Social Development Minister, Bathabile Dlamini is currently formulating legislation that will effectively criminalise parents for disciplining their own children – ostensibly to combat child abuse.
Government’s knee-jerk reaction to the alarming rates of child abuse in SA is an admission of its failure to enforce laws already in place. Parents, therefore, present a soft target for government abuse. However, there is no evidence to suggest that outlawing spanking will reduce child abuse.
Government’s intrusion in the family unit is a recipe for disaster. Apparently, the SA government cannot make the distinction between parental discipline and actual child abuse.
Feel good legislation like this is usually driven by liberal “experts”, who often do not have children of their own. The Minister irrationally claimed, “Spanking can lead to child abuse.”
But the Bible warns parents not to withhold discipline from their children. “He who spares his rod hates his son, but he who loves him disciplines him promptly.” Proverbs 13:24.
Christian citizens in SA must vehemently oppose this destructive legislation. FPI will keep you informed about its progress and equip you with the tools to defeat this abuse of authority.
While government plans to criminalise parents for fulfilling their God-given responsibilities, a government agency unbanned a movie that depicts child pornography. Another government agency, ICASA, gave a failed pay-channel the green light to broadcast hard-core pornography in SA.
Easy access to hard-core porn on the internet and TV is a genuine example of child abuse. Yet the SA Government has chosen to contribute to the problem rather than combat it.
The UN has launched a global campaign against “discrimination against homosexuals.” This signals an intensifying of the war on religious freedom including Christian free speech.
Global spokesperson for the “gay rights” movement, Desmond Tutu confirmed he will not be going to heaven when he announced “he will not worship a homophobic God.” Tutu and his ilk claim the Church’s Scriptural stance on sexual sin is what drives crimes against homosexuals.
The Church will never condone crimes against homosexual citizens under any circumstances.
But singling out crimes against homosexuals as a national priority, while thousands of heterosexual citizens are raped, murdered and assaulted every month in SA – is a travesty of justice!
Family Policy Institute is committed to opposing unjust laws, defending the natural family and advancing Biblical values in society – like the rights of parents to discipline their own children.
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