- Paperback: 268 pages
- Publisher: Crossway Books; 3rd Printing edition (July 1986)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0891074015
- ISBN-13: 978-0891074014
- Product Dimensions: 0.7 x 6.1 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #806,963 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Child Abuse Industry: Outrageous Facts About Child Abuse & Everyday Rebellions Against a System that Threatens Every North American Family Paperback – July, 1986
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Often credited as a pioneer in the Christian Quiverfull movement, thanks to her groundbreaking book The Way Home (1985), Mary says she prefers the concept of an "Open Quiver"--families welcoming children with an open heart, but not competing over family size. To that end, she recently released a 25th Anniversary Edition of The Way Home, with an Afterthought that tackles topics--such as the Patriarchy movement and Quiverfull--that didn't exist when the book first came out. Now that her own nine children are grown, she hopes to come out with more books soon.
Top Customer Reviews
She made the strong point in her book that those who make themselves out to be self-styled "child advocates" turn out to be the real child abusers.
She wrote this book long before Attorney General Janet Reno took it upon herself to recue two dozen children from alleged child abuse at the Koresh Compound in Waco, reulting in their fiery and premature deaths.
Having caught the eye of Hilliary Clinton due to overzealous prosecutions of questionable child abuse cases in Dade County, Florida Attorney General Reno is now a "child advocate" the same as the Ms. Clinton.
Only trouble is, while these self-styled child avocates are teaching people to honor the children, some of Ms. Reno's cases which establish her as child abuse protector are coming unglued. People she alleged to be perpetrators with zeal are now being set free after decades in prison by higher courts.
Mary Pride's book is still very up-to-date.
All who claim to be "child advocates" in today's climate of child abuse hysteria should be considered suspect since any well-adjusted person is by common sense interested in the nurture and admonition of children.
Those who claim to be protectors too loudly may have other agendas which are hidden even unto themselves.
For these "abuses" children are being ripped from their families. Last year, over one million North American families were falsely accused of child abuse. Without any evidence of abuse, children are taken from the homes, and once they are taken the average time until they are returned is almost two years for whites and over four years for blacks, even in cases where it is conceded that they were taken falsely in the first place. Prosecution of abusers goes far beyond any due process for any other crime. Abusers are guilty until proven innocent. Of course, the law "errs on the side of the child," but Pride shows that the protective services are really places of abuse themselves.Read more ›
Many people in America, including famous authors and comedians as well as folks from other walks of life, suffered some of what passes for parental abuse of children these days, and were able to overcome it and make something of themselves, even to forgive, if not forget, some parental drunkenness or other failures. Now, however, there are swarms of "professionals" in the "industry" ready to tear apart families, twist and exaggerate events to make parents seem obsolete or detrimental, while they justify all sorts of touching, bribing, and coercion to separate children from the people who gave them life. Incidentally, the risk of genuine abuse is greater in female-headed households with live-in boyfriends, though such "modern" families are promoted by many politically correct pundits.
Children do put themselves in harm's way quite aside from abuse or neglect, but our "healthcare professionals" are now forced to report anything that could even "possibly" be the result of an instance of one of those. And once reported, there seems to be no concept of innocence. The children will be taken, fostered, maybe even put out for adoption!Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book is an all true reality of what's happening in our child abuse industry.Published 4 months ago by Shirley C. Perry
A very helpful book, in understanding how governmental departments work "for the sake of the children". Read morePublished on September 19, 2012 by Randy