Quoting Quiverfull: Not Spanking Children Leads To Abortion, Sex & Worshiping The Earth?

Quoting Quiverfull: Not Spanking Children Leads To Abortion, Sex & Worshiping The Earth? April 7, 2015

quotingquiverfullThis is part 3 of Michael Pearl’s new foreword for his book “To Train Up A Child” from No Greater Joy – Attack on Traditional Child Training

Editor’s note: If or when America goes to war again they should get Michael Pearl to write all of the pro war propaganda to sell the war to the people. He’s got blaming, shaming and fear-mongering down to a science. In this bit of his his new foreword to his child training book he claims that if you spank in anger you’d not doing it right and not spanking correctly leads to thinks like sex and abortions and ecology.

Though at least 80% of parents admit to using some form of “physical punishment” on their children, most parents have been so influenced by the anti-spanking propaganda that the majority have ceased preemptive and consistent use of physical discipline and only do so when provoked by their anger, which is far worse than not spanking at all. For when parents spank based on a well-thought-out philosophy they don’t reach a dangerous level of frustration and explode into physical discipline as do parents who are trying not to spank. So the campaign has taken a larger toll than the 80% number suggests. If the families of America are a study group, sixty years have proven that as parents depart from traditional parenting and schools give way to free expression and non-coercive discipline, we reap an increasingly ugly harvest in America’s youth.

Even with their failed experiment, the political move to outlaw spanking is gaining momentum. There will come a time in the United States of America when it will be a crime to use any physical discipline on your children. It is not a question of if but of when. A recent writer asked, “What spanking debate? There is only one side. Where are the advocates for spanking? There are none, nor can there be in the face of overwhelming evidence.” They are overwhelmed with their own egos and their progressive agenda emanating from a leftist ideology: mother earth, abortion on demand, sexual license, evolution, global warming, re-distribution of wealth, suppression of the Christian religion, and Big Brother who takes over the responsibility of raising all children. The studies done with real scientific controls do not confirm the anti-spanking agenda; quite the opposite, as we will see.

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  • Nightshade

    I much prefer Mother Earth to Mr. Pearl’s god as a father.

  • Nea

    Okay, Mikey, you like answering questions, so here’s one: WHAT studies done with “real scientific controls” say that spanking is good?

  • ConcepcionImmaculadaPantalones

    Hmmm….spanking can halt the progress of global warming/climate change?! He needs to get this news to all the world government leaders immediately! They might even throw a parade in his honor for having saved the world from total disaster!

    If the wealth was being redistributed in his direction, would he mind? I already know it’s unlikely that he’d even lend Debi any of it to take care of her medical issues so she doesn’t need to beg others for funds…He’d be an even bigger dick if he was a 1%-er.

  • Anonyme

    I didn’t think there could ever be a conservative/evangelical Christian as stupid and infuriating as Pat Robertson.

    Prove me wrong, fundies. Prove me wrong.

  • Anonyme

    This makes me think of the anti-vaxxers who claim that vaccines cause autism, but disappear when asked for credible sources.

  • Baby_Raptor

    Nope. I got spanked. I still had pre-marital sex which led to a pregnancy I was forced to keep and a marriage that didn’t last two years. I’ve also had a medically necessary abortion.

  • You can’t get any more conservative or Republican than my family or my parents. My mother spanked my sister 1 time – and it was one of those times when you spank a child. (In the days before car-seats, my mother slipped out of the car to grab the mail from the box. My sister, who always wanted to drive was maybe 3 at the time. She put the car in drive. The only thing keeping her from going into the canal were a stand of trees. My mother was still standing behind the door, maybe a foot away from the car when my sister did it.). I was never spanked. I don’t worship the planet.

  • SAO

    It’s easy to create studies that show what you want them to show (although frankly, I doubt Pearl bothers with science, he just makes up his facts). For starters, there’s a huge range of practice that falls under the rubric of “spanking.”

    There are parents who give their kids a swat or two on the bum for egregious behavior, after plenty of warning. There are parents who follow Pearl’s advice and beat babies for normal baby behavior. There’s a wide range in between.

  • gimpi1

    That was one of the questions Mr. Pearl’s screed raised in my mind. Another one was when he said, “Even with their failed experiment, the political move to outlaw spanking is gaining momentum.” What “failed experiment?” In general, societies that have severely restricted or outlawed corporal punishment are doing better by most every measure than the ones that haven’t.

    One of the biggest problems I have with many Evangelical or Fundamentalist Christian spokespeople is that they often simply state things that aren’t true, then provide no supporting evidence. (Of course, they can’t because – not true.) They denounce something, claiming all sorts of ills caused by whatever their demon du-jour is, and when someone actually checks the facts, they find out that the statements are totally wrong.

    Lowering taxes on the rich does not make the economy boom. Demanding instant obedience from your children on pain of being beaten does not make them perfect or turn them into clones of you. Treating the environment with respect does not lead to sacrificing babies to the devil. Europe is not a sink-hole of depravity and misery. Children are not better off without a fact-based education. It goes on and on.

    You would think people like Mr. Pearl would be embarrassed to be wrong so often… but I suppose they don’t care. After all, facts don’t matter. If dogma trumps facts, there’s no way to prove error. And with no way to prove error, they’re never wrong.

  • Nea

    Well, that’s why it’s so important to isolate kids. Then they don’t have any ability to know that dogma’s trumping facts.

  • bekabot

    Not Spanking Children Leads To Abortion, Sex & Worshiping The Earth

    Not spanking children leads to abortion, sex, and worshiping the Earth, and your kids will have an overbite. He left out the part about the overbite.

  • Anonyme

    At least he’s admitting (if unwittingly) that global warming is real?…

  • ShaLaLa

    I was not spanked, but I also had premarital sex. But I had spent more than a decade before that talking with my parents about safer sex practices, consent, how to know if I’m ready, and what my options are in the case of an accidental pregnancy (none of which included staying in a relationship with someone I wouldn’t have otherwise).

    So my parents didn’t prevent me from having premarital sex (they also didn’t try to, or have any interest in such things), but they did ensure that I would always be able to talk to them about anything, which kept me hell of a lot safer than hitting me while preventing me from gaining the tools I need to take care of myself in the world.