Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Christian right is praying for Bristol and Levi

James Dobson, self-righteous theocratic founder of Focus on the Family, says that he'll be praying for the Palin family and he's proud that Bristol has decided to keep her baby, even though she got pregnant out of wedlock.

Gary Bauer, president of the right-wing Christian America Values organization, says he wants to support and encourage Gov. Sarah Palin and her family. "Bristol Palin and her family understand that a new life has been created. The commitment to bring that life into the world is a testament to their pro-life philosophy. I commend them for the example they are setting for other women in crisis pregnancies."

Tony Perkins, president of another right-wing Christian group called the Family Research Council, made this statement: "Unfortunately, teenage pregnancy has become all too common in today's society regardless of a family's economic or social status. It is a problem that we remain committed to reducing through encouraging young people to practice abstinence.

"Fortunately, Bristol is following her mother and father's example of choosing life in the midst of a difficult situation. We are committed to praying for Bristol and her husband-to-be and the entire Palin family as they walk through a very private matter in the eyes of the public."

Question: What would be the response of these anointed representatives of the Almighty if the pregnant person out-of-wedlock were the daughter of one of the Democratic candidates? Do you think that they would offer such kind words of solace and comfort and offer to send up prayers to their god in heaven on that pregnant person's behalf?

Or, do you think they would immediately climb on their self-righteous horse and proclaim to the world that this is exactly what can be expected from liberals and pro-choice people and people who want sex education in the public schools?

Those are rhetorical questions. You know damn well what the answers are!


Tor Hershman said...

Palin is an amusing, wee twist.

Anonymous said...

I have no problem with leaving family out of politics but there is a principle here. Palin is against sex education in the schools and birth control as a policy. Let us assume she or her husband taught her the facts of life and they all agreed on no sex before marriage. The facts are that many teens do have sex for a variety of reasons, in spite of their desire to wait for marriage. They should understand how to prevent a pregnancy, just in case sex does creep up upon them when they are not looking. We should be concerned with what happens if sex does occur. Many of us think that knowing how to avoid getting run over by a car in traffic should be taught our kids, even if they promise not to run into the road. We teach them not to eat food from the floor; to wash their hands after going to the toilet; how to clean a wound, etc. All kinds of things can happen to our kids, in spite of their best intentions. I object to not teaching basics to all, so that unexpected consequences can be avoided. The issue isn’t her child as that is truly a family matter. The issue is everyone else’s child! That is open to public debate! I hope Bristol and her soon to be husband have a long and happy marriage, a assuming they can get a license.
Bob Poris

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