Is Spanking Your Child a 'Natural Parenting Instinct?'
Christian fundamentalist pastor Michael Pearl's controversial book "To Train Up a Child," touts that God wants you to spank your kids. He suggests using a ruler on a 2-year-old if the child has done something wrong. He calls it spanking, but others says what he's advocating is hitting.
In this clip from the show, Anderson asks Pearl, "Why is it okay to hit a child? But if you went out in the workplace and hit a person, that's not okay?"
Pearl answers that he's emulating the real world, so children learn consequences of their deeds. He also says that spanking is a natural parenting instinct.
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