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Huffington Post: Oklahoma Republican Says God Can Use Rape And Incest To ‘Bring Beauty From Ashes’
Oklahoma state Rep. George Faught introduced a bill that would ban abortion due to genetic abnormalities or Down syndrome, with no exceptions for cases of rape and incest.
Rep Cory Williams asked Fraught, "Is rape the will of God?"
“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.”
"If you read the Bible, there’s actually a couple circumstances where that happened and the Lord uses all circumstances,” “I mean, you can go down that path, but it’s a reality, unfortunately.”
In a later written statement to the local NBC station, Fraught elaborated: “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.”
The bill passed the House with 67 votes and now goes to the Senate.