leelastarsky: (leela cut out your heart)
( Feb. 7th, 2011 03:01 am)

No Such Thing as a Rape Victim

GA State Rep.: There’s No Such Thing as a Rape Victim


While most of the comments on his facebook were encouraging
(in that they called him out for what he is,)  I still can't figure out how he (and the people around him) could think it was a good enough idea to try to make it LAW.

He'll be wanting womens' genitals mutilated next!  Then hiding them under burkas.

This is really scary shit!

Why are so many men on this planet so scared and hateful of women?  And why does it manifest so virulently in Fundamentalist religions?
leelastarsky: (WeasleyWarPath)
( Feb. 23rd, 2010 01:56 pm)

VA Legislator: Disabled Children Are God's Punishment for Women Who've Had Abortions

Last week we noted how Pat Robertson, Jonathan Falwell, and other right-wing activists in Virginia are targeting Gov. Bob McDonnell and other top elected officials to cut off any state funding for Planned Parenthood.

During a press conference unveiling the effort last week, a state legislator declared that God punishes women who have had abortions by giving them disabled children later:

Western Prince William Del. Bob Marshall, R-13th, says disabled children are God’s punishment to women who have aborted their first pregnancy.

He made that statement last Thursday at a press conference to oppose state funding for Planned Parenthood.

“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,” said Marshall, a Republican.

“In the Old Testament, the first born of every being, animal and man, was dedicated to the Lord. There’s a special punishment Christians would suggest.”

Marshall was among more than 20 people, mostly Christian pastors and clergy, who gathered for the press conference in the General Assembly Building ...The press conference was held by a group called Virginia Christian Action. Its members presented a petition calling on Gov. Bob McDonnell, Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling and Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli to stop funding for Planned Parenthood. All three top officials are Republican.

The petition was signed by a number of prominent Christian leaders, including the Rev. Jonathan Falwell of Lynchburg and the Rev. Pat Robertson of Virginia Beach.

http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/va-legislator-disabled-children-are-gods-punishment-women-whove-had-abortions
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