Theocracy alert: A Mississippi lawmaker is promoting legislation to outlaw abortion because “It is our duty as men and women of Christ to stand in the gap…”
In an obnoxious display of Christian arrogance State Rep. Robert Foster issued a statement calling on the Mississippi legislature to pass a law criminalizing all abortion except when the life of the mother is at risk.
In a letter sent to the Mississippi’s Governor, Lt. Governor, and all members of the State House, Foster complained that safe and legal abortion is “mocking and defying God.”
At one point in the condescending and morally repugnant letter to outlaw abortion, Foster implies women are not capable of making such a “burdensome decision” concerning their own body:
Young women should not be faced with this burdensome decision any longer, it should simply not be an option
What a patronizing and asinine claim to make. The misogyny and sexism contained in that one comment is beyond toxic, and insults every woman.
The following is an extended excerpt from Foster’s letter to lawmakers, which he also posted to his Facebook page:
Conservative state legislatures have been hesitant to defy tyranny for many years. Most Christians in this country have been reluctant to fight against evil in my lifetime, although there is as much to fight for today as there ever has been. The soul of our nation hangs in the balance as we sit on our hands and complain about losing our country, all the while our enemies are mocking us and not just defying our Constitution, a set of laws created by man, but mocking and defying God.
I am not one to pick a fight, this fight began a long time before I ever got here. I firmly believe in the Constitution and the rule of law, which I have sworn an oath to uphold. It is our duty as men and women of Christ to stand in the gap between tyranny and evil and those who are unable to defend themselves. There is one set of laws above all others and that is God’s law. Nine judges cannot override God’s law. They may defy it, but they cannot override it. I for one will no longer sit idly by as an elected State Representative for MS and do nothing while judge/s act as if they are more Supreme than God Almighty.
I am calling on the Mississippi Legislature to pass a law outlawing abortion after a heartbeat is detected, with the only exception being if the mother’s life is at risk. Some things are worth getting sued over and worth fighting for. No matter how many judges pass injunctions or what fines or penalties they try and threaten us with we must stay strong in the face of evil and defy their orders to allow abortion to take place in our state. The time to act is now. Young women should not be faced with this burdensome decision any longer, it should simply not be an option.
We must destroy evil before it destroys our nation and our children’s future. We must uphold God’s law in our land as well as the Constitution — for the latter cannot exist without the blessing of the first. If it is the last thing that I do as a state Legislator I will see to it that every last abortion clinic in this state is closed.
In His Service,
At one point in his letter Foster does claim to “firmly believe in the Constitution.” However, everything else in that letter screams Christian theocracy, which is the antithesis of the U.S. Constitution.
Foster’s dream to outlaw abortion and see “that every last abortion clinic in this state is closed” is already almost true. Currently there is only one clinic in the entire state providing safe and legal abortion.
Bottom line: Rep. Foster is the poster boy for the American Taliban. It’s like this guy read the Handmaid’s Tale and said, “yea, that sounds about right.”
(H/T Friendly Atheist)