I can’t think of many people who deserve to go to hell, but people who teach its existence to vulnerable children are prime candidates.
— Richard Dawkins (@RichardDawkins) May 26, 2013
Actually, I can easily think of better candidates. Like Pearl Fernandez:
When paramedics arrived at the Palmdale home of Fernandez last Wednesday, they found the boy barely breathing and broken. His “skull was cracked, three ribs were broken and his skin was bruised and burned,” reports the L.A. Times. “He had BB pellets embedded in his lung and groin. Two teeth were knocked out of his mouth.” He died at the hospital Friday. His mother, 29-year-old Pearl Fernandez, told paramedics his injuries were the result of self-mutilation.
It doesn’t look like Pearl was too interested in teaching the Bible to her son, as she seemed much more involved in a secular, hedonistic lifestyle:
Fernandez had previously written a note contemplating suicide, his teacher told authorities he appeared bruised and battered at school, bruises from BB pellets were evident on his face, his therapist submitted a complaint in late March that the boy had been forced to perform oral sex on a relative and a referral to conduct an investigation into child abuse at the home lingered two months past deadline.[….]
Pearl also told social workers of her history of gang involvement, drug use and mental problems. Another complaint surfaced in 2007 that she was starving one of her daughters and threatened to break the girl’s jaw for crying. She also spent time in jail in Texas for using a weapon in a reckless manner.
Dawkins only cares about child “abuse” if the “abuse” involves teaching the child religion. But when it comes to children being beaten, tortured, and killed by their parents’ secular lifestyle, Dawkins the Child Advocate has never spoken out. Gee, do you think his concern for “the children” is about as sincere as his demand for evidence?