Tuesday, April 6, 2010

He did not spoil the child

Not sparing the rod has netted him four years in prison.

Will he use the time constructively?

Man draws prison for binding, whipping son
By Zeke MacCormack - Express-News

BOERNE — A Christian fundamentalist from Kerrville was sentenced to four years in prison Monday for pinching, kicking and whipping his 10-year-old son while the boy's hands, feet and head were bound with duct tape.

Defendant David W. Dill, a former Air Force pilot and Boy Scout leader, had initially contended the disciplinary acts last May were consistent with Old Testament teachings.

However, despite Scripture about ruining children by sparing the rod, Dill testified Monday that he endorsed the jury's verdict in January that he'd broken the law by whipping the boy with a stiff section of folded fence wire.

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