABM staff. ABM has no legal right to prevent you from
seeing your child and by denying you that right and using
economic "blackmail" (if you don't do what they say, you take
your kid and continue to pay), they are using a type of bullying
tactic to control you and your family. This is
inappropriate and suggests more of a cult than a ministry.
Also, demanding that ABM's standards be maintained by the family
regardless of if the family is on the premises or off the
premises of ABM's program, is over-reaching and disrespectful to
parental authority. You are the parent and they are your
employee. Your authority in regards to your family should
be respected over their claimed "authority" as a result of any
agreement. Many of these terms appear unconscionable as
being far too beneficial to ABM without a requirement of ABM's
equal contribution or responsibility to you and your family.
claiming that "visits should be a surprise to your child"
suggests you lie or deceive your child in regards to visits.
One of the ten commandments is, "Thou shalt not bear false
witness". And, by requiring you to deceive your child, in
the event they inquire about when they will next see you, is
Packet (Page 8)
"In order to be
effective we must have 100% support of both parents in all
areas...A parent should not become offended whenever something
is returned to them as inappropriate. A parent should not
be negative at any time a change in policy is deemed necessary
by ABM. If at any time a parent becomes unwilling to give
full support to all ABM policies, the parent should voluntarily
remove the child from the academy."
must include testing for drugs and sexually transmitted
diseases... A separate fee will be charged that will include the
medical charges and for the additional risk, time, and manpower
required if the ministry."
"It is important
that we not keep secrets from each other. ABM will not
withhold student information from parents and parents are not to
withhold information from ABM. What you hear I hear and
what I hear you hear."
Again, ABM shows
that it does not respect parental authority by demanding control
and the right to dictate whether a parent feels offended or is
dissatisfied with ABM's policies or changes to policy.
Such changes in policy are likely referring to visitation and
telephone call schedules as the stated 14 day wait for the
initial call is likely often quite longer so that your child is
effectively broken and brainwashed to say only "positive" things
about the program prior to ever getting to speak with you.
This has been the experience of many who have been dissatisfied
with similar programs.
If your child has never
done drugs and is a virgin, such a violation of running drug and
STD tests will likely traumatize your child. Can you
imagine subjecting a young virgin to invasive STD screening
which would include a pap smear? It can feel like sexual
abuse to someone forced to undergo such invasive procedures
against their will and without their consent. If ABM is no
longer sexually abusing children, why do they need to know their
STD results? It is a strange requirement and inappropriate
of any school or organization to ask, unless, they intend to do
something sexual with the child or expect that someone else
within their walls so intends. Regardless, it is
The final segment
mentioned above is a concern as it is likely a way to spy on the
child. If the child has a private moment with their parent
and confides that abuses are occurring and the parent then
betrays their child's confidence by telling ABM, it will put a
further strain on the trust between parent and child. The
goal of any family ministry should be to unite families and
assist with effective and supportive communication skill
building. Trust is an extremely important element of
building strong family bonds. By working with a
third-party (ABM) and breaking the confidence of your child, you
are emotionally abusing your child. HEAL recommends you do
not check your parental authority or ability to reason at the
door and question and/or protect your child's trust by not
breaching it and exposing your child to excessive and/or cruel
disciplinary actions as a likely result of such a breach.
Packet (Pages 9-12)
lawsuits are prohibited by Scripture...all teachers, staff,
board members, volunteers, parents, grandparents, guardians,
students, or anyone else involved in dispute agree to submit to
binding arbitration...and expressly waive any and all rights in
law and equity to bringing any civil disagreement before any
court of law."
must, prior to the selection of arbitrators, agree to the scope
of the matters to be considered by the arbitrators...Failure to
do so shall be considered a proper matter for church discipline.
If the scope of the dispute for arbitration cannot be agreed
upon by the parties, the scope shall be determined by the
must be born-again Christians of good reputation in the
community and who affirm ABM's statement of faith in its
entirety...No arbitrators may be an attorney."
shall, subject to the provisions of these procedures, arbitrate
the dispute according to the terms of these procedures, the
Bible as interpreted by ABM's statement of faith, and any
applicable church documents."
"Formal rules of
evidence shall not apply."
may, in their absolute discretion, receive and consider any
evidence they deem relevant to the dispute, whether written or
oral, without regards to any formal rules of evidence."
"There shall be
no stenographic record of the proceedings."
presentations shall be controlled by the arbitrators. Any
disputes regarding procedure shall be decided solely by the
are to receive all evidence, prayerfully consider such evidence
in an impartial manner, and render a decision which, based upon
Scriptural principles, is fair to both parties."
have full power to order mutual releases to be executed by the
parties, and either of the parties failing such orders shall
have the effect of a release, and may be duly acknowledged as
"Should any party
commence legal proceedings against another party with the
respect to the agreed scope of the dispute or the binding
decision of the arbitrators, with the exception of an action to
enforce the decision of the arbitrators, that party shall pay to
the other party all expenses of said proceedings, including
reasonable attorneys' fees."
