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January 18, 2014 / Living Life Our Way

To Train Up A Child: Update

For those who are not already aware, this book actively suggests violence and punishments toward babies and children that constitutes abuse. I have now had a response from MPs about this book, in summary this is the advice given:

Due to the nature of the book, it could be a criminal offence to follow the advice under existing legislation and therefore users could be prosecuted (for example if there is resulting physical injury or psychological harm). If someone suspects a crime has been committed or is likely to be then please notify the police. They can then investigate and refer the case to the Crown Prosecution Service if appropriate.

I think police need to be investigating this matter fully and, if necessary, we need to campaign to ensure this happens. I feel they should be investigating the authors of the book and the distributors, including Amazon, as surely they are contributors in the crimes being committed?

Please also consider writing a complaint to Amazon directly and continue to gather signatures on the following petitions to stop sales of this book:

Amazon.com: Ban ‘To Train Up A Child’ book that encourages child abuse http://www.change.org/petitions/amazon-com-ban-to-train-up-a-child-a-book-that-encourages-child-abuse

Amazon: Remove from both print and Kindle sale ‘To Train Up a Child: Turning the hearts of the fathers to the children’ http://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/amazon-remove-from-both-print-and-kindle-sale-to-train-up-a-child-turning-the-hearts-of-the-fathers-to-the-children

Amazon.com: Remove the book “To Train Up a Child” by Michael and Debi Pearl http://www.change.org/petitions/amazon-com-remove-the-book-to-train-up-a-child-by-michael-and-debi-pearl?

Amazon: Refuse to carry books which advocate the physical abuse of children. https://www.change.org/petitions/amazon-refuse-to-carry-books-which-advocate-the-physical-abuse-of-children

For more information on Amazon’s (disappointing) current stance on this issue please see here:

http://adadcalledspen.wordpress.com/2014/01/04/my-letter-to-amazon-about-to-train-up-a-child-and-their-utterly-disappointing-response/

Please help to seek justice for those children who have already suffered at the hands of this book and let us prevent anymore tragedies from occuring. Thank you.

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