Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Not a ringing endorsement for God

Indiana Republican Senate candidate Richard Mourdock said Tuesday that a baby resulting from rape is a gift from God:

 "'I struggled with it myself for a long time, but I came to realize that life is that gift from God. And, I think, even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that God intended to happened (sic),' Mourdock said."

Good reason not to believe in God, isn't it? Of course, later he clarified:

"Mourdock further explained after the debate he did not believe God intended the rape, but that God is the only one who can create life. 'Are you trying to suggest somehow that God preordained rape, no I don't think that,' Mourdock said. 'Anyone who would suggest that is just sick and twisted. No, that's not even close to what I said.'"

Riiiiggghhhht, because "God intended it to happen" bears no resemblance to "God preordained rape" *scratches head in confusion*.

1 comment:

  1. Two of our seven adopted children were conceived by sexual assault. Both are girls. They are vibrant, physically active, wonders of love and adventure.

    I have no problem with the concept that while satan used the assault to destroy lives, Jesus took that circumstance and will use these individuals to change the world. They have certainly made our world richer by far.

    To think that many people would advocate for their deaths because of how they began is profoundly sad to me.

    Good luck on your journey.