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[TW DEATH, CHILD ABUSE] Another couple found guilty of murder for parenting by "To Train Up a Child"

madgastronomer:

schroedingerscas:

moranballads:

I am begging you, please sign this petition to ask Amazon to stop selling these books. The books are given out in some churches and sold under an illusion of creating a happy family. This story and the things that are encouraged in the books break my heart.

Here is the petition. Please, please sign.

[TW CHILD ABUSE]

Some of the discipline techniques the Pearls teach include:

  • Using plastic tubing to beat children, since it hurts a lot but leaves fewer marks to alert authorities
  • Wearing the plastic tubing around the parent’s neck as a constant reminder to obey
  • "Swatting" babies as young as six months old with instruments such as "a 12-inch willowy branch," thinner plastic tubing or a wooden spoon
  • "Blanket training" babies by hitting them with an instrument if they try to crawl off a blanket on the floor
  • Beating older children with rulers, paddles, belts and larger tree branches
  • "Training" children with pain before they even disobey, in order to teach total obedience
  • Giving cold water baths, putting children outside in cold weather and withholding meals as discipline
  • Hosing off children who have potty training accidents
  • Inflicting punishment until a child is “without breath to complain.”“

they’re advocating for beating children as young as 6 MONTHS

they’re advising people on how to avoid legal punishment for their crimes

The Pearls and their ministry, No Greater Joy, make an estimated $1.7 million a year.

I think it’s important to point out that many of the children abused, and especially those murdered, using this method, are children of color adopted by white people, often from poverty-stricken countries in Africa and Asia.

(Source: jensensmomma)

notorious-slasher:

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