Parents beat sons to confess at church: Another 'To Train Up a Child' death as 'Bible' beating killed Lucas Leonard

In another horrifying "To Train Up a Child" Bible beating story, New Hartford, New York parents beat their sons to confess sins at church, reported the Associated Press on Oct. 14. That spiritual beating killed Lucas Leonard, 19, one of the two brothers beaten in the tiny Christian church. Leonard's Oct. 12 death at Word of Life Church revealed that he and his sibling Christoper Leonard, 17, had been kicked and pummeled with fists. They were struck in the abdomen, genitals, thighs and back. Christopher Leonard was hospitalized with severe injuries.  Is this another "Spare the rod and kill the child" situation? Parents beat sons to confess at church: Spiritual beating killed Lucas Leonard |

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