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More ‘Contraception = Slut’ Idiocy

More ‘Contraception = Slut’ Idiocy July 3, 2014

One of the truly idiotic and appalling arguments we hear from the Christian right is the idea that the only people who would use contraception are “sluts” who are trying to avoid the consequences of promiscuity. And this time it’s coming from Republican Sen. Mike Lee of Utah.

During an appearance on Sirius XM’s The Wilkow Majority, host Andrew Wilkow argued that the real question in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores Inc., was about “whether or not a person who runs a business should be forced to provide something that is largely for recreational behavior, if it goes against their religious beliefs.”

Lee, responded by saying “Yea, that’s right, that’s right,” before claiming that “this administration is using the often coercive power of the federal government to force people into their way of being and their way of existing, their way of believing and thinking and acting.”

Oh yes, of course, it’s just “recreational behavior.” Any sex not meant solely for procreation is just “recreational behavior.” That’s ridiculous enough for all the reasons that a million others have already pointed out. And what company demands the right to deny insurance coverage to any medical need arising from any other recreational behavior? Name me the company that thinks their insurance shouldn’t cover broken bones or concussions that are suffered while snowboarding or playing football, all because Jesus said so.

No, it always comes back to sex and the overwhelming desire to control other people’s sexual choices, especially women. That’s what is really going on here.

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