Tag: Michael and Debi Pearl

Religious parents convicted in death of adopted daughter

Larry and Carri Williams have been convicted in the death of 13-year-old Hana Williams, who died from hypothermia and starvation in their backyard in May 2011.

While prosecutors say religion played no role, the strictly religious couple adhered to the principles set forth in the controversial Christian parenting book, “To Train Up A Child.”

Hana Williams’ starvation death; Scientology photoshops; Saints…

The severity of charges against a ‘Christian’ couple accused of starving their 13-year-old adopted daughter to death depends on whether they girl’s age can be verified.

Also: Once again, the Scientology cult has photoshopped one of its events to make it appear more people were there than bothered to show up.

Plus: declaring saints — Catholic Church vs. the Bible (We’ve got a winner).

Video: Punishing kids in the name of religion

On Anderson Cooper (CNN) tonight Gary Tuchman investigates adults who say they’re following the word of God when beating children, sometimes to death.

Larry and Hana Williams Carri Williams, the couple refered to in this report, are accused of starving their adopted 13-year-old Ethiopian-born daughter and locking her outside in the cold, where she died from exposure.

Controversial book part of adopted girl’s murder investigation

Hana Williams Once again the book “To Train Up A Child,” by Michael and Debi Pearl of ‘No Greater Joy Ministries’ features in a murder investigation.

The parents of a 13-year-old girl adopted from Ethiopia have been accused of starving and locking the girl outside — resulting in hypothermia that killed her.

Trial date set in “Biblical chastisement” death of girl

Kevin and Elizabeth Schatz A Paradise couple are scheduled to stand trial in November on murder and torture charges involving two adopted children.

They are accused of causing the death of a 7-year-old adopted girl and serious injuries to her 11-year-old sister during separate “biblical chastisements” with a whip-like instrument in February at the family home.