Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Marc Rubio tongue-ties himself over what is "hate speech" against faith
Zack Ford has an interesting piece on ThinkProgress, about GOP presidential hopeful Marc Ribio, paraphrased as “If we don’t stop gay rights, soon the teachings of the Catholic Church will be ‘hate speech’”, link here.
There is a lot of double talk in his arguments, as if he were chasing quantum theory and all its contradictions. But it is true, the Vatican teachings, taken literally, insist that all sexuality be directed to intercourse in marriage that is open to procreation. The effect of the theology is to penalize those who don’t participate in heterosexual sexual intercourse, unless they are nuns or priests. It’s a strange irony.
Yet, in the grand scheme of things, yes, reproduction is an important biological function. People who have children usually have longer life expectancies. As one Washington Times columnist (female) in a private email once wrote to me, “Reproduction rules.”