Saturday, December 24, 2011

No Greater Joy

No Greater Joy Ministries has almost 10000 fans.

It also has a body count.  This fall, Hana Grace-Rose Williams became the third child killed by parents who used the Pearls' book "To Train Up a Child."  The first two were Sean Paddock and Lydia Schatz.  Not too surprisingly, Michael Pearl has denied any responsibility and claimed that the actions of the parents were "diametrically opposed" to his group's teaching.

Oh really?  Let's take a look at a video of the Pearls in action teaching parents how to use "the rod."  Given that the YouTube video contains original commentary and excerpts, it appears to fall under the definition of "fair use."  But given that the Pearls filed a copyright claim to get an earlier version of the video taken off YouTube, we can assume that they've basically admitted that the videos do indeed depict them and things that they've said.

Friday, December 23, 2011

More arrests

According to CTV Calgary, Clement John Murray was arrested for sharing child pornography via Facebook.  I vaguely remember a middle-aged Canadian white guy who went by "Clem Murray" and had some obvious pedos on his friends list.  One anonymous source said that he was in a "nepi" group, which apparently involved babies.

Another Canadian, Alexander James Kennedy, has been arraigned on charges of posting 10 child pornography images to his Facebook page.

In Australia, John Raymond Zimmerman was sentenced to up to 16 years on charges of manipulating a number of underage girls into sending him explicit photos of themselves.

Shane Pleads Guilty

According to the Lloydminster Meridian Booster , Shane Pattison, formerly known as "Shane Ispedo" has pleaded guilty to 53 counts related to child pornography.  Robert Hull had sent Pattison some of his handiwork, and Pattison's arrest led to Hull also getting caught.