Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Judge Beating Disabled Daughter Video Goes Viral – Hillary Adams, Virtue of Spanking Michael Pearl

A 23 year old woman reignites a debate over parental discipline by posting a video of her dad, a Texas judge, ferociously whipping her with powerful belt lashes punishing her for illegally downloading music. Adams secretly recorded it with a hidden camera seven years ago when she was 16.

She has had ataxic cerebral palsy from birth that led her to a passion for technology. Hillary Adams told ABC News affiliate KXTV. "It had happened before, my father's harassment was getting really bad, I decided to finally publish the video that I had been sitting on for 7 years.”

She recently uploaded it to YouTube and the social sharing site Reddit. The video went viral, racking up almost 6million views since it was first uploaded 27th Oct 2011, and inspiring the wrath of the community of readers there, who posted his home address, phone number, and workplace contact information and to demand an investigation.

Local officials now say they're stepping up police presence in the small town after many people have called in death threats.

She explained to Keaton Fox - kfox@kristv.com, "I think a lot of the people in the community were tricked because all they saw was the outside," Adams said. "They saw him treating his wife and daughter, oh, look what I gave them, look at these amazing cars and watches and pianos, everything like that and just this other side of him, was hidden for so long, because he was so good at controlling the situation and covering anything up."

Hillary Adams has since Tweeted about the explosion of attention the video has received, "It is my wish that people stop threatening my father and start offering professional help. That is what he really needs," she wrote.
Read more here.

Preaching Virtue of Spanking, Even as Deaths Fuel Debate
November 6, 2011
PLEASANTVILLE, Tenn. —   Debate over the Michael Pearls’ teachings, first seen on Christian Web sites, gained new intensity after the death of a third child, all allegedly at the hands of parents who kept the Pearls’ book, “To Train Up a Child,” in their homes. On Sept. 29, the parents were charged with homicide by abuse. More here.


  1. hi katrina, personally i believe that hillary had been brutally treated and belted by her father, especially so when he is a judge... he sure knows how to act goody goody fellow...

    What a book, what a teaching, how did it advice - as such parents can easily get blinded and just follow without any discretion.. up to a point causing death to one's own kid.
    creepy evil ways everywhere- so scary

  2. My Chinese Neighbour have 5 beautiful disciplined girls. When they were small, I often heard screams, from long canings.. Our house is boardering a jungle fringe, not satisfied, late hours he wld drag and leave them screaming there for hours in the darkness!!

    I tried to help many times, rudely brushed off by both parents, saying the Malays don't understand the art of disciplining their kids..huh! (Anak2 Melayu semua lemak2 dgn parents mereka).

  3. That's absolutely terrible. "Art of disciplining kids" also sounds quite creepy. My parents were never mean to me and I think I turned out ok :)))