Thursday, September 17, 2009


I'm sure he'll say I'm misrepresenting his argument (and he does respond, even to Z-list blogs like this one), but I don't know how else to interpret Robert Stacy McCain's response to this news story:

U.S. states whose residents have more conservative religious beliefs on average tend to have higher rates of teenagers giving birth, a new study suggests....

The relationship could be due to the fact that communities with such religious beliefs (a literal interpretation of the Bible, for instance) may frown upon contraception, researchers say. If that same culture isn't successfully discouraging teen sex, the pregnancy and birth rates rise....

RSM writes:

The objective of this study? To convince college-educated middle-class people that religious faith is the No. 1 force for evil in the modern world....

Consdier this tragic example: Margaret started having sex when she was 12 and got pregnant when she was 13, in a community so violent that the 26-year-old baby-daddy got into a fight and died shortly thereafter, leaving the teenage girl, seven months pregnant, in the care of her mother, who was a devout Catholic and didn't believe in abortion.

Another teenage motherhood tragedy, and you know the statistics about the children of teenage mothers. So you can predict what happened to that fatherless baby.

Margaret named him Henry and on Aug. 22, 1485 -- yes, I said
1485 -- Henry's army defeated the forces led by the usurper Richard III in a place called Bosworth Field, ending the War of the Roses.

Henry Tudor's mother Margaret Beaufort was only 12 when she married the nobleman Edmund Tudor, who died after fighting rebels in his Welsh homeland. Margaret's orphaned son became King Henry VII of England. And Margaret? Well, some have called her the most brilliant woman of the 15th century....

So liberals and secularists and Yankees are evil and immoral -- but when it turns out that Christian Southerners are engaging in immoral behavior according their own criteria, well, it must be the criteria that are wrong. Pubescent pregnancy isn't bad, it's good! Outrage at pubescent pregnancy is just liberal propaganda! A goalpost-mover? Who, me?

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