"No party will
involve the news media in the dispute in any way. No party
shall publicize the dispute in any way."
for Arbitration may be revised or amended by a majority of the
church membership at any regular church business meeting."
arbitration arrangement demands that the arbitrators be members
of the ABM church and agree to ABM's interpretation of scripture
and will use ABM's biased interpretation of scripture as the
basis for determining how to resolve the dispute. This is
horribly waited to protect ABM Ministries. And, for that
reason seems both unethical and unconscionable, thereby likely
In addition, stating a
requirement that ABM and the dissatisfied parties must agree to
the scope and/or causes of action prior to arbitration and/or
leaving that scope solely to the discretion of other members or
followers of the ABM cult/ministry, is unfair on its face and
will place any victim of fraud or abuse at the mercy of the very
people that have victimized them. It is arguably a great
way to fool victims into thinking they can't pursue an action.
But, fooling people is ungodly and therefore, ABM should
consider who they are serving by deceiving and manipulating
their congregation/members in this way.
It sounds like
most, if not all, disputes brought to the non-attorney ABM
followers playing arbitrators will result in mutual releases
"forgiving" each side with no accountability. Also, it
states that even if a victim refuses to sign a release, that by
signing the contract itself they agree to "no action" being the
equivalent of agreeing to such a release. ABM continually
refuses to take any responsibility for the harm they cause
others. If going by Leviticus, we hope they do not poison,
stone, or otherwise viciously abuse or kill people who violate
God's laws. And, going by U.S. law, this contract appears
unconscionable and unenforceable.
In addition, to
further intimidate families from pursuing legal action, they
claim whomever pursues legal action agrees to pay for the
attorneys' fees of the other party regardless of outcome.
This is obscene and is meant to further discourage any action
that may hold ABM accountable for abuses they may commit against
a child and his/her family. It is outrageous.
ABM shouldn't do
illegal and immoral things and if such things are done people
have the right to notify the media and warn their fellows of any
fraud and abuse that has occurred or is occurring.
And, finally, a
fuller admission that the arbitration rules are set by ABM
church membership and can be revised by ABM Ministries members
at will. This is also unconscionable as including
undisclosed terms in a contract that are changeable only by
one-side (here ABM) and therefore the contract itself is too
protective of ABM's interests without ample and fair
consideration of the interests of the families with whom they
contract. This contract is written in a manner to
intimidate and confuse agreeing parties and to prevent any
actions being taken against ABM if and/or when abuses occur.
And, according to their own history as a "church", abuses,
including sexual abuses, have occurred.
Packet (Page 13)
"Authorization for ABM
to Use Student's Picture: Second Party hereby authorizes ABM to
take or permit to be taken of the Student for use by ABM in
publications, newspapers, and/or on television for purpose of
public relations for ABM."
This is unconscionable
as it violates the privacy rights of the child and the child's
likeness is being used to promote a program that very well may
be abusing the child. It is disgusting. In addition,
it is unconscionable for ABM to use the child and the child's
photo for promotion of their program and deny the right to
inform the media of abuses as is "barred" by the contract as
mentioned above. This is hypocrisy. And, that is
something Christians do not put in their contracts.
Packet (Page 14)
and other Second Party/Student contact, including incoming and
outgoing mail and telephone calls, gifts of money or personal
property to the Student, will be at the discretion of ABM, and
Second Party agrees to be bound by such decisions of ABM."
Agrees...to ABM's disciplinary procedures."
acknowledges that he/she remains financially responsible for the
total cost of any medical, surgical, or dental procedures needed
by the Student as a result of an emergency or otherwise."
agrees that upon discharge or withdrawal, any unpaid balance for
the duration of enrollment shall become due and payable to ABM."
agrees to hold ABM, and its agents, employees, and volunteers
harmless from, and to indemnify for, any and all liability,
actions, causes of actions, claims, expenses, including
attorneys' fees, and damages on account of injury to the
Student, even injury resulting in death, which Second Party now
has/have or which may arise in the future in connection with
said enrollment and boarding of the Student at ABM."
further agrees to Hold ABM, and its agents, employees, and
volunteers harmless from, and to indemnify for, any and all
liability, actions, causes of actions, claims, expenses,
including attorneys fees, and injury, even injury resulting in
death, or damage to a Third Party or his/her property which may
arise in the future in connection with the Student's enrollment
and boarding at ABM and other associated activities."
contains the entire agreement between the parties hereto and the
terms of this Agreement are contractual and not mere recital."
Here again, we have
ABM admitting to absolute control over any visitation or
communication the parents can have with their own child.
This is a serious warning sign of an abusive environment.
For more warning signs and questions you should ask any program,
The contract does not
include information detailing ABM's disciplinary procedures,
but, again, we pray they are not based on scriptural demands of
stoning, poisoning, or trading children or allowing children to
be made sexual prey for an offended church member in any private
arbitration within the church regarding appropriate punishments
based on scriptural dictates as is interpreted by ABM.
ABM wants to
insure one thing, that they make money. The entire
contract protects their financial interests above all and
supports unjust results in regards to disputes. This is
unfair and not in line with the principles or teachings of the
And, beyond this,
ABM takes no responsibility for harm to children in its program,
up to and including harm that results in death. This is
unconscionable and arguably illegal as well.
