What is it with these Republican men? They’re at it again in Congress because apparently contraception is still the enemy of freedom.
A Letter to the Editor in my paper a few weeks ago provided a nice list of religious beliefs and rules that are ignored, indeed violated, by civil law:
- The Catholic ban on divorce
- Muslim and Jewish laws about women and children
- Buddhist and HIndu prohibitions against killing animals
- Capital punishment
- Quakers and conscientious objectors pay taxes that finance wars
- Christian Scientist pay taxes to support medical care they abjure.
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From conservative columnist Kathleen Parker in The Washington Post, commenting on Limbaugh moralizing about college sexual activity:
It is entirely possible that Limbaugh himself never needed contraception in college, but virtue in the absence of opportunity is hardly a moral triumph.
In Oklahoma, Constance Johnson attached an “every sperm is sacred” amendment to the GOP’s Personhood bill. The amendment would have construed any action in which a man ejaculates or otherwise deposits semen anywhere but in a woman’s vagina as an action against an unborn child.
From here. For the theme video? Here.
Didn’t think the Republicans would hand me a brand new graphic to add to Tuesday’s series of posts. I really thought I’d drained that pond. But no . . . Rep. Darryl Issa (multiply charged criminal-CA) had him a little panel today. He didn’t want any girls to mess things up though cuz it was all about religious freedom. He even has a rabbi and a black guy, so it’s the real thing.
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From the Public Religion Research Institute, a poll shows majority support – even among Catholics – for the contraception inclusion in Obamacare. I’ve heard many liberals today, especially Catholic liberals, express discomfort about the requirement for religious organizations to offer their employees health care that includes the no co-pay provision for contraception that everyone else gets.
But they appear to not be among the majority of Catholics who strongly support the contraception inclusion. (Of course the vile Bill Donahue of “The Catholic League” is getting so red in the face one must worry about the man’s health, probably nothing, though, that a few guest rants on FOX News can’t cure.)
White evangelicals are the only group opposing with a majority.
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