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.)

About Hermana Linda
Hermana means sister in Spanish and Linda is my name. I was born in late 1960 to a mother who had traveled around the world and had been impressed at the baby wearing she saw in Africa and Japan. While in Japan she purchased the baby carrier in which she is wearing me in my avatar. By the grace of God, I trusted Jesus as my personal savior in 1983. He gave me a husband in 1987 and 2 sons in the early 1990's. All glory to God.


  1. 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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