Here's a list of the frightening comments so far this election year:
Richard Mourdock, Indiana senate candidate: Pregnancy from rape is something "God intended"
Todd Akin, current House Representative, running for Missouri Senate seat: If it is a "legitimate rape" then the female body has ways of shutting down and preventing pregnancy naturally (without birth control)
Charlie Fuqua, Arkansas Senate candidate: In a book he wrote, he advocated the death penalty for disobedient children, just like the Old Testament commands in Deuteronomy 21:18-21. When questioned about this by the Associated Press, he said, "I think my views are fairly well-accepted by most people,"
Jon Hubbard:, Arkansas state House member: Slavery was a "blessing" for African Americans.
Paul Broun, Georgia House Representative: Big Bang Theory and evolution are "lies from the pit of hell".
Keep in mind that Todd Akin and Paul Broun are on the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology. What has happened to the US that people like this can make it past a major party primary, no less get elected to political office? Is this a sign of a new rise of fundamentalism?
I normally don't post about politics on the blog, but the fact that thousands of people at one time voted for them to represent them and their state is scarier than anything that normally happens on Halloween. This trend needs to stop now.