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    Default America's Religious Terrorists

    Everyone has their favorite terrorist, you know terrorists who do things they think reasonable. Since terrorism is a method all sorts of terrorism exists. Some terrorism is quite simple, say something controversial like why are there so many poor people in America or in the world, and immediately you get hit over the head with 'what, are you a socialist.' People don't like being called bad words and so they remain silent in the face of tough questions. At the other extreme are those that want to kill you because their little book tells them so. Which brings me to America's religious terrorists.

    The anti-choice religious right cannot change abortion laws in America so they often resort to violence, and many Americans tacitly condone this violence. How can this be, don't all Americans condemn acts of violence. The blithe reply will be that they care about life, but consider if that were true how is it that methods to prevent the need for abortion are not supported, or policies that help living children are not supported? (See link below*) And do women seeking advice or help at planned parenthood or other locations not have a right to be left alone and not hassled by persons with different religious values? This American on American terrorism is rarely shown on corporate MSM.

    "Every day, the brave men and women who work in health centers face threats of murder, violence, and intimidation. Even the patients who visit these clinics are harassed. Anti-choice extremists use these tactics to block women's access to medical care."

    "Anti-choice intimidation and violence is unacceptable... Here is a list of the kind of violence providers, their families, and patients face:" http://www.prochoiceamerica.org/medi...e-violence.pdf

    http://www.prochoiceamerica.org/what...-violence.html

    "It seems to me that a case can be made for taking a human life statute that dates the origin of personhood at conception to be an "establishment" of religious doctrine...." http://www.ditext.com/feinberg/abortion.html


    *"Having ensured that children will be born through their anti-abortion legislation, House Republicans have now ensured those children will be deprived of proper nutrition once they come into the world, ensuring that 300,000 millionaires will have more money in their pockets at the expense of nearly 500,000 women and children. Republicans on the House Appropriations Committee approved the appropriations bill which reduces WIC funding from $6.73 billion this year to $5.90 billion in 2012. The bill will also cut $38 million from the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSIP), as well as $63 million from the Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAB). If the Republicans had been truly interested in slashing the federal budget they could have saved more money by ending tax cuts for the rich or slashing subsidies to the oil companies. Instead they starve the infants and elderly. Why do I say that? WIC could be fully funded at the cost of just one week of Bush’s tax cuts for millionaires. According to the Center for American Progress, “one day’s worth of millionaire tax cuts would feed needy families for a year.”" http://www.politicususa.com/the-cons...ince-2010.html


    http://www.cnn.com/2012/06/21/opinio...als/index.html
    off topic but related. http://www.commondreams.org/view/2011/05/06-0
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    'God Does Not Regard the Fetus as a Soul' 'The Real Origins of the Religious Right'

    'Conservative evangelicals didn’t always care much about abortion or contraception. The strange story of how they came to be obsessed with them.' By Jamelle Bouie

    "In his book Broken Words: The Abuse of Science and Faith in American Politics, Jonathan Dudley notes that most evangelicals held far more liberal views at the time. “God does not regard the fetus as a soul no matter how far gestation has progressed,” wrote professor Bruce Waltke of Dallas Theological Seminary in a 1968 issue of Christianity Today on contraception and abortion, edited by Harold Lindsell, a then-famous champion of biblical “inerrancy.” His argument rested on the Hebrew Bible, “ccording to Exodus 21:22–24, the destruction of the fetus is not a capital offense. … Clearly, then, in contrast to the mother, the fetus is not reckoned as a soul.”"

    http://www.slate.com/articles/news_a..._from_not.html

    "They’ll tell you it was abortion. Sorry, the historical record’s clear: It was segregation." Randall Balmer May 27, 2014

    https://www.politico.com/magazine/st...rigins-107133/

    "In his book Broken Words: The Abuse of Science and Faith in American Politics, Jonathan Dudley notes that most evangelicals held far more liberal views at the time. "God does not regard the fetus as a soul no matter how far gestation has progressed," wrote professor Bruce Waltke of Dallas Theological Seminary in a 1968 issue of Christianity Today on contraception and abortion, edited by Harold Lindsell, a then-famous champion of biblical 'inerrancy.'' His argument rested on the Hebrew Bible, ''[A]ccording to Exodus 21:22–24, the destruction of the fetus is not a capital offense. … Clearly, then, in contrast to the mother, the fetus is not reckoned as a soul."
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    Ever wonder why they don't protest topic in article below? Because they are phony moralists?

    'A child under 15 dies every five seconds around the world – UN report. Children from the highest mortality countries are up to 60 times more likely to die in the first five years of life than those from the lowest mortality countries, report also says.'

    https://www.unicef.org/press-release...orld-un-report
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