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Some religious groups use corporal punishment, ranging from spankings (for discipline) to amputations (as punishment). The term ''corporal punishment'' is sometimes confused with ''capital punishment'' (death penalty).

Though the Bible talks about spanking (proponents typically cite only a handful of verses from the Book of Proverbs), it does not condone abuse - which is what so-called 'discipline' often turns into.

For example, some churches and religious groups have made the news due to the abusive spanking of minors (see for instance the House of Prayer, or the Church of God (Restoration)).

In some cases, corporal punishment went even further, such as the torture cases of Klara Mauerova, Elior Chen, or the Colonia Dignidad cult.

In the past, Jesus People USA practiced the disciplinary spanking of adult females - an unbiblical practice.

Note: this entry will be expanded in the near future to include various research resources.

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Christian Loving Discipline That WorksOff-site Link Christian Parenting Today, July/Aug 1999

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(Nov. 19, 1999) Massachusetts high court throws out abuse finding against minister
(Apr. 29, 1999) Is spanking abuse? SJC to take up case
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Non-Christian Massachusetts Citizens for ChildrenOff-site Link Articles about religion-motivated child neglect & abuse
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