Arkansas GOP legislative candidate calls for death penalty for misbehaving kids
I see we’re moving beyond “spare the rod, spoil the child” now. A batsh*t dude running to serve in the Arkansas legislature, former Monsanto research biologist Charlie Fuqua, has written a book with some interesting parental tips…of course it’s from the “Biblical perspective.” I sh*t you not:
In “God’s Law,” Fuqua’s 2012 book, the candidate wrote that while parents love their children, a process could be set up to allow for the institution of the death penalty for “rebellious children,” according to the Arkansas Times. Fuqua, who is anti-abortion, points out that the course of action involved in sentencing a child to death is described in the Bible and would involve judicial approval. While it is unlikely that many parents would seek to have their children killed by the government, Fuqua wrote, such power would serve as a way to stop rebellious children.
And, here he is, in his own words:
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:
This passage does not give parents blanket authority to kill their children. They must follow the proper procedure in order to have the death penalty executed against their children.
Surely this fool will not get elected.