This is an odd story that I heard about mainly because the person at the heart of the controversy was the bishop here in Austin not long ago.
Gregory Aymond, now bishop of New Orleans, has abolished the use of corporal punishment in Catholic schools under his authority.
Believe it or not, the bishop is being loudly and enthusiastically opposed by thousands of African American families!
What do we make of this? That many families WANT their kids to get a good butt whipping from time to time, just to keep them in line? That many think it’s the only way to instill the discipline they think their kids need?