San Francisco Family Values

A California state legislator from the Bay Area is trying to introduce a bill to outlaw spanking young children, calling it a form of child abuse. San Francisco already is struggling with a shortage of families with young children, both because of the astronomical costs there, as well as a culture that is not exactly friendly to traditional familes (i.e., those with a mom, a dad, and kids).

Is criminalizing a sometimes necessary form of parental discipline really the best way to bring families back? And is this lunacy what Nancy Pelosi, the House Speaker from San Francisco, means by family values?

About Stan Guthrie

Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew Day Florida.€ A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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