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Child Abuse Cases Have Racist Undertones

Please read this news story, and then ask yourself, "When would African children be defiant in a fundamental Christian home?"

When the adoptive parents are white, and don't understand that they took their adoptive children away from their culture and friends.

I object strenuously to fundamentalist Christian families adopting children from another country where the culture there is dissimilar to their own.

These deaths also have the appearance of a racist element because in the two cases mentioned in the story, the children were of African descent.

If the children were defiant, then it could be that they had previously adapted to the culture of their country of origin. In one case, the girl who died was 7 years old. In the other case, the girl was old enough to have adapted to cultural norms for her country of origin.

Thus in both cases, the adoptive parents made errors in adopting African children who were old enough to adapt to their native culture, and thus would require more patience than the fundamental Christian parents who killed them had.

This is what I have objections with: adopting older children who have already adopted the cultural norms of their country of origin.

It's not the children's fault then.

It is the parents', because fundamental Christian values will have a harder time helping a children of a vastly different culture adapt to a strict upbringing where defiance is not tolerated at all.

Sadly though, a few fundamental Christian parents will ignore this and cause harm to a lot of older African adoptees. This will also impact society in the future if that strict upbringing leads to further defiance caused by child abuse.

For that defiance could actually be because the child knows it is wrong to be physically abused.

My focus in this blog entry are parents who physically abuse their children i.e. have gotten angry when their discipline does not work.

Child abuse is the ritual abuse of a child whilst pretending it's for the child's own good. However, it is not for the parents' good or the child's.

In the two cases found in the news story referenced, the two girls who died were adopted African children.

It actually is the inability of the parents to realize that the "defiance" they faced was because the children KNEW the ritual abuse is wrong.

For the parents to continue to abuse their adopted children in this way shows that whatever love they professed for these children was thrown away when they started to ritually abuse them.

"It is impossible that no offenses should come, but woe to him through whom they do come! It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were thrown into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones." (Luke 17:1-2)

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