Ah. The Family Research Council. Self-appointed morality police for America. No matter what the news may bring, you can always be sure they have their knickers pre-twisted and pearls ready to clutch. So what horrible immoral subject are they casting their disapproving eye towards today? Come on, do you really have to ask? It’s the War on Women 2012!
On March 22nd, 1972, the Supreme Court undermined the boundaries and benefits of marriage. In the decision Eisenstadt v. Baird, the Court struck down a Massachusetts law prohibiting the distribution of contraceptives to unmarried people, and implicitly sanctioned unmarried non-procreative sexual intimacy.
While the decision may seem archaic and insignificant by modern sexual standards, Eisenstadt v. Baird dealt a decisive blow to the legal and cultural norm that marriage was the institution for the full expression of the sexual relationship between man and woman. The decision and its legal consequences affect us today. Forty years ago, the Court ruled that unmarried couples could not be denied their birth control. Today, the Federal government is forcing us to share the cost, for said contraception and some states are giving marital status to homosexual relationships.
Let’s follow the logic. States can’t deny unmarried people access to contraception, so GAY MARRIAGE!!!!!!
What the living fuck……
Right wing noise machines like to scare gun owners by constantly claiming that democrats are “coming for your guns,” workers with “immigrants are coming for your jobs,” and Christians with “they’re coming for your God!” There is nothing behind those claims, it’s just a scare tactic to get people to vote against their own economic interests. And it works, sadly enough.
This isn’t a scare tactic. The far right base has taken over the Republican party, and they want the past to return. They want your birth control pills. They want to shame you if you decide to get an abortion, no matter the reason. They want to shove wands into your vagina and force you to look at the image, because they apparently think you’re a brain dead slut who doesn’t realize what being pregnant means. They want homosexuals back in the closet, and you women back in the kitchen, barefoot and pregnant as God intended. Don’t believe me? Once again, look at the actions of the republican controlled state legislatures.
It’s time to stop pretending these are the desires of a small part of the right. These are not side issues. This is the current Republican party.
There is a culture war. It can not be ignored any longer.