6/7/2005

Blogging from the angry chair

Filed under: — jen

Stuff that is really pissing me off…

The pope has said that gay marriage is fake. There are far too many angry, self-righteous, mean, narrow-minded, petty, ignorant homophobes out there. Surely the place in hell these people claim is the destiny of homosexuals is in fact reserved for the very people with the hate-filled hearts.

If a “marijuana pill” was invented and distributed by pharmaceutical companies, would it be acceptable? What is up with denying sick people relief? How is medical marijuana any different from something prescribed in pill or injection form?

I understand Laura Bush was campaigning recently for women’s rights in the Middle East. What about back at home, where women are being denied their legally prescribed birth control pills by some pharmacists?

Speaking of which, I found this, via her. Please consider doing it.

Oh, and with regards to these charming and morally motivated pharmacists, what about Viagra? Are they refusing to fill prescriptions for Viagra? How do they know the men filling these prescriptions are not doing so to enjoy some special time with their mistresses? Or thirteen year old girls? Or prostitutes?

Finally, I leave you with these two quotes:

“We’ve been attacked by the intelligent, educated segment of the culture,” - pastor Ray Mummert, creationist.

“You can safely assume you’ve created God in your own image when it turns out that God hates all the same people you do.”
A priest, quoted by Anne Lamott in ‘Bird by Bird’

3 Responses to “Blogging from the angry chair”

  1. Alan W Says:

    And, of course there’s stem cells to consider, too. I saw an editorial cartoon which proposed a compromise: those who are so opposed to stem cells being used for research can carry around a card with them at all times which reads: “I do not wish to utilize any medical treatment which has been derived from stem cell research.” That way they can trudge through with their miserable lives with a clear conscience, if that is their choice.

  2. jen Says:

    Yeah, forgot that one, bah!

  3. Pete Says:

    Hi,
    I was surfing along quite merrily and bumped into your site.
    I was a bit baffled to read about the Pledge and phamacists not allowing women to have
    birth control pills. At least, that’s the impression I get from what I read. Is it
    true? Are there pharmacists who refuse to fill prescriptions and why? Is it on moral
    grounds, i.e. that they don’t believe in birth control and force their opinions
    on others?

    I live in England and I beleive that pharmacists are legally obliged to fill a
    prescription (but I am not sure of this) I have never heard of anyone refusing to fill
    a prescription and I am sure we have our share of fanatics.
    Anyway, if I hae got the correct impression, good luck in your campaign and let’s hope
    that all those who force their opinions on others see the error of their ways.

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