Yesterday, I was having a conversation about paddling in schools. Did you know that paddling is still allowed in 22 states?? Absolutely sickening. And of course, Texas paddles the most. Hmm, think there's a correlation between their spanking and death penalties? So in the same vein, I was told about the Pearls and could not believe what I was hearing, and I checked them out online. http://www.nogreaterjoy.org/ Seriously sick. Their message makes my skin crawl and makes me want to puke. The way he calls the kids 'butterflies' and then whaps them with a belt is horrific. It's sad how many parents follow this, and children have died from this 'advice'. I won't even call it advice, it's child abuse pure and simple. I don't care if it's written in the bible. Nothing written in any religion should be taken literally. So a few 'gems' from the Pearls, spanking a 7 MONTH old with a rolled up pillowcase for crying, using a belt to spank a two year old for opening and closing a door. Wow, I'm sure your god is so proud of you. There's a special place in hell for these people, and I hope their devil whaps them with plumbing tubing until they stop screaming. Any parent that spanks a child needs counseling, in my opinion.