Warning – this is very sensitive. If you have abuse in your past, please know that this document may be a trigger for you.
I believe it’s worth sharing, though, because those children deserve to have people bear witness to the child abuse they went through.
This is a copy of the criminal complaint against Timothy and Andrea Wick, in which they admit to striking their 9 month old infant with a large stick because she wouldn’t ‘sit quietly’ in church. Way to make her love God, people!
This church was founded and paid for by Lori Wick, bestselling ‘Christian” novelist. Please, if you choose to give her any more money, read this document so you’ll know what your dollars are paying for!
(As a personal side note…these people are being charged for hitting their child 1-3 times each ‘spanking’. I can’t relate to that…it was never that few for me. I’m so encouraged that this is being brought under scrutiny, and recognized for what it is – criminal assault.)
You can read another post about this here: http://therealrebeccadiamond.com/preach-jesus-and-carry-a-big-stick
Wisconsin State Journal: More people to be charged with child abuse for alleged Biblical punishment methods
Wisconsin State Journal: Black Earth pastor, brother charged with child abuse for spanking kids with dowels, rods
Dane County Sheriff’s Press Release: Eight Face Charges in Child Abuse Investigation
NBC 15 Madison: UPDATE: Eight Face Charges in Child Abuse Investigation – video included
WKOW Madison (ABC Affiliate): Eight arrested in Dane Co. church child abuse investigation – Photos of Caminiti brothers included