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
AP--from the Macomb [Michigan] Daily, page 6A
In this story we read of an Ann Arbor man who was accused of whipping his stepdaughter with an electrical cord, and then sending the child to school wearing a sign that said she’d been spanked. The ten year old girl had welts on her body, and signs pinned to the front and back of her shirt that said, "Last night I got a spanking from mom and dad for talking out of turn in class. To my teachers, please feel free to call mom or dad if I'm talking out of turn or acting out in class. Thank you." She also had a note that each teacher had to sign that said, "Please sign this note confirming I was I was wearing my bad girl sign."
The article described how the girl’s mother had “spanked” her with a belt after she was called to the girl’s school because the child had been loud in class. Later that night, after the girl was in bed, her 46-year-old step-dad came into her bedroom and told her "she was gonna get a whoopin." He gave her a “choice” of taking her beating that night, or waiting until morning. It is amazing how close this “choice” is to those given to high school girls in skimpy cheerleading shorts and such: “I’m busy, but I can paddle you right now (in those skimpy shorts), or you can come back tomorrow.” Most children do not want the sadistic and sexual abuse hanging over their heads, perhaps rightly understanding their torture may be compounded by not being able to eat or sleep if it was. The “choice” is also similar to the “ISS/paddle” choice. It was really no choice, but it forced the victim to “take part” in “selecting” her own abuse. In schools and abusive homes, particularly as the victims get older, this “choosing which abuse to suffer” helps nullify criticism and makes the abuser seem less culpable, even though in actuality he and our paddling principals are in complete control. They create all of the abusive “alternates” as they please to railroad their victims into accepting the physical and sexual abuse they want to perform on them.
The news article noted the girl’s testimony to police that, “her stepfather whipped her as many as 35 times with an extension cord, with extra slashes for knocking things over and trying to run away….” Step-daddy giving extra licks for the girl trying to run away sounds a lot like our modern butt-whacking principals giving “extra licks” for a student jumping up in pain, or having a whiplash reaction to a hard hit. The police took photographs of welts and cuts across her legs, arms, and shoulders, and the girl was taken from school for medical treatment. Sadly the article also noted that the girl was afraid to let the police unpin the “bad girl signs” from her shirt. She was then returned to her mother. She told police her stepfather had beaten her before, but not that badly.
At least the girl went to a school where they weren’t “in on” the abuse too. I have heard stories of adult women being paddled very hard for talking in class, or a cell phone going off, or some trivial thing. In many of these cases there was an “unholy trinity” of church, home, and school, where all were abusive, and all covered for each other. The sad, hidden, and “secret” effects of all that violation and abuse on the victims we interviewed were not at all what the abusers claimed to be aiming for. Child and adolescent abuse never produces psychological, physical, and sexual health in its victims. The details will have to remain “off the record” to protect the privacy of the young women we interviewed, but suffice it to say, torturing adolescents in a sexually exploitive way does not promote healthy lifestyles later.
In another interesting news article with a different twist the abused “kids” get even—only it is years later. These children of abuse were then adults in prison when a spanking child abuser found his way into their midst. His spanking/sex abuse could have remained hidden for a lifetime if he had limited himself only to that, but his sexually arousing spankings escalated into further sexual violations that our blinders didn’t cover. He found himself in jail.
This is a case of a private school minister who used “spanking” on boys, aged 9-12, as well as kissing and fondling them, and giving them a lot of “hugs and love” with the spankings, as many “Christian” pro-spankers specifically recommend, in fact. As I noted in another section, the very idea of bringing up “hugs and love” in the context of school spanking or paddling is absurd for the sexual abuse concerns it raises—and this man provides a “case in point.” He likely never would have been convicted for “merely” pulling down boy’s underpants and slapping and fondling their bare buttocks, had he not kissed the boys as well. He could have spanked them for a lifetime, and fondled them as well, even if his hands “accidentally wandered” during the spankings, as commonly happens in Christian schools that allow hand spanking, especially if he worked in the South where bare buttocks spanking is common in many venues.
Chapter 10: “Did Jesus Teach "School Paddling?”