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People talk about the arsenic in the water in Tombstone, attributing to the crazies, but something’s going on in Arkansas.  The far right is just plain old out of control.  Case in point: Arkansas Republican Charlie Fuqua is a good Christian. He supports all the right social issues. He is terribly against abortion.

Fuqua is the perfect example of why we CANNOT allow so-called “Christian” leaders to exercise their version of what faith and government should be.  What Fuqua envisions is not much different from a Christian version of Sharia.

On his campaign blog, he once wrote:

“…I am tired of seeing the retreat of Christianity. It is sound Christian doctrine that has given us the great freedom and prosperity we enjoy. The United States was founded on sound Christian principles. The foundational principle is that man has a sin nature, and that law and government should be structured to harness man’s selfish nature for the good of society. The Ten Commandments are the foundation of a free nation. They limit and direct man’s behavior in a positive direction for the benefit of all. The proper role of government is to reward good behavior and punish bad behavior. Our government punishes hard work and productivity, and rewards laziness. The foundation stones of a productive society are the commandments “thou shall not bear false witness” and “thou shall not steal”.  When I was criticizing President Obama’s redistribution philosophy, a liberal friend once ask me, “Charlie, what would Jesus say”? I told her I knew exactly what Jesus would say. He would say “thou shall not steal”! If government punishes hard work, and rewards laziness, we will all have less. The Democrat philosophy is that we should cut the pie in equal tiny pieces for all to share. The Republican philosophy is that we should bake more pies.

There is a strange alliance between the liberal left and the Muslim religion. It may be that since both are the enemies of Christianity, that they both believe that, my enemy’s enemy is my friend. However there are several similarities between the two. Both are antichrist in that they both deny that Jesus is God in the flesh of man, and the savior of mankind. They both also hold that their cause should take over the entire world through violent, bloody, revolution. Both want to end freedom of speech so that their doctrine cannot be criticized. Neither can survive in a free marketplace of ideas. They both lack an understanding of the true nature of God. That is, that God wants us to freely choose to love, warship, and serve him because we understand that he loved us while we were in the unlovable state of complete rebellion to him. God does not want to force himself on anyone. Love for him must be a free choice. Both Communism and the Muslim religion want to deny man that choice.  …”

Charlie Fuqua

He also believes that abortion is murder.

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Charles R. Fuqua

The Pink Flamingo broke down and spent three bucks on his so called “Christian” Biblical based spew of what a Christian nation should be.  I guess his version and The Pink Flamingo’s version is quite different.  What Fuqua does exhibit, is this disgusting tendency for those who are rabidly anti-abortion to be quite willing to kill the post-born.

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Charles Fuqua

The compassionate world, shall we say the CIVILIZED political world is disgusted with Fuqua’s idea that disobedient children should be slaughtered in order to set an example for other disobedient children.  Who judges if they’ve been disobedient?

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It would give children tremendous incentive to give proper respect to their parents?
It would give children tremendous incentive to give proper respect to their parents?
It would give children tremendous incentive to give proper respect to their parents?
It would give children tremendous incentive to give proper respect to their parents?
It would give children tremendous incentive to give proper respect to their parents?

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The Pink Flamingo is reading a book, The Science of EvilOn Empathy and the Origins of Cruelty by Simon Baron-Cohen.  Someone like Fuqua is what the author would classify as completely lacking in empathy.  It’s how people become evil – they are incapable of caring, understanding the human experience, and completely lacking in compassion.

Fuqua is the perfect example of the merger between Rand’s hard core beliefs and hatred of Christ and the extreme right’s perversion of Christ’s teachings.

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Charles Fuqua

People like Faqua seem to think that their ideas are the only ones that should have merit.  Like Mitt Romney, he wants to kill Big Bird.  Like the Koch Brothers, he wants to do away with minimum wage.  Like Paul Ryan he wants to gut Medicare and Social Security. Like Ron Paul, he wants the Fed audited.

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This is all part of Christian Reconstructionism.

“...Conversely, Christian Reconstructionism’s founder, Rousas John Rushdoony, wrote in The Institutes of Biblical Law (the founding document of reconstructionsim), that Old Testament law should be applied to modern society and advocates the reinstatement of the Mosaic law’s penal sanctions. Under such a system, the list of civil crimes which carried a death sentence would include homosexuality, adultery, incest, lying about one’s virginity, bestiality, witchcraft, idolatry or apostasy, public blasphemy, false prophesying, kidnapping, rape, and bearing false witness in a capital case.  In short, he sought to cast a vision for the reconstruction of society that mirrors exactly what the Reconstructionism movement’s harshest critics claim…”

Very few Christians are part of this disgusting movement.  Those who are, tend to be completely out of the main-stream.  The problem is the fact that someone like Fuqua has even been allowed to get a foothold into state government.  He should no more be allowed to take part in civil discourse than a mulllah advocating a Taliban like society.  There is basically no difference.

“..Popular religious author and former Roman Catholic nun Karen Armstrong sees a potential for fascism in Christian Reconstructionism, and sees theologians RJ Rushdoony and Gary North as: “totalitarian. There is no room for any other view or policy, no democratic tolerance for rival parties, no individual freedom,…”

The frightening part of this is there are members of the House and Senate who are almost this bad.  If they thought those funding their campaigns wanted something like this, don’t worry.  They would be all for it.   We have a very serious problem in this country.  The GOP has nominated a religious extremist to run for POTUS.

What is truly disgusting, from a Christian perspective, is how people like Fuqua pervert the teachings of Christ.  Something like this gives a whole new meaning to ‘suffer the children’.  Obviously, people like this only pick and choose.  If he had read the Sermon on the Mount, there is no way this man could have written what he did.

At least the Arkansas GOP is denouncing him.

There is one logical explanation for this stuff.  It is satire.  No one who claims to be a “modern” Christian can adopt a philosophy that is so contrary to the teachings of Christ and the Old Testament. Then we are dealing with a perversion of the Bible that has merged with the libertarian philosophies of Ayn Rand.

Fuqua is ignoring so much of the Bible, of the story of the Prodigal Son, of the requirement of gleaning, of charity, of turning the other cheek, and the love of Christ.  His book must be satire.  There is no other explanation.  It certainly isn’t Christian, that’s for sure.

 

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