Oklahoma state GOP Rep. George Faught want to see rape on the path to being legal in the state. Faught made a frightening statement on the subject during a debate on House Bill 1549, which restricts abortion.
Democratic Rep. Cory Williams during the hearing asked Faught if he believes rape and incest are the “will of God” since the legislation has no exceptions for either, meaning women would be forced to give birth to their rapist’s baby.
“Well, you know, if you read the Bible, there’s actually a couple circumstances where that happened,” Faught said. “The Lord uses all circumstances. I mean, you can go down that path, but it’s a reality unfortunately,” Faught said.
“You are proffering a divine intervention as the reason why you won’t do that and so I think it is very important,” Williams said before demanding Faught repeat his answer again. “This body wants to know — and myself personally — whether you believe rape and incest are actually the will of God.”
Faught obliged and stated that rape and incest are God’s will because God is sovereign over all activities that happen.
“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.”