Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Use a rod and go to prison

Few things please me more than reading that a nutball religious zealot is sent to prison because his biblically inspired actions are deemed illegal by our modern legal standards. Take those nutballs who beat children with rods because they think the bible tells them to do so. Pastor Philip Caminiti advocated for this type of biblical discipline. He even suggested that his followers beat children as young as 2 months old. I don’t recall that in the bible.

Assistant District Attorney Shelly Rusch, who prosecuted the case with Assistant District Attorney Greg Venker, said she was surprised that the jury deliberated for such a short time. She said she did not know what resonated most with the jury, though she speculated that the ages of the children involved in the case might have weighed on them.

The charges alleged that two of the children involved were just 2 months old when discipline was advocated by Caminiti. The oldest child was 5 when the practice was stopped after police intervened in November 2010.

Read more: Black Earth pastor found guilty in child abuse case

You are not a Christian based on based on what you say. The magic prayer of salvation does not end your journey. To be a Christian you must actually practice the principles that Jesus supposed taught. I don’t recall Jesus telling his followers to beat their children. Do you?

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