From WEIRDNUZ.M160 (News of the Weird, May 2, 2010)
© 2010 by Chuck Shepherd. All rights reserved.
Virginia state legislator Bob Marshall, speaking in February in opposition to state funding for Planned Parenthood, said the organization is partly responsible for the number of disabled children in America. According to the Old Testament, he said, being forced to bear a disabled child is punishment for the mother's having earlier aborted her first-born.
So, God... oh, wait, there's more:
"[W]hen you abort the first born . . . nature takes its vengeance on the subsequent children." Said Marshall, the organization ought to call itself "Planned Barrenhood." [Richmond News Leader, 2-22-10]
Hang on - so it's nature's fault, not God's? Well, now I'm cranky because yet another public speaker can't maintain message consistency. He's citing the OT, but doesn't mention God at all, just a passive voice "you are being punished" and "nature".
Well, everybody knows Nature's a bitch - I mean, she notoriously "abhors a vacuum", and THAT's clearly wrong. Since women love vacuum cleaners. Apparently.
Also, if you're going to start citing OT laws as if they apply today, we're going to have to have a chat about natural fibers, shellfish and exactly how long it's been aince your last blood sacrifice. Exactly.
Should we have a poll on how many disabled chlldren have been born subsequent to an abortion? Let's get some stats in here.
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