Bethel Baptist Church in my home town of El Sobrante in the East Bay tells parents that failing to spank their children amounts to “opposing God’s will.” The church hands out pamphlets to parents that recommend “using a ‘rod’ or flexible stick to swat children until their will is broken.” (The church does, however, explictly caution against the use of 2 by 4s.)

Bethel pastor David Sutton explains that “corporal punishment is not something you do to the child, it’s something you do for the child.”

Sounds to me like Sutton is on the wrong end of that flexible stick.

Via Inside Bay Area