The pastor of a Baptist church in North Carolina had some advice for parents during his Sunday sermon this week: beat your children if they start to behave differently from their gender.
Sean Harris, senior pastor of Berean Baptist Church in Fayettesville, said to his congregation: 'Can I make it any clearer? Dads, the second you see your son dropping the limp wrist, you walk over there and crack that wrist. Man up. Give him a good punch. Ok? You are not going to act like that. You were made by God to be a male and you are going to be a male.'
Harris suggested similar treatment of girls not behaving what he considers to be feminine enough.
'When your daughter starts acting to Butch you reign her in. And you say, “Oh, no, sweetheart. You can play sports. Play them to the glory of God. But sometimes you are going to act like a girl and walk like a girl and talk like a girl and smell like a girl and that means you are going to be beautiful. You are going to be attractive. You are going to dress yourself up.'
Harris said parents are 'authorized' to behave this way.
'I just gave you a special dispensation this morning to do that,' he said.
Below is audio of the sermon provided by Good As You.