Turns out that in the home church run by pastor Lonnie Lee Remmers it happens or happened as discipline for a boy that supposedly sexually abused his own sister. From the Inquisitr – Church Pastor Tortured Boy During Bible Study, Made Him Dig His Own Grave, As Discipline
Most of the 15 to 20 members of Remmers’ church, which convened at Remmers own home and several other locations in Corona, were single mothers from troubled backgrounds and male convicts just out of jail. According to The Riverside Press-Enterprise, Remmers provided his congregants with food, shelter and clothing — though not all for free — but ruled over them with an iron hand, dictating even intimate details of their personal lives.
The 13-year-old boy in the child abuse case was brought to Remmers by his mother after the troubled teen allegedly sexually assaulted his own seven-year-old sister.
In addition to the Bible study pliers incident, Remmers, Craig and Jeter took the boy to the desert, beat him with belts, forced him to dig his own grave, then made him lie in the grave while they threw dirt on him.
According to the article it’s likely Remmers will only get a year of home confinement and three years probation for his actions. Read the full story at the Inquistr