I've seen this story develop and didn't really pay attention much. It would surprise me if it were less that a kosher camp in Tennessee or it was simply another jihad from the left. From some reason I checked the NYT story above, and as usual, it isn't the point of the story but a detail which is the most interesting. In this case:
Although Zach wrote only a handful of entries about the Refuge program, all posted before he arrived there in the Memphis suburbs on June 6, his words have been forwarded on the Internet over and over, inspiring online debates, news articles, sidewalk protests and an investigation into Love in Action by the Tennessee Department of Children's Services in response to a child abuse allegation. The investigation was dropped when the allegation proved unfounded, a spokeswoman for the agency said. (emphasis mine)
According to the New York Times (that house organ of Christian fundamentalists) this whole thing blew up over the comments of a kid who HASN'T EVEN BEEN THERE with everyone drawing conclusions about what is going on. DCFS made an investigation (and found nothing) based on the testimony of someone NOT EVEN THERE. Now, I'm not going to pretend that the parents of this camp are all lily white here, but it is obvious this whole scandal was started based on comments of someone not even there, albeit who was upset at what was going on.
This sounds more like an ideological-based attack by the media and certain groups than anything merited by what's going on. It seems the attack is more because people have a problem with teaching someone not to be gay than any serious claim of abuse. That's the story here, people lobbied for these investigations because they believe teaching someone not to be gay is ipso facto abuse. They tried to use the blog posts (which were before he got there) and then pointed to some of the less than fun rules. But in the end, it appears this is an attack on the idea that someone can change from being gay.