The Schatz Story in the News part 1

Kevin and Elizabeth Schatz are now being charged with torture and murder after following Pearl’s training advice.  Here are some news stories:

Note:  Many news stories removed from their paper’s websites can be found elsewhere.  I’ll try to keep the links updated.  Many can be found at the first 2 links.

Religion News Blog’s news page on No Greater Joy Ministries

and Pound Pup Legacy’s Michael and Debi Pearl’s tag.

Paradise parents face murder, torture charges Feb 10, 2010

Ridge parents arraigned on murder Feb 11, 2010

DA links fundamentalist “training” to Paradise girl’s death Feb 12, 2010

Ramsey examines ministry connected to girl’s death – Paradise Post Feb 18, 2010

A fine line between abuse and discipline Feb 18, 2010

Godly discipline turned deadly by Lynn Harris from Salon Feb 22, 2010

Child’s death leads Christians to speak out against Michael and Debi Pearl from Examiner Feb 25, 2010

Questions about ministry grow from Paradise Post Feb 26, 2010

Is Conservative Christian Group, No Greater Joy Ministries, Pushing Parents to Beat Kids to Death? from CBS News Crimesider

3/13 Faith Matters: There is no such thing as perfect obedience From Mar 13, 2010

Michael Pearl writes that he is laughing at his critics after child’s death from

Further updates at Schatz News Part 2

Religion News Blog’s news page on No Greater Joy Ministries


  1. […] critics when he first wrote it in March 2010.  It was a response to the outraged responses to the Schatz tragedy.  I posted reactions to that here.   I was surprised recently to stumble upon the information […]

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