Life at № 42 by E.M. Coutinho
If we look at the current crop of religious anti-human rights websites we find a very amusing recurring argument that goes something like this; They start with the false assertion that what they’re doing has nothing to do with religion. That will come in the form of a statement:
I’m not a Muslim (Evangelical, Catholic, you choose, it doesn’t matter)
They’ve set the groundwork for the second lie:
My interest is in science/biology!
Fabulous, so is ours. So what’s your theory?
This is where it really gets interesting because the floodgates of absurdity suddenly get opened.
Women should wear burqas because of biology! It’s not that I’m a Muslim, not at all. My real concern is skin cancer. And if you oppose women wearing burqas, that doesn’t just mean you don’t care about women, it means you want women to die of skin cancer.
A nice, tight little package of information. That form of sophistry is surprisingly common, and surprisingly effective. I used the burqa because it’s so very obvious that women don’t need to live under their own portable tents to protect themselves from skin cancer. They can just walk into any major pharmacy and get spf 30 Calypso sun lotion for £1.20.
And doesn’t that imply that it doesn’t really matter if men get skin cancer? This bait and switch tactic is used across the board. They’re not against lgbt unions, they’re for “protecting children”. And to make super-duper sure imaginary children are protected, they want to ban childless gays who don’t want to have children from having a legal union and protections as well! Brilliant.
See what’s really going on? Smokescreens galore. Fraud on an industrial scale. Amazing how all their ‘scientific’ arguments always end up back at a religious dogma. These are the people who say that 1001 scientific studies don’t matter, but they have the one real study, you know, the only one that wasn’t manipulated which just happens to support their position. It was even peer reviewed and published in TCBJ (The Christian Bigot’s Journal), which is just like JAMA (because there are four capital letters in the title!)