Because there isn’t enough batpoo crazy things going on out there in the wide, wacky world of religion, a new source of crazy has come to light. It even has a name: Christian Domestic Discipline (CDD). There are, at this point, two main websites related to this “discipline”:
A Domestic Discipline (DD) marriage is one in which one partner is given authority over the other, and has the means to back up that authority, usually by spanking. The application and practise of DD in each marriage is as unique as the individuals who make up that marriage. There is no “One Ring of Power” in the Domestic Discipline world, to which all DD couples must bow; no singular path to “true DD enlightenment.” What works well for one DD couple may not be a good fit for another marriage. Therefore, you may see many different suggestions espoused on this site and elsewhere.
A Christian Domestic Discipline (CDD) marriage is simply a traditional, male-led, Christian marriage which utilises aspects of Domestic Discipline. It is set up according to Biblical standards.
and no doubt the church can buy the paddle with their "charitable donation" money that conservatives claim that they give more of....... well, of course, conservatves are not more charitable than anyone else despite their braggadocio ... they give more to churches..... but churches use most of the money for their own expenses...... for instance ,the American Catholic Church gave 2.7% of all its spending to charity in 2010 according to the Economist........the $3 billion they paid out over priest sex abuse was raised as and counted as "charity" by those who to pretend conservatives are the most generous....... same as the $36 million and $600K a year operating costs for the failth healing fraud Binny hinn's gulf stream jet....and ntm that each year there are billions of dollars of religious financial fraud.
"According to documents released today, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the archbishop of New York, moved nearly $57 million into a cemetery trust fund in 2007 specifically to shield it from lawsuits by victims of clergy sexual abuse. The New York Times has the scoop:
[T]he files released Monday contain a letter [Dolan] wrote to the Vatican in 2007, in which he explained that by transferring the assets, “I foresee an improved protection of these funds from any legal claim and liability.”
The Vatican moved swiftly to approve the request, the files show, even though it often took years to remove known abusers from the priesthood.
The files also reveal graphic details of the alleged abuse, including new revelations about its magnitude:
Archbishop Listecki released a letter last week warning Catholics in his archdiocese that the documents could shake their faith and trying to explain the actions of church leaders while offering apologies to victims.
“Prepare to be shocked,” he wrote. “There are some graphic descriptions about the behavior of some of these priest offenders.”
Although Dolan has no direct connection with the abuse, he has long been suspected of helping to protect the Church from its repercussions, particularly during his tenure as the archbishop of Milwaukee:
Cardinal Dolan’s moves involving church assets have come under particular scrutiny. Lawyers for the victims said the documents would prove that he transferred $130 million from the church’s books — about $55 million in a cemetery account, and $75 million in an investment account — to shield the money from abuse victims.
This latest bombshell arrives after a tough week for Dolan: On Wednesday, he issued a joint press release calling the Supreme Court's DOMA ruling a "tragic day for marriage and our nation" that went against "the common good of all, especially our children."
Never pass up a chance to bash Christians and white folks, but then they are well behaved folks that won't saw off your head with a dull knife like your friends in the Muslim world.... BTW, last time I check these folks don't have much use for same sex couples.