NZ Herald Aug 12, 2009
Most of New Zealand’s mainstream churches are supporting a “Yes” vote in the referendum on whether smacking should be a criminal offence. The heads of the Anglican and Methodist churches say the current law, which bans the use of force against children for “correction”, is working well and should not be changed. The Catholic Bishops Conference referred questions to the church aid agency, Caritas, which recommended a “Yes” vote on the basis that the current law was close to the compromise which the bishops sought in 2007 between a complete ban on physical restraint and allowing “violent” discipline.
Family First Comment: Perhaps they should ask their members what they think!!!!!