Witness for the Persecution

Requiring insurance plans to cover contraception is just like dissolving the Catholic Church in England so Henry VII can marry a harlot:

Making the connection to the Fortnight crystal-clear, the archbishop emphasized: “St. Thomas More could be said to represent that conscientious private employer or employee who seeks to avoid doing or facilitating moral evil in course of daily work while striving to live and work in accord with the demands of social justice. He stands for those who go about their daily work in accord with their faith . . . and those who understand how dangerous it is to the common good to separate faith from life, the Gospel from culture.”

Yes. St. Thomas More would be all OVER making non-Catholic (and Catholic, too, but we’ll get to that after more quality crazy) women pay out of pocket whatever wealthy pharmaceutical companies wanted to gouge them for the privilege of not having a fifth kid in six years, or a kid out of wedlock, or LET’S NOT FORGET MEDICAL ADVANCES LIKE NOT BLEEDING TO DEATH FROM BENIGN TUMORS. St. Thomas More would be all, “Let the bitches pay $80-$100 or just die already.”

Take it away, K-Lo:

We got to this point in United States history, in which religious liberty is being redefined and eroded before our eyes, in part because we haven’t been answering our call as the laity — to be authentic Christian witnesses in our daily lives. Think of what it means to be a Catholic in public life. Is it distinguishable from anyone else’s, in ways beyond rhetoric? Do we live differently? Do we vote differently? Do we have different priorities and approaches based on authentic discernment of Christ’s daily call to us?

Clearly somebody fucked up somewhere, because something like 90 percent of Catholic women use birth control in some form, and the other 10 percent are most likely nuns. Clearly what needs to happen here is all good Catholic ladies need to renounce this “modern day” and throw their pills in the trash (and make their husbands burn the Trojans, too).

Or, you know, Holy Mother Church could get Her shit together and, instead of basing policy on an archaic system of doing things that hasn’t been operative since dinosaurs ruled the earth, allow people to use their God-given consciences to make the best decisions for themselves, while concentrating on boring shit like feeding poor people.

This shit makes me so crazy. The Rules are only the point if they actually help somebody. Forcing women to live as if it’s 1855 and they have to have a child every time they have sex helps nobody. Forcing women to live with preventable illness and pain helps nobody. Forget the women, even, since these people seem to: Forcing women to have unwanted children doesn’t help those children one bit. It doesn’t help their husbands, either, really: More kids to feed and corral and send to college isn’t an automatic in the win column if you have less money than, say, a Romney. Theoretically, we put The Rules in place in order to make people’s lives better, and perpetuate them in order to continue that work.

This is perpetuating The Rules for the sake of The Rules, which is kind of what a very nice man got himself nailed to a tree for trying to tear down in the first place.


10 thoughts on “Witness for the Persecution

  1. I guess it all depends on who you persecute. Heroic Catholic Chancellor bans religious books of the Protestants and persecutes “heretics”, also Protestants. Positively saintly.
    Beheaded for refusing to do what he had sentenced hundred to death for refusing to do. Poetic justice is the bloodiest kind.

  2. Memo to the archibishop: We already had this conversation, bitch. In 1776. Your side lost. Get over it.

  3. I would like to know how many or a percentage of nuns using birth control for health reasons. They can add that to the bus tour. I know it’s none of my business, but really I think it would help.

  4. This is perpetuating The Rules for the sake of The Rules, which is kind of what a very nice man got himself nailed to a tree for trying to tear down in the first place.
    And here I was, coming to just make that very point.

  5. That very nice man pretty much said the same shit as Rabbi Hillel: don’t fuck up other people’s shit; the rest is commentary.

  6. Jaysus, K-Lo is tiresome. And didactic. And, well, the most annoying kind of scold.
    The simple fact of all this is that a bunch of evil-minded douches in the Church leadership are determined to use secular law to impose their will on their believers and non-believers alike, and that, dear friends, is the very definition of religious tyranny, and K-Lo is all in favor of same.
    That they’ve managed to do this 180 deg. reversal of the meaning of tyranny without anyone in the mainstream media calling it for what it is–for fear of antagonizing these hypocritical assholes–continues to befuddle me.

  7. Tell you what, Holy Mother Church: Get your shit together on the raping of children by your priests, and THEN we can talk.
    Until you cop to the systemic child-rape enterprise and subsequent massive cover-up, you can kiss my ass and kindly eat a bag of salted dicks.

  8. Are we going to do this shit again? Cause I call dibs on Francis Walsingham’s job!

  9. no birth control would be ok IF WE HAD THE SAME AMOUNT OF DEATH, BUT medicine is keeping more people alive WHO WOULD BE DEAD. WE ARE MULTIPLYING TO FAST.

  10. It’s a strange world when “religious liberty” is defined as imposing your religious views on those not of your religion…didn’t that used to be called “intolerance” or “oppression”?
    Also, what’s all this about “not separating Gospel from culture”? Guess he thinks the First Amendment don’t mean shit. So, is it a theocracy he wants? Think he needs to read up on the Renaissance popes (y’know, like the one who knocked up his own daughter) before he goes there…

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