Following is an uncensored selection of the anti-Christian writings of John Edwardsís staffers Amanda Marcotte and Melissa McEwan as compiled by the Catholic League. The remarks contained at this link are graphic, vulgar and obscene. Spero News posts the following material as we believe it is important to the arguments being presented by both sides.
As has been reported, both bloggers are now employed by the John Edwards campaign. Click on the dates to link to the original blog pieces.
Q: What is Mary had taken Plan B after the Lord filled her with his hot, white, sticky Holy Spirit?
A: Youíd have to justify your misogyny with another ancient mythology.
"Protestant anti-choice assholes are on the horizon."
"Yes, that Peter Abelard. Which strikes me as just a nice little extra detail because thereís a pragmatic reason that the Vatican might be a little hesistant to come right out and say that thereís no limbo (definition here, for those who donít know much about Catholicism) is because the concept is wielded by everyday Catholics to explain where the souls of unborn babies go, which is just an extra way to guilt trip women who have abortions. But itís sort of a balancing act, as far as I can tell, because as most people understand it, unbaptized children go to limbo but when Jesus returns, they all get to go to heaven. So itís a way to guilt trip women who have abortions without casting god as such an uncruel monster as to throw souls into hell that never even had a shot at sinning. So thatís limbo: it sucks enough to make women feel guilty about abortion, but it doesnít suck so much as to run people off.
"I suspect Pope Ratz will give into the urge eventually to come out and say thereís no limbo and unbaptized babies go straight to hell. He canít help it; heís just a dictator like that. Hey, fish gotta swim, birds gotta fly, the Popeís gotta tell women who give birth to stillborns that their babies are cast into Satanís maw. The alternative is to let Catholic women who get abortions feel that itíll all work out in the end, which is just not doable, due to that Jesus-like compassion the Pope is so fond of. Still, itís going to be bad PR for the church, so you can sort of see why the Pope is dragging ass.
"Which all brings me to recommending this great post by Austin Cline at Jesusí General about why authoritarian types are so damn interested in cobbling peopleís sex lives and meddling around in peopleís private sexual decisions, like in this case why the Catholic church is so interested in making sure that people canít make the perfectly sound decision to limit their family size while enjoying a healthy sex lifeóeither youíre going to have to forgo birth control or youíre going to have to feel guilty to the point where you fear youíre casting babies into hellfire, by their standard