When met with defeat you have two options: You can take heed to Aaliyah’s message that “if at first you don’t succeed, you can dust it off and try again” or after one too many slides down the loser slide, you can echo En Vogue’s advice on knowing when to “give it up, [and] turn it loose.” When it comes to the Family Research Council (FRC) and its insinuation that young people should be punished for engaging in unmarried sex, I’ll let you figure out which path they’ve chosen.
Why are faux-saints so bothered about premarital sex?
Well, Right Wing Watch reports that Family Research Council senior fellow Pat Fagan appeared alongside FRC head Tony Perkins, on “Washington Watch” this week to discuss his article that “claims that Eisenstadt v. Baird, the 1972 case that overturned a Massachusetts law banning the distribution of contraceptives to unmarried people, may rank ‘as the single most destructive decision in the history of the Court.’”
Hello, uncontrollable laughter. It’s always nice to see you.
Fagan goes on to say, “The court decided that single people have the right to contraceptives. What’s that got to do with marriage? Everything, because what the Supreme Court essentially said is single people have the right to engage in sexual intercourse.”
OhmiGod, consenting adults have the right to do as they please with their own bodies independent of what archaic fables believe they ought to be doing with them?! The horror. The free will. The agony.
Fagan’s rant continued:
They just said no, singles have the right to contraceptives we mean singles have the right to have sex outside of marriage. Brushing aside millennia, thousands and thousands of years of wisdom, tradition, culture, and setting in motion what we have.
It’s not the contraception, everybody thinks it’s about contraception, but what this court case said was young people have the right to engage in sex outside of marriage. Society never gave young people that right, functioning societies don’t do that, they stop it, they punish it, they corral people, they shame people, they do whatever. The institution for the expression of sexuality is marriage and all societies always shepherded young people there, what the Supreme Court said was forget that shepherding, you can’t block that, that’s not to be done.