What's Inside
Whackerville Cartoons
An Illustrated Tour
A first visit to Whackerville

Where child abuse is OK
Return to Whackerville

The official state torture of children continues
The Old Testawhackalists
They misuse the Bible as badly as they misuse children and teens.
A Book in Progress

An examination of spanking and paddling as physical abuse, sexual abuse and sexual harassment. Includes paddling photographic illustrations with Andrea.
Exhibits Related to Paddling
Photo exhibits related to paddling in school
Connection to Slavery
Photo exhibits related to slavery
Friends and Visits

Friends and Visits -- Exhibits

Interviews related to paddling
  • 1984 US Senate Hearing
  • A "Vacation in Texas"
  • A Good Old Texas Education
  • Allen in Alabama
  • Anonymous Male Texas Paddler
  • Dan, Good Old Days Spanking
  • Deion's Interview
  • Eli from North Carolina
  • Interview with “Mark” from the UK
  • Interview with a Texas Paddler
  • Jason
  • Laura from Dallas, 1979
  • Lori
  • Louise from Michigan
  • Mike from Dallas
  • Mississippi Hell Hole
  • Nick -- School teacher in the UK
  • Nikki, paddled out the door
  • Poetry from Tina B.
  • Rick's Tennessee "Southern Education"
  • Ron & Lisa in Texas
  • Shawn Wilder, Christian Mom
  • Sherry LDS
  • Spanking and Prison Rates
  • Tennessee Spanking
  • Tracy: 183 School Paddlings
  • Trucking In Texas
  • Vicky in Texas
Web Links

to some great informational websites

Selected Letters to the Author
(Original Letter, written to Nadine Block of www.stophitting.org)

Thank you so much for the information on this site about religion and discipline. As a Christian mother it is important for me to raise my children with biblical principles. However, I have never felt that God wants me to spank my children and I have always interpreted the rod as a tool to be used for guidance and instruction, not a weapon.

There is a big push in my church to read and follow the parenting book, "To train up a child." I read the book and became outraged that people could follow this guide to child abuse. I have lost friendships in my church for openly not supporting this. This past Sunday the senior pastor of my church made an announcement about a seminar this author had and many people in our church attended, including some pastors and elders. I can not believe how many otherwise intelligent people are being brainwashed by this.

I am printing the information on your site (www.stophitting.org), enough copies for everyone in my church who is endorsing this book. I am looking for another church that does not advocate child abuse. This will be my last Sunday at my current church. (I am committed to teaching Sunday School.)

Thank you,

Shawn Wilder
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