Rick Berg (R-ND) proposed a bill (House Bill 1489) giving women or girls LIFE SENTENCES if they have abortions after they are raped or are the victims of incest. If the woman was a single mom with 3 kids, the kids would become wards of the state & they’d lose their mom.
The right-wing fanatical Christian, Representative Rick Berg, also wants to criminalize some forms of contraception and the punishment for using contraceptions: LIFE IMPRISONMENT!
(Ref: ND House Bill No 1489)
How can a political party that touts itself as a ‘family values’ party want to destroy the lives of women, their children and their families by imprisoning them for life? Anyone who comes up with such a deviant punishment has to be full of hatred for women and families. Rick Berg and republicans have zero compassion, empathy or humanity to even think of such an evil thought.
Conservative Christians must agree with him because in Deuteronomy & Exodus it says if a woman (or little girl) is raped they MUST marry the rapist. And to further dehumanize females they are ‘sold’ to the rapist.
How any woman or sane person could vote for fanatical republicans defies comprehension. Sadly, the ones who do live in almost absolute ignorance letting themselves be duped by opportunist con men like Hannity, Beck (INSANE) & Limbaugh or Fox News, all of whom have made millions violating the 9th Commandment. Oh well, ‘bearing false witness against one’s neighbor’ is obviously okay to conservative Christians because they continue to listen to and believe every word they hear from rightwing hate radio and Fox News, without question, thought and especially without fact checks.
Right-wingers who are trapped in their cocoons of ignorance will never do fact checks. They eagerly lap up lies because their afflictions of rage, racism & ignorance far exceed even a glimmer of wonder about the truth. It’s amazing how those whose ‘faiths’ supposedly command them to always search for the truth do the opposite and willing choose ignorance rather than turn off their right wing radios & Fox News. For right-wing Christians to portray themselves as the ‘lights of the world’ they should look at how dark their hearts have become, if they ever had a heart to begin with. It’s obvious they are opposed to any critical thought that would enlighten them. But republicans have publicly admitted how they believe ‘critical thinking’ is a threat to their blind obedience to rubbish.
In Texas, GOP conservative Christians wanted to outlaw ‘critical thinking’ in schools because facts posed a threat to their ‘faiths’. It’s in the GOP party platform! They also said ‘critical thinking’ causes divisions between parents and their children. But if parents are filling their children full of insane nonsense the only refuge or promise for the future of their children is to be exposed to the truth in public education and from other children who haven’t been brainwashed. But that is why conservatives hate teachers & public education. They want their children to remain in the cocoon of ignorance and delusion they live in their entire lives.
“Those who preach faith and enable it are intellectual slaveholders. keeping mankind to a bondage of fantasy and nonsense.” – Bill Maher, Religiosity
Religious zealots, incredibly claiming to be libertarian, constantly want to use government to invade other peoples’ lives and force their demented will on others, even if it means making raped women serve life sentences in prison and destroying the woman, her kids and her family. Conservative Christians want to re-victimize women for the rest of their lives. Is there any difference to Islamic fundamentalists who believe if a man commits adultery, the woman is at fault and she could be put to death? In 31 states rapists can get visitation of the child of rape further victimizing women for the rest of their lives. (Imagine a raped woman being forced to take a child to a prison to visit her rapist) The level of evil cruelty from conservative Christians knows no bounds. The ‘god of love’ they profess to follow has no room in their hardened hearts because they are filled with hatred for their fellow man and women.
Conservative Christians conveniently pick and choose just the parts of the Bible & the Constitution that suit their agendas and disregarding, or deliberately misinterpreting lines that don’t fit into their agendas. Perhaps before they force their evil agendas on others they should ‘take the planks from their own eyes before trying to remove the splinters from another’s’. Instead of following that scripture they ignore it completely and readily condemn everyone who doesn’t share their mutant beliefs.
Deuteronomy equates women & girls as mere possessions to be bought and sold, and if raped they must marry their rapist. Ahh, yet another example of those perfect conservative Christian ‘family values’.Deuteronomy 22:28-29 states, “If a man meets a virgin who is not betrothed, and seizes (rapes) her and lies with her, and they are found, then the man who lay with her shall give to the father of the young woman fifty shekels of silver, and she shall be his wife, because he has violated her. He may not divorce her all his days.”
