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Monday, January 30, 2006

Real Anti-Christian Behavior

Posted by on January 30 at 15:42 PM

It’s hard to argue that it’s not Christians themselves who are doing the most damage to Christianity in this country. From today’s Washington Post:

More than a dozen states are considering new laws to protect health workers who do not want to provide care that conflicts with their personal beliefs, a surge of legislation that reflects the intensifying tension between asserting individual religious values and defending patients’ rights.

About half of the proposals would shield pharmacists who refuse to fill prescriptions for birth control and “morning-after” pills because they believe the drugs cause abortions. But many are far broader measures that would shelter a doctor, nurse, aide, technician or other employee who objects to any therapy. That might include in-vitro fertilization, physician-assisted suicide, embryonic stem cells and perhaps even providing treatment to gays and lesbians.

Because many legislatures have just convened, advocates on both sides are predicting that the number debating such proposals will increase. At least 18 states are already considering 36 bills.

The Stranger is often accused of being anti-Christian. We’re notówe’re just anti batshitcrazy Christians who assume their beliefs trump the health and freedoms of others.

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True-blue Catholics oppose even condoms, not because of morality but because the Vatican believes, or believed, that SPERM ALONE is already a person; the woman is just a vessel to hold onto the thing while it grows. They didn't have a very firm grasp on reproduction back in the 1870s when they first banned contraception. It's not morality, it's just plain wrong facts.

Are there going to be places where drugstores can refuse to sell CONDOMS?

Wow, that puts a whole new spin on the Catholic prohibitions against masturbation. I guess men worldwide have been unwittingly committing genocide.

You laugh, but the Pope really, truly believes it. Still. Yes, genocide is exactly the word he would use, too. And you wonder why they're so deathly serious about it.

What can you do with ideas like that?

People who search their consciences and are personally convicted that participating in certain procedures like abortion and physician-assisted suicide would be tantamount to committing murder have the right to say, "I'm sorry, but I can't help you." If someone wants to demand those services as health care, they are free to seek another service provider, which (especially in a place like Seattle) should not be too difficult. I really don't understand why you need to be angry with someone for having a very different worldview, and honestly it makes you sound rather bigoted.

People who search their consciences and are personally convicted that participating in certain procedures like abortion and physician-assisted suicide would be tantamount to committing murder have the right to choose occupations that won't require them to compromise their values.

We all have a right to not have others' values forced on us by the denial of critical services.

I have seven brothers and sisters because my Catholic father was anti-condom. I was, per a variety of family sources, literally the only child that wasn't an accident.

That made life rather difficult in terms of keeping us fed and paying the bills. Feeding seven kids isn't a matter of throwing a chicken on the table and whatever happens happens. I spent most of my childhood relatively malnourished. I certainly got at least a couple meals a day, but I never did eat well until I moved out. Waking up to no power or no water was rather annoying as well. And both my parents worked full time, and worked hard. Still do.

Christians think abstinence training will work, but they don't understand the power of human hormones and emotion, nor do they understand the negative effects of overpopulation on a society with a finite supply and overpowering demand.

I do love my siblings, though. I hold nothing against them.

Holla and Happy Thanksgiving.

It looks like you really had a nice time.

I like this site!

I am here to say hello and you have a great site!

Your pictures are great.

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