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Pastor charged with felony for spanking son
WorldNetDaily.com ^ | October 25, 2008

Posted on 10/25/2008 3:44:52 AM PDT by Man50D

Wisconsin pastor has been charged with felony physical abuse of a child after he spanked his 12-year-old son for lying and a teacher notified social services.

Barry W. Barnett Jr., 43, of Poynette, Wis., is free on a $10,000 bond, but he could face up to three years in prison and fines for disciplining his son, the local Portage Daily Register reported.

At the pastor's hearing, Barnett's son said his father was right to spank him .

"He gave me a chance to tell him the truth, and I just kept lying to him," the boy said.

The boy said his father gave him two "swats" that "hurt a little" on his rear end in June. He told authorities both he and his dad cried while he was disciplined.

The 12-year-old said he was warned he might receive a spanking if he continued to act up and that he understands what he did was wrong.

"You should not lie to your parents and you should not go to places (where you are not allowed)," he said.

One of his siblings mentioned the spanking to a teacher, who called social services, according to the report.

A June 7 report from the Divine Savior Healthcare emergency department indicated that the boy had slight bruising on his buttocks, but it said there was no swelling and he was not experiencing pain. The medical paperwork said the boy told physicians he didn't think he was abused and he loves his father.

The documents show the boy's doctor does not believe he was abused, and he called the event a "social services fiasco."

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: discipline; parenting; pastor; socialservices; spanking

1 posted on 10/25/2008 3:44:52 AM PDT by Man50D
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To: Man50D

What idiocy.........


2 posted on 10/25/2008 3:49:30 AM PDT by RightOnline
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To: Man50D

Child “protective” services are the REAL abusers.....
of parental rights, liberty, justice, decency, freedom, common sense.....

In the words of that idiot Michael Moore, “Dude, Where’s My Country?”


3 posted on 10/25/2008 3:54:08 AM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (Katie Couric puts the BS back in CBS)
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To: Man50D

Unlike Joe the Plumber, this is one of the many reasons that I’m already scared for America.


4 posted on 10/25/2008 4:00:57 AM PDT by HEY4QDEMS
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To: Man50D

I’ve just reported a link to a sickening, disturbing video on a site called NoahSife.com. The video, which is obviously filmed by an adult with other adults present, shows little kids mimicking sexual intercourse on the dance floor at a birthday party.

The adults at this party should be fully prosecuted, but nothing will probably ever come of it. Yet, spanking is a felony.

I reported this to antichildporn.org. If anyone knows of another organization I need to contact please let me know.


5 posted on 10/25/2008 4:08:27 AM PDT by whatshotandwhatsnot
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation
Child “protective” services are the REAL abusers..... of parental rights, liberty, justice, decency, freedom, common sense

I served on a jury panel a couple years ago hearing a child custody case. I thought it was very telling that in the pre selection questions, both lawyers asked what potential jurors thought of CPS. There was not a positive comment in the entire jury pool.. ps .. the trial confirmed our the bad reviews.

6 posted on 10/25/2008 4:13:02 AM PDT by Bearshouse
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To: Man50D

Wisconsin pastor has been charged with felony physical abuse of a child after he spanked his 12-year-old son for lying and a teacher notified social services.

The dangers of socialism.
Parents can no longer raise their own children. Its the STATES interest that matter.
Welcome to the New America under Obama/Pelosi
Instead of being a news headline the above will be the way of life.....


7 posted on 10/25/2008 4:17:15 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Vote FOR AMERICA . Vote McCain / Palin)
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To: Man50D
When my daughter was around thirteen, she started to become a real problem for my former wife and me. One problem was that she kept sneaking out of the house through her bedroom window, and sneaking other kids in. That, along with her smoking in her room, and various other goings-on, led me to simply remove her bedroom door so that she would not have "privacy" to continue to misbehave. I told her that she could open her closet door and stand behind it for the privacy she would need for dressing and undressing.

She reported the situation to the school nurse, who in turn notified DSS. The lives of my former wife and I became hell on earth for about six months.

I consider DSS (Department of Social Services) and Child Protective Services right up there with the IRS and BATF when it comes to being Jack Booted Thugs.

8 posted on 10/25/2008 4:21:56 AM PDT by PalmettoMason (I'm not going to crawl across broken glass to vote for McCain... it'll just feel like it!)
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To: Man50D

Spare the rod, spoil the child. Perhaps if whitey granny had spanked Hussein, he wouldn’t have done drugs and hung out with the wrong crowd and we wouldn’t be in danger of losing our country.


9 posted on 10/25/2008 4:22:09 AM PDT by itsthejourney (1 of every 10 people you pass in the mall is here illegally)
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To: SECURE AMERICA
The dangers of socialism.
Parents can no longer raise their own children.


That point was illustrated when The Communist Goals as read into the the Congressional Record in 1963.

