Friday, March 10, 2006

"Those who are not against us are with us"--Jesus of Nazareth

Atrios is right: religious conservatives apparently do prefer death over sex. But this issue is, curiously, related to the question jane asked here, is the one raised by this:

Why should Christianity be linked to fear? And fear of what?

Religious conservatives are unapologetic; not only do they believe that mass use of an HPV vaccine or the availability of emergency contraception will encourage adolescents to engage in unacceptable sexual behavior; some have even stated that they would feel similarly about an H.I.V. vaccine, if one became available. 'We would have to look at that closely,' Reginald Finger, an evangelical Christian and a former medical adviser to the conservative political organization Focus on the Family, said. 'With any vaccine for H.I.V., disinhibition' - a medical term for the absence of fear - 'would certainly be a factor, and it is something we will have to pay attention to with a great deal of care.' Finger sits on the Centers for Disease Control's Immunization Committee, which makes those recommendations."
Alright, they don't have to apologize for this abomination of "Christianity." But neither do we have to sit quietly by and accept it.

The mainstream media doesn't listen when mainline denominations speak. Can we find alternative ways to oppose this un-Christian nonsense? Are there ways to do it and remain Christian in our behavior?

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