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Dec 11 2011

Here he is, he’s all yours

Some parents in Irvine California suspected their son, age 15, of smoking. So they sat him down and explained to him how useful it is to be able to breathe freely, how addictive tobacco is, how bad smoking makes you smell, right?

Not quite. They asked a guy to beat the kid up for them (authorities said).

 An Irvine couple who suspected their 15-year-old son of smoking turned to a man believed to be relied on in their church to violently discipline children, authorities said.

Ah in their church – relied on in their church. Uh…whut? So people who attend this church have a designated guy who beats their children, and this is understood and relied on? Funny kind of church.

The parents asked Paul Kim, 39, to discipline their son after finding a
lighter in his possession, dropping the boy off at Kim’s Chino Hills home with permission for the beating, San Bernardino County sheriff’s spokesperson Cindy Bachmann said Saturday.

Kim hit the child with a metal pole about a dozen times, causing severe
bruising on his legs, according to Bachmann. The pole was about an inch in
diameter, investigators said.

Have investigators found Michael Pearl’s book on the premises? Are they looking for it?

Investigators believe Kim has been used in this way by other families in the
congregation, and asked for victims and witnesses to come forward.

Amen.

 

 

 

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  1. 1
    Eric126

    Wow.

  2. 2
    miles670

    I have to reiterate Erics comment as it was the first thing I thought.

    Wow.

  3. 3
    Crazyharp81602

    Christian love…. what a joke!

  4. 4
    Daniel Fincke

    Nicely written, Ophelia. Made the point fresh.

  5. 5
    Didaktylos

    First step – the lad gets emancipated.

  6. 6
    Andy Allen

    Tell me again why religion is considered an essential basis for morality?

  7. 7
    Peter M

    What Eric and Andy said. This should beggar belief, but sadly it doesn’t.

  8. 8
    opposablethumbs

    FSM but these people are sick. And someone is sanctioned and encouraged to commit assault instead of being prosecuted for it.

  9. 9
    Rawnaeris, Lulu Cthulhu

    Wait, what? The. Fuck!

  10. 10
    Sili

    Kim hit the child with a metal pole about a dozen times

    What the hell! What kind of barbarians are these people?!

    There supposed to send the kid to be stoned by the city gates like civilised people!

    Sheeesh. You can’t trust anyone to live by the Bible anymore. Heathens, the lot the of them!

  11. 11
    Sili

    Tell me again why religion is considered an essential basis for morality?

    So you’re in favour of everybody smoking all the time? Are you in the pocket of Big Tobacco™ or summat?

  12. 12
    Aratina Cage

    Sheeesh. You can’t trust anyone to live by the Bible anymore.

    Did Yahweh or Jebuzz ever hand down any divine laws against smoking? I don’t think so. It makes me wonder what the parents were smoking if they thought it did.

  13. 13
    Ophelia Benson

    Ah no but Jahweh said “HONOR THY FATHER AND MOTHER.” The parents told the kid not to smoke, so he was hit with a metal pole for doing what they told him not to do. See? It makes perfect sense once you think about it.

  14. 14
    Jurjen S.

    It should be noted that the parents were the ones to inform the police, so evidently they weren’t expecting Kim to be quite a heavy-handed as he (allegedly) was. And that must have taken a certain amount of pride-swallowing. But the question does remain what they–and reportedly various other parents in the congregation–were thinking in the first place, to hire some guy to beat up your own child, for the love of Mike.

  15. 15
    WMDKitty -- Survivor

    Let me get this straight. Parents find lighter in child’s possession, parents freak out, parents hire a thug they “know from church” to beat the ever-living shit out of child.

    WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH THESE PEOPLE?!

    I don’t care if your kid is Lizzie fucking Borden, and just whacked two people, VIOLENCE TOWARDS A CHILD IS NEVER APPROPRIATE.

  16. 16
    David

    @Jurjen S. I read the story last week and from what I remember a teacher at school noticed the bruises and called authorities. The parents only regret seemed to be they broke the first rule of leaving no marks.

  17. 17
    Svlad Cjelli

    Spare the metal pole; spoil the child.

  18. 18
    tangohotel

    Yeah, but did he quit?

    (Hey, somebody had to ask…)

  1. 19
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