Friday, April 4, 2008

News from the Fish Bowl: Two Items of Note

Hi, it's me, Lucky. I'm back. I haven't posted for a while because I've been busy and I've just picked up an item here and there and given it to Deej, but now I want to post on a couple of things.


You've probably all heard this one from every single other Catholic blog. My source is LifeSiteNews, which, to be honest, I trust about as far as I can throw (because of this irresponsible headline). They report the following:

Following comments insisting that information on contraception be included alongside abstinence education, Obama stated, "I've got two daughters, 9 years old and 6 years old. I am going to teach them first of all about values and morals. But if they make a mistake, I don't want them punished with a baby. I don't want them punished with an STD at the age of 16." [more...]


On a tangentially related note, what looks at first like a science fiction story is really more run-of-the-mill. Tracy Logandino (a.k.a. Thomas Beatie), who underwent surgery to look like a man, is pregnant. John Connolly, again with LifeSiteNews, gives an overly excited commentary:

The mainstream media pushed the story of Thomas Beatie this past week, billing the story as the 'miraculous' male pregnancy. The startling news headline took the media by storm on April 1 (was this date a coincidence?), following Beatie's appearance on the Oprah Winfrey show and an interview in People magazine.

If this story really were an instance of an unexplained pregnancy in a male, it might really be newsworthy. But the whole story is a giant media deception to forward the homosexual and transsexual agenda. [more...]

Media deception or just media stupidity? For those who snoozed through Arnold Schwarzenegger's Junior, this is old news. Basically, Logandino has had surgery and hormone treatments, but also has intact female reproductive organs, so she was able to get pregnant. Nothing's surprising there, but it's a shame that Logandino has found doctors willing to mutilate her body rather than offer her psychological therapy, that her child is going to grow up in an especially confusing environment, and that LifeSiteNews can't present anything but hysterical commentary on the subject. (The phrase "forced down the throats" even appears in the article. I'm not kidding.)
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