Published on 15 Aug 2012
Larry and Carri Williams, a white christian couple from Washington are accused of murdering their adopted Ethiopian daughter, Hana Williams. The 13 year old girl was found outside the house with her face buried in a pile of mud and had a large lump on her head as well as several fresh bloody markings on her hips, knees, elbows, and face. Her autopsy showed that she was abnormally thin, had a swollen hematoma bruise on her forehead, abrasions on both the right and left upper pelvic region, and there were patterned contusions on her legs.
The couple admitted to using words from the bible and several christian parenting books as guides for raising the 13 year old. The other children in the household admitted that the couple would often leave Hana outside for hours in the freezing cold without food or water, as a form of discipline for behaving rebelliously. The other children also spoke of the forms of physical abuse she would receive for not obeying her adopted parents’ orders. She would receive daily abuses for doing everyday things that children her age would do. The couple had stopped the other children from speaking to authorities after they had given them their testimonies.
Carri Williams, the adoptive mother had the nerve to claim that Hana had committed suicide in her 911 call to the police and blamed her for the injuries on her body. “Yes, um I think my daughter just killed herself.” “Um, she’s really rebellious, and she’s been outside refusing to come in, and she’s been throwing herself all around, and then she collapsed.”
A book titled “To train up a child” written by fundamentalist christian authors Michael and Debbi Pearl which inspired a similar murder of another African girl by her white christian adopted parents, was taken from the couple’s home as evidence. The book details forms of child abuse written in the bible as well as which instruments to be used for the beatings, such as a plumbing supply line.
The surviving children have been taken to foster homes. Unfortunately prosecutors have no plans to press charges on the authors of the book, though the Williams couple has been charged with homicide by abuse and felony assault of one of their children.
This is just one of the many examples of white christian extremism that are downplayed by the media which is fully supportive of the christian religion. The same religion that has cost the lives of hundreds of millions of people worldwide for thousands of years now. The same religion that supports the concepts of white supremacy, white separatism, a white God, and a white heaven.