He struck his 12-year-old daughter with belts because she lied, because her homework was incomplete and because "it is stated in the Bible that it is OK to spank your children," the father told police.
The girl said she was beaten for not reading well enough, for using slang, and for "not accepting Jesus into her heart," police reported.
After the statements, police over the weekend arrested Michael C. Bilodeau, 48, of Coral Springs, on felony charges of aggravated child abuse and neglect of a child. He was released Sunday from the St. Lucie County jail on $10,000 bail. He declined to discuss the charges on Monday.
As always, the Christians in the Peanut Gallery come to the defense and deny the obvious.
Idiots like this should not be allowed to say they are Christian.
Let's say the Bible does permit spanking. Leaning your naked 12 year old daughter across a bed and whuppin' her with a belt is not "spanking".
Poor little girl. a mother who ignores and a father who beats. Horrible! i hope she can find someone who will give her love and show some faith in her. and this is christianity? more like sataniantity to me!
I'm sure I'll be gettin' it later after they read my post:
This is perfectly consistent with Christianity. Anyone who doesn't think so is just using wishful thinking. The only things the bible says about how to treat children are beating, stoning, eating, cutting in half, sacrificing and burning the remains, tearing apart by bears, and abandoning.
Don't be fooled into thinking that there's anything remotely positive to children in that book. What, do you think there's any kind of secular reason behind his abuse of his kid? He frigging said it out loud, for cripe's sakes. It's the coward's way out to just say "he wasn't a true christian (tm) like me. There. That takes care of that little problem."
But, after all. What's the harm in just letting people have their beliefs? If it comforts them, isn't that all that matters?