Attention Parents

January 22, 2007

Assembly Woman Sally Lieber (D-California) is sponsoring a bill to ban the spanking of children in California. As I understand it, violators would be guilty of a misdemeanor, which is punishable by up to a year a prison and a hefty fine. During the piece on the morning news today (in which she was not the only interviewee), the word “hitting” was frequently used in place of “spanking,” which I thought was a nice use of loaded language. What do you make of this? Does Scripture speak on this issue? If so, how?

I wonder if these people have children of their own…