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Spanking is NOT Child Abuse

“My father liked me, when I wasn’t being an idiot. And he loved me, too — enough to spank the daylights out of me when I was being an idiot.” — Diana Gabaldon, Outlander

“There is a great difference between spanking a child and abusing a child. One is an act of love; the other is an act of hostility” — James Dobson, MD

There is a great deal of outrage from people who are reading stories about the misconduct of professional athletes and connecting them to a crusade against child abuse. I’m against child abuse. Isn’t everyone? However I’m not against spanking.

We have all encountered this situation: A small child is standing in the middle of a department store throwing a complete temper tantrum demanding a toy. His mother, exasperated threatens him with time-outs and other deprived privileges, but the stubborn child continues to kick and scream. In the “old days,” a mother wouldn’t think twice about marching the defiant child to the bathroom and giving him a good spanking to straighten him out, but these days, parents have to worry about someone screaming child abuse. Whether or not to spank a child has become a heated issue in today’s society.

Many authorities and psychologists believe that spanking breaks a child’s spirit and only leads to violence. They think that it causes the child to become depressed, angry or hostile and they have conducted many studies to prove these things. This type of harsh punishment occurs often, but it is called child abuse. There is a great difference between abusing a child and properly disciplining a child. “One is an act of love; the other is an act of hostility, and they are as different as night and day” (Dobson 35).

First of all, spanking does not lead to violence. Our surrounding world and media do. “The average sixteen-year- old has watched 18,000 murders during his formative years, including a daily bombardment of stabbings, shootings, hangings, decapitations, and general dismemberment” (Meier 34). It seems unjust to blame parents who are trying to raise their children properly for today’s violence. If a child touches a hot stove he does not become a more violent person because of it, he just learns not to do it again because he learned a valuable lesson from the pain (Meier 34).

Many anti spanking researchers have tried to conduct research studies to consolidate their beliefs against

Gay and Lesbian Issues – Homosexuality Is Wrong

Homosexuality Is Wrong

Within the past several years gay and lesbian rights has become a huge issue. Gays and lesbians have started to come out of the ”closet,” and proudly admitting their sexuality. In the past few years gays and lesbians have been fighting for the right to marry, and adopt children. So far there is only one state that allows gays to become married. People have become more and more open minded with homosexuality. Twenty years ago homosexuality was looked down upon (in general), but now our society thinks that there is nothing wrong with homosexuality. Our nation has started to move away from God, this is why people think that homosexuality is all right. If people are not close to God and do not follow Him, then they are not going to abide by His standards.

There are several places in the Bible where it talks about homosexuality. The Bible has nothing positive to say about men and women sleeping with the same sex. In Leviticus 20:13, it states ”If a man lies with a man as one lies with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable. They must be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads.” This is saying that if a man has sex with another man, then both of the men should be put to death. It would be the men’s own fault for their death. This is one of the few sins mentioned in the Bible that suggest death for the sin. Now days people are not put to death for this sin, they are accepted and viewed as ”normal”. People do not really see anything wrong with homosexuality. Our culture needs to study the Bible and come closer to God instead of moving away from Him. If our nation does this then they may see why homosexuality is wrong. Our culture does not view homosexuality as a …

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…ast several years. People are believing that homosexuality is o.k. if it feels good. People need to learn that God hates the act of homosexual relations. God has destroyed cities in the past because of the gays and lesbians. Homosexuality just is not a natural act. You have never seen animals that keep mating partners for life, go and have sex with the same sex. The Bible teaches that gays and lesbians should be punished, in the Old Testament they were killed for their actions. Our nation needs to realize that being gay is not all right, that it is an abomination unto the Lord.

Works Cited


It’s a sin this we know cause the Bible tells us so. internet. 1996. 1-7.

It’s Adam and Eve not Adam and Steve. internet. 1998. 1-2.

Living On The Edge. internet. 1998. 1-2.

The Christian Anti-Homosexual Web Site. internet. 1998. 1-2.

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