Vatican Board Asked to Resign Over Conference
” Members of the Vatican’s bioethics advisory panel have called for its board to resign after scientists who don’t support core church teaching on issues like birth control and infertility were featured at its annual conference.”
They’ve been going through Darryl Issa’s playbook.
OK. This is my Howard Beale moment. It’s been building for a while.
It started approaching critical mass when people applauded at Rick Perry’s offhand statement that he “never struggled” with the possibility that Texas could ever have executed an innocent person. Then everything started piling on . . . State legislators passing misogynistic legislation . . . ALEC-written bills being fielded in state legislators all across the US . . . Ideologues holding the population of the US (including constituents who didn’t vote for them) hostage . . .
Then came Rick Santorum throwing up on John Kennedy’s speech on the separation of church and state. “I don’t believe in an America where the separation of church and state are absolute” he says. (I’ll have a lot to say about that later).
That got my attention.
Then I read that Tennessee has passed “The Monkey Bill.”
And, there’s the news that when Bill Zelder (of the Texas House of Representatives) couldn’t get his anti-choice legislation passed, he enlisted the Texas Department of State Health Services to implement it for him anyway. And they are.
Then Arizona passes a law saying that life begins two weeks before conception. (No, they didn’t bother to define the term “life” . . . D’you suppose we could convince Mexico to just let us give Texas and Arizona back? I was really hoping that Rick Perry would follow through with his threat to secede . . .)
Anyway, that did it.
Rant starts after the break.