What Do You Think?
More disturbing news has crossed my desk in the last couple of days. Here's a goody.
The Governor of South Dakota has recently removed links, to the Planned Parenthood site, on the states' official web site.
He did this to appease one man, the local Catholic bishop. Read the whole story.
As I've said elsewhere, there is a certain twisted humour in this. The state's highest elected official takes his marching orders from a ranking member of what is arguably the worlds largest paedophile ring. Namely the Catholic priesthood. The Bishops letter.
One must wonder why the priesthood is so determined to make young poor people ruin their lives with children they don't want and can't take care of.
What? The priests are running out of victims?
People have a right to access this information. People have a right to make informed choices about their own lives. No self righteous religious/political preacher has the right to hide such information from the public.
The separation of church and state is a Constitutional protection that is being thrown out by the Bush administration. Recognizing that the religious right is an important political ally, Bush has given a number of financial and politically en powering concessions to church based political groups. The Constitution be damned.