Red Frogs Volunteer Loses Faith In God After One Night On The Gold Coast

Red Frogs Volunteer Loses Faith In God After One Night On The Gold Coast

23 November, 2015. 17:04

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[dropcap]H[/dropcap]EDONISTIC school-leaving celebrations have kicked off on the Gold Coast overnight, with over 30,000 Australian teenagers celebrating the beginning of a new chapter in their lives and the end of another.

Queensland Police said they arrested 18 males and one female, on 23 offences, overnight. An eye-opening debut into the ‘real world’ for many of the partiers.

However, one particular story that has risen from the celebrations is that of 24-year old “Jason” – and no he wasn’t one of the uninvited ‘Toolie’ gatecrashers.

The young man, who has asked the Betoota Advocate if his identity could remain undisclosed, arrived at the Gold Coast yesterday morning as a support volunteer with the Christian organisation, Red Frogs.

Jason has stated that after not even 24 hours witnessing (and eventually joining in on) the school-leaver celebrations, he now has no faith in God.

The Red Frogs are a Christian ‘sober support group’ of young adults, named after the famous Allen’s lollies that they provide to Australian party-goers, in an attempt to break the ice and provide support for them – and their ecstasy-ravaged brains.

Beginning in 1997, the Red Frogs motto is:

“To reduce suffering and safeguard a generation”

But it would seem that it was one of their own who became engulfed by this ‘culture’ last night, prematurely arriving back to his parents home in Sydney’s Hills District this afternoon, with nothing more than a merciless hangover.

Jason believes it was around nine o’clock last night when he crossed the line – transitioning from a pillar of support, to an enabler.

“We had just made our way into an apartment at the Beach Chateau, we were there to help educate the kids on the dangers of too much drinking… when we stumbled across a large group of boys from Brisbane’s Southside,

“They were friendly guys and pretty funny… they were quite excited after having just graduated from Marsden High (Logan, QLD) earlier that day.”

“I agreed to having ONE drink with them, but obviously it wasn’t ‘just one’ because the next thing I knew… I was smoking marijuana over a kitchen stove with a pair of butter knives,”

Jason doesn’t remember much after that.

“All I know is when I got back today, mum took me straight to the hospital to get my blood tested. What they found was a few real concerns,”

“I contracted a venereal disease at some point last night, the doctor thinks it might be Chlamydia – but they also found traces of both methamphetamine and cocaine in my system.

A photo from Jason's phone shows what he believes to be the group of young men that led him astray.
A photo from Jason’s smartphone shows what he believes to be the group of young men that led him astray.

Jason joined the Red Frogs in 2011, under the recommendation of a youth pastor at his families local CityChurch, he felt it was a good way to give back to the community and ensure that our young school leavers are safe during all the schoolies excitement on the Gold Coast.

“After all my training… It seems like I was the one that lost control. I am very embarrassed but I also feel at peace,”

“Because no matter how much my head hurts today, I know I had fun last night. One night with those crazy fobs (sic) has given me a new lease on life… I mean, I lost my virginity without even knowing it!

Despite the embarrassment felt by both Jason and his extremely religious family, he says doesn’t regret a thing.

“Obviously I wish I had done this when I graduated in 2009, but I was so caught up in the CityChurch youth camps that I didn’t have time for pingers and beer-bongs,”

“I think I have a bit of catching up to do, but I feel enlightened… I owe it all to my short stint with the Red Frogs.”

Jason says he has today decided to defer his last year of primary teaching studies to “travel around Europe and stuff” – using his connections with the Red Frogs to get a cheap cross-Europe seat on a Contiki Party Bus.

13 Responses to "Red Frogs Volunteer Loses Faith In God After One Night On The Gold Coast"

  1. A bloke called Ant of Gippsland Vic   November 24, 2014 at 5:07 pm

    Schoolies should be finding jobs not partying for all the hard work they have done in there long lives…
    Back when I was a lad, I finished Technical College & then got a job in a steel foundry, these soft teens & there party pills need to be put into National Service to learn the A.M. hours are for waking up and getting on with building this country & not partying….hell the idea of them getting to centrelink before noon is even beyond these 180 beats per minute fools, after all its a long way to the top when you’re on the rock & roll…

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    • newir   November 24, 2014 at 6:57 pm

      Mate that aint living… so you dont like to have a bit of fun, thats fine but its isnt the norm.

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    • Nacho Cheese   November 25, 2014 at 1:44 am

      Pingas are great. You should totally try one. You sound like you deserve one after a life of hard work.

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    • Anonymous   November 25, 2014 at 10:59 am

      What are you, 50? Times change, and they most certainly have. The majority of people, after 13 years of schooling, definitely don’t want to go straight into working, especially as a lot will further their studies at University, giving them another 3-4 years of education on top of school. What’s one week of partying and having a good time, doing whatever the fuck you want to do without anyone caring going to do to all that “hard work” that they have done? When they go home after schoolies, they would’ve still done that work and have that behind them…
      You have no right to judge a different generation than yours just because the way they approach life is ‘skewed’ in your eyes.
      …and given the fact that you quoted an ACDC song in an actual sentence shows me that you are in no position to tell people what they can and can’t do because back when you finished school, you approached life in a different way.

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  2. Spotty   November 24, 2014 at 6:03 pm

    Pretty sure the earliest a sexually transmitted disease can show up is 4 days after contact……..so if he was taken the day after to the hospital it would be too early to show up so it seems “Jason” was up to no good way before his driven drug fuelled night.

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    • Justin'Time Drew   December 1, 2014 at 5:29 pm

      Hey Spotty, you sound like you had plenty of experience with these STD’s. Remember to double bag next time you go to the gay bar! Peace.

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  3. Mel   November 24, 2014 at 11:05 pm

    hahaha!! Bloody good on you, Jason! Life is for living!

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  4. sam   November 28, 2014 at 7:40 pm

    I wanna party with the bloke called Ant from Gipsland. he seems like a fun guy.

    BEST ARTICLE EVER

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  5. Stavronicus   November 24, 2015 at 7:16 pm

    This is a spoof, people.

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    • Joey   November 22, 2016 at 12:20 am

      gee thanks capt obvious

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  6. Tyrone   November 21, 2016 at 8:30 pm

    Great yarn haha

    But on a serious note, the Red Frogs aren’t there to help. They’re there to prey on young people at their most vulnerable to brainwash them into the sick cult of Christianity, serving a magical sky fair, controlling their thoughts and money.

    They should be told to fuck off. Vultures.

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  7. Bruce   November 22, 2016 at 7:17 pm

    Back when I was a lad, we were tough. On the day after I finished school I had to get up an hour before I went to to bed, work a double shift in the factory, and when I got home my father beat me with a lump of timber.

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