Friday, October 29, 2010

Christian using “the rod” kills his own child

Let’s hope we don’t see too many more of these stories. Kevin and Elizabeth Schatz used the Christian disciplinary method known as “the rod” to discipline their two adopted daughters for mispronouncing a word. One of the three-year-old girls died. Did I mention they were homeschoolers?

Prosecutors allege the two victims were subjected to “hours” of corporal punishment by their parents on successive days last Thursday and Friday with a quarter-inch-wide length of rubber or plastic tubing, which police reportedly recovered from the parents’ bedroom.

Police allege that the younger girl was being disciplined for mis-pronouncing a word during a home-school reading lesson the day before she died.

These Christian humanitarians adopted orphan sisters from Africa only to beat them to death in California. Go visit the Secular News Daily, they did a good job on this one. Or read Lynn Harris at Slate.

I think the surviving daughter needs a good home with an Atheist family. Anyone interested?

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