Birth control battle in Revere - The Boston Globe

September 6, 2009

iStock_000008605569XSmall.jpg All you have to do is read the headline and it's a pretty safe assumption that the article isn't about a battle between opposing secularists or scientists or women's rights groups. You don't have to read far to confirm that it's a Reverend Smuckity Schmuck from some Born-of-a-Virgin Parish.

But the policy infuriates Magno and others such as the Rev. George Szal of Revere’s Immaculate Conception Parish. Szal said he has urged the 2,100 families that attend his church to sign the ballot petition.

“I think it’s a big mistake,’’ said Szal. “The problem is they’re saying go ahead and do what you want, just don’t make trouble for us by getting a disease or getting pregnant. And the fact of the matter is condoms don’t always work; they leak. And kids discover you lose half the pleasure when you’re using an instrument like that.

“Contraceptives are dangerous, especially for girls who are still developing, and the morning-after pill is a euphemism for an abortive action.’’

[From Birth control battle in Revere - The Boston Globe ]

It's sure good to know that the celibate priests have our kids' backs. Come on, only half the pleasure? The church wants better for its young sinners than that!


#1 liberalartist on Tuesday September 08, 2009 at 10:51am

It’s clearly up to parents whether or not to allow contreceptives to be given to their child in school, so why do voters need to get involved? Because some people want to control that decision for everyone else.

#2 jlh (Guest) on Saturday September 12, 2009 at 5:58am

Surely he would know from on high
I mean on top. My question is ..“Is it Ok , father to have sex if you’re 40 but unmarried? Is that a sin?
Oh by the way doesn’t the church make its own condoms?
(with a little cross logo at the tip)...Surely there’s a Vatican calendar and thermometer sold for the rhythm generation. I know Dobson has Celebration in the Bedroom . C’mon catch up guys. .....The Joy Of Sex
ual condemnation is abreast in Rome. ha .
Oh forgive my SINicism….Bliss me for I have ....

#3 asanta on Thursday September 17, 2009 at 1:49am

No, it is okay for a very young sexually active girl to get pregnant because the predictable ensuing pregnancy or STI is more desirable than decreasing a man’s pleasure by wearing condoms, or taking birth control pill to prevent pregancy before she finishes her education or is capable of becoming a competent mother.

#4 Alphonsus (Guest) on Monday September 21, 2009 at 6:43am

“It’s sure good to know that the celibate priests have our kids’ backs. Come on, only half the pleasure? The church wants better for its young sinners than that!”

Why bash someone’s celibate status?  Aren’t good arguments enough?  It’s not like only police officers and soldiers can comment on the use of force/violence, or doctors on medical ethics.  Why do secularists often adopt a post-modern “you can’t judge if you don’t do it yourself” attitude when it comes to sex, but rely on standards of objective ethical philosophy for other issues?




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