Generations of Virtue
|Legal status||Non-profit Organization|
|Headquarters||Colorado Springs, Colorado|
|Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines, China, Thailand, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Cambodia, Taiwan, UAE, South Korea, Myanmar, South Africa, Australia, United States|
Generations of Virtue (GOV) is a non-profit organization whose focus is to equip families with resources and education on implementing lifestyles of sexual purity, based on Christian values. GOV was founded in 2003 by Julie Hiramine, the author of Guardians of Purity, and is headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The organization has developed curriculum, lecture series, book series, and several products to promote purity. Among their resource line are books for parents to educate their children age-appropriately about sexuality. They share these resources and training materials through worldwide ministry trips and speaking engagements in almost every state in the U.S. and numerous other nations.
In 2003, Julie Hiramine founded Generations of Virtue in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Its original scope was to teach sexual integrity to families, but they have evolved to educate on a myriad of other topics related to sexual purity including interpreting media, cultural parenting, safe technology use, practically equipping youth for success, strategic family development, and raising generations of virtue. GOV is a 501c3 non-profit organization.
Through the years, the organization has worked with several worldwide organizations including Charisma House Media, the Tween Gospel Alliance, Every Nation churches, World Changers' Summit, Hearts at Home, MOPS, and the International Children's Ministry Network. In 2003, Generations of Virtue was invited to the New York State Homeschool Convention. From there, they began working with moms' groups, the homeschool arena, and churches in the U.S. Over the years, Generations of Virtue has broadened its reach to public, private, and international schools and hundreds of church networks throughout the world. Generations of Virtue has ministered in numerous denominations and church movements, including the Methodist, Anglican, Baptist, Assemblies of God, Evangelical Free Church, Nondenominational, Lutheran, Presbyterian, Mennonite, Pentecostal, Calvary Chapel, Full Gospel Assembly, and Vineyard. Hiramine has written for Charisma Magazine and Charisma Publishing published her debut book in 2012. Hiramine is also a Director for the organization True Value of a Woman, and frequently speaks at parenting and family conferences around the world.
Generations of Virtue instructs leaders, educators and parents to be effective within their individual areas of influence. They accomplish this goal through strategic partnerships with key organizations both in the United States and internationally.
GOV has released several book series, including Teknon and the Champion Warriors and Beautifully Made. In 2005, GOV introduced purity rings to their product line. In 2007, GOV started an internship program for youth ages 16–21. During the same year, they launched their international speaking tours.
In 2011, Culture Shock was published by Standard Publishing. Both the leader's guide and student's guide have been distributed to over 4,000 people worldwide. In 2012, Generations of Virtue's DVD curriculum, Raising a Pure Generation, was released.
Multiple allegations indicate that Generations of Virtue is a cult, founded by Bishop and Mary Whitlock as Trinity Institute, and eventually taken over by Kay and Julie Hiramine and re-named Generations of Virtue. There are dozens, if not hundreds, of victims of this cult—many complaints dating back more than 20 years. Allegations primarily center around young girls who are convinced to join the Cult to learn “sexual wholeness and integrity.” In reality, members are abused physical, emotionally and sexually. Young girls are led to believe that they are “deceitful, evil and wicked,” and young impressionable women are lured away from their families and isolated. These young girls are told by cult leadership that they should completely cut off all contact with their parents and families, and ultimately that only those within the commune are safe to contact. New members are indoctrinated and brainwashed through a “prayer chair.”
In the prayer chair ritual, a large room has a single chair placed in the center of a ring of chairs of existing members. The cult leaders begin a series of sessions, each lasting for hours, and ultimately spanning many months (or sometimes indefinitely). The girls are asked to recall sexual memories and sins. They are broken emotionally and psychologically under aggressive yelling, accusations, and allegations of vile and lewd sexual fantasies. These young women are broken into submission and a life of total servitude to the male cult leader, Kay Hiramine. Many end up working for him for years, for free.
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