Arkansas State GOP Candidate Supports Death Penalty For Bad Kids
There is no law but God’s law- that’s a line you hear conservatives use quite often. But to adopt such a notion is to live in a theocracy, not a democracy, and the Founders have already made that choice. What is striking about these right wing zealots though is how often their Christian law ends in the murder of other human beings.
Just last week Kulture Kritic reported on a Romney campaign worker who supported executions for welfare parents. Now a GOP legislative candidate in Arkansas, Charlie Fuqua, has written a book in which he says “rebellious children” should be executed. The book, aptly named “God’s Law”, reads as follows:
The maintenance of civil order in society rests on the foundation of family discipline. Therefore, a child who disrespects his parents must be permanently removed from society in a way that gives an example to all other children of the importance of respect for parents. The death penalty for rebellious children is not something to be taken lightly. The guidelines for administering the death penalty to rebellious children are given in Deut 21:18-21..
While we’re at it, why don’t we start murdering those who commit adultery? Isn’t that in the Bible too? And if this is the case, why should man’s laws mean anything? Doesn’t this line of thinking allow for God fearing Christians to follow the Bible and ignore man’s law? Once you start down this rabbit hole, you begin to realize just how dangerous Charlie Fuqua and his ilk are. They, like the Taliban, seek to replace man’s law with God’s law.
Even sadder is that Mr. Fuqua is under the delusion that others share his view of Christianity.
“I think my views are fairly well-accepted by most people,” Fuqua said to AP.
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