Monday, April 17, 2006

Atrios makes a good point: If the Bush administration is using tax dollars to encourage all unmarried people to be celibate, then it's legitimate to ask all members of the administration who aren't married whether they're celibate.

But why stop there? The administration has plenty of loyal supporters who aren't married. One who comes to mind is a prominent woman in her forties who's never been to the altar and who has a new book coming out -- a book called Godless, in which she aligns herself fully with the Christian right. Yeah, Ann Coulter -- and what's more, Coulter has allied herself with right-wing preacher Rod Parsley, whose Center for Moral Clarity tells us,

The Bible has one clear message when it comes to sexuality: save sex for marriage. The only guaranteed way to avoid an unwanted pregnancy or an STD is to practice abstinence. Abstinence, as defined by the writers of the "Choosing the Best Life" abstinence-only curriculum, is “an informed decision where an ABC formula is applied: Abstinence is the Best preparation for the future (marriage) by Choosing not to engage in these at-risk sexual behaviors. These behaviors include any activity that brings you in contact with another person's genital body fluids including: vaginal intercourse, oral sex, anal sex and mutual masturbation."

...Waiting for sex until marriage is a commitment to purity -- to being holy vessels God can work through....

So next time Ann Coulter comes to your town, don't heckle her or try to hit her with a pie. Wait till she's plugged her new book by telling you how much liberals hate the God of Pat Robertson, Jerry Falwell, Rod Parsley, and George Bush, the God who hates non-marital sex more than anything in the world. Then ask her if she's abstinent and, if not, why not.

You might want to clarify your terms by reading Rev. Parsley's definition and asking whether she specifically abstains from every item on the list.

Oh -- wear a crucifix, if possible. The biggest one you can find.


UPDATE: Embarrassing typos fixed.

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