The Bible says to correct a child, spanking the child when necessary. That is not child abuse, if done properly. God put that padded area in the back for a reason, for spankings! I have watched numerous documentaries, listening to interviews of men in prison. Many of them will testify that there was no father in the home to correct them when they did wrong. A loving parent disciplines their child with love, not with selfish anger. No decent parent wants to spank their child, but God commands parents to do it, or watch their child grow up to be a fool, and perhaps even a lawless criminal. Do you think all these youth in the spring and summer of 2020, who were rioting and looting in response to George Floyd's alleged murder, destroying the property of innocent people, were raised in good Christian homes? No, they were left to themselves, growing up in one parent homes without proper discipline, running the streets, doing illegal drugs and out of control. We've raised a generation of undisciplined spoiled brats!
Famous people like Dr. Benjamin Spock and television host Oprah Winfrey, have foolishly said publicly that spanking a child damages them psychologically. Yet Oprah says: “If you don't fix the hole in the soul—the thing that is where the wounds started—you're working at the wrong thing.” I am so sick of the hypocrisy of these leftists, liberals and secularists, who speak of fixing a child's soul, but don't want the Holy Bible in public schools. Since 1963 the U.S. government has banned the inspired Holy Bible from children's lives at school, removing from children God's moral compass for man.