Wednesday, September 10, 2008
A wolf in sheep's clothing
Remember Phyllis Schlafly? Anti-feminist, foe to the Equal Rights Amendment, who believes that a woman cannot have a career and raise a family at the same time? She thinks that Sarah Palin is an excellent VP pick, and has recently said that Palin is exactly right on all the issues.Yep. They're ideological twins.
They both believe that intelligent design and creationism should be taught along side evolution.
They believe Roe v. Wade should be overturned, and oppose abortion. Palin has even said that the only exception to a ban on abortion she'd support would be if childbirth would be fatal for the woman. She would not support abortion for pregnancies resulting from rape, even.
Both Schlafly and Palin oppose gay marriage.
Both Schlafly and Palin oppose explicit sex education in public schools.They both support banning stem cell research.They both oppose gun control.They both think prayer in public schools would be fine. They both pooh-pooh the concept of global warming.
I suppose Palin can one-up Schlafly, in that as far as I know Shafley doesn't go around killing wildlife, and shooting creatures from helicopters.
I would have researched their similarities further, but I've become too sick to my stomach to go further.