40. Discredit the family as an institution. Encourage promiscuity and easy divorce.
41. Emphasize the need to raise children away from the negative influence of parents. Attribute prejudices, mental blocks and retarding of children to suppressive influence of parents.
10 posted on 10/25/2008 4:23:32 AM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it!)
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To: PalmettoMason

It seems that there are actually two different and parallel CPS systems - one for real parents, where the child must never be disciplined in any way, and one for foster parents, where CPS won’t even notice if the kids are killed and stored in a freezer, as just happened in Maryland.


11 posted on 10/25/2008 4:28:38 AM PDT by nina0113 (If fences don't work, why does the White House have one?)
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To: Man50D

“Spare the rod, spoil the child”.

I spanked our three boys a few times and they all turned out fine. They needed it, believe me. The scene was the same as described as above where both the father and the son cried. It DID hurt me more than it hurt them.

Hell, I’m sure some of us FReepers even received spankings in school for acting up. Most of us turned out okay. If today’s standards were in practice back then I’d probably just now be getting out of prison.

Situations like this will only increase under 0’s presidency.


12 posted on 10/25/2008 4:29:30 AM PDT by panaxanax (Writing in John Bolton/Sarah Palin in 2008!)
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To: Man50D
"....and a teacher notified social services."

One hopes that the father will sue this "teacher".

13 posted on 10/25/2008 4:39:59 AM PDT by Wonder Warthog ( The Hog of Steel)
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To: Man50D

My My My how things change. My father beat me with a 3 inch wide leather belt for even trivial things, like for not taking the trash out immediately. Once I said ‘damn’. By todays standards, he would have got 25 yrs. to life.


14 posted on 10/25/2008 4:44:51 AM PDT by capn dino
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To: Man50D

I am publicly on record as stating that Child Protective Services (under whatever name; DFACS in my State) had best never show up on my property without an arrest warrant and a SWAT team.


15 posted on 10/25/2008 4:46:41 AM PDT by clee1 (We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
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To: PalmettoMason

“The lives of my former wife and I became hell on earth for about six months.”

What happened? In what state?


16 posted on 10/25/2008 4:49:39 AM PDT by Comparative Advantage
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To: Man50D

Seeing his father charged and tried by the government will be more harmful to the boy than any spanking could ever be.


17 posted on 10/25/2008 4:50:28 AM PDT by dinoparty
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To: nina0113
They purposefully go after functional families, ones which will be mortified by the charges, embarassed, and cowed into submission--which, incidentally includes weeks of 'classes' to be taken (at no small fee) to rehabilitate the parent, and endless supervision by the Social Serpents.

You might wonder why, but the answer is simple. They pick on the people who can be counted on to bring them funding, who, being decent folks, just might be ashamed of being accused of abuse.

They purposefully avoid the ones who might take them outside and beat the crap out of them, and who would likely never pay for all the reeducation, thus draining the office budget, not enhancing it.

If you are ever unjustly accused, Lawyer up and hit them hard. You will never regret that.

18 posted on 10/25/2008 5:02:16 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly.)
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To: capn dino
My how things change

Yep. We used to get paddled for misbehaving--IN SCHOOL, AT SCHOOL.

19 posted on 10/25/2008 5:04:06 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly.)
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To: Man50D

When my daughter was in elementary school, the Korean kids would come to school with scarred legs because they didn’t make A’s. Social Services ignored it. Some of those kids still won’t wear shorts above the knees because of the scarring.


20 posted on 10/25/2008 5:08:10 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: Man50D
One of his siblings mentioned the spanking to a teacher, who called social services, according to the report.

She was obviously being a good little Nazi.

21 posted on 10/25/2008 5:27:25 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Obamao for President! I won't settle for the lesser evil any longer!)
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To: AppyPappy
I don't think a spanking of a young fella’ warrants being reported to some social agency by a “do-gooder” teacher, whose nose may be a little too long and snooping in all of the wrong places. Perhaps a swift kick to the teacher's a$$ is called for here, along with one hell of a defamation of character lawsuit against the teacher and the social agency.
22 posted on 10/25/2008 5:28:25 AM PDT by geezerwheezer (get up boys, we're burnin' daylight!!!)
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To: RightOnline

I was just thinking about the mindset of Wisconsin after watching a video posted here, and this confirms my perceptions. Wisconson, a blue state, has some real loonies.


23 posted on 10/25/2008 6:01:24 AM PDT by The_Media_never_lie
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To: Man50D

You tax dollars at work


24 posted on 10/25/2008 6:18:42 AM PDT by badpacifist (Personal attacks on someones opinion of a "news article" you happened to post is asinine..)
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To: whatshotandwhatsnot

https://tips.fbi.gov/


25 posted on 10/25/2008 6:39:10 AM PDT by LuxMaker (The Constitution is a mere thing of wax in the hands of the judiciary, Thomas J 1819)
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To: Comparative Advantage
It happened in South Carolina.

