Tuesday, January 24, 2012

The unforgiving minute: Obsessions

Actual headline from NPR's actual web site this week:

The bill in question prohibits “the manufacture or sale of food or products which use aborted human fetuses.”

You may or may not be surprised by the following:

(1) This happened in Oklahoma.

(2) The fellow who authored this law, State Sen. Ralph Shortey, cannot point to any evidence of any company in Oklahoma manufacturing or selling food products containing aborted human fetuses. Apparently he's just making sure.

So I must return to a question I've asked before (usually in connection with the oft-repeated claim that legalizing man-on-dog sex would be the inevitable consequence of legalizing same-sex marriage):
Can you really be this worried about stopping something that you haven't already been thinking about -- a lot?
However virtuous these people pretend to be, this sort of thing reeks of an unclean mind.

Minute's up.

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