She’s a rabid Catholic, but seems to embrace many of the fundamentalist evangelical stances on things. She’s also very, very conservative. Now, I try to keep the peace for the most part and ignore quite a bit of the nonsense and just don’t respond. For her sake. She has way too much drama in her life and if I were to honestly tear into some of the bullshit that she spouts on a regular basis, she’d probably end up snapping and being locked up somewhere with some nice cushiony walls.
Seldom do I talk to her. I mean, I’m just on Facebook to harass my siblings, talk to some friends and play some games on occasion. She’ll pop in once in awhile in a conversation but doesn’t seem to bring too much of the woo in. And it’s not just the rabid catholic attitude either. She’s into the woo as well. Anti-vax, charcoal this, herbal that. And she revels in the martyr complex she gets off of her insanity.
Today, again, she started up the bullshit about abortion. Abortion and health care. Abortion, health care and catholic bishops. Yes, entrust the health, safety and welfare of women to a bunch of men in gowns that haven’t had any type of sexual encounter at all unless it was with a child. Nice. And yeah, I’m generalizing. Not all bishops in the US are pedophiles, I’m sure. But they sure do like to cover for them in the catholic church. I sure the hell don’t trust a bishop to give me any sort of medical advice at all. You know what my thoughts are on it? If you don’t want an abortion, don’t have one. Wait, you’re a bishop. Bishops in the catholic church are male. Bishops in the catholic church are male and are supposed to be celibate. Then where the fuck do you get off telling women about their reproductive health rights? You have NOTHING to do with women’s reproductive health, nor will you ever if the woman is smart.
The links she posted on FB came from catholic sources. I’m going to quote the first one in it’s entirety because the bastards don’t need me linking to their bullshit. And I refuse to. Look it up on Google if you want.
U.S. bishops reactivate nationwide campaign against federal abortion funding
Washington D.C., Jan 11, 2010 / 05:57 pm (CNA).- With House and Senate leaders meeting behind closed doors to forge a health care overhaul bill, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has reactivated its grassroots campaign to encourage Catholics nationwide to tell lawmakers they oppose federal funding of abortion.
Bulletin inserts, a prayer campaign and pulpit announcements are all part of the effort to help ensure that the final version of the health care reform bill sent to President Obama will include Hyde amendment protections explicitly preventing the use of federal money in promoting, performing, or paying for abortions.
The bulletin insert, distributed to over 19,000 parishes, notes that the House health care bill, passed on November 7, 2009, “reaffirms the essential, longstanding and widely supported policy against using federal funds for elective abortions and includes positive measures on affordability and immigrants.”
However, the insert stresses, the Senate version of the bill “requires federal funds to help subsidize and promote health plans that cover elective abortions. All purchasers of such plans will be required to pay for other people’s abortions through a separate payment solely to pay for abortion.”
“Outside the abortion context, neither bill has adequate conscience protection for health care providers, plans or employers,” it adds.
The insert summarizes the current legislative process by saying, “These two bills must now be combined into one bill that both the House and Senate will vote on in final form. Provisions against abortion funding and in favor of conscience protection, affordability, and immigrants’ access to health care must be part of a fair and just health care reform bill, or the final bill must be opposed.”
Commenting on the health care situation, Kathy Saile, Director of Domestic Social Development for the USCCB, said in a video statement, “Health care is a human right. And heath care reform is a moral imperative and a national priority.”
“Elements in the proposed bills do a great deal of good… But this reform has been sadly politicized by efforts to expand funding for abortion,” Saile remarked.
“The goals of the bishops are modest. They are not trying to advance an agenda. But rather they seek to keep in place the long-standing policies of no federal funding of abortion,” Saile said.
Noting that the health care reform package is expected to come to a vote this month, the Catholic bishops are urging the faithful to contact their Representatives and Senators.
They make it sound as if the whole thing is a conspiracy in the first paragraph. They’re passing out inserts for bulletins to tell people what to think. Not too much of a stretch for any church if you ask me. But honestly, they’re meddling in politics. Separation of church and state. You want to dictate national policy catholics? Go to fucking Rome. Seriously, GTFO. Abortion is still legal, despite you and other fundies trying to change that. If you don’t like abortion, don’t get one. Okay? Simple. And if you really don’t like abortion, don’t be so down on birth control. Yeah, birth control prevents abortions. So do condoms. Condoms also prevent the transmission of disease. Oh wait, you’re against all of that too. But you sure love you some pedophilia. Fucking disgusting.
Money quote: ““The goals of the bishops are modest. They are not trying to advance an agenda. But rather they seek to keep in place the long-standing policies of no federal funding of abortion,” Saile said.” How much fail is in that sentence? Oh no, we’re not trying to advance an agenda. Except when you are. It’s all about control. Just like every other religion on this fucking planet.
The second one isn’t any better. I won’t link to it either, Google it from the title. These bastards don’t deserve the traffic from measly little old me.
A RELIGIOUS CONSCIENCE EXCEPTION IN THE HEALTH CARE BILL–FOR THE AMISH
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Both the Senate and House Health Care bills have one religious conscience clause. A Health Care Exception–For the Amish
Both the Senate and House Health Care bills have one religious conscience clause. Unfortunately it only applies to the Amish and a few other religious sects. According to the Watertown Daily Times, the exception would allow the Amish to avoid the health insurance mandate and a fine should they refuse to carry health insurance.
So get this straight: the Amish, Old Order Mennonites and possibly Christian Scientists can opt out of the health care plan, with no penalty, while Catholics and other Christians are bound to pay premiums that fund abortion. How is that fair? Hundreds of Christian, pro-life hospitals, doctors and nurses may soon be forced to violate their consciences and offer or perform procedures they consider morally objectionable. The Congress could care less.
If the pro-life community fails to demand conscience clause protections, and loudly, they could find themselves morally compromised by this new health care regime. Even the leading voice for conscience clauses, the US Catholic bishops, have been muted in recent days, preferring to convey their desires via letters and statements issued by their Conference. Now is the time for a full throated, public discussion of this critical issue. The ethical future of health care is being negotiated now in the back rooms of Capitol Hill.
Of course if everyone would rather focus on Harry Reid’s comments, I suppose there is the option of riding a horse and buggy to work. Though some Catholic doctors I know will look pretty silly in those straw hats.
Let me know what you think at firstname.lastname@example.org
Oh the horror! The terror! People will “be forced to violate their consciences and offer or perform procedures they consider morally objectionable” – unless they’re Amish. No they won’t. If you cannot do your job, the job that you are being paid for to do, then you should perhaps find another line of work. It’s as simple as that. If doctors cannot do a procedure because they object to it, then why the hell did they go into that line of work in the first place. Abortion isn’t performed by just any doctor. People who do abortions know what they are getting into. A cardiologist is not going to be forced to give abortions. They’re expected to take care of heart patients. Podiatrists are not going to be required to give abortions. They take care of feet. Pediatricians are not going to be required to give abortions. They take care of kids. Wait… catholic church… kids… sex… hmmm…. Nevermind.
Anyway, this just annoyed me today. Why? I don’t know, tons of shit annoys me I guess. Willful ignorance most of all. The fact that this woman swallows everything hook, line, and sinker. She idolizes Glenn Beck. She homeschools because the schools are just terrible hotbeds of liberalism. I just cannot facepalm enough some days. It’s nice to know that she can be entertaining though. My sister and I can always get a good ripping going. My favorite is all the Reagan vids from YouTube she posts. I see them and puke a little bit in my mouth every time. One day, I’ll have to go back and look over her “artifical sperm and egg” story she posted. That ought to be good for lulz.