Ann, I would get aroused when the girls rushed between their
bedrooms and the bathroom in their nighties. Even worse,
they often asked me to come into their rooms at bedtime and
tuck them in.
--Man writing to Ann Landers, 6-16-94.
| God’s word consistently condemns those who take sexual advantage of people through deceit and subterfuge. This is exactly, however, what many men do "with church blessing" (but definitely not with Christ's blessing) when they are supposedly “disciplining” children and adolescents with "spanking" and "paddling." A heartbreaking letter was published in an advice column of the “Los Angeles Times,” and was reprinted in “POPS News." The letter reads:|
| “Beth,” of the “Ask Beth” column, gave a very good answer to the young girl. What she could not say in that family newspaper, however, and what so obviously troubled the girl, was that in addition to the impropriety of a man spanking any girl old enough to menstruate, why did her stepfather "feel the need" to pull her panties down every time she “did anything he didn’t like?” A massive study at Duke University has recently shown that puberty begins as early as age seven for girls, and is well under way by age 10 in almost every girl. Men who molest girls this age enjoy a tremendous power trip over a helpless "woman/child." Far from being "less than rape," the spanking/stripping/fondling involved in “spanking,” as well as possible hidden camera photography, can be an even a greater dominance trip for the adult perpetrator than overt rape, even for a girl as young as 11. Since even “bare butt” spanking is legal, the child is truly powerless at every step of society, and the step-dad can freely force her to submit to this type of physical and sexual abuse as often as he wishes. He can make home movies of it and trumpet his actions to the police and church. The victim will be openly shamed by both the perverted assaults as well as the “publicity,” and society’s approval of the abuse at every level will cause her to feel that the abuse really is “her fault.” She is responsible for all of it, even the sexually exploitive parts. The child abuser/molester will, in contrast, be openly praised in many backward locales.|
| A sickening example of this type of spanking/sex abuse was reported in the “Detroit Free Press” where a 50 year old man, who was a foster-dad to three girls and later adopted them, was charged with sixteen counts of raping and sexually molesting them. Spanking related sex abuse is much more prevalent in the South, as is school paddling, but it is also problem to some level everywhere, in every state. His female victims were aged 11, 13, and 15 at the time the abuse was reported. Even more sickening than the penetration and overt sexual molestation of these already abused foster care/adopted daughters, in a way, is the way he used "bare butt spanking" as his "defense" for molesting them:|
Defense attorney Bradfield, through his questioning of
the girls, tried to paint a picture of Christian as a loving father
who regularly played roughly with his children, sometimes
touching various parts of their bodies.
Bradfield got the girls to agree that Christian was a strict
father who set many rules and would spank the girls on their
bare buttocks with a brush.
| “Bare butt spanking” as voyeurism, strip show, and fondling, as well as sadism, humiliation, and molestation, is an extremely sick method of adolescent abuse that we are, nonetheless, currently too blind to see, or else are too indifferent to care about, in this country. For the Old Testament "Bible thumpers," who really want an “Old Testament” connection to what is going on here, we have a verse that has a lot more to do with this type of child molestation than Solomon's back beatings of sons does. Leviticus 18:17 says:|
| “Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of a woman and her daughter…it is wickedness.”|