Daily Archives: August 17, 2011

Spare the rod, save the child

“Train up a child in the way that he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it.”

-Proverbs 22:6

This is a report of a Fundamentalist Christian couple who beat thier 7 year old child to death as part of the practice of corporal punishment to which they subscribed as per instructions given them by God. They were following the detailed methodology of child torture supplied in a book called To Train Up A Child. Which may or may not be related to a book called Train Up a Child: Successful Parenting for the Next Generation.

Nine children were subject to this abuse over several years. The child who died was adopted.

Some people should just not be allowed near other people.

In connection with this story, I’ve advanced one of “Evolution … not just a theory anymore”‘s archive revival posts to the front of the line, for your perusal: Child abuse in the name of god