1. “Culture War” Propaganda that Supports Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse
2. School Beatings in the News “Parental “Support” (as long as they remain ignorant)
3. Paddling: “Out of Control” Pseudo Science
4. Paddling Brutality and Injuries
5. Reasons for Paddling
6. Can We Justify Child and Adolescent abuse?
7. Does Paddling Do Any Good?
8. The Phallic Paddle
9. Padding in the Digital Age: “Bringing Back the ‘Good Old Days?’”
10. “Did Jesus Teach "School Paddling?”
·$1,000 Cash Reward
·“The wisdom of serpents”
·Ministers, Priests, & Churchmen Free from Sexual Abuse?
·Paddling adolescent’s butts for Jesus?
·The Weightier Matters of the Law
·The buttocks is a sexual area
·Perverted Nakedness
·Adam, Eve, and “Porneia”
·Spanking Teens for Jesus?
·Quoting Bible, Madison activist shows parents how to spank a child
·Girl whipped with cord, wears sign saying she was spanked
·Headmaster convicted of child molestation murdered in jail
·“Buns Up” Christian Academy in Phoenix
·“Butt – Daddy” Video Headmaster in New Zealand
·Catholic School (maybe Baptist too) panty and bare-butt strappings
·Covenant House
·“Christian” High School Spanking Quotes
·A word to paddling principals: It is never “God’s will” to paddle her.”
11. Other Religious Views
12. Lifetime Sexual and Psychological Damage for Victims and Witnesses
13. Sadism: a Job Hazard for Paddlers
14. School Paddling as Sexual Harassment
Was it a sin for Father Arnall to be in a wax or was he allowed to get into a wax when the boys were idle because that made them study better or was he only letting on to be in a wax? It was because he was allowed because a priest would know what a sin was and would not do it.”

--James Joyce, “A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man,” 39
We saw in chapter nine a news case where “Reverend” Garcia videotaped himself sexually molesting children in his church, as well as at the elementary school where he was an aide. Did he sell those homemade “kiddie porn” videos, or keep them solely for his own amusement? Does it matter? We also saw another case of a “Reverend” who visited a couple in their home and hid a secret spy camera in their restroom. He had another spycam hidden in the women’s restroom of his church. The reader should be aware that there is no shortage of such cases. We could fill the book with them if we wished—and certainly the ones who are “caught” are the tip of the iceberg. The Catholic Church is currently reeling from a flurry of cases that are only now coming to light where priests molested, raped, and abused an untold number of children and adolescents, sometimes systematically over years or decades. The church had almost a standard practice of protecting child raping priests, occasionally paying off victims, and quietly moving the child rapists to new churches when the heat finally got too hot. That “protect the abuser” policy is much of what is behind their current crisis. It often takes decades for the child victims to grow up, develop the courage to confront their abusers, and for the stories to finally “come out.” “Christian” orphanages and child care institutions of all denominations have been such common historical havens for child abusers that none of us are now the least surprised to hear of widespread sexual abuse, often coupled with “bare butt spanking” and other perverted “discipline practices,” decades later.
In cases of widespread, systematic child abuse the fundamentalist churches, such as Baptists and others, have a tremendous legal advantage over Catholics. Their churches tend to be “independent.” It is much harder for fundamentalist victims to sue anyone or show group culpability. If an “independent” church or child-abusing institution is proven to have abused thousands of children, they simply “go out of business” and reopen with a new name, with the same people oftentimes, the very next day. The damage is nonetheless the same for the victims.
Generally there is little or no oversight of religious child-care institutions and schools. Child boarding institutions, and “discipline youth ranches” in particular, often deliberately locate in remote rural regions in backward states where there is literally no oversight of “Christian boarding schools” and “discipline ranches” whatsoever. Even the institutions that “mean well,” and are not themselves abusive, tend to ignorantly support the legal “right of institutions to spank kids just like people do at home,” even if they don’t do much of that themselves. I got involved in just such a case in Arkansas where some very abusive, but politically “hidden” lobbyist institutions were pushing a law to let them do “whatever they wanted to” in regards to spanking and beating adolescents at their remote “youth ranch.” They knew, however, that their own institution could not stand the least scrutiny. The bill’s sponsor instead talked a much more mainstream and legitimate institution into being the “lead requester” for the bill. When I contacted, by phone, the director of the decent seeming institution he told me that his institution did not need relaxed adolescent beating rules at all. He did not know what good, if any, the bill would do for him. When I told him about the hidden abusive group that was actually lobbying hard for the bill, and described the types of abuse the legislation would allow, he was concerned. He had not even considered it. He didn’t think “good people” would do those things, even if the laws were specifically changed to allow it. He seemed very naïve on that point to me. He seemed, at the very least, to have little of the “wisdom of the serpent” that Jesus commanded his disciples to acquire. He did not apparently realize, in spite of the fact that he housed children of abuse and neglect, that not everyone who “looks and talks like a Christian” outwardly, or who installs a cross on their barbed wire youth ranch fence, is really following Christ.
