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Sunday, September 20, 2009

Reproductive Health

What do you suppose a journal called Reproductive Health publishes? Articles on reproductive health? That’s a no-brainer, or it should be. A study about to be published finding that teen birth rates are higher in religious communities has raised the ire of a certain conservative. Barrett Brown writes with no small amount of sarcasm, “Clearly, an ulterior motive is at work.”

Former Washington Times editor Robert Stacey-McCain claims that the objective of the study is to “convince college-educated middle-class people that religious faith is the No. 1 force for evil in the modern world.”

McCain takes a risky approach to dismissing the findings as not only politically-motivated, but also irrelevant – he actually gives us an example of a woman who found herself at the age of 13, this being Margaret Beaufort, mother of Henry Tudor. The fact that a member of the royal family of England had a son who did something swell, he implies, indicates that teen pregnancy is no big problem, because, hey, Henry Tudor?


  1. Ahhhh. Good old Bobby Stacy Mack.


    That's really the most flattering thing I can say about the guy. Some people live in worlds of their own, this guy is living in his own universe.

    Brown's article is pretty good. I may force myself to experience the pain of reading McCain's article later. I had originally planned to take two or three potshots at him a month, but reading his blog to find the objectionable and quotable stupidity just made me feel too icky.

  2. Actually, Brown's article was the worst piece of writing I've seen in a very, very long time.
    Had to leave out some stuff because I couldn't figure out what the hell he was saying - mostly due to those run-on sentences ; )

  3. LOL

    I pay little attention to the technical precision of what I read in this particular field. I focus on what communicates ideas I feel stand up to scrutiny. This doesn't mean I have to agree, just that the ideas demonstrate active thought.

    As for what the hell he was saying...

    Mostly he was calling Bobby Stacy Mack a jackass. :)

  4. If something is worth doing, it's worth doing well. I'm one of those people who's worried about the bastardization of the English language. The reason my article is so short is because the one I base it on is so shitty.

  5. I see what's going on here: Jesus' ulterior motive is to get teenagers pregnant to ever increase the collections plates bottom line. I knew that whole Hippie look was just an act.

    And yes, the other McCain is an intellectually dishonest jackass who pimps his children by incessantly begging readers to make donations on his site. I've tangled with his lipless ass before.

  6. Heh. I read that in your archive when I first found your blog on Leslie's links and postings. With my paltry less than 600 hits in three years I'm sure I'm too small for him to ever notice, but for a little while I was consumed with saying bad things about his opinion on gay marriage.

    Eventually I stopped though, because I realized that by attacking him for something moronic I was linking his blog, and that was probably exactly why he did something moronic... to get people pissed off so they would attack him and link his blog.

  7. Wonder if the same can be said of Beck's viewership.