" This was the very first time Calvin had ‘unleashed’ on me. He had spanked me before this, but only with his belt, and not as bad as he could have. After he got me home from running away and after messing in my pants he used a switch and he stripped me nude. He did not aim for my butt, but his intent was to hit my legs (inside the bend) and my lower back. When he was done I had whelps and gashes, he drew blood. I had not had time to heal from the beating from running away by the time I got the beating for messing my pants, so I had lash marks on top of lash marks. Parents can’t seem to understand why children fight a beating, if equal force was used on an adult that an adult uses in comparison to a child’s body and the switch was in ratio then that parent that beat that child with a switch would fight as well. It is Satanic for ANYONE to use a switch on a child, regardless of your excuses or if you hide behind the Bible, a switch is barbaric and nothing that God would approve of. If God would not torture humans why and how can any human justify hiding behind God’s word to beat a child with a switch? Many religions over the decades have used the Bible and God as a protection to abuse humans and people in ALL Christian religions still hide behind God’s word to beat children with a switch."
So why would a parent in light of the above court ruling defend the use of a switch when so many other options are available? Only that parent can answer that in their heart.