Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Why the Hobby Lobby Case Matters

I think it is a fair judgment. From the Anti-Gnostic:
Birth control also degrades the interactions of young, bourgeois individuals into a brutalized sexual marketplace, and all the legislation and whining of sexually undesirable feminists won't change it. Some honesty on this point is needed: what we are talking about with the contraception-mandate is a subsidy for younger, sexually attractive people who are gainfully employed at mid- and large-size companies.

It's astounding how much of the modern world is devoted to making women feel comfortable and enabling them to have the same options as men. Of course, all this depends on men still being willing to pay taxes and produce enough surplus for all these wonderful things. (Read more.)
Via A Conservative Blog for Peace.

Rod Dreher discusses the case of the Little Sisters of the Poor, saying:
According to the National Organization for Women, the Little Sisters of the Poor are one of the “Dirty 100″ — plaintiffs who have filed for an exception to Obamacare’s contraception mandate [UPDATE: More about the "Dirty 100" here]. Watch the short amateur video above, if you can stomach it, showing these sleazy Christianists at work. Read this excerpt from the Little Sisters’ website, explaining the kind of work these filthy, filthy Catholic nuns do:
The Little Sisters of the Poor are an international congregation of Roman Catholic women religious founded in 1839 by Saint Jeanne Jugan. Together with a diverse network of collaborators, we serve the elderly poor in over 30 countries around the world.
Continuing the work of Saint Jeanne Jugan, our MISSION is to offer the neediest elderly of every race and religion a home where they will be welcomed as Christ, cared for as family and accompanied with dignity until God calls them to himself.
Our VISION is to contribute to the Culture of Life by nurturing communities where each person is valued, the solidarity of the human family and the wisdom of age are celebrated, and the compassionate love of Christ is shared with all.
Here is a bit about the life and work of St. Jeanne Jugan, who was plainly the second coming of Torquemada:
In the winter of 1839, Jugan encountered Anne Chauvin, an elderly woman who was blind, partially paralyzed, and had no one to care for her. Jugan carried her home to her apartment and took her in from that day forward, letting the woman have her bed while she slept in the attic. She soon took in two more old women in need of help, and by 1841 she had rented a room to provide housing for a dozen elderly people. The following year, she acquired an unused convent building that could house 40 of them. From this act of charity, with the approval of her colleagues, Jeanne then focused her attention upon the mission of assisting abandoned elderly women, and from this beginning arose a religious congregation called The Little Sisters of the Poor. Jugan wrote a simple Rule of Life for this new community of women, and they went door-to-door daily requesting food, clothing and money for the women in their care. This became Jugan’s life work, and she performed this mission for the next four decades.
During the 1840s, many other young women joined Jugan in her mission of service to the elderly poor. By begging in the streets, the foundress was able to establish four more homes for their beneficiaries by the end of the decade.
These are the kind of people that NOW calls “dirty.” It tells you something about contemporary American liberalism — as opposed to the kind of liberalism that was normative in this country prior to 1968 — that its followers care more about sexual freedom than caring for the elderly poor, and respecting the religious liberty of women (!) who have given their entire lives to that task. (Read more.)

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