Beyond Abuse; It Was TortureAs 8-year-old Christopher Forder lay on his bedroom floor, stricken with pneumonia, heavily bruised and nearing death, his father called a family meeting.
Inside the familyâ€™s Seabeck-area home, the father, Robert, told his seven children they had a choice: They could bury their brother in the backyard, or call 911 and risk having the state snatch all of the children away because of Christopherâ€™s obvious bruising.
They didnâ€™t call 911â€”not in time, anyway. Mom and Dadâ€”Christian missionariesâ€”let the poor kid die on his bedroom floor. Maybe I should have filed this under â€œO, They Will Know We Are Christians Byâ€¦ The Kids We Beat to Death.â€