Religion Harms

Another death.

Fundie couple abusing children

Hana Williams was found dead in May – naked, face-down in the mud in her own backyard – after she had spent much of a cold, rainy day outside as a punishment, according to court documents.

Although she died of hypothermia, there were other contributing causes to her death, including severe malnutrition and chronic gastritis, doctors said.

Other punishments included locking Hana inside a dark closet for hours or days without food while the parents played the Bible on tape and Christian music for her while she was locked inside, according to court documents.

A witness told investigators that the Williams got their ideas for the disciplinary measures from a book, “How to Train Up Your Child,” which recommends switchings with a plumbing tool, cold water baths, withholding food and putting children out in cold weather as forms of punishment.

The Williams’ other adopted child, a 10-year-old boy who also was adopted at the same time as Hana, is deaf – and also reportedly showed signs of abuse.

According to court papers, the Williams also withheld food from the boy at times and switched him regularly – sometimes for not listening to them – even though he was deaf.

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3 Responses to “Religion Harms”

  1. Sadly enough, I had to write about a religion-caused death in Romania, just last week. And the saddest part of it all is, it all happens in the name of “freedom of religion” “political correctness” and other such misused and abused concepts. In other words, if I pummel some poor sob to death for trying to stab and rob me, I`m in for some quality time in prison, but if some bible-monger lets their son or daughter die in the name of god, that’s obviously not murder, because, hey, he’s got freedom of religion, right?

  2. The number of No True Scotsman arguments under that post is truly amazing to behold. It seems it’s impossible for a Christian to do anything nasty, because as soon someone does nasty things, well they’re not really Christian,…

  3. That is one of the things that frustrates me the most.

    I think this guy says it much better: Who Get to Define Christianity?

    It’s always, “My way is the only right Christianity because I said so.”

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