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December 8, 2003

God Wants You to Beat the Hell out of Your Children

by Red Wolf

United States: Louie Guerrero, who was 11 years old at the time, testified that he was severely beaten with a tree branch by a church pastor and his twin brother, Joshua and Caleb Thompson, to get the devil out of him because he had misbehaved during Bible class.

At one point, the boy said, he was told to pick up the pieces of the tree branch that broke during the beating. He said the beating resumed after one of brothers got a new stick...
...the beating lasted more than an hour and came the day after a confrontation at church between Joshua Thompson's wife and the boy's mother.

In an effort to share the blame around, the defence lawyer claims that, despite the tiff that occurred before the ritual tenderising of the sprog, the parents authorised the punishment.

Joshua Thompson's attorney, Gerry Goldstein, acknowledged that his client hit Guerrero with a switch from a tree and that he suffered injuries. But Goldstein said the boy's parents practiced similar forms of punishment and had asked the Thompsons to discipline their child.

Pastor, Twin on Trial in Bible Beating - The Guardian, 3rd December 2003 (via morons.org).

Note: the alleged beating took place on 3rd July 2002, see Sparing the rod - The Pagan Prattle Online, 10th July 2002.

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