Sunday, February 19, 2012

Religious freedom means never having to say you're sorry

Hey folks, religious freedom doesn't mean you get to write your own rules. For centuries, the Catholic church has been a powerful political entity, shaping governments (or trying to - see Thomas Becket) and using all manner of force and violence  to force conformity to their doctrine.Even in the past decade they continued to write their own rules regarding what happens to priests who abuse children. Now they claim the right to  deny access to essential health care to women. Here's a reality check. This isn't about conscience. It's about undermining President Obama, and distracting us from all the issues that make Republicans look bad. It's a cynical ploy, a disgusting manipulation and they will burn in hell for it, if there were a hell.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

What's next, Sharia law?

Why are a bunch of pedophile protecting perverts in funny hats and gaudy skirts setting public policy these days? While there are many fine people who call themselves Catholic, the church itself has a long history of atrocities, including  the crusades, the inquisition, witch burnings, suppressing science (Gallileo),  complicity with the Holocaust ( Hitler was a Catholic you know), and  and vicious misogyny. While I am OK with Bishops getting pregnant or AIDs if they choose that for themselves (yes, it's irony), they have NO DAMN business trying to control anyone else's lives.