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For the Bible Tells Me So?

Oh, those pesky fundamentalists are at it again. Should it be legal for parents to execute their rebellious children based upon Deut 21:18-21? This guy thinks so. And he’s a Bible-believing Christian who is a candidate for his state’s legislature, so it must be true, right? Of course, under this proposed legislation, parents would need to submit their requests for their children’s execution to the government, so we can only assume that curfew violations wouldn’t cut it. He argues that while it would be rare for a parent to call for the death penalty, “Children would know that their parents had authority and it would be a tremendous incentive for children to give proper respect to their parents.”

Um, things just got weird.

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