Is Spanking a Religious Duty?

Tyler Wallick says it is out of faith and love that he spanks his children. He is one of a number of fundamentalist Christians, who in their literal interpretation of the Bible, regard corporal punishment as a religious and parental duty. Wallick says his boys -- Trey, 10, and Drew, 4, -- only get spanked with a belt when they're dishonest or disrespectful. For justification, Wallick points to the Old Testament, which says in the book of Proverbs: "He who spares his rod hates his son, but he...Full Story
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