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article imageOp-Ed: Conservative Christian groups? Shut up. You're not helping!

By Bill Schmalfeldt     Aug 22, 2012 in Politics
We know they think they're helping. We know they think they are the majority in America instead of a teeny, tiny minority. We know they think they speak with the authority of God. But they're really not helping. So they should shut their yaps!
We're talking about groups like "American Vision" a group that tasks itself with "Restoring America's Biblical Foundation from Genesis to Revelations."
Set aside for a moment that America was "founded" on freedom FROM religion, which is what freedom of religion ultimately means...
Every time one of these groups pipes up in defense of Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) in his botched attempt to become a U.S. Senator, they are making it less and less likely that Mitt Romney will win the Presidency.
Especially when they say stupid things like this.
Under the headline "Legitimate political gang rape", the organization writes:
We expect leftists, liberals, and other miscreants to pounce opportunistically, to lie, cheat, and twist (all the while drooling) over a phrase like “legitimate rape” when uttered by a strong conservative Christian politician. But should we expect the same from alleged conservatives?
Yet this is exactly what we’ve seen from several prominent conservatives in the wake of a media gaffe from U.S. Senate candidate Todd Akin (R-MO) in regard to alleged “legitimate rape” and abortion.
Oh yes. That helps. Women are already pledging to pluck out their own fallopian tubes by hand, without anesthetic, rather than vote for Romney/Ryan. You idiots throw gasoline on the raging fire with statements like this.
There is, after all, the distinct possibility that if abortion were outlawed but with an exception for “rape,” that many of the women who buy abortions purely out of convenience today would then simply claim to have been raped in order to procure the legality.
For some reason, even to mention the possibility that a woman may lie about being raped is supposed to be politically incorrect—untouchable. It enrages leftists, and for some reason, therefore, frightens conservatives. Are a woman’s intentions never to questioned—completely off limits—when she claims to have been raped?
The answer is generally yes, but there is a least one major exception to this: When she intends to use that claim as justification to murder an innocent third party, a baby. The right to life trumps the right to privacy.
Liberals may wish us to believe that no woman would ever stoop so low as to lie about being raped. But this simply does not comport with what we Christians know about fallen human nature. We, conservatives, all agree that millions of women annually conspire to commit murder on their unborn babies. So do you expect me to feel it unacceptable to believe they would lie about why? This is political correctness run amok. Why, after all, would someone willing to kill out of convenience not also lie for various reasons out of convenience?
Brilliant! Just BRILLIANT! That will get the women voting Republican! Saying that they are likely to lie about being raped just to get their precious, precious abortions.
And in the meantime, the GOP announces their official position on abortion will be -- no exceptions, not for rape, not for the life or health of the mother. The zygote has more rights than you do, until it is born, then it's on its own.
Keep talking, kids. Just keep issuing the press releases. We on the left side of the aisle couldn't be happier about how easy you are making this.
This opinion article was written by an independent writer. The opinions and views expressed herein are those of the author and are not necessarily intended to reflect those of
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