Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Is Having a Large Family a Sin?

Well, you would think so to hear the prejudice and animosity directed against those who obey God's command to be fruitful and multiply. A cornerstone of the culture of death is a hatred of fertility and a denigration of family.

But even in this climate, it takes a lot of nerve to claim that your opponent for political office can't do his job properly because he has a wife and six children. (Apparently having six children is now considered "freakish" and "impossible" in some circles.)

Here is a story from Thomas Peters at Catholic Vote Action about a Pennsylvania Republican primary race in which a woman accused her opponent of being unable to do the job of holding public office just because he was a father of six: "Opponent claims Catholic candidate, father of six, too busy for office." Methinks that if he were to be as rude as she was in reply he might have told her to get back into the kitchen and leave politics to the men! Honestly, in this day and age, prejudice against women is outlawed but prejudice against Christians is A-OK. One step forward, two back.

How did the primary turn out, you ask? Well, the "Minivan Dad" crushed his anti-natalist opponent 67% to 33%!

The moral of the story: if you want to run for office, have a large family. Eventually, they all will be voters! Let the secularist barbarians observe our fertility and tremble!
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A Clarification:
It seems there was some misunderstanding by at least one reader about what I wrote above:

"Methinks that if he were to be as rude as she was in reply he might have told her to get back into the kitchen and leave politics to the men! Honestly, in this day and age, prejudice against women is outlawed by prejudice against Christians is A-OK."

I posed a hypothetical "If he were to be as rude as she . . . " with the implication that it would be equally rude of him to dismiss her as a woman that way as it was for her to dismiss him as a father of six. Both would be wrong; my point was that while one would be recognized as wrong by everyone, her prejudice would not be. So it was a shock tactic to say "See how bad you sound." I myself of course would never tell a woman to get back in the kitchen. That was the farthest thing from my mind. So I'm sorry if that was left unclear; I'll try to be more clear next time.

1 comment:

Naomi said...

Nice point about them all growing up to be voters! :)