Yeah, it’s okay. Sell your abused daughter, regardless of age, to the man who violated her so she can be abused for the rest of her life. What’s that line in the Bible about ‘do into others as you would have them do into you’? Forget that say conservative Christians! If they adhered to that line it would interfere with their extremist agendas to destroy others.
Why attack women (and little girls)? ‘For the Bible tells me so.’
Exodus 22:16-17 “If a man seduces a virgin (regardless of age) who is not betrothed and lies with her, he shall give the bride price for her and make her his wife. If her father utterly refuses to give her to him, he shall pay money equal to the bride price for virgins.”
Representative Todd Akins and the countless other religious fanatics in the republican party are not aberrations, they are the norm. They speak for all other republicans who believe women should be subservient to men and are lesser beings who should be sold, and if raped, should be forced to marry her rapist.
There is nothing more dangerous to the United States than domestic religious fanatics. They want to turn the US into a theocracy. A goal of religious universities like Liberty U, created by Jerry Falwell, is to put as many religious extremists in government to force the most draconian Christian laws on everyone. And of course, they want to overturn Roe V Wade to outlaw abortions above all else. They don’t care about the health of the mother, the state of the fetus (is it severely deformed?), the woman’s husband or her existing children. They have a total lack of compassion for others. Btw, Liberty University had the insane Glenn Beck speak at the commencement in 2011 and Mitt Romney in 2012, both of whom are habitual liars and who regularly bear false witness against their neighbors. But no one at Liberty University left as they spoke. They admired these two men though they violate the 9th Commandment daily. So much for any integrity from just one person at that ‘university’.
Pro-lifers aren’t pro-life, they are pro-birth. They don’t want a dime of theirs to go to help feed, cloth, educate or house a child. Instead of helping the most vulnerable, they savagely attack them with condemnations, like calling them deadbeats, drug addicts, lazy and a burden to society. They regularly attack the poorest in our society while virtually worshipping the richest. Of course, they say they love Jesus, but obviously they disagree with everything that Jesus taught. They also conveniently forget all the times Jesus spoke out against the rich.
I know a conservative Christian who said anyone who showed up at an emergency room and is wearing a gold necklace shouldn’t be treated. He wanted to be a one-man death panel. It didn’t matter how the sick person obtained the necklace. Did his mom or dad leave it to him? Did he have a job and paid for it himself? Nothing mattered to this conservative Christian because he had already condemned this sick person to death, just for wearing a necklace. This same person didn’t even have insurance for his own family. He had 3 small children and a wife. Just a couple of years earlier, this deadbeat conservative’s wife gave birth to a baby girl. There were complications and the baby stayed in the hospital for 30 days, but he didn’t pay a dime to the hospital for saving the life of his daughter. He condemns others for being irresponsible, but he is perhaps the biggest deadbeat I’ve ever known.
At the same time he was condemning the sick person trying to get healthcare this conservative Christian was posting on social media for the best gun to buy. His ‘Christian’ friends on a social media site all offered a myriad of weapons to buy along with ammunition capacity for each weapon. I wish they had the capacity to have the empathy towards others equal to the size of one particle of they gun powder that fascinates them. But they don’t see other’s like normal people do. They see everyone who is poor, hungry and struggling as losers and their enemies, while praising their real enemies, the rich and powerful who seek to destroy them. They are all busy weaving nooses from rope they were given by the wealthy not realizing they are making nooses from which they’ll be hung. Sadly, while they are essentially willingly parading toward unregulated capitalism’s gallows, they are taking us with them.
This ‘Christian’ also said he wanted to get a concealed carry permit. So he was willing to spend about $500-700 for a gun, ammunition and concealed carry permit, but he didn’t even have health insurance for his family. But like most conservative Christians, that doesn’t stop them from condemning others and even wanting them to die if they dared to wear a necklace to an emergency room. He said he wanted a gun for protection. But if he and his family had any real ‘faith’ he would trust god, not Smith & Wesson to protect him.
The biggest threat to America is not for any external threat, but from enemies within. These enemies take many forms, like the extremely wealthy who want the US to be a plutocracy to religious fanatics who want the US to be a theocracy. We’re no longer fighting against a political party, we’re fighting against insanity that has been sweeping across the US for two generations.
“When Fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross.”