Bob Bixby shares an update from Tina Anderson’s husband. Tina, as you may remember, was featured on the 20/20 story about abuse in some IFB churches.
And here are 2 more responses to the 20/20 show:
20/20 And The IFB Culture by Baptist Thinker
IFB by David Schmidt from Thoughts of an Unlearned.
And if I may make my own comment on the show and the responses, I must say that I am rather disappointed that I am not seeing more discussion of the part about the harsh teachings of using corporeal punishment of babies in some of these churches. I have seen only a few references to harsh punishment and that is it. Elizabeth Vargas was properly shocked at the idea of spanking infants for crying in church and then the topic was pretty much dropped. I found one blog post about it. In each of the other pages about it to which I have linked lately, I have seen much discussion in the comments about sexual abuse and coverups as well as how linked the IFB churches are or are not. I have seen mentions of spiritual abuse and legalism. I have seen no outrage for the idea of spanking infants nor even a discussion of what age would be ok to start. I must be missing something. If someone has seen such discussion, I would be interested.
edited to add:
I see that Bob Bixby posted something On Whipping Your Children today. Also, I see from my comments that people are, indeed, discussing it. Apparently, I am just not reading in the right places.