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  •  Actually, given the language preferred by the (5+ / 0-)

    people whom a pro-life agenda is supposed to please, I'd be more incline to refer to DesJarlais as a man who was willing to kill his own child to save face. How can such a person be trusted?
    The next question might be how a person can hold such apparently contradictory beliefs and that's actually easy to address. All that's required is for the person to segregate all of reality into distinct, disconnected and irreconcilable categories. So, in the instants case of a fetus facing extremely premature termination, that's a woman's issue, with which a man has nothing to do. The man's interest lies in a contrast with the woman, whom he needs to control. Regardless of the outcome, what's important in the relationship between a man and a woman is tha the man be in control of the woman.
    Indeed, that's the core issue which also fuels the antagonism towards lesbians and gays. Egalitarian behavior, people treating each other as equals and sharing obligations as equals is the issue which "threatens" traditional marriage by providing examples that another world is possible. Women do not have to be subservient to men.

    We organize governments to provide benefits and prevent abuse.

    by hannah on Thu Oct 11, 2012 at 05:36:55 AM PDT

    •  short answer is people don't believe what they (1+ / 0-)
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      happymisanthropy

      profess so a sin is when you do something that displeases me while the same act is not a sin if I do it because there are extenuating circumstances

      I am struck by this as an interview with a convicted murderer by Werner Hertzog has the murderer claiming he should be released because he is now a Christian and repents his crime.  However repentance requires both mitigation and acceptance of punishment.  this is an element which is missing in much of modern day Fundamentalism.  When the sinner asks for forgiveness, in their eyes, he is relieved of any expiation on his part for his transgression or a Get out of Hell Free card.  

    •  The problem with debating Romney on choice (1+ / 0-)
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      LordMike

      is summed up in this image I just saw on Facebook:
      https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/...

    •  C Street House (4+ / 0-)
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      cybersaur, Woody, lgmcp, happymisanthropy

      He's a perfect candidate for that C Street crew, who preach one thing but live another.  They're God's chosen to have power, or something.  When they do something "wrong", it doesn't count against them like it does for others.

      Remember, as a recent example, John Ensign - late a Senator from Nevada, but now returned to being a veterinarian.  At a veterinary clinic about which he claims:

                    "I built this"

      "If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the problem." Eldridge Cleaver, Black Panther Party (quoted by Paul Ryan without proper attribution)

      by Land of Enchantment on Thu Oct 11, 2012 at 06:30:16 AM PDT

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