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23rd-Feb-2010 01:56 pm

VA Legislator: Disabled Children Are God's Punishment for Women Who've Had Abortions

Last week we noted how Pat Robertson, Jonathan Falwell, and other right-wing activists in Virginia are targeting Gov. Bob McDonnell and other top elected officials to cut off any state funding for Planned Parenthood.

During a press conference unveiling the effort last week, a state legislator declared that God punishes women who have had abortions by giving them disabled children later:

Western Prince William Del. Bob Marshall, R-13th, says disabled children are God’s punishment to women who have aborted their first pregnancy.

He made that statement last Thursday at a press conference to oppose state funding for Planned Parenthood.

“The number of children who are born subsequent to a first abortion with handicaps has increased dramatically. Why? Because when you abort the first born of any, nature takes its vengeance on the subsequent children,” said Marshall, a Republican.

“In the Old Testament, the first born of every being, animal and man, was dedicated to the Lord. There’s a special punishment Christians would suggest.”

Marshall was among more than 20 people, mostly Christian pastors and clergy, who gathered for the press conference in the General Assembly Building ...The press conference was held by a group called Virginia Christian Action. Its members presented a petition calling on Gov. Bob McDonnell, Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling and Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli to stop funding for Planned Parenthood. All three top officials are Republican.

The petition was signed by a number of prominent Christian leaders, including the Rev. Jonathan Falwell of Lynchburg and the Rev. Pat Robertson of Virginia Beach.

23rd-Feb-2010 03:06 am (UTC)

*needs to punch someone*
23rd-Feb-2010 03:19 am (UTC)
Yup. For serious.
23rd-Feb-2010 03:08 am (UTC)
I just...don't even have words.

Rage is a good descriptor. What an unbelievable bastard.

It's times like these when I really, really hope there's a special circle in hell for assholes like these.

23rd-Feb-2010 03:19 am (UTC)
My feelings too - that they go to a very special Hell of their own making.
23rd-Feb-2010 03:09 am (UTC)
WHAT??? o\/o sonofa#!@%&! No way. Those F*@$ups… I can’t even think straight enough to type about this. What passes for intelligent people these days is shocking. To think I have to drive on the same roads as these imbeciles.
23rd-Feb-2010 03:18 am (UTC)
To think I have to drive on the same roads as these imbeciles.
And breathe the same air!! I want them OFF MY PLANET NOW!
23rd-Feb-2010 03:13 am (UTC)
Good greif. You'd think after the Haiti comment that Robertson made someone would have poisened shut the guy up.

I just... *shakes head*....it's unbelievable.

23rd-Feb-2010 03:22 am (UTC)
For people who claim to have got 'God's message', they seemed to have fucked up the most important part!
23rd-Feb-2010 03:24 am (UTC)
*actual hands over mouth* What the actual fuck is wrong with people. No question mark. I know there's no answer. >:(
23rd-Feb-2010 03:32 am (UTC)
Wow...just...wow. And people elected this moron.
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23rd-Feb-2010 03:40 am (UTC)
As a Christian, I say that these people do NOT speak for me - nor do they, I believe, speak for God.

They don't speak for me as a political conservative, either.

I live in VA - and these idiots do not represent what most of the folks in this state believe.

I don't know anyone with a special needs child who thinks they're a "punishment". I've got no words for those wastes of breath that call themselves Christian.
23rd-Feb-2010 07:11 pm (UTC) - say it like it is
23rd-Feb-2010 04:50 am (UTC)
I find this vomitous.
23rd-Feb-2010 04:51 am (UTC)
Wow. That's so stupid it's actually painful. Now you want to look at the voters who elected this asshole as ask; what in hell were you thinking?
23rd-Feb-2010 05:19 am (UTC)
Those scumfucks claim they have God on their side. So does Osama bin Laden.

If going to heaven means being with people like Pat Robertson, would it really be heaven?
23rd-Feb-2010 07:12 pm (UTC) - well..
considering how they treat regard other fellow human being....

i doubt they will have a first class ticket to heaven. i imagine they would like to think so but probably get stuck in forever waiting room.
23rd-Feb-2010 05:54 am (UTC)
Good lord, how can they possibly believe that's true?
23rd-Feb-2010 06:01 am (UTC)

There's a special place in Hell for people who dare to say fuckwit things like that.

My grandmother had four children before my aunt who's disabled. Never had abortion, because of course back in those days abortion was the Sin of Sins. In those days there was also the horrifying story of the Duplessis Orphans, wrongfully pronounced mentally ill because the premier was a first-class asshole and couldn't deal with children born out of wedlock.

Seriously, Catholicism (meh, religion in general) and me are not fast friends at all.
23rd-Feb-2010 07:25 am (UTC)
I'd never want to be part of a religion where the God takes vengeance against children. Or women. Or anyone. This is just disgusting and rage doesn't even begin to touch my sentiments on this.
23rd-Feb-2010 07:15 pm (UTC) - there are still good people in it
and i'm sure you know some.

like many have it say it before, I don't consider Pat Robertson and co. good members of my Christianity. and SPECIALLY not good followers of my God.

i see them as assedhats with delusions of Grandeu.
23rd-Feb-2010 08:30 am (UTC)
holy crap. that is insane and deeply, deeply offensive.

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