When The Child Abuser Has a Bible

In Dec of 2010 The Official Newsletter of the National Child Protection Training Center featured an article entitled, When the Child Abuser Has a Bible: Investigating Child Maltreatment Sanctioned or Condoned by a Religious Leader.  They mention To Train Up A Child by Michael and Debi Pearl in the footnotes and include a quote from Beth Fenimore’s open letter to Roy Lessin, How Spanking Changed My Life (Note: this story is very graphic and might be triggering for some. Use your own descretion.)


  1. Laura on February 15, 2021 at 8:31 am

    Welcome to my website http://www.laurapriestess.com – about spanking as sexual abouse.

  2. Janet Heimlich on May 8, 2011 at 6:33 am

    This website is an excellent resource. I’ve written about many of the harmful teaching methods you cover in my book (BREAKING THEIR WILL: SHEDDING LIGHT ON RELIGIOUS CHILD MALTREATMENT, Prometheus Books, 2011) which is due out June 1. Still, I I would have liked to have known about this site as I researched the book.
    Thanks for your great work,
    Janet Heimlich
    P.S. Feel free to list my website as a resource on your site. I will include a link to your site on my site as well.

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