Tag Archive: Religious child abuse

Nov 16 2011

They’re not here to play

Frank Schaeffer fills us in on the world of evangelical child discipline for the glory of god, otherwise known as child abuse. There’s the Texas judge, there are Michael and Debi Pearl, there’s James Dobson, and there’s Bill Gothard. And it is not just individuals who are abused. Whole “Christian” organizations are involved. According to …

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Oct 15 2011

The good of the faith community takes priority

Valerie Tarico interviewed Janet Heimlich last May, on the subject of Heimlich’s new book on religious child maltreatment. Tarico: Some people would say that religion prevents child abuse – that a supportive spiritual community or a personal relationship with a higher power, or a strong moral core is the antidote to maltreatment. Heimlich: As I …

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