Saturday, September 24, 2011

Hypocrisy of the Week

Albert Mohler, president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, said that the death penalty is intended to "affirm the value and sanctity of every single human life." Uhhhhh... what?

Seriously, I guess that makes about as much sense as some of the other conservative positions, such as

  • the Defense of Marriage Act, which prohibits a large portion of the population from getting married;
  • invading, occupying, and imposing the United States' dominance over other countries in order to spread freedom and democracy;
  • prohibiting information about birth control from being taught in "abstinence only" sex education curricula to reduce teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted disease rates;
  • insisting on teaching creationism in science classes to improve public education;
  • and, of course, cutting taxes for the wealthy to reduce the budget deficit.
Is it any wonder that the whole world sometimes seems to be upside-down?

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