In fact the “youth ranch” that was pushing the “let institutions do whatever parents do” bill, including severe, bruising, and videotaped bare butt beating sessions that parents would typically not be prosecuted for in that state, had a sordid but hidden history. They located in an area that had almost no governmental oversight, and the few times the Sheriff came to investigate complaints they had all of their adolescent inmates hide in the woods and avoid him. Their compound crossed state lines, so even if they severely abused a child or adolescent it might be difficult to know what state and jurisdiction to try the case in. The "abuse ranch" actually employed the lawyer/lobbyist who was pushing that abusive bill. The lawyer had no tie whatsoever to the decent institution that was supposedly asking for the bill. He “strong armed” child welfare workers, who were universally opposing the change, and told them if his bill didn’t pass that they would never get anything passed for child welfare in that state again. His threat was to “rally the churches” to oppose any law or funding to help abused children.
Why was the abuse ranch’s lawyer strong-arm politicking the “let the ranches do whatever they want” bill? Without a doubt the “discipline camp” had some very evil practices that they were afraid of being sued over someday when the victims grew up. If they videotaped naked adolescent paddlings and sold them worldwide over the Internet on a private coded site and raked in millions of dollars no one would know, but the victims might sue over the mistreatment later. Sadly, in Arkansas, even if they were caught creating and distributing youth ranch child spanking pornography it might not break any laws since the “holy grail” of spanking would be involved. Such is the “whitewashed tomb” of religion on the outside, and adolescent abuse on the inside, that often supports deceitful and confusing political agendas. This type of adolescent abuse/whacko religion/porno lobbying is a huge “unholy trinity” industry that might even dwarf the drug trade all told. It certainly has a lot more payola and influence in national and state politics then the drug traffickers do. Religio-porno child abusers have silently shaped a great deal of American law today, especially in the South, under noble-sounding cover titles such as “family” and “American” and “kids first” and “teacher protection.” If they wanted to pass a law to specifically legalize the sodomy of boys and girls in youth ranches they would phrase it as, “the scared straight” bill, or the “youth worker protection bill.” In reality, since the public won’t vote for child sodomy legalization, politicians often pass laws that make it difficult, if not impossible, for a sodomized child to sue. Just about any “family friendly” child beating bill they propose is a “slam dunk” in many places, just as the bill to legalize the creation of child pornography in Alabama schools, as long as paddling is involved, was passed with it’s 1990s “teacher protection act.”
To mention these cases is not meant to be a blanket indictment of ministers as being any worse than other men. Most are, in my experience, at least as good as men in other professions. Many are indeed better people. Those who aren’t, however, are in a position to devastate hundreds or thousands of children. They are capable of preaching, swaying, and directing church funds, including politically, in such a way as to disarm their flock from ordinary diligence in child protection. They are capable of stealthy and corrupt lobbying for laws that make their churches and states safe havens for systematic child abuse and exploitation. For those “wolves in sheep’s clothing,” that the Apostle Paul warned Christians to look out for, the “cross on the door” is merely a shield to cover child abusive activities. Their sheep blindly rally to protect the “childcare Ram” that is, in fact, a hidden wolf tearing up their flock from the inside out. The “tithes and offerings” of many sincere Christians are funneled into strong-arm politicking for the most misnamed, anti-Christ, child abusive laws imaginable. The unwitting parents, if they truly understood the ramifications of the “family friendly” laws their leaders spent their tithes on, would never allow their spiritually minded donations to support such crude “Roman Empire” abuses of children and adolescents.
Chapter 10: “Did Jesus Teach "School Paddling?”