Wednesday, March 23, 2005

The Federal Appeals court backs the institution of marriage...


There really do seem to be many otherwise right wing bloggers who are appalled at this...

But still "social conservatives" don't get it. If our society means anything about marriage, it means that a married couple can make decisions like Mr. Schiavo's regarding his wife- even if he has done something that might be "divorceable." Social conservatives like Carter at Evangelical Outpost are looking for everywhere to cast the blame, but as is often the case with the righteous, they haven't even begun to cogitate on why they've been lapping up so much false information from sources like Focus on the Family:

"Questions linger about why simple tests, such as an MRI brain scan, have not been ordered by Pinellas County Circuit Court Judge Greer," who issued the order that Schiavo's feeding tube be removed, Family Research Council President Tony Perkins said. "Judge Greer dismissed any motion for basic tests despite more than 33 affidavits from doctors and other medical professionals contending that Terri's condition should be reevaluated, and that Terri could respond favorably to therapy."

Indeed, Dr. William Hammesfahr, a world-renowned neurologist who has examined Schiavo, told reporters a few days ago that he believes she could eat and swallow on her own.

"They are truly withholding food from a person who is awake, alert, and can eat and swallow," Hammesfahr reportedly said.

Anybody who's been to my blog, or has been a regular reader of things like the Daily Howler knows that Focus on the Family doesn't mind a bit of false witness when it can be used to stir up the flock about Tom"Terr-i."

Folks on the religious right read the following very carefully and let it sink in: your chain was jerked.

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