Daily Mail- Rachel Dolezal was raised in a cult-like Protestant home by a hard-line father who ordered her not to read books and spoke to her in tongues.
The race faker’s dad Larry and mother Ruthanne were former hippies turned evangelists who believed that Christians could see into the future and miraculously heal each other, according to her brother Joshua's memoir.
Larry read an entire chapter of the Bible before each meal, even if it meant their food went cold, and refused to buy a TV for the house.
Joshua claims that he and his sister were both born at home in Troy, Montana, and delivered by their father who put on the birth certificate that Jesus Christ was the sole witness.
He also says that his father's take on The Bible was filled with apocalyptic doom and he would tell them that even close friends would 'deceive every one his neighbor, and they will not speak the truth'.
You just don't find a more bullet proof excuse than blaming your parents for everything that you have done wrong. Think about how often we criticize parents for not raising their children right. Is it really Rachel's fault that by the age of 5 she already wanted to identify as a black person? Imagine you ordered salmon at a restaurant for the first time and it ended up being undercooked and giving you food poisoning. The last thing you would ever want to order again would be salmon because your first experience ruined it for you forever. I don't want to speak on behalf of this pathological liar, but by all accounts Rachel's parents just ruined white people for her forever. Speaking in tongues? Watching food get cold during Bible verses? NO TV!?!? I would have drawn a bath of brown paint too. She was probably thinking this white shit is for the birds. Thinking all crackers are radical religious nut jobs that also believed Jesus and his followers are capable of wizardry. That woman didn't have a damn clue what being black was about, but she knew it couldn't be worse then the ivory white household she grew up in.
Sure, Rachel has taken this whole rebelling against her parents thing to unforeseen heights, but it's still the same concept at play. Most girls that grow up under strict parents just use dick and drugs to prove their freedom. It's almost commendable that the former leader of the NAACP decided to do so by changing her skin color. Nothing makes a radically Christian father's heart shatter faster than having a black, bisexual daughter that refuses to acknowledge she is a product of his sperm. That's how much Rachel hates her parents. Their name is on the birth certificate, and she still claims that doesn't prove that they are her biological parents. This woman has faked being an entirely different race, and claiming that her parents aren't her parents despite all evidence to the contrary is still the most ignorant thing she done. It's hard to grow up to be a normal person when your parents are the farthest thing from such. I'm not saying it gives Rachel Dolezal a scapegoat for her decades of deception, but it's not the worst excuse I have ever heard.