How does someone get "beat" by a thin switch? It is easy to understand a beating by a rod but a beating by a switch just cannot be believed. Yet government authorities are persecuting a man for allegedly "beating" his son with a thin, flexible switch. This man, who only wished to instill discipline in his own son, has been charged for using The Bible as a guide to administer a punishment less severe than The Bible calls for.
Why is the government so interested in undermining parental authority that is supported by Biblical reference?