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Diatribe: GOP Candidate Uses Bible To Justify Killing Rebellious Children.


I grew up in a time and a place where it was acceptable, within reason, to spank your children when they misbehaved. I, myself, was rarely spanked. But, if memory serves, the harshest form of physical discipline that I ever received was what I called the “the shoulder squeeze”. You see, my mother always kept beautifully manicured fingernails and those suckers were SHARP. Just the slightest pinch that included her thumb nail with the phrase “Be still” whispered through clenched teeth was enough to render me motionless for quite some time.

When it came to discipline, my siblings and I generally heeded most verbal warnings from our parents … particularly when our middle names were used signaling that we were in BIG trouble … so the “whoopin’s” or “switchin’s” that other children received were foreign to us.

Apparently, the days of “spare the rod and spoil the child” have long since passed.

In recent years, parents of young children appear to have adopted more of a “hands off” approach to discipline choosing instead to use “time outs” and other forms of non-physical punishment in an effort to point a child’s behavior toward a desired outcome.

“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:” – Charlie Fuqua, GOP candidate for the Arkansas legislature (pictured) in his 2012 book “God’s Law”.

A faithful and loving parent might choose to use scripture as a part of their discipline technique but Charlie Fuqua, the Republican candidate for the Arkansas House of Representatives, actually suggests in his 2012 book “God’s Law” that parents of unruly children seek to have their offspring put to death by the government.

So “Honor thy father and thy mother” applies in Arkansas but “Thou shalt not kill” does not?  Way to pick and choose, Fuqua.  What I find truly frightening is that there are untold amounts of people that support his way of thinking, actually vote to have him represent them in government affairs and will almost certainly buy his book.

He calls himself “conservative”, emphatically states that he is “anti-abortion” and will work to “protect the sanctity of life” yet he wants to preserve everyone’s right to bear arms and allow parents to kill their unruly children to set an example.


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  1. A complete and utter asshat.


  2. Anonymous permalink

    Disciplines come in varying degrees, from simple, to complex. From slight, to extreme. As is in life, moderation is the best choice. It is a shame that nutjobs like this guy get their foot in the door and appeal to so many other nutjobs. Birds of a feather, I guess !!!


  3. I’m having a speechless moment here. He seems perfectly serious.


  4. Jesus Sweet Potato Christ. F*ck you Fuqua. We do not live in the Old Testament. There’s a special place in hell for people who use religion as an excuse to spout off nutbag stuff like this.


  5. omawarisan permalink

    Wow. Imagine calling that tool grandpa. Talk about pressure.


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