Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Two egregious examples of sexist lunacy

1. Virginia State Delegate Bob Marshall (R, of course) claims that God punishes women who have abortions by giving them disabled children:

The number of children who are born subsequent to a first abortion with handicaps has increased dramatically. Why? Because when you abort the first born of any, nature takes its vengeance on the subsequent children."
As the Think Progress web site wonders, what will Sarah Palin say? Most likely, she will ignore this instead of attacking someone in her own party.
2. Arguably worse, Pat Robertson (who has spewn hateful comments against GLBTs, feminists, atheists, adoptive parents, etc.) aims his vitriol at women who do not obey their husbands

Yesterday on "The 700 Club," Robertson got a call from a man named Michael, whose wife "has no respect for me as head of the house."

Robertson advised him to become a Muslim so he could beat her. His co-host laughed. He went on: "I don't think we condone wife-beating these days but something has got to be done to make her." Because the scripture doesn't allow for divorce, Robertson told Michael to move to Saudi Arabia, where he could beat his wife.

Of course, the video clip on the Christian Broadcast Network's web site has been edited to remove these comments. 

By the way, guess who he hang out with last weekend? You guessed it: he's Mitt's buddy, and he's helping Mitt on the campaign trail. Will Mitt distance himself from this man who has a truly bizarre idea of what it means to be a Christian?

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