No, that is not just a sensationalist title. They seriously do.
For example, Charlie Fuqua, who is running for the Arkansas House, wrote in a book published this year (that’s 2012, people):
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 rebellious 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
Now, the more charitable among you will point out that the very next sentence is, “This passage does not give parents blanket authority to kill their children” and he goes on to lay out the strenuous procedure involved in murdering your kids and how he’s sure his magic book doesn’t actually mention it happening ever, but if you think a parent has any authority, blanket or not, to kill their kid after any amount of bureaucratic wrangling, you’re a sick human being and should immediately seek professional help. And certain not seek public office.
The other person is Alabama state senator (running for US Congress) Charles Davidson who has argued that slavery was morally good, and slaves in America had it great.
The incidence of abuse, rape, broken homes and murder are 100 times greater, today, in the housing projects than they ever were on the slave plantations in the Old South. The truth is that nowhere on the face of the earth, in all of time, were servants better treated or better loved than they were in the Old South by white, black, Hispanic and Indian slave owners.
Of course, he is right in line with Arkansas state rep Loy Mauch who wrote in a letter to the editor of a local paper
Nowhere in the Holy Bible have I found a word of condemnation for the operation of slavery, Old or New Testament. [KN: he’s actually right about that] If slavery was so bad, why didn’t Jesus, Paul or the prophets say something?
This country already lionizes Wehrmacht leaders. They go by the names of Lincoln, Grant, Sherman, Sheridan, Custer, etc. These Marxists not only destroyed the Constitution they were sworn to uphold, but apostatized the word of God. Either these depraved infidels or the Constitution and Scriptures are in error. I’m more persuaded by the word of God
There’s plenty more crazy where that came from.
Of course, that only came out because Arkansas state rep Jon Hubbard said that slavery “may have been a blessing“.
I keep forgetting, what’s the argument again for why the GOP isn’t full of racist theocrats?