Wednesday, November 10, 2004

News from Gilead*

The first shining piece of news (praise God!) is this: Our righteous brother Jerry Falwell will lead the country to a new moral awakening:

From the AP: "Falwell, a religious broadcaster based in Lynchburg, Va., said the Faith and Values Coalition will be a '21st century resurrection of the Moral Majority,' the organization he founded in 1979.
Falwell said he would serve as the coalition's national chairman for four years. He added that the new group's mission would be to lobby for anti-abortion conservatives to fill openings on the Supreme Court and lower courts, a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage, and the election of another 'George Bush-type' conservative in 2008."

The Bible is the only source of law! Let us all study what Jesus said on abortion and gay marriages! Let us rejoice!

But this, my sisters and brothers in Christ, is only the tip of the iceberg, the theoretical formulation of our goals. Real work is being done among the sinning masses! Hear this:

Women seeking abortions in Mississippi must first sign a form indicating they've been told abortion can increase their risk of breast cancer. They aren't told that scientific reviews have concluded there is no such risk.
Similar information suggesting a cancer link is given to women considering abortion in Texas, Louisiana and Kansas, and legislation to require such notification has been introduced in 14 other states.

Praise be! The Devil knows how to play with science and true believers will reject such heresies. We must punish the sinners!

And we must educate the children in Christian ways. In Texas the seeds are being sown:

The Lone Star State adopts school health texts that say nothing about contraception -- even though the state has the highest birth rate among high school students in the nation.

*Gilead is the country in which the events of The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood take place. Trust me, you don't want to live there.