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A good Daily Kos story on this: When the Religious Right was pro-choice

The Southern Baptist Convention’s president at the time of the Roe ruling, Dallas First Baptist Church preacher W. A. Criswell, celebrated the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling by taking the time to write that he was pleased. “I have always felt that it was only after a child was born and had a life separate from its mother that it became an individual person, and it has always, therefore, seemed to me that what is best for the mother and for the future should be allowed.”

To be fair, at the time of the Roe decision there were a few, very few, evangelical extremists who only mildly criticized the ruling. For the most part “the overwhelming response was silence, even approval.” In particular, evangelical fundamentalists “applauded the decision as an appropriate articulation of the division between church and state, and between personal morality and state regulation of individual behavior.” W. Barry Garrett wrote in the Baptist Press that, “Religious liberty, human equality and justice are advanced by the Supreme Court abortion decision.”

During a symposium sponsored by the Christian Medical Society and the so-called “flagship magazine” of the entire evangelical movement, Christianity Today “refused to characterize abortion as sinful, citing individual health, family welfare, and social responsibility as adequate justifications for ending a pregnancy.”

It took a full six years (1979) for the religious right leadership to abandon its pro-choice position and summarily obey the Vatican, the Heritage Foundation and its so-called “Moral Majority” founder Paul Weyrich. The religious right extremist Weyrich convinced evangelical clergy to “seize on abortion as a Republican cause célèbre and rallying cry to deny President Jimmy Carter a second term.”

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/6/8/1863445/-When-the-religious-right-was-pro-choice-evangelicals-applauded-Roe-v-Wade

Synchronicity! I was just looking at some on Amazon.

Clicked on them because I liked the name, but they were getting mixed reviews. Might try some now. Thank you.

Since he's such a big fan of the song, may I suggest....

I love the design of that fountain!

Woohoo! Jeans AND Covid. The land of the free, baby.

Oh gosh, you're right.

Every covid story I read that involves kids I think, "They can't get vaccinated! Why aren't you being more careful?", thinking that they just need to hang in there until the vaccine is approved for kids. But of course the same people who are now claiming medical and religious exemptions for their children to not wear masks to school will not voluntarily get their kids vaccinated and will use the same bulls**t exemptions if vaccines are mandated.

I just can't even.

No worries, a couple bottles of colloidal silver will clear that right up.


How come billions of people all over the world can breathe just fine

with a mask on, but none of these maskholes can figure it out?

The 1970s was when I went through my tweens and teens

and you can still hear so much of that music on radio stations that play classic rock. Blew my mind one day when I realized that the gap between now and the 70s was decades more than the gap between the 70s and music that I always thought of as 'oldies'--rock and pop of the 50s and early 60s.

Since that revelation I've tried to figure out why the 50s felt so distant when they really weren't. Partly because they happened before I was born, of course. And I think partly because my parents weren't very interested in popular culture. They would have been in their late teens and early 20s during WWII, but they never talked about the war, big band music, movies or radio shows of the era, and they certainly didn't follow the development of rock in the 50s. I also think the shift from black and white to color in movies and television has a lot to do with it. You see black and white news footage or a TV show from back then and it feels like it's from a distant era. You see color video and even though they might be wearing odd clothes or hairstyles, it still feels more contemporary.

Pretty sure the blood of Jesus is also not approved by the FDA as a treatment for Covid.

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