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When I first started blogging about the abusive child-training practices of Michael and Debi Pearl, I was–as Michael Pearl dubbed me–a small, “vocal minority.” As you will see in the video below, Pearl attacked me with all kinds of scurrilous … Continue reading
Now that the show has aired for most of the country, I’m going to share more of my experience. First, to answer today’s most frequently asked questions along with some of my own: 1. I do not know if the … Continue reading
My thoughts on @Anderson show airing tomorrow: speaking imperfectly is better than remaining silent #NoMoreDeadKids
video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player The criticism has begun. Pro-Pearl defenders who appeared with me as guests on Anderson Cooper’s show have written a piece wherein they claim “the entire show was twisted” and how they “watched time and time … Continue reading
Last week I flew out to New York City to join Anderson Cooper’s daytime TV show and talk about the abusive child-training methods of Michael & Debi Pearl. During the flight, I read “Grace Based Parenting” and it was a … Continue reading
I’m tired of writing about Michael & Debi Pearl. I would really like to keep writing about sparkly, happy things. But sometimes we don’t get to choose our activism. Sometimes, it chooses us. And I have an obligation to write … Continue reading
I’ve been going through a “sackcloth and ashes” phase. It looks something like this: This is what happened after I arrived home from Bolivia. Somehow, wearing billowy skirts and long-sleeved shirts gave me a safe place to grieve the extreme … Continue reading
CNN investigates Mike & Debi Pearl, “To Train Up a Child,” the spanking death of Lydia Schatz (part 2)
Note the following: 1. Mike & Debi Pearl’s complete lack of compassion for Lydia’s brutal death; 2. Mike stating that he’s never a met a well-adjusted child that WASN’T spanked. You can read more of my thoughts on the cognitive … Continue reading
There is a serious sickness in the Christian, fundamentalist sub-culture. You know it when you hear Michael Pearl say in the same breath that yes, a 7 year old deserves 10-15 “licks” for one act of misbehavior but no, the … Continue reading
CNN investigates Mike & Debi Pearl, the Lydia Schatz spanking death and the “Biblical child-training” book “To Train Up a Child”
I am so thankful CNN is investigating the spanking death of Lydia Schatz. Right after Lydia was murdered, I wrote a piece called: “How many children must die before Mike & Debi Pearl are held accountable?” I witnessed firsthand the … Continue reading
I’m in a strange place. Which is to say, I’m in a place I’ve never been before, a place I do not recognize. If I could name it, I would, perhaps, call it: acceptance. A non-judgmental acquiescence to what is. … Continue reading