By Anna Groff
I am aware that some families and religious groups use the Bible to justify—even encourage—corporal punishment.
In fact, according to the 2012 General Social Survey, 80 percent of born-again Christians say spanking is OK.
These individuals may refer to passages in Proverbs, such as “Those who spare the rod of discipline hate their children. Those who love their children care enough to discipline them” (13:24) or “A youngster’s heart is filled with foolishness, but physical discipline will drive it far away” (22:15).