On her initial visit, the DSS worker presented me with a document that she told me carried the authority of a court order. She had hanwritten in "instructions" to me that included a section that forbade me from "verbal discipline" toward my daughter. (My daughter had accused me of "verbal abuse", as well as an incident of spanking that had taken place in another state four or five years earlier.) I was forced to put the door back up, and in all ways to "respect her right to privacy". My daughter was "counseled" by the worker in private, with neither my wife nor I allowed to be present. We were then notified that we would be investigated for 90 days. Our priest, our parents, and co-workers were talked to and asked if they were aware of any abusive behavior on our part.

At the end of the process, we were "cleared". I then asked the worker what the consequences would be to my daughter for making a false allegation, and was told "none". We were told that any consequences would discourage other children from reporting abusive situations.

Interested in the results? Our daughter became further and further out of control. A year later she ran away with a 19 year old young man to another state for a couple of weeks, then came home as if nothing had happened. DSS refused to take action, and the Sheriff's department refused to charge the 19 year old.

Eventually, she was arrested for trafficking methamphetamine, but was put on probation. She failed to keep her appointments with her P.O. and they just let the matter drop. She no longer has contact with the family, and I'm not aware that anyone knows her situation.

I am convinced that this situation would not have come to this without the intervention of the DSS. They have been absolutely instrumental in ruining her life and destroying a part of our family. DO NOT LET THESE PEOPLE INTO YOUR LIFE! TAKE WHATEVER ACTION NECESSARY TO KEEP THEM OUT OF YOUR HOME AND YOUR FAMILY!

26 posted on 10/25/2008 7:30:14 AM PDT by PalmettoMason (I'm not going to crawl across broken glass to vote for McCain... it'll just feel like it!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

She is most likely obligated to report it under penalty of law. That’s the way it is in my state and probably most states.


27 posted on 10/25/2008 8:42:58 AM PDT by goldi
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To: Man50D

I was spanked all the time by my parents. I look back on it and see how it important it was for me to be punished like that. A couple times i threatened my mom by saying i would “call the cops on her for child abuse” and she said “go right ahead if you never want to see me again.” Needless to say i never called.

Another time when i was about 10, i was throwing a fit over something stupid and i said i wished i lived with another family, any family but mine. My dad dragged me to the car and drove 20 miles to the orphanage in town at 11pm at night, opened the car door and said, “here you go. you can leave now and live at the orphanage.” Of course i stayed in the car and cried all the way home.

I now can only imagine how my words must have hurt my parents, but i’m thankful that we have had a great relationship over the years.


28 posted on 10/25/2008 10:02:59 AM PDT by pjluke (thank you Mr. Kalashnikov!)
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To: Smokin' Joe

Got in a fight at school back in the mid-60s. The PE teach paddled us both - with ping-pong paddles!


29 posted on 10/25/2008 10:09:00 AM PDT by Little Ray (Joe the Plumber. He's our only hope... God help him.)
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To: Little Ray
Our Principal had a two foot long 1X4 he called his "board of education" I only got it once.

Others were less intellignet about that.

There was one shop teacher who was a former DI (USMC), whom no one messed with.

30 posted on 10/25/2008 10:26:47 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly.)
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To: Man50D

Calm down - its WND. They can be depended on to give you only half a story.


31 posted on 10/25/2008 10:32:05 AM PDT by jude24
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To: Man50D

Child protective services are the first line shock troops for communism.


32 posted on 10/25/2008 10:37:22 AM PDT by BuffaloJack
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To: panaxanax
Hell, I’m sure some of us FReepers even received spankings in school for acting up
and another when I got home
33 posted on 10/25/2008 10:38:13 AM PDT by piroque
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To: Smokin' Joe

We had stories about a board with holes drilled in it for less air resistance and more pain, but I never found out about it.


34 posted on 10/25/2008 10:40:34 AM PDT by Little Ray (Joe the Plumber. He's our only hope... God help him.)
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To: PalmettoMason
V.O.C.A.L.

Victims Of Child Abuse Laws

We were put through hell in the 1980's. Before the internet (for me anyway), I wrote letters to EVERYONE from the U.S. Congress that funded 'child-saving' services to the local newspapers. I developed a terrible reputation, but I got some changes in the system.

After having her second baby, my step-daughter told, "I used to think you were a bad mom, until I had kids of my own." And now, ten years after their father died, my step-children still call me 'mom.'

A couple of books I recommend: Wounded Innocents by Richard Wexler and The Child Abuse Industry by Mary Pride.... (Twenty years later and I still remember the names of the books....)

35 posted on 10/25/2008 11:21:30 AM PDT by eccentric (a.k.a. baldwidow)
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To: Man50D

Anyone want to hock up for a class action suit against the Los Angels Unified School district?

They used to spank us back in the 60’s.


36 posted on 10/25/2008 9:30:04 PM PDT by NoLibZone (As insane as McCain is , my principles can't allow someone like Huessein to be president.)
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To: Man50D

Anyone want to hook up for a class action suit against the Los Angels Unified School district?

They used to spank us back in the 60’s.


37 posted on 10/25/2008 9:30:23 PM PDT by NoLibZone (As insane as McCain is , my principles can't allow someone like Huessein to be president.)
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