Sunday, October 09, 2011

Republicans and Children

It has been observed that Republicans believe in the sanctity of life from conception to birth. From the attacks on public schools to efforts to block children's access to health services and nutrition to allowing pollution of children's air and water in pursuit of profits to urging the return of child labor, Republicans are at war with the youngest in our nation.
Happy shall he be, that takes and dashes your little ones against the stones. ~ Psalm 137:9
Harming children is an Old Testament, fundamentalist thing. They believe it is just and holy to injure the children of their enemies and since Republicans consider liberals, Hispanics, and the adopted children of gay parents their enemies in a culture war they have no qualms about seeking to do them harm.

Alabama (like Arizona last year) is targeting the children of immigrants. Then there was this attack on a lesbian couple and their small children where the courts appear to be siding with the attackers.

A couple more biblical verses. The first is God's instructions for dealing with enemies, specifically Midianites (Arabs).
Kill all the boys and all the women who have had intercourse with a man. Only the young girls who are virgins may live; you may keep them for yourselves. ~ Numbers 31:17-18
According to the Bible, 32,000 young women were forced into sexual slavery on orders from God. There is no mention of how many boys were murdered but thirty thousand is a sound estimate.

Then there are God's threats against people who do not worship him.
If in spite of this you still do not listen to me but continue to be hostile toward me, then in my anger I will be hostile toward you, and I myself will punish you for your sins seven times over. You will eat the flesh of your sons and the flesh of your daughters. ~ Leviticus 26:27-29
Nothing encourages fidelity like forced cannibalism.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

At best, religion provides divine justification for doing bad things. It creates mindless sheep who are unable to see its evil or to question how baseless it is.