A little piece of anecdata from a comment on my recent piece at the NC Register “Pope Traumatic Stress Disorder”
I am sure there is nothing to worry about.
This weekend our pastor wrote a column in which he compared people who identify as pro-life to his old friend Tim, a morbidly obese individual who washed down his bacon-cheeseburger and fries with diet coke in the hopes of losing weight. He went on to say that the agenda of pro-lifers is far too often anti-abortion, when it should be much broader and include gun control, environmental issues, the death penalty, yada, yada. Abortion “cannot trump the vast myriad of other life issues”. He cited the Pope’s interview as “long-overdue” support of this position. Needless to say, those of us on the parish pro-life committee feel as if we’ve been punched in the gut. Until this happened I thought you were being unnecessarily alarmist, but believe me, now I get your point.
I am sure the pro-life committee is filled with morally obsessed reactionaries.