This letter to the editor was written in response to a Wisconsin judge outrageously sentencing a pastor to two years in prison for preaching the Bible standard on disciplining a child.
Dane County Judge Maryann Sumi sentenced Pastor Philip Caminiti to 2 years in prison for preaching the standard of God Almighty as spelled out in the scriptures. This unjust judge swung her judicial gavel at God and the clear teachings of the Bible on how to love one’s children: “He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes.” (Proverbs 13:24). Judge Sumi called it conspiracy to commit child abuse. God calls it loving your child. Judge Sumi doesn’t get to overrule the God who created her.
The command from God is “in righteousness shalt thou judge thy neighbour.” (Leviticus 19:15) Judge Sumi has perversely judged God. God Almighty has a bigger gavel & it will fall on the heads of all Wisconsinites for her egregious error. The people of Wisconsin need to make their voice of opposition heard against this judge & crooked Assistant District Attorney Shelly Rusch (who asked for 5 years in prison for Caminiti).
In this decision, Judge Sumi quashed the First Amendment (freedom of speech & religion) – the crowning jewel of our constitution: the selfsame constitution she swore an oath to God to uphold. Shame on Judge Maryann Sumi. She clearly wasn’t spanked enough as a child.
Governor Scott Walker should stand up and pardon Pastor Philip Caminiti. He should publicly chide Judge Sumi for her flagrant trampling of the First Amendment. Westboro Baptist Church will reiterate this position when we picket this judge and the Wisconsin State Capitol in the near future.
Westboro Baptist Church