And yet again…

It’s just sad and appalling the incredibly low level of intellectual coherence and common decency necessary to become a Republican state legislator.  Here’s the latest:

On Thursday, Virginia State Delegate Bob Marshall (R) spoke at a press conference against state funding for Planned Parenthood. He blasted the organization for supporting a women’s right to choose, saying that God punishes women who have had 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,” 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 is also fighting against health care reform, saying that “Obamacare” is trying to take “your soul.” Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin has been pushing back against high-profilefigures and entities who have been attacking people with disabilities. Will she speak out against someone in her own party? (HT: Right Wing Watch)

So, given that Kim never had an abortion and that we’ve done our Christian duty and been quite fruitful by today’s standards, just how was God deciding to punish us with Alex anyway?  Disgusting.

About Steve Greene
Professor of Political Science at NC State

One Response to And yet again…

  1. twissblog says:

    Wow…when Sarah Palin calls you irrational and says you’re dragging God too much into politics, you KNOW you must be pretty far off-base

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