Monday, February 22, 2010

Lawmaker spouts off about something he knows nothing about (imagine that!)

Virginia State Del. Robert G. Marshall (a conservative and gun control supporter) is a demigod of the Far Right.

Bob Marshall is known for his right-wing social engineering stances, such as his support of outlawing birth control and his anti-gay legislation.

The legislator from suburban D.C. personifies the cheap elitism of the modern conservative movement.

His latest claim has generated perhaps more derision than anything else he's said. At a press conference at the state legislative building, Marshall said that women who give birth to disabled children must have previously had abortions.

Marshall's claim is outright false.

But he kept on twisting and distorting the Bible to back up his discredited view. Marshall said, "In the Old Testament, the first born of every being, animal and man, was dedicated to the Lord. There's a special punishment Christians would suggest."

One commenter on a news site said, "Bob Marshall should tell his theory to Sarah Palin and see if she agrees." Many folks are urging Marshall to resign his seat.

Bob Marshall is the GOP's future, as the modern Republican Party distorts scripture. What's gnawing to me is that they also distort the Bible as an excuse for their stances on economics and taxation that rob the poor. Then they expect the poor to live by these policies - just because Republicans say it's in the Bible.


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