The Pearls’ Book NOT Banned in New Zealand (Working on Amazon)

New Zealand’s Censorship Compliance Unit has decided not to ban nor restrict Michael and Debi Pearl’s book, To Train Up A Child, according to this article in the Marlborough Press.  While I don’t believe in book banning, it seems to me that if a country has that policy, this book should fall into that category and I am a bit confused as to how they reached their decision.

I do believe in encouraging book sellers to stop selling offensive books and so does  Milli Hill at Peaceful Parenting who explains why Amazon should stop selling books which promote Child Abuse, especially To Train Up A Child. This piece includes a long quote from Debi Pearl in which she explains how one should use the switch on a child under one year old.

Note: The petition to which she links is the same one to which I link in my side bar. If you have not signed it, please sign it and share the link. Thank you.


  1. Zooey on October 3, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    Refusing to buy from folks who deal in this wicked trash is a good idea. Be sure to le them know!! Boycotts really do work.

  2. Rebecca on September 24, 2011 at 5:34 pm

    The whole thing has me deeply ashamed of my government. both myself and my partner have written to our favorite book supplier and they won’t remove it either. We have told them we won’t be purchasing off them till they remove it from their lists. It’s a disgrace.

  3. TealRose on September 22, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    I signed it right away. I am disgusted how countries and companies carry on the abuse by allowing these horrible, disgusting books to exist and to be sold. They are merely sitting on the fence….. it is truly sickening ….

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