I’m getting the feeling that Pat Fagan of the Family “Research” Council made a wager with Tony Perkins to see exactly what outrageously stupid shit they could get away with saying on the air before either running afoul of the law or being committed.
In case you don’t remember Mr. Perkins, he’s the genius who makes up whatever he likes about homosexuality (it’s identical to alcoholism and pedophilia) and slaps the word “research” on it because that makes it all true. Well apparently he’s facing some stiff competition from his buddy Pat, who began ranting incoherently about the evils of contraception in this country during a recent conservative radio show “Washington Watch”. Apparently (and I did not know this) contraception had originally been illegal for unmarried individuals prior to 1972, and it wasn’t until the court case of Eisenstadt v. Baird that everyone was able to gain equal access to birth control.
Fagan, who is far too interested in other people’s sexual activities for the average person’s comfort, call this “the single most destructive decision in the history of the Court.” The Supreme Court, on the other hand, said they were just upholding the equal protection clause of the Constitution. Stupid liberals. Check this out.
The court decided that single people have the right to contraceptives. What’s that got to do with marriage? Everything, because what the Supreme Court essentially said is single people have the right to engage in sexual intercourse. Well, societies have always forbidden that, there were laws against it.
Societies haven’t “always forbidden” that. And we, like the rest of the modern secular Western world – sure as hell don’t either. But who cares if we once did? The desire to embrace a handful of archaic laws just because they happen to fit some outdated morality is a sure way to keep our society stuck where it is … or moving steadily backward. But hey, I guess that’s his goal.
Now sure, single people are inclined to push the fences and jump over them, particularly if they are in love with each other and going onto marriage, but they always knew they were doing wrong.
Not really. You might “know” what they were doing was wrong, but as long as both parties are consenting adults, the only “fence” they’re jumping is the one you’re dragging into the 21st century from the goddamned Bronze Age. Or some parts of the Islamic world, but I know you don’t like thinking you share anything in common with their worldview.
… singles have the right to contraceptives we mean singles have the right to have sex outside of marriage. Brushing aside millennia, thousands and thousands of years of wisdom, tradition, culture and setting in motion what we have.
I’m echoing Mediaite on this one, but single consenting adults do have the right to have sex outside of marriage. That was never really much of an issue. Even when it’s on the law books, it’s rarely enforced because it’s a victimless crime (sort of like homosexuality). It’s certainly a lot less “scandalous” than having a child out of wedlock. I know folks like you revel in bringing out the industrial strength slut shaming when that shit goes down.
Also, I’d really be careful using the word “wisdom” when talking about the laws set forth in the bible relating to societal behavior … especially when such wisdom demanded we stone adulterers and women who weren’t virgins on their wedding night.
So single people of the world … do your part in pissing off Pat Fagan, and fornicate with someone today!
Just use protection :-)