The text on this paddle reads “Nerve Stimulator for use on the GLUTEUS MAXIMUS. Character building. 412 Center Rd Buffalo N.Y.”
At that address you’ll find Center Road Baptist Church. I’m sure they’re a lovely bunch of people with a kind and gentle shepherd.
**Warning** In this video are some very raw descriptions of violence towards children. If you have a background that involves physical abuse you may want to skip this one.
Note: This sermon was preached in 2011 at Central Baptist Church in Baton Rouge. It’s worth noting that this church also runs a K-12 school where one can only imagine what the discipline policies are like. The pastor of Central,B.G. Buchanan, attended the seminary founded by none other than J. Frank Norris, hero of fundamentalism.
This is not the fringe. This is as mainstream a fundamentalist pedigree as you can get.
Let the child realize that you are simply representing God in the execution of the punishment.
Sometimes spanking should leave stripes on the child.
During the formative years, yea, the infant years, the child should be spanked. As soon as his is old enough to walk away from his parents he should be spanked if he does not walk where they say he should walk. â€¦ Parents should not have to remove vases and delicate glass ornaments from living room tables. A house need not become disorderly and full of riots because a baby has come. Start early in disciplining the child.
The [spanking] ritual should be deliberate and last at least ten or fifteen minutes. It should be a ritual dreaded by the child. He should not only dread the pain but the time consumed in the ordeal.
The punishment should always be far in excess of the pleasure enjoyed by doing wrong.
Never give a child that for which he cries. The baby who cries for attention and gets it will become a child who cries for a toy and gets it
The spanking should be administered firmly. It should be painful and it should last until the child’s will is broken. It should last until the child is crying not tears of anger but tears of a broken will. As long as he is stiff, grits his teeth, holds on to his own will, the spanking should continue. ¦
After the spanking tell him why you did it. While he is still crying have him sit down.
Happy is the child who feels the security of such punishment.
” Jack Hyles
How to Rear Children (1972)