A former Arkansas legislator, Charlie Fuqua, is running for the Arkansas House of Representatives. Fugua has a plan on how government and society should work. He put that forth in his book: God’s Law: The Only Political Solution.
In his book, Fuqua proposed expelling Muslims from the United States. He also wrote of an alliance between Muslims and liberals against Christianity, referring to them as the antichrist. Fuqua was surprised by the reaction of his ideas.
“I think my views are fairly well-accepted by most people,” Fuqua said.
That’s unlikely, especially with Fuqua’s solution for dealing with rebellious children: stone them. No, Fuqua does not mean drugging them, but the Biblical style of killing someone with rocks.
Here is the quote form Fuqua’s book:
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 rebellioius (sic) 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 isn’t a guy who is having a brief moment of frustration with his kids. No, Fuqua gave this foolishness a lot of thought and considered it worthy enough to put in print forever. In case there is any doubt about the meaning of Deuteronomy 21:18-21:, here it is:
If a man have a stubborn and rebellious son, which will not obey the voice of his father, or the voice of his mother, and that, when they have chastened him, will not hearken unto them:
Then shall his father and his mother lay hold on him, and bring him out unto the elders of his city, and unto the gate of his place;
And they shall say unto the elders of his city, This our son is stubborn and rebellious, he will not obey our voice; he is a glutton, and a drunkard.
And all the men of his city shall stone him with stones, that he die: so shalt thou put evil away from among you; and all Israel shall hear, and fear.
This is crazy stuff. That someone in the twenty-first century is advocating killing children for being disobedient sounds like a joke. However, Fuqua is no joke. Remember, this guy was in office one time and now wants to return to a political career advocating stoning.
I don’t want to make Fuqua sound worse than he is. He doesn’t mean that every disobedient child should be killed. As it is, Fuqua thinks that would be a very rare deed. Plus, he supports the courts making the decision. Somehow, that is supposed to make it all sound good. Here is more from Fuqua’s book:
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… I know of many cases of rebellious children, however, I cannot think of one case where I believe that a parent had given up on their child to the point that they would have taken their child to a court of law and asked the court to rule that the child be put to death. Even though this procedure would rarely be used, if it were the law of land, it would give parents authority. Children would know that their parents had authority and it would be a tremendous incentive for children to give proper respect to their parents.
That’s right. After getting the courts to approve the death penalty for a few disobedient children, then all the others will be well-behaved forever after.
There is some irony in here too. At Fuqua’s website, he lists ten major planks of his platform. One of those is to “Protect the sanctity of life.” So even though Fuqua is pro-life for the unborn, once a child is born then he or she is fair game for state-sanctioned murder. These must be some of the “Conservative family values” that Fuqua also lists on his website.