Catholics aren't short on rules, but they couldn't care less if non-Catholics use birth control. Conservative Jews have no interest in forbidding other people from mixing meat and dairy. Protestants don't make a peep about other people eating food off one another's plates. (Just stay away from our plates – that's disgusting.)[Hat tip, The Meatriarchy]
But Muslims think they can issue decrees about what images can appear in newspaper cartoons. Who do they think they are, liberals?
Sure, somebody issued a decree about what goes on television, though.
But, that's completely different.
When a doll company financially supports Girls, Inc., we call on another group to rally the troops because Girls, Inc. "is pro-abortion and pro-contraception and pro all the other lies the secular world wants our girls to believe."
But, that's completely different, too.
It seems to me that there are some groups in this world bent on ensuring that I cannot use birth control, that my children can't use birth control, and that I cannot watch what I want on television.
I think what Ann meant to suggest is that we need to be vigilant against fanaticism and negative movements in all forms, and that we shouldn't view our own personal belief structure as being a universal belief structure.
I hope so.
Tags: religion, rights