Mar 20, NewsProtect Children Project. By Joseph Laycock Religion Dispatches. Growing up in Austin, Texas, I remember going to summer camp and being shocked to meet kids who had been hit with paddles by their teachers.
Her husband, Larry, known as Master Lar, did not attend the meeting. The couple has been under pressure from city officials, the public and members of their own Kokomo Kinksters bondage, domination and sado-masochism club since making their spanking club plans public in a Jan. Racks containing leather flogs, riding crops and wooden paddles had been bolted to the walls.
Along similar legal lines, in Junethe Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts ruled that the state was justified in denying foster parenting privileges to a couple who practiced corporal punishment and supported spanking or paddling children. The couple in the case had argued, unsuccessfully, that physical discipline was an integral aspect of their Christian faith. But a majority of Americans still support it. Ironically, the only humans it is still legal to hit are the most vulnerable members of our society — those we are charged to protect — children.
To the Editor:. Until the pastor Michael Pearl and his peers use their pulpits and printing presses to argue the wisdom of resuming these practices for adults, advocacy of their perpetuation toward children for vastly lesser misbehavior reeks of craven despotism over the helpless. The writer is a clinical child psychologist and assistant professor of psychiatry at Stony Brook University.
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Since February, spanking and bondage enthusiasts for miles around have been meeting and whipping each other in a private dungeon in the small mill town of Attleboro, Mass. But last week the group suffered a setback. Local officials were extremely displeased to discover the club was across the street from the police station.
For years, I have arduously avoided the one topic that most certainly will incite a reader riot. However, I find I can stay silent no longer. This is one issue about which there is no middle of the road.
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