An Oklahoma Republican Just Declared Rape and Incest ‘God’s Will’ (VIDEO)

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A Republican lawmaker in Oklahoma defending an anti-abortion bill claimed that rape and incest could be part of God’s will.

The bill by state Rep. George Faught would ban abortion due to genetic abnormalities or Down syndrome, with no exceptions for cases of rape and incest.

Democrats challenged him on that in a debate on the floor of the state’s House of Representatives.

“Is rape the will of God?” asked Rep. Cory Williams.

“If you read the Bible, there’s actually a couple circumstances where that happened and the Lord uses all circumstances,” Faught replied. “I mean, you can go down that path, but it’s a reality, unfortunately.”

“Is incest the will of God?” Williams asked.

“Same answer,” Faught replied. “Doesn’t deal with this bill.”

Williams fired back that his questions did deal with the bill.

“You won’t make any exceptions for rape, you won’t make any exceptions for incest in this and you are proffering divine intervention as the reason why you won’t do that,” he said. “I think it is very important. This body wants to know, myself personally, whether you believe rape and incest are actually the will of God.”

Faught said:

“It’s a great question to ask, and, obviously if it happens in someone’s life, it may not be the best thing that ever happened. But, so you’re saying that God is not sovereign with every activity that happens in someone’s life and can’t use anything and everything in someone’s life, and I disagree with that.”

Under the bill, doctors could have their licenses suspended or revoked, face fines of up to $100,000 and get sued by women who have abortions.

KFOR, a local NBC station, said the bill passed the House and now goes to the state’s Senate.

Faught also sent the station a written statement.

“Life, no matter how it is conceived, is valuable and something to be protected. Let me be clear, God never approves of rape or incest,” the station quoted him as saying. “However, even in the worst circumstances, God can bring beauty from ashes.”

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2 COMMENTS

  1. I would encourage this legislator to check his Bible more closely. Yes, Christians believe God is sovereign…otherwise He would not be God; but we also believe that people have free will…otherwise, it would be pointless to make rules and standards for behavior, or to encourage individuals to examine and choose their beliefs. I am going to go out on a limb and guess that this gentleman is very pro-gun rights. I’d like to know how he reconciles his likely approval of citizens using guns in self- defense with his belief that all life is sacred and that all events are God’s will. If a “bad guy” points a gun at someone in Oklahoma, should that citizen just throw his hands up and resign himself to his divinely pre-ordained demise? True, practicing self-defense and enduring a pregnancy conceived under terrible circumstances are not fully equivalent. No 2 situations are. As Mr. Faught says, some women can carry to term, survive and thrive, despite their trauma. (Then again, some people have managed to talk down or tackle murderous assailants without harming the would-be offender.) It sounds as if this legislator wants to oversimplify horrendously complex situations and put God’s seal of approval on it.

  2. There is SUPPOSED to be a separation of church and state, something which is sadly neglected in this bill. What if an atheist wants an abortion? There are many atheists out there, and you are forcing a bill down their throats that has no basis in their belief system. What about the mental health of the woman who was raped (by anyone)? Faught states that a beautiful thing can emerge from the ashes of a tragedy, but is it a beautiful thing if the woman is traumatized by this event for the rest of her life? Is her suffering worth it? He needs to think about these issues a little harder before he opens his mouth.

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