Barber and Staver: Medical Experts

Matt Barber and Mat Staver, noted clinical oncologists, think that abortion causes breast cancer, something that actual medical doctors and studies say is false. But it must be true, they say, because the Bible says the wages of sin are death.

“Scripture talks about the wages of sin is death,” Barber said. “It strikes me that abortion is a sin, abortion is absolutely a sin, so the natural consequence of an unnatural behavior of going in an killing an unborn baby in the mother’s womb therefore wreaking havoc, killing the child, that is a sin and the wages of sin there, the natural consequence of that havoc that has been wreaked here is an increased risk of breast cancer.”

When Barber sought to clarify that he was not saying that breast cancer is God’s way of punishing women who have had abortions, Staver stepped in to say that having an abortion was no different than ingesting poison.

“You take strychnine or you take some kind of poison into your body, you have to expect that there’s going to be consequences,” Staver said. “It’s an obvious natural consequence to an act, a choice that someone makes.”

God sure has a funny way of killing women who have abortions, especially since women almost never die from abortions but do die more often than one might think from giving birth. If abortion is a sin and the wages of sin are death and God therefore punishes that sin with cancer, why would he pick breast cancer, which has a near 100% survival rate if caught early and a 72% survival rate even if caught after it hits stage 3? Why not pancreatic cancer, which is far more fatal? Or why not just strike them dead?

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  • John Hinkle

    I didn’t know abortion “is absolutely a sin.” I searched an online bible and couldn’t find abortion anywhere.

  • Mr Ed

    What are the wages of bearing false witness?

    I’m mean outside of the check they cash each week

  • Alverant

    And why just punish women when it requires two to create a fetus?

  • alanb

    If abortion is a sin and the wages of sin are death and God therefore punishes that sin with cancer, why would he pick breast cancer, which has a near 100% survival rate if caught early and a 72% survival rate even if caught after it hits stage 3?

    There is an older translation that says that the wages of sin are to lose your hair to chemo.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000263140906 Donovan

    “You take strychnine or you take some kind of poison into your body, you have to expect that there’s going to be consequences,” Staver said. “It’s an obvious natural consequence to an act, a choice that someone makes.”

    Yet, according to their very own Bible:

    Mark 16:18

    …they shall take up serpents, and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them. They shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.

  • http://timgueguen.blogspot.com timgueguen

    Funny all the sinners. like all those people who owned slaves, who live long lives and die quietly in bed. Does that mean they would have lived forever if they didn’t sin?

  • Artor

    The Bible clearly states that life only begins with the first breath. These fucking idiots really think their Bible supports their hateful, stupid rhetoric? It does plenty of that, but not in this case.

  • D. C. Sessions

    I thought sex (some allow certain forms inside of Christian marriage, some don’t) was the Original sin. And unlike abortion, which is only mentioned once in Scripture (and that favorably), sex is mentioned a lot.

    Looks like the real “you’s gonna DIE!” offense is sex. But fortunately it’s only women who get the punishment.

  • busterggi

    So are non-smoking, non-alcohol-drinking virgins immortal?

    Nope.

    The wages of living is death no matter what one does.

  • raven

    1. The death rate is 100%. A huge failure for NIH even after spending hundreds of billions of dollars. And a huge failure for xianity, even after 2,000 years of effort. Therefore, using xian reasoning, we are all sinners and we will all die.

    Gee, that is deep thinking.

    2. The most religious US states have the shortest lifespans. In fact, in rural religious areas, the lifespans are not only markedly shorter but are falling. One could say that believing in Oogedy Boogedy religion causes death with some real data behind it.

    The faith healer cults have phenomenally high death rates. And this isn’t just a correlation. In some cases, we know that religion shortens average lifespans by decades. Where it has been looked at, faith healing cults have a 25% death rate from 0 to age 18, worse than much of the Third world.

  • ianken

    Why breast cancer? Because boobies. That’s how stunted and juvenile these clowns are.

  • sunsangnim

    The wages of a lack of health care is death. And these guys don’t want women to get access to medical procedures that could potentially save their lives. Hell, I’m sure they’re against Obamacare expanding coverage to anyone they deem unworthy of health care. The wages of right-wing insanity is death for poor people.

  • dingojack

    Next on Barber & Staver:

    “Please explain, why can’t my blood be coloured white

    I should talk to some medical doctors, coloured blood is just not right”

    :) Dingo

    ———

    SOURCE (1:12).

    [The ‘good’ news is the Oxley-moron is trying to stage a come-back. Cue more Pauline Pantsdown].

  • khms

    #8 D. C. Sessions

    I thought sex (some allow certain forms inside of Christian marriage, some don’t) was the Original sin.

    Actually, I’m pretty sure it was disobedience. No sex in the garden story, until god throws them out.

    Plus, I’m always boggled that they’re punished for disobedience that happened before they had eaten from the tree conferring knowledge of good and evil. No moral compass, why would you expect obedience?

    And now I think about it, now that that fruit has been consumed, we should not need instruction from god how to behave, surely?