Selmer Hanson is a self-confessed pedophile who abused many missionary kids in the Philippines. He also was a long-time faculty member and vice president of Prairie Bible Institute (PBI) in Three Hills, Alberta, Canada. I knew Selmer growing up as a kid at PBI. Later he was my teacher when I went to bible school at PBI. Little did I know that in the years to come I would embark on a mission to expose this monster who masquerades as a pastor, getting him fired from one church only to see him pop up at another one. Little did I know that his victims would one day find me and that I would have the privilege of getting to know them. I am amazed at what they have become in spite of the atrocities that Selmer perpetrated on them. Little did I know back in 1977 when I shook hands with Selmer Hanson who was head of the Christian Education department at PBI that I was shaking hands with the most prolific pedophile I would ever personally know and one of the most evil. People don't know the evil that lurks in the heart of Selmer; I do. As long as I have breath and Selmer is not sitting in a jail cell, I will continue to sound the alarm. I don't care who tries to intimidate me!
I am always amazed at the bizarre things that Selmer posts online. He has such a hard time trying to conceal his pedophilia and it shows up in the most unusual ways. For example, look at what he posted on his Google+ profile
For his tagline Selmer uses the phrase "tricks of the trade". Seriously? Like who does this to describe fatherhood? Those who are in mechanical, technical and manual labor fields use the phrase “tricks of the trade”. Plumbers, carpenters and road construction workers have "tricks of the trade" that they have learned by trial and error that has made their jobs easier. But I have never ever heard a father use the phrase "tricks of the trade" in regards to raising their children. Ironically, it is often used when describing the grooming techniques of pedophiles. For example, in his recent interview with CBS, in talking about the pedophile Jared Fogle of Subway fame, Dr. Phil is quoted as saying: "He (Jared Fogle) talks about how to groom a family, he talks about how to groom the victim, he talks about all the things he does, the tricks of his trade...He just basically gives you the playbook of an evil monster." http://www.cbsnews.com/news/jared-fogle-former-subway-spokesman-secret-recordings-child-porn-to-be-revealed-on-dr-phil/ Perhaps it was a Freudian slip on Selmer's part to use this phrase "tricks of the trade"?
Selmer let me set some things straight for you. First of all you have not survived being a father to your children - they have survived having you for a father! Secondly, there are no "tricks of the trade" in regards to fatherhood. Good fathers don't trick and manipulate children into doing what you want them to do. That is what pedophiles do! Good fathers don’t force, bribe, trick, manipulate, or in any other way connive their children to do what they want them to do; they lead them by example and the children follow out of respect. I know this is where it would be very difficult for you because you are such a fake and fraud. Who would want to follow a man like you? Good fathers raise children to think for themselves, face challenges and gain independence. There is no trickery and manipulation involved - no "tricks of the trade".
It really disgusts me Selmer that you even have the gall to write about raising children. You were a houseparent in the Philippines for missionary kids and this in essence made you a surrogate father to these vulnerable children who were separated from their parents for months at a time. Not only did you fail at being a good father figure to them, you chose to prey on them and heinously abuse them physically, sexually and emotionally. You are the worst example of a father figure there possibly could ever be! You are the monster that nightmares are made of and the sad thing is that you are still downplaying and discounting the severity of the abuse you perpetrated on these children. You have done irreparable damage to these children who are still dealing with the aftermath of the heinous things that you did to them. And you have the audacity to throw it in their face by promoting yourself all over the internet like you are some kind of guru that people should listen to for “godly wisdom” on how to raise children. That is so messed up!
“He (Selmer) made me watch him beating his own little children with a belt on their naked bodies for wetting their nappies...He looked like he had lost his mind.”
Oh now that is a good trick of the trade Selmer. Bet you got your little babies to quit wetting their diapers real quick by whipping them with your leather belt. When you arrived in the Philippines, you had a one-year-old child and a year later another child was born. So we are talking little babies and Selmer you are whipping them with a leather belt. Seriously? That is not a "trick of the trade"; that is child abuse!
“In the dining room he (Selmer) had their children sitting in high chairs beside him. He would snip on their bare legs with his comb or pinch them badly when they did not eat..."
Now remember folks we are talking about an infant and a toddler. And Selmer is snapping a comb on their bare legs and pinching them for not eating. And doing this to his own children! Do I need to remind you that children can be fickle eaters and remember these are a North American children having to adjust to eating tropical foods in a tropical climate at high altitudes. Lots of luck with that! So Selmer is snapping a comb another one of your "tricks of the trade"? And if that didn't work then you would pinch the soft baby skin of his own children? That is not a "trick of the trade"; that is child abuse!
“When we had done something wrong, Selmer Hanson took out the wooden carved spoon, which was about one meter long. We had to take off or push down our clothes and had to kneel with bare bums and bend over the bed. He hit us until we had blood-filled blisters big as a hand on each of our buttocks. We were unable to sit for days. We had to take cushions to school.”
Selmer this one just makes me sick to my stomach. These missionary kids tell me that they can still hear the screams of their fellow missionary kids as you beat them with that wooden spoon, sometimes breaking it over them. Calling it a wooden spoon doesn't do it justice. It was a weapon that you had no business using to beat these children with. Selmer you hit those children unmercifully with it until they had blood blisters the size of a hand and couldn't sit down for days afterwards. How could you do this to a child? How could you Selmer?
"Tricks of the trade", hell no! Just flat out child abuse!