Arkansas Republican Candidate: I Support the Death Penalty… for Children

There’s a reason we follow the Constitution in this country instead of the Bible: the Constitution can be changed; the Bible can’t… which is a problem since it says a lot of awful things.

Charlie Fuqua, a Republican running for the Arkansas House of Representatives, thinks they’re great ideas, though. Including the slaughtering of children:

Someone tell the baby not to rebel! (via

In fact, he wrote about how the death penalty ought to apply to rebellious kids in his book God’s Law:

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.

Well, I suppose we should be glad proper procedures would be followed…?

Fuqua is anti-abortion by the way.

It brings to mind the great George Carlin quotation about pro-lifers: “If you’re pre-born, you’re fine. If you’re pre-school, you’re fucked.”

Or, in this case, Fuqua-d.

(Thanks to Josh for the link!)

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