Jamaica: Social Scientist Says The Bible Being Used To Fuel Child Abuse Misconceptions

Caribbean and World News

by BA 51 Views

SOCIAL anthropologist Dr Herbert Gayle has joined the discussion that corporal punishment in Jamaica must end, saying that the Bible has helped to fuel a misconception that children must be beaten in order for them to turn out successful.On the contrary, Dr Gayle — as Prime Minister Andrew Holness alluded to on Tuesday in the House of Representatives, while condemning the death of four-year-old Nashawn Brown allegedly after being beaten by his stepfather in Willowdene, St Catherine, on Sunday — thinks that thrashings create physically abusive citizens.