Thursday, February 09, 2012

Being religious doesn't exempt you from the law

You can't just go out and start murdering people because your religion says murder is fine and dandy. You can't have fifty wives because your religion says polygamy is God's will. You can't have a meth lab in your bedroom because your religion says meth is God's diet drug. Murder, polygamy, and meth are all illegal, and just because you're a church doesn't mean you get to break the law.

So now the Catholic dress-wearin' kiddie-rapers are whining that Catholic hospitals will have to obey the new health care law, which requires birth control pills to be covered? Fuck them. Fuck them with a blunt baseball bat, like they fucked all those children for all those years. Look. The majority of employees at Catholic hospitals are *not* Catholic. And even among those who *are* Catholic, the majority of Catholics think employers should be required to provide health care plans that cover birth control at no cost, so that women can choose either to use birth control or not use birth control as their religion and conscience dictate. A buncha dress-wearin' pedophiles want special exemption from the law so they can force their ideology on folks who don't agree with it? Fuck that shit, yo. What next, they want a special exemption allowin' them to rape kiddies in the sacristy?

But I'll tell ya what. When the majority of Catholic priests have vaginas, I'll listen to the Catholic hierarchy about stuff that affects women. 'Till then, it ain't none of my fucking business. If the majority of women want birth control, and the majority of women want health insurers to pay for it, and for the matter if the majority of Americans as a whole agree with this law, nobody -- not me, not those kiddie fuckers, not *anybody* -- should have the right to say "no" to that. It's called *democracy*, you dumbfucks, and it ain't surprisin' that a former Nazi Youth don't hold much truck with democracy, but this here ain't goddamned Nazi Germany and I'll be a penguin's uncle if I'm gonna listen to some motherfucking dress-wearin' Nazi tell us that his ideology has to be forced on our women at gunpoint 'cause his ideology is more important than our democracy. Fuck that shit, yo.

-- Badtux the Blunt Penguin


  1. This whole flap is so totally brain dead stupid.
    NO ONE is Making Anyone TAKE or USE birth control.
    What ever happened to just say No?
    So many organisations now seem to demand controll of our bodies and words.Who put them in charge of My choices?

  2. I dunno, I'm conflicted on this one. If I ran a hospital, would I appreciate staff giving creationist seminars in hospital meeting rooms on their off hours? No, I'd tell them to take their meetings off my property.

    I suppose the fundamental question is, why are religious organizations running essentially secular service providers in the first place? My local hospital is a secular non-profit organization. If a religious organization identifies a secular need, what's wrong with them launching a secular non-profit to meet that need and then saying goodbye? Isn't that what they should be doing in the first place?

    At that point, the issue would be moot. But meanwhile, asking a Catholic hospital to provide birth control is asking them to deny one of their major tenets.

    I'm firmly in favor of the secularization of charity organizations.

  3. So if one of their major tenets was child rape, you'd be all fine with child rape rooms in a Catholic hospital?

    The deal is that in a democracy, the Catholic Church doesn't get to decide that rape rooms are a great thing. We The People get to decide. And We The People have decided that rape rooms are *out*. Same thing as We The People having decided that birth control is *in*. If the Catholic Church doesn't like that, they can just form their own dictatorship somewhere else to enforce whatever laws at gunpoint that they want to enforce. This is a democracy, not someplace where some minority gets to decide they don't need to follow the law just because they worship some dead guy on a stick.

    - Badtux the Democracy Penguin

  4. Tux, there's a difference between allowing them to do something despicable, and allowing them to not support something they think is despicable.

    However, in the end, I think that the fundamental right of women to have comprehensive health care comes before the right of religious organizations to object.


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