Presbyterian Church Denounces Spanking

According to an article on ABC News 10 in Pitsburgh, “The nation’s largest Presbyterian denomination says it’s wrong to spank children.”

More details in the Pittsburg Post Gazette:

One of the most contested issues of the early afternoon was a recommendation 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.

Naturally, there is a lot of controversy about this new resolution which is covered in this video from ABC News 33 40 Alabama.