- Louie Guerrero
Guerrero, 11 years old at the time, was the first
witness as the trial began Wednesday. He said after
teachers complained he had been "goofing off" during
Bible studies, pastor Joshua Thompson took him to Caleb
Thompson's home where he was beaten with a branch from a
tree in the yard.
...the beating lasted more than an hour and came the day
after a confrontation at church between Joshua
Thompson's wife and the boy's mother.
At one point, the boy said, he was told to pick up the
pieces of the tree branch that broke during the beating.
He said the beating resumed after one of brothers got a
Joshua Thompson's attorney, Gerry Goldstein,
acknowledged that his client hit Guerrero with a switch
from a tree and that he suffered injuries. But Goldstein
said the boy's parents practiced similar forms of
punishment and had asked the Thompsons to discipline
They used an inch-thick tree branch to beat Louie
Guerrero, an 11-year-old boy, for "goofing off" during
Bible class because he was not taking preparations for a
Scripture recital competition seriously. "The indication
that we have is that (the boy) had been accused of
cheating in memorizing Bible verses." Court records
allege the beating was to physically "break" the boy for
"Guerrero said he was
allowed to go to the bathroom to clean up after his nose
started to bleed and the Thompsons wiped up the blood
from the bed and floor. He was then told "It's not
over,"' and the beating resumed. He said his back
eventually numbed to the pain."
Court records obtained by
Reuters alleged that the beating lasted for 90 minutes,
broke blood vessels and caused the boy's kidneys to
I believe in spanking and
have spanked my own when it was needed, but I have NEVER
put any of them in intensive care. These are not
spankings but beatings. Then to put up a website
misusing scripture called "Remember My Bonds" to try and
make money to help Joshua and Caleb Thompson and liken
them to the apostle Paul being in prison! THIS IS
add that since we are making videos to raise money to
help these guys, why don't we raise money for other
independent Baptist that were found guilty by a
Like Bob Gray of
Jacksonville Florida, Trinity Baptist Church and
College that molested children for 40 years. Why
don't we make a video to remember his bonds and
raise money in the camp meetings for him and say he
was framed, the government is after us Baptist. We
are the only ones with the truth, "WE ARE KING JAMES
BIBLE PEOPLE" WE can't be guilty of anything.
What about EX-Pastor
Steve Harmon Th.G., B.S., Th.M., Th.D from
Maineville Baptist church. Why don't we make a video
to raise $500,000 to get him out of Jail cause
surely this Great IFB Baptist Preacher CAN'T
possibly be guilty of molesting 9 Children in his
Church. Oh I know, "He was framed! The Government is
Trial Not About Religion!
The Preacher Combs Trial, where a
Baptist preacher and his wife were sentenced to 179
years for the rape and torture of Elsa Garcia, is not
about religion. What it is about is unregulated private
adoptions, break down in the social welfare system, and
the use of home schooling to isolate children from the
rest of society. What it is most about is nobody gave
a care enough to get involved until the police stepped
When the Rev. Joseph
Combs was forcing 5-year-old Esther Combs to perform
oral sex on him, she testified that he quoted Scripture
to her : "King David had concubines." SHE ALSO testified
that when Mrs. Evangeline Combs sliced open her arm with
a tin can lid, beat her with a wooden shoe and then
sewed up the wound with a darning needle, and pulled off
pieces of flesh with a pair of pliers, the resulting
scars were referred to as "marks of the beast."
Oh, they were "marks of the beast,"
true enough, but not in quite the sense this preacher's
Oh I Know, these people are
all framed. The Government is after them. These KJV IFB
Pastors could never have done something like this.
TALKING TO YOU FROM MY HEART
want you to understand I am for home schooling
and for spanking Children and I am 100% KJV but
I AM SICK OF THESE COVER-UPS in the Independent
Fundamental Movement. This kind of stuff hurts
the GOOD pastors and the GOOD schools and the
GOOD Bible Colleges and the GOOD people that
want to do right. WE CAN NOT CLOSE OUR MINDS AND
EYES TO THE EVIL THAT IS HAPPENING IN THE
INDEPENDENT BAPTIST CHURCHES.
DON'T GET MAD AT ME FOR SAYING
WHAT YOU ALL SHOULD BE SAYING!!
NON-SURVIVOR - Sean Paddock
few years ago, Lynn Paddock sought Christian advice on
how to discipline her growing brood of adopted children.
Paddock -- a Johnston County mother accused of murdering
Sean, her 4-year-old adopted son, and beating two other
adopted children -- surfed the Internet, said her
attorney, Michael Reece. She found literature by an
evangelical minister and his wife who recommended using
plumbing supply lines to spank misbehaving children.
Paddock ordered Michael and Debi Pearl's books and
started spanking her adopted children as suggested.
After Sean, the youngest of Paddock's six adopted
children, died last month, his older sister and brother
told investigators about Paddock's spankings.
Sean's 9-year-old brother was beaten so badly he limped,
a prosecutor said. Bruises marred Sean's backside, too,
Sean died after being wrapped so tightly in blankets he
suffocated. That, too, was a form of punishment,
Johnston County Sheriff Steve Bizzell said.