As Our Troops Die In Afghanistan…….
Last week….. Human Rights Watch discovered that a revised version of the Shiite Personal Status Law had been quietly put into effect at the end of July — meaning that Shiite men in Afghanistan now have the legal right to starve their wives if their sexual demands are not met and that Shiite women must obtain permission from their husbands to even leave their houses, “except in extreme circumstances.”
According to Human Rights Watch, the new law also “grants guardianship of children exclusively to their fathers and grandfathers” and “effectively allows a rapist to avoid prosecution by paying ‘blood money’ to a girl who was injured when he raped her.” — NY Times
Seems reasonable to me. Basically, we’re only talking about females, right? In your wildest fantasies, do you imagine that if females were the ones with the power, it would be any different for their male inferiors?
I call a church elder I know for some help with this one.
“It’s not exactly the way we’d do it, but after all, somebody has to take charge,” explained the Rev. Ben Dover Bohica, of the Southern Baptist Worldwide Moral Crusade (located right here in Florida, by gum!). “And the way we snake-handling conservative Christian fundamentalist primates read the Word as Written, a Woman takes her moral guidance and direction from a Man. It’s not all that different, come to basics.”
Starvation? Buying off rapists?
“I said it ain’t precisely the way we’d do it, didn’t I? I’m just sayin’ there’s got to be Order, and that Order needs to reflect the God you believe in and the Words He says.”
Are we talking Absolute Relativism here, or Relative Absolutism?
“Damn you academic libertarianism, boy, with all due respect we’re talking about holy people choosing for themselves their spiritual compass. And as an American like yourself, be happy that your president and our government has selected to honor this decision.”
Which is evident in his support of death panels, euthanasia, and Nazi-like abortion of disabled retarded Gypsies, Jews, and Negroes. Not to mention seniors and others with dementia (which is borderline ironic). I read that on your website. And plenty of others.
“Amen and pray for better days The strong and the faithful will survive.”
Say — have you ever heard of Mark Steyn? You remind me of his lickspittle acolytes.
“Sorry, brother. I don’t read, you know, and if I did, it wouldn’t be Hebrews.”