Didn't Jesus or Paul say, "Ye shall know them by their works,"? Not to judge any other human, but seems counselling physical abuse of children, although biblical in Old Testament sense, to lie outside love for all humans commanded in the Gospels.
In another story from North Carolina, Amendment 1 stands on the ballot in a state which already prohibits gay marriage to additionally prevent civil unions in the Tarheel state.
To start with the last 2 paras of linked article:
"To recap, Amendment One is now supported by pastors who advocate punching gay or gay-suspected children, it's supported by sinister shotgun-wielding neighbors, it's supported by people want to protect the Caucasian race from extinction and by Neo-Nazis.
Once upon a time they used to wear sheets on their heads. These days their intolerance is worn right out in the open."
Read more: http://www.irishcentral.com/story/ent/manhattan_diary/pastors-racists-neo-nazis-supporting-north-carolinas-amendment-one-150281795.html#ixzz1u1bPxAqO
Indeed, read more and weep if you have a shred of human decency left.