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Old 02-15-2019, 08:55 AM
 
Location: Cumberland Co., TN
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I did a quick google search - it's not difficult to find children who are abused by Fundamentalist Christian parents. Here is one - Couple Beat Child To Death With

Southern Baptists are evangelicals and some are strict Fundamentalists. Others are more moderate. The denomination made a turn to the right approximately 30 years ago, when the SBC turned more conservative.

I have a few friends who were raised in that denomination. They all attended public school and did "normal" things.

The groups that concern me more are the Independent Bible Fundamentalist Baptists. Many of them home school and do not attend church. Their house is their church. An example of this would be the Duggars.

There were SEVERAL instances of adopted Ethiopian children who were beaten to death. Another child in Texas, was put outside of her home and lost. I don't remember the exact circumstances.

YES. There absolutely IS a connection with very conservative denominations and mandated corporal punishment - and by extention, child abuse.

I think there should be greater oversight into families who elect to "home school" because frequently their motive are less than noble.

There was a little girl in Hickory NC, who was killed by her step mother. This child was reported to authorities as abused, and nothing was done. She was a cancer survivor and had one leg. She was also deaf as a result of chemotherapy treatments.

The step mother, was NOT a f undamentalist Christian - in fact she was a "Goth" and a self proclaimed witch. When the "family" was reported, they moved. And moved again.

Finalay, they pulled little Zahara Baker out of school. That was when she went missing. Prosecuters believe that the step mother fed her body to a wood chipper.

Her DNA was found spread around several locations in the woods surrounding Hickory NC.
Yes religious people of every denomination and non religious people have been known to abuse children.
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Old Today, 04:39 PM
 
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It should be against the law to try to convert a foster kid to your personal religion. That's basically psychological abuse.

Pick a religion you don't agree with. Would you be ok with foster parents teaching your kid to believe in it (if something happened to you)? Or let's say I was a foster parent...would you be ok with me teaching them that there's probably no god?

If that's ok, then at least you're applying the same standard.

If not, then foster parents shouldn't try to push their religions. Kids learn to think rationally over time, and it'll be some multiple of seven before they can really think religion through.
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Old Today, 07:59 PM
 
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It should be against the law to try to convert a foster kid to your personal religion. That's basically psychological abuse.

Pick a religion you don't agree with. Would you be ok with foster parents teaching your kid to believe in it (if something happened to you)? Or let's say I was a foster parent...would you be ok with me teaching them that there's probably no god?

If that's ok, then at least you're applying the same standard.

If not, then foster parents shouldn't try to push their religions. Kids learn to think rationally over time, and it'll be some multiple of seven before they can really think religion through.
It should be against the law to indoctrinate any children in magical thinking like religions. Let them make their own choices when they are 18 or older. Raise your children to be a humanitarian, and you a better impact than any religion.

Of course, religions teach that you live after you die, and should do whatever they thing they need to tell you to control members in this life, so that their "eternity is assured", whatever that means

Magical thinking. Nothing more.
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