Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Delegate Bob Marshall: Disabled Children Are God's Punishment for Abortion

February 18, 2010 at an anti-Planned Parenthood Conference in Richmond, Virginia
(via Right Wing Watch)


  1. I read about this and wrote about it on my blog... this is the first video I've seen of it and it's more disgusting than I could have imagined.  Thanks for posting, I'm going to add the video and your link to my blog post regarding this as well.  



  2. If there's no omnipotent, omniscient god, then birth defects are a sad tragic accident.
    If there IS an omnipotent, omniscient god, then birth defects are deliberate actions that god is okay with.   If what this senator was saying was really true, then it would mean God is punishing the innocent children for what their parents did.  Even leaving aside all the disagreements we might have with the religious over whether what the parents did was wrong, even if there was something wrong with abortion, how is that the child's fault???  Even leaving aside all the rationality arguments that never work on religious people, how about the emotional argument that such a god would NOT be the loving god they claim it is?

    And what I am frightened of, is that they call this "God's Love".  - Bad Religion.

  3. his God (like most if not all gods) has been created in his image and as a result his God is very cruel and unjust.

  4. And here I always htough handicapped kids were punishment for drug addictions during pregnancy or waiting until you were over 40 to have kids.  I guess God must have become more of a dick when I wasn't paying attention.

  5. It was bad enough that I live one city away from Pat Robertson, but that a State Delegate says such things makes me feel ashamed that I live in Virginia.

  6. Two words: Fuck Him!

  7. He's right in what his religion says however. This view is abhorrent but like the Haiti hypocrisy, religious apologists will be falling over themselves to deny his view.


    This is precisely why religion should have absolutely NO respect given to it or its leaders in reasoned debate. And we must not let those apologists be allowed any quarter in denying that this is PRECISELY the god they worship.

  8. Ezekiel 18:20

    <sup>20</sup> The soul who sins is the one who will die. The son will not share the guilt of the father, nor will the father share the guilt of the son. The righteousness of the righteous man will be credited to him, and the wickedness of the wicked will be charged against him.

    It's sad that most of us "non-believers" know their Bible better than they do. Not that I think he'd really care... this verse doesn't fit his agenda...