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The Child Preachers

Thanks to Paul S. Jenkins for the mp3 and link.

This half-hour programme was broadcast on BBC Radio 4 this morning. It features several 'child preachers' including Samuel (now 8 years old) who was in that Channel 4 documentary "Baby Bible Bashers". The radio programme is available via the BBC's 'listen again' service here:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/aod/shows/rpms/radio4/childpreachers.ram

From the BBC Radio 4 website:
"Some parents in America believe that God is using their children as evangelists to save souls. But who is driving the agenda and what are the potential long-term effects on the children? John McCarthy investigates."

TAGGED: ABUSE, CHILDREN, RELIGION


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