Who we Want, When we Want it
by Circle or Line
George Weigel, quoting a senior Vatican official, quoting a Dutch activist, speaking at the Third Preparatory Commission meeting in anticipation of the 1994 Cairo World Conference on Population and Development:
Let’s stop fooling around here. What we’re talking about is our right to f*** whoever we want, however we want, whenever we want.
What began as a movement to liberate sexuality from the constraints of moral reason, custom, and law has become a movement determined to use the instruments of law to impose its deconstruction of human sexuality and its moral relativism on all of society.
Bad Catholic lays some smack:
Now I don’t know if you ever managed to sit in on a moral principles class, but allow me to try and explain why this sugarcoated politicking is ridiculous. Think about it: If you tried to force orthodox Jewish restaurants to sell bacon, and those Jews — rightfully — told you to take a knee, punch yourself in the face and read the Constitution, it would be no ‘accommodation’ to then force them to pay for a Gentile with a bacon cart to serve pork inside their restaurant. The Jews would still be paying for and serving the bacon, you’ve just made them pay some one else to do it. By this logic, hiring a hit man is delightfully ethical — “I didn’t do it, I got someone else to!”
Mike Flynn‘s take:
[I]t’s legal to buy pork chops; but should the government compel Jewish organizations to serve them in the cafeteria because of the protein value of America’s Other White Meat™? Gun ownership is legal, but should the government compel Quaker meetings to provide a free ammo employee plan or pay for their membership in shooting clubs because a well-regulated militia is necessary for a free republic? Would it matter if lots of Jews have eaten pork or even that some Quakers have gun licenses?
The most succint one yet comes from Matthew Warner:
Obama to Kids: Get the old kid to buy your beer.
[I]n what way is the Catholic Church supposed to be depriving women of birth control? Is the Church picketing Walgreen’s? Is it highjacking shipments of Depro-Vira? Are they calling for the ban of condoms because they pose a danger to seagulls? No. They simply don’t believe that they should be forced to pay for their employees’ subsidized access to those things, accounting trick or no accounting trick.
But as Bad Catholic points out, all is not lost:
Praise Jay-sus! Like all Leviathans, the fate of this hand of despotism is certain – to be finally overthrown.
But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security.