An article in The Christian Post reports that ‘Marriage for Today’ Hosts, Rev. Mike Fox and his wife, Trisha, have been using the Pearls’ teachings to raise their daughter and are scheduled to appear on CNN to defend Michael Pearl.
Because Christians did not stand up and condemn the dangerous teachings of the Pearls, they ended up in the public eye. I had always had a policy of keeping them a secret from non-believers and focusing on Christians, but once the third child died, the proverbial cat was out of the bag. I do not make a habit of linking what the non-believers say about Pearl since they do not make arguments which are relevant to Christians, however, when the Washington Post reports on the Pearls I figure that is of interest as it is part of mainstream news. I see many more in smaller papers to which I do not link, but a simple Google search will find if you are interested. Some search terms to use would be, “Pearl Controversial book” or “Lydia Schatz Pearl”
Update: The ‘Marriage for Today’ Hosts have a new article on The Christian Post about their appearance on Anderson (aired Dec 2, 2011). The comments on this article are very interesting. I agree with many of the commenters that it is very unusual for a pro-spanker to quote someone from the Christian Domestic Discipline movement to give credibility to their arguments.