Speaking of child abuse, a Texas pastor and his brother face felony charges after beating an 11-year-old boy unconcious with a tree branch. In response to the lad's misbehavior in a Bible class, the pair allegedly administered a 90-minute beating--with at least one restroom break for the boy--that resulted in massive bruising and kidney damage.
Let me make something perfectly clear: It's a common tactic in the blogosphere and elsewhere to cite an individual's extreme action or statement and imply that such is representative of a group. This post is in no way intended to reflect upon the beliefs of the majority of Christians or educators. I'm sure that most would agree that it's reprehensible to beat an 11-year-old senseless in the name of discipline.