Christian Parents Receive Massive Sentence for the Starving and Freezing Death of Their Adopted Daughter

From the article:

"...Carri and Larry Williams. The Washington state couple had nine children — seven biological ones, plus two adopted from Ethiopia. Now there are eight; in 2011, adopted Hana Grace-Rose Williams, 13, died of starvation and hypothermia — the result of the parents’ sustained reign of terror that was inspired by a devoutly Christian book on disciplining kids.

...denying their children Hana and Immanuel food, beating them and making them sleep in closets or washrooms. They were fed a diet of sandwiches that had been soaked in water and vegetables that were still frozen. Some of the couple’s seven biological children sometimes took part in the abuse.

...the parents had deprived her of food for days at a time and had made her sleep in a cold barn or a closet and shower outside with a hose. And they often whipped her, leaving marks on her legs.

One of the beating implements favored by the Williamses was a quarter-inch flexible plumbing line of the kind advocated by evangelist Michael Pearl and his wife Debi, who run No Greater Joy Ministry in Tennessee. The Pearls, in their best-selling self-published book “To Raise Up a Child,” recommend that Christian parents physically discipline children as young as six months with “the same principles the Amish use to train their stubborn mules.”

Are you fucking kidding me?! 

Full articlehere.

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Comment by _Robert_ on November 5, 2013 at 7:03pm

Standard Xtian response seems to be:

Comment by Doug Reardon on November 5, 2013 at 8:12pm

There are occasions where stoning does seem to be the appropriate response.

Comment by ɐuɐz ǝllǝıuɐp on November 5, 2013 at 8:24pm

They should have been banned from adopting children, I cant believe they treated them worse than a family pet.

Comment by Ed on November 6, 2013 at 9:28am

What will the future offspring of the William's biological children be facing as well? Scary thought.

Comment by Emperor Milos on November 7, 2013 at 7:44am

None of these parents were religious though. 

It doesn't say they were religious. The kids didn't die for religious reasons, parental negligence or just plain stupidity did the job.

What do you think causes non religious people to do harm to children too?

The same things that often cause religious people to do harm to children. Either just being misguided, misinformed, poorly educated, or just plain cruel. There isn't really that much difference between us and them, aside from the god thing. Non religious people cover a wide spectrum from regular, everyday Joe, to gun toting Tea Partiers (at least according to this).

Comment by kOrsan on November 7, 2013 at 8:02am

Atheists are usually against such punishments, but what other punishment would be more fitting than to erase such people from the face of Earth? They're clearly beyond redemption.

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