You have probably read the text of Michael Pearl’s Laughing Note on Facebook, “It has come to my attention that a vocal few are decrying our sensible application of the Biblical rod in training up our children. I laugh at my caustic critics, for our properly spanked and trained children grow to maturity in great peace and love”
What an arrogant man! As a mother of 12, ages 9-41 (all very accomplished and emotionally healthy) and grandmother of 12 (all homeschooled), I laugh at Michael Pearl that he finds the world divided into those raised according to his rigid program and those raised with grace (failures all, in his eyes) .
But I’m not laughing that so many people have been fooled into believing this is a good Christian leader. Not a word of remorse about the plumber tubing! Not a word of remorse about two dead children!
No Longer Quivering – No Laughing Matter: Michael Pearl & His Chicken Mock Critics
Holy shit! ~ I am having difficulty finding words to express the anger ~ the fury ~ which I felt rising up within me as I read Pearl’s utterly preposterous claim that children raised according to his methods will be sharing the message of God’s love. Pardon my French, but ~ WTF?!!
Quite Garden – Michael Pearl Responds
His closing zinger:
“Even my chickens are laughing . . . well, actually it more like cackling, because they just laid another organic egg for my breakfast and they know that it was that same piece of 1/4inch plastic supply line that trained the dogs not to eat chicken….”
I’m not kidding. That’s an apparently genuine response posted on the ministry’s blog.
Water Lilly – Michael Pearl Laughs at Critics
Releasing the… statement with its dismissive tone is unbelievable. It speaks to an arrogance that defies Christian comprehension, mercy, grace, and humility.
The content also defies comprehension, but I’m not sure my brain has quite processed all the claims made above. I will probably have to come back to that another day.
Sweeping the cobwebs – Pearl Laughing All the Way to the Bank
What is it called when you make millions of dollars advocating abuse? Blood money.
And finally from To Train Up A Child
Get your own copy of TO TRAIN UP A CHILD and find out what all the squawking is about.