June 20, 2009

Idiot of the Week: Juliana Davis

Astounding idiocy deserves attention, and that is what it receives right here in the Idiot of the Week series. Stop by each Saturday to see a new winner.

As fun as it is to showcase the high-profile idiocy from those with a reputation for it, I enjoy highlighting those who would normally slip through the cracks even more. Today's winner, Juliana Davis of The Leaven, is just such a case. You may think I decided to give Davis the prize just for the title of the press release she sent to Christian Newswire, "Sarah Palin is Right: It is Time for Women to Stand Up to Say 'Enough'," but you'd be wrong.

Despite that excellent title for what initially looked like just another anti-Letterman rant, I realized that Davis deserved the prize when I realized that she was blaming all who value reproductive rights for sexism.
Sexual slurs are the result of a contraceptive mentality that in reality has only retarded masculine maturity, ironically emasculating men rather than demanding of them virtues that produce good fathers and husbands. Consider near epidemic addiction to pornography among single and married men as an example.
Huh? A "contraceptive mentality" is to blame for not only for sexism but also for porn addiction? What the hell is she talking about?
Slurs against femininity are part of the much broader assault on women due to widespread rejection of the prophetic wisdom of Pope Paul VI in his encyclical Humanae Vitae, wherein he predicted the impoverishment of women through contraception and abortion.
Oh, that clears things up considerably. Sexism is really the fault of those of us who reject the Pope's "prophetic wisdom" when it comes to contraception and abortion.
Contraception hurts women, and in so doing it hurts all of society, every man, woman, and child.
It is becoming increasingly apparent to me that some people reconcile any discrepancies they encounter between reality and religious belief by completely disregarding reality. Congratulations, Ms. Davis. I think you've set a new standard here.

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