...got this from The Lawrences and it bears attention:
I think it's time to complain to Amazon about selling baby-whipping books! Barnes & Noble had the decency to stop selling 4 of them, let's ask Amazon to do the same!
Please write your comments in this box
(scroll to bottom of page).
[I would also suggest checking the box that says these products violate Amazon's terms of service, because they do]
Here is a sample letter:
Dear Amazon, please stop selling the following books that recommend whipping infants under 1 year of age:
1) "To Train Up a Child" by Michael & Debi Pearl
p.9 Whipping infants as young as 4 months with wooden sticks and plastic pipes on their bare skin. Parents have been investigated by Child Protective Services, children have been taken away from parents, a restraining order against a father, and even a babysitter has gone to jail on felony charges for following the Pearl's baby-whipping advice. A mother beat her children and killed her son after following the Pearl's baby-whipping advice. Link to story.
2) "Child Training Tips" by Reb Bradley
p.133 Beating a baby 1 year old or younger with a "rod"
3) "What the Bible Says about Child Training" by Richard Fugate
p.173-4 Fugate says some children "require enough strokes to receive stripes or even welts" and parents should not be concerned about bruising their child. p.177 Fugate recommends whipping babies starting when they can crawl, with a "balloon stick, willow or peach tree branch, blackboard pointer, or 1/8" dowel rod."
4) "Shepherding a Child's Heart" by Ted Tripp
p.154 Tripp says 8 months old is old enough for a baby to be beaten with a "rod" on their bare skin.
These books recommend blatant child abuse. Until you stop selling them, I will no longer buy items at Amazon.
Sincerely, (your name)
Thank you everyone!! You can also call Amazon at 1-(800)-201-7575.
Here is a British website boycotting Amazon: http://intothesunrise.blogspot.com/