In addition, they
include that this "Agreement contains the entire agreement
and...the terms of this Agreement are contractual." This
uses legal terminology and Contract Law is a recognized field of
legal study in American law and while assuming to protect itself
by claiming it is a legal contract, and at the same time stating
that American courts shall not be privy or allowed to hear cases
resulting from the contract, they are again contradicting
themselves and exhibiting the utmost in unconscionability and
reiterate that a parent can sign away their own legal rights,
but, not the legal rights of their minor children. See
www.heal-online.org/legalarguments.htm for more information.
By stating that the parent is waiving the legal rights of the
child, this contract is including arguably illegal terms and
therefore arguably void as a matter of law.
Packet (Page 15)
"ABM an the Second
Party agree that in the event of any disagreement or conflict
arising from the terms of this Agreement they each will abide by
and participate in the Alternative Dispute Resolution procedures
developed by ABM and agree to binding arbitration, expressly
waiving any and all rights in law and equity to bring any civil
disagreement before a court of law."
Again, ABM wants
complete control over any dispute resolution and demands
families agree to this and waive their legal rights. This
Agreement (Page 16)
"I understand that
acceptance of this application by ABM, together with the
policies, regulations, and conditions of ABM shall constitute
the contract between us. I am enclosing the application
fee of $250."
Why does ABM
charge such an outrageous application fee? The application
is nothing more than unconscionable and/or illegal terms that do
nothing but protect the interests of ABM at the family's
expense. ABM is outrageous in their money-grabbing.
Agreement (Page 18)
"Applicants are only
admitted on the express condition that the parents/guardians
agree to adhere to all of the policies, regulations, and
conditions of ABM."
It is beyond reason
that any parent would agree to be controlled or have their
family controlled by ABM. Given ABM's history of abuse, it
is absurd that they do not provide more guarantees of the safety
of their program and explain any improvements they may have made
as opposed to taking additional steps to protect their interests
at the expense of families they claim to serve.
Agreement (Pages 21 & 22)
"This contract is a
minimum of 180 days stay."
"Prior to the
student arriving at ABM the first month tuition payment of
($1,500.00) is required; additionally an enrollment fee of
($1,500) for Application, Academic Supplies, and Scholastic
Assessment is required (Total of $3,000). No refund or
release of parental contract will be given unless approved by
the program director."
"Any payment not
received on or before the first of each month will be charged a
late fee of $30.00/day for each day the payment is late."
"It is understood
that the student cannot leave the care, instruction, or premises
of ABM, without permission of ABM..."
"The student will
not be allowed enrollment into ABM unless there is unanimous
consent by the parent and student to the rules, and both must
sign the rule sheet."
"This Release and
Indemnity Agreement is essential to the purpose of the Contract
that ABM be protected from legal claims raised by the parent,
student, or third parties incident to the Contract."
"The parent will
pay for any medical, hospital, or accident expense during the
"Parent agrees to
execute a separate guardianship agreement turning guardianship
over to Larry and Carmen Musgrave of ABM."
also agree to not hold ABM responsible financially or otherwise
for loss or damage of the student's personal property."
The minimum stay appears to be excessive for this type of
controlled environment. Generally, severely oppressive
and/or controlled environments are limited to very short terms
and that is for individuals who are an immediate danger to
themselves or others. It is generally not allowed and
definitely not healthy for individuals to be placed in such a
controlled environment for a long period of time.
Why does ABM charge two
application fees? Previously, they stated a charge of $250
for the application fee and again include a second charge of
$1,500 which also states it covers the application fee.
This appears to be a double-charging for the same service and
again reveals the profit-making motives of ABM Ministries.
It appears that at a minimum, a family will be charges $9,250.
This is an extreme expense for struggling families and given
that no real assistance is provided by ABM and that they refuse
any responsibility for damages their program may cause, it is a
price that is certainly no bargain.
How much duress
is the child put under to "agree to" and "sign" the rules form
for ABM? With complete control of the child and no
perceived risk of being held accountable for harms done to the
child, this would likely be unenforceable against the child.
In addition, minors are not legally held to contracts, including
and especially those agreements made in duress and in a breach
of fiduciary responsibility by the parent or other authority.
Again, this is not legal advice and you should always
attorney prior to pursuing legal action.
are the protections of ABM against any claims, up to and
including claims of wrongful death, as well as explicitly
stating the parents are responsible for any expenses resulting
from injuries sustained by their child while enrolled at ABM.
We also see that
full guardianship is required to be turned over to the Musgraves.
This again contradicts the claims that it is a limited "power of
attorney" for emergencies only and shows the misleading language
of the contract.
The final segment
reviewed from the contract permits ABM to steal from your child
and states that you will not hold ABM liable for any items lost,
stolen, or otherwise disposed of by ABM. Killing and
stealing are violations of the ten commandments. If ABM is
not following God's law and not following American law, exactly
whom or what do they serve and obey?
recommend you do not place your child in ABM Family
Preparatory/Lighthouse Christian Academy and ask that if you
have placed your child in this program, that you consider and
execute an immediate rescue of your child from this program.