A born-again Christian defending his bamboo canings says his faith taught him to hit his children’s bottoms when they misbehaved.
The South Canterbury man, whose name is suppressed, faces charges of assault with a weapon.
He says his hyperactive son needed the punishments.
“I follow the Bible and the Bible overrules those laws, I’m afraid,” the man said of the Crimes Act in the Timaru District Court on Friday.
No it doesn’t.