Dr. Pat Fagan, a senior fellow at the Christian conservative Family Research Council, recently slammed the U.S. Supreme Court for ruling in 1972 that single people should be allowed to use birth control.
According to RightWingWatch.org, Dr. Fagan called a 1972 Supreme Court case “the single most destructive decision in the history of the Court" and “essentially said... single people have the right to engage in sexual intercourse.”
“Well, societies have always forbidden that, there were laws against it,” fumed Dr. Fagan. “Now sure, single people are inclined to push the fences and jump over them, particularly if they are in love with each other and going onto marriage, but they always knew they were doing wrong.”
“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.”
“Functioning societies don’t do that, they stop it, they punish it, they corral people, they shame people, they do whatever,” he stated. “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.”
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Oh damn, I read 1972 so, I assumed this was some asinine statement made in 1972. It's so sad that we still have people like this around.
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