Hating on St. Valentine’s Day

As we know, the feastday of this saint has long-been distorted, first by customs and lovers, then by haters who must make everything political:

But this is interesting stuff, too.

The train is never late: every time Valentine’s comes around, the Muslim world reacts with ferocious rage, with its leaders doing everything in their power to quash the festivity that comes with the celebration of private romance. Imams around the world thunder against Valentine’s every year — and the celebration of the day itself is literally outlawed in Islamist states. The Saudis, for instance, ruthlessly punish the slightest hint of celebrating Valentine’s Day. Just a few days ago, the Kingdom and its religious “morality” police officially issued a stern warning that anyone caught even thinking about Valentine’s Day will suffer some of the most painful penalties of Sharia Law.

Hmmm…that’s a new one on me. Feminists and Imams, working together, against a lovely day of hearts and chocolates, and “secret” and individualistic coupling.

Really, if they think they’re more powerful than love, they’re silly. People die for love. They’re martyred for it.

Living out the values of St. Valentine

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