So we’ve got Frothy and the mitres pissing about contraception, states passing laws requiring vaginal penetration for an ultrasound prior to obtaining an abortion, a prengancy resulting from rape spun as a Gift From God, and numerous personhood bills on deck. Maybe worth taking a look at where the state laws stand around the country. NARAL has a handy map that grades all of the states on it’s laws and environments that impact on a woman’s health. I knew my own state was heavily Catholic despite being a Democratic state, but i was pretty shocked to find it got a D+. California gets an A+, NY gets an A-, and even liberal Mass gets only a B-. In some other 9000′ states – Vt. A-, Colorado C+, NJ – A-. Move along the poor deep southern belt, and you’ll find to no great surprise a long string of F’s. Doesn’t take a PhD to connect those dots.
In other reports, Democratic Underground showed a dismal report card issued by a fundie group grading some of the major Christian organizations on how effectively they promote K-12 Christian education and home schooling.
Chaplain E. Ray Moore issued a Report Card at the National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) in Nashville, Tennessee, on Feb 10, 2009, at a news conference, on how effectively major Christian ministries and organizations support K-12 Christian education or home schooling. Nine organizations were rated, many of which have actively engaged in the cultural war in the US for the past several decades. Moore said, “Even though these organizations have been valiantly fighting the culture war, they have suffered terrible defeats. They have not been able to arrest and reverse the moral and cultural slide by protests, lobbying, voting and legislative remedies. It’s time for these ministries to revisit their methodology and ask themselves if there is a biblical model for spiritual and cultural renewal.” The nine criteria used to rate the organizations in the K-12 Christian education Report Card included: promoting a Christian worldview and not promoting K-12 public schools as morally equivalent to Christian and home schools.
FAIL? Not quite, but getting there.