UPDATE: THE SMITHS HAVE BEEN CONVICTED. Video of verdict is included.

Here’s a disturbing story about a Christian church that that is more inline with Scientology than Christianity. For as long as the Remnant Fellowship Church in Brentwood Tennessee has been around, it’s been shrouded in controversy.

It all started in Oct 8,2003 when Remnant Fellowship Church members Joseph and Sonya Smith applied some of the Church’s good ole parenting techniques to their 8-year-old son. As a result of their loving disciplinary action, their child will not see his 9th birthday or any other birthday for that matter.

Watch the video to see what I mean. Then read the next paragraph for my opinion on churches like this.

Ok, I guarantee after viewing this video that you have formulated your own thoughts on the matter. But this is what I feel matters. Churches like this, or cults as I see them, prey on the weak-minded. Now by weak-minded I do not necessarily mean uneducated. These members could very well be college educated, but nonetheless they are weak. They need someone or some thing to guide them through the basic day-to-day problems that plague all of us. In this case it was dealing with a difficult child. I’m sure many of you have kids, as do I, and face this problem frequently. But what separates us from them is our ability to rationally approach the situation and grasp what is right and what is not. These people can’t and as such fall victim to these cults. As a result they look to the church for guidance, which in this case was horribly inept.

I know I’ve just scratched the surface on this, but I leave it to you guys to fill in the blanks.

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