Charlie Fuqua, Arkansas Legislative Candidate, Endorses Sterilization For Non-Supportive Parents

In this Feb. 23, 2012 photo provided by the Arkansas Secretary of State's Office shows Charlie Fuqua. Arkansas Republicans ar
In this Feb. 23, 2012 photo provided by the Arkansas Secretary of State's Office shows Charlie Fuqua. Arkansas Republicans are speaking out against "offensive" statements by a GOP state representative who is running for re-election and a former GOP legislator running for a state House seat. The state GOP chairman, the Arkansas Republican House Caucus and U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin issued statements Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012 criticizing books written by Rep. Jon Hubbard of Jonesboro and former legislator Charlie Fuqua, who is running for a Batesville-area seat. (AP Photo/Arkansas Secretary of State, Jonathan Childs)

The Arkansas Republican who has called for deporting all Muslims and for instituting the death penalty for rebellious children is also calling for the state to sterilize parents who are neglectful.

Former state Rep. Charlie Fuqua, who is seeking a comeback to the state House this year, wrote in his 2012 book, "God's Law," that parents who do not support their children or have had their parental rights ended by a judge should not be allowed to have more children, the Arkansas Times reported. Fuqua also called for the Muslim deportation and the child death penalty in his book. Fuqua is challenging state Rep. James McLean (D).

The Arkansas Times reports:

So there's nothing to do but provide more this morning from Charlie Fuqua's hit book:

We must require all parents to support their children. Any parent that does not support his or her children should be sterilized so that they cannot produce more children that they do not support. Any parent that has his or her parental rights terminated by a court because they have abused or neglected their children should be sterilized ...

Fuqua did not return multiple messages left for comment at his home. Fuqua has previously defended the Muslim comment, telling the Associated Press, "I think my views are fairly well-accepted by most people."

Fuqua, won the "Friend of the Family" award from the Arkansas Christian Coalition in the 1990s, had written about the child death penalty, saying that it would allow parents to ask a judge to kill a "rebellious child." He said that he did not believe that many parents would ask the government to kill their children, but that the threat would deter rebellion. He said the Bible backs him up on the belief.

The Arkansas Times reported on Fuqua's writings at the same time that it revealed state Reps. Jon Hubbard (R) and Loy Mauch (R) have written extensively in favor of slavery. The Arkansas Republican Party has distanced itself from Fuqua, Hubbard and Mauch, saying it will not provide any financial assistance to the three. Other Republican leaders have also come out against the trio.



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