Friday, April 4, 2008

Christians and Sex: Oxymoronic?

Let Us Count The Ways...

In the Christian free-for-all blog, ChristiaNet, which of today's headlines do you think caused the most commotion?

A - Teen Tried to Flush Newborn Down the Toilet
B - Man Is Six Months Pregnant
C - Busload of Girls Leaves Polygamist Ranch
D - Man Shoots and Kills Wife's Doctor [a woman] in Parking Lot

It may help to know that three out of the four were in Texas. It also helps to know this little word: prurience.It is, of course, Man Is Six Months Pregnant. The man in question was on Oprah and hails from Bend, OR - the Bible Belt rarely questions Texans (even if they're Mormon):

(CBS) Thomas Beatie and his wife, Nancy, are expecting their first child in early July. But this is no ordinary pregnancy. The child is being carried by -- the 34-year-old Bend Ore. MAN. Beatie "started his life as a woman, and transitioned (a decade ago), became legally a man. He still has his female reproductive organs, and now, he's pregnant, six-months pregnant."[People magazine editor Patrick Rogers on The Early Show] Beatie is a transgenedered male. He had his breasts reconstructed."

Rogers says Beatie was born a woman but "says that he has felt that he was a man since birth, since childhood. His wife, however, had a hysterectomy. So, she's unable to carry a child for the couple. "They decided they want to have a baby. They can use artificial insemination for Thomas to get pregnant. So he just decided, 'Why don't I do it?' They could have hired a surrogate. He could have provided the egg that could have been fertilized and gone to a surrogate. But he just said ... 'Why would I hire a surrogate when I could do it myself? Who's going to take better care of our child than myself?' ...."We talked to neighbors who said, 'This is a great couple. Whatever is right for them, is right for them.'

Teen Tried to Flush Newborn Down the Toilet

(AP) A 14-year-old girl gave birth in a restroom at her junior high, and the baby boy cried once before she tried to flush him down the toilet, killing him, officials said Thursday. An autopsy confirmed the baby was alive when born Wednesday at Cedar Bayou Junior High in Baytown, near Houston. The boy was probably full term and cried before the mother, an eighth-grader, tried to flush him, said police Lt. Eric Freed. The mother was taken to a hospital. People who knew her at school said she wore baggy clothing, and nobody suspected she was pregnant, The Houston Chronicle reported Thursday.

Busload of Girls Leaves Polygamist Ranch

A total of 52 girls, ages 6 months to 17 years, were bused away on Friday to be interviewed, but only 18 were immediately taken into state custody, said Texas Child Protective Services spokeswoman Marleigh Meisner. No arrests had been made. Meisner said welfare officials were looking for foster homes for the girls, most of whom have rarely been outside the insular world of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Man Shoots an Kills Wife's Doctor in Parking Lot

(AP) A man shot and killed his wife's doctor outside a medical office building in Texas before being critically wounded himself by a police officer, authorities said. The officer had been nearby when Julie Abbott was shot Friday in the building's parking lot, and he found a man standing over her with a gun in his hand, Authorities did not know a possible motive for the killing.

A ChristiaNet response:

GOD clearly hates this type of lifestyle. Romans 1:26-27.I pray for the baby. That their parents will recognize the wrongfullness of their ways and turn back to GOD. That would be best for both themselves and the baby too.

Focus, people! Focus! The man is transgendered but still has female organs and he and his wife are happy! They'll probably be better parents than most! Why? Because, in some ways they're better adjusted than you are! And they're not worried about God "hating" them, they're worried about people like you hating them!

Well whatever you say about this guy: he certainly has balls!

Speaking of Death...

Hey, Tony! Where were you 20 years ago?

Tony Perkins, as head of Focus on the Family's lobbying spin-off, Family Research Council, has today announced how "successful" its bids have been for more funding for AIDS prevention and awarness ($50 billion worldwide over a number of years) and keeping "abstinence only", faith-based bigoted programs while nixing family planning:

"Unlike previous versions, this House bill doesn't fund "family planning" services, ("Screw you Planned Parenthood!") although theres no explicit ban preventing it. After FRC went to bat for a continued emphasis on the abstinence and fidelity components, the end result is that both House and Senate bills (which is currently awaiting floor action) require a "balanced" approach to prevention.("Balanced? Sure, but that's only the beginning folks") While no fixed percentage is included, the abstinence strategy will retain its prominent place in "behavior change" programs. The conscience protection provision was also noticeably improved. Not only are faith-based groups exempt from performing activities with which they disagree, but the House and Senate bills also state that the government cannot discriminate against religious organizations as they seek funding. ("Tough shit, filthy homosexuals)...Until the final version passes in the Senate, FRC will continue its work with Congress and the administration to make those changes and to oppose any abortion provisions that Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) may try to sneak in." (Boxer is the spawn of Satan)

Squeaky-clean Boy never ceases to amaze people with non-sensical titles (presumably meant to be satirical), poor grammar and convoluted ideas of righteousness.

20 years ago? That was when Tony had just gotten out of JerryFalwell's Liberty University and worked for the Baton Rouge Police Force (but way before he was accused of giving David Duke $82000 for the KKK's mailing list to aid a political campaign he was working on). During that time frame Tony must have heard about the AIDS epidemic but decided to ignore it. Like many other "people of faith" he had an opportunity for a shining hour and blew it. Now he's attempting to look the part of the compassionate soldier of Christ.

Way to go Tony!

The entrance to Family Research Counil's Washington Headquarters trumpets "Faith - Family - Freedom" oddly flanked by two surveillance cameras.