A conservative in Virginia has announced that God creates disabled children as punishment to those women who have had an abortion.
OK. At this point, it is clear that conservatives are no longer mentally capable of running a government.
This gaffe is not an isolated incident! Week after week we hear another conservative (generally Republican) elected official offer some insane notion about the rights of women and their health and/or homosexuals.
This isn't some odd faction of the Republican party! These are mainstream Republican operatives, holding public office and trying to pass laws based on odd religious beliefs.
This man actually believes that because there is a story in the Bible that the first-born animal was sacrificed as an offering to some god (certainly not my God), then disabled children are proof that God punishes women who have had an abortion, because her first-born child cannot be offered to some god as a sacrifice.
I don't think that he is suggesting the slaughter on an altar of a full-term non-aborted fetus after child birth. At least I hope not! I understand the metaphor of giving a child to god meaning that the first-born becomes a religious professional. Until about thirty years ago, one son in a large Catholic family generally became a priest. That is no longer the case, of course, because . . . well . . . it's just not a promising proposition anymore.
This elected official said:
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.Children with disabilities are God’s punishment to women who previously had abortions.
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.
He really said that! His name is Bob Marshall, and you should tell everyone you know that this madman is in a position of power, and needs to be exposed.
This man is insane!