Presbyterian Church Rejects Spanking
By Ann Rodgers, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 5, 2012

The national governing body of the Presbyterian Church (USA) today in Pittsburgh recommended that corporal punishment -- including mild spanking -- not be practiced in homes, schools or institutions. Some commissioners said the church was overreaching by implying that those who spank their children are bad Presbyterians. Advocates for the winning side said that children are the only people in the United States against whom violence is acceptable. The anti-corporal punishment recommendation passed 334-306.


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