The Lord may work in mysterious ways, but Lisa Whelchel is happy to reveal her secrets for raising God-fearing, well-disciplined children. ["well" as in "well done steak"]
The former Facts of Life star and Mouseketeer is now a prolific author-mom, and to know her by her latest fruit, Creative Correction: Extraordinary Ideas for Everyday Discipline is to fear her maternal wrath. Whelchel's biblically inspired ideas include dragging a reluctant kid across the street by the hair and a little hot sauce on the tongue to burn the sass or swear out of him. And to teach'em...well, to teach'em that people will twist the Bible to justify any damn thing their warped minds can come up with.
And she's not alone. The Washington Post reported at length on the disciplinary tactic, which is popular among Southerners and Evangelical Christians. As a religious southerner myself, I have to demand the media make a finer distinction and call them "Deliverance re-enactors and sadistic cultists."
TMFTML has the article's money quote, from a Christian parent fighting 'defiant talk': "Children need to respect and obey [parents] or they won't learn to respect and obey God. God won't hot sauce you, but you need to learn consequences.'"