|AP, September 18, 1998|
| This story came out of Australia. A former school headmaster (principal we would say in the US) was convicted of molesting his male students with “spanking” and “kissing.” The inmates took a dim view of that particular crime, and this serial spanking child molester was "stomped to death” at Junee Jail in South Western New South Wales.|
| His victims were boys aged nine to twelve. He had been in that prison less than a week when he was discovered dead, lying in a pool of blood. The police believed he was murdered because he was a child sex offender. The injuries to his head were “consistent with him being stomped on.” He was convicted of 37 sex offences against twelve boys, dating from 1978 to 1986. Who knows how many never came forward? They included charges of tongue kissing, fondling, and of interest to us here, spanking.|
| I don’t know if the man “deserved” what happened or not. Legally he did not. I don’t believe in mob rule. On one level he was, in fact, likely a casualty himself of the spanking/fetish machine that passes from generation to generation. Luckily, for most of our child abusers, they never have to pay a price like this in this life. Spiritually, however, for those who believe in the Bible, Jesus promised that people who abuse his little ones would pay in some fashion that is worse than earthly death, and perhaps worse than being stomped to death:|
But whoso shall offend one of these little one which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea. Woe unto the world because of offences! For it must needs be that offences come; but woe to that man by whom the offence cometh!
| Cathy and I have heard many stories from spanked and paddled women of the terrible hurt they hide inside that lasts a lifetime, which the world does not see outwardly see, but which the world nonetheless is well aware of. We cannot print the individual details due to privacy concerns of the victims—who are sadly ashamed of things done to them as children that they had no control over. Physical, sexual, and psychological abuse is happening officially and openly in public and private schools every day in the US on a wide scale, and it is seriously hurting children in many ways that our “teacher protection act” courts and legislatures are officially and intentionally blind to.|