By Shannon Barber | 25 October 2015
Another day, another crazy preacher who wants to control women’s bodies. Ben Bailey is the pastor at Tennessee’s Gospel of Christ Ministries, and he has stupidly compared women doing what they choose with their own bodies to harming bald eagles and their eggs. In fact, he thinks abortions should result in fines and imprisonment, just like the killing of endangered species does.
This imbecile, like most rabidly ignorant anti-choicers, tried to use emotion to appeal to his audience. He asked his faithful followers how they would “feel” about their own parents aborting them — completely forgetting, of course, that an abortion occurs when a fetus is nothing more than a glob of goo in a uterus, and thus cannot “feel” anything, even the smallest prick of physical stimulation.
Pastor Bailey described the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade ruling by saying the “country is at war with God when it comes to abortion.” He went on to rant:
Let’s think about how inconsistent this is. For example, bald eagles and their eggs are protected by both state and federal laws. In fact, violators face penalties up to $25,000 or fines and prison — between one and five years.
In fact, if you break a bald eagle egg, you can get five years in prison. And yet, you can abort a human fetus and get governmental approval? Does that make sense?
Ah, but Pastor Bailey. The bald eagle’s eggs belong to the MOTHER. Just like a woman’s body — the equivalent in this bizarre comparison to a bald eagle mother’s eggs — belongs to the MOTHER. Therefore, if another person harms a woman, her womb, or her fetus, that person goes to jail. However, if the woman chooses to destroy her own fertilized egg, nothing happens.
Of course, I don’t expect a man who would make such an astoundingly stupid comparison in the first place to understand this, but, hey, it’s worth a shot.
Watch this absolute insanity below:
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