New attack every Monday, Wednesday & Friday!
pump high heel sandal
Raging Pencils by Mike "Hot n' Spicy" Stanfill

tofu attack.

Bookmark me Contact me Twitter me, Pierre!

Raging Pencils is a very cosmic conceit of:

Mike Stanfill, Private Hand
Mike Stanfill, Private Hand
IllustrationFlash AnimationWeb Design

Today's mystery web comic is:

start rant

Thou Shalt Not Steal (Issues).

jezuz freek When did fundamentalist Christianity begin embracing abortion as an issue? There is, after all, more in the Bible about killing the fetus than saving them.

For inciteful details on this ugly side of American politics here's an except form a much longer article found on the slacktivist web site. The whole article can be found here.


In the 1980s, in order to solidify their shift from divorce to abortion, the Religious Right constructed an abortion myth, one accepted by most Americans as true. Simply put, the abortion myth is this: Leaders of the Religious Right would have us believe that their movement began in direct response to the U.S. Supreme Court's 1973 Roe v. Wade decision. Politically conservative evangelical leaders were so morally outraged by the ruling that they instantly shed their apolitical stupor in order to mobilize politically in defense of the sanctity of life. Most of these leaders did so reluctantly and at great personal sacrifice, risking the obloquy of their congregants and the contempt of liberals and "secular humanists," who were trying their best to ruin America. But these selfless, courageous leaders of the Religious Right, inspired by the opponents of slavery in the nineteenth century, trudged dutifully into battle in order to defend those innocent unborn children, newly endangered by the Supreme Court's misguided Roe decision.

It's a compelling story, no question about it. Except for one thing: It isn't true.

Although various Roman Catholic groups denounced the ruling, and Christianity Today complained that the Roe decision "runs counter to the moral teachings of Christianity through the ages but also to the moral sense of the American people," the vast majority of evangelical leaders said virtually nothing about it; many of those who did comment actually applauded the decision. W. Barry Garrett of Baptist Press wrote, "Religious liberty, human equality and justice are advanced by the Supreme Court abortion decision." Indeed, even before the Roe decision, the messengers (delegates) to the 1971 Southern Baptist Convention gathering in St. Louis, Missouri, adopted a resolution that stated, "we call upon Southern Baptists to work for legislation that will allow the possibility of abortion under such conditions as rape, incest, clear evidence of severe fetal deformity, and carefully ascertained evidence of the likelihood of damage to the emotional, mental, and physical health of the mother." W.A. Criswell, former president of the Southern Baptist Convention and pastor of First Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas, expressed his satisfaction with the Roe v. Wade ruling. "I have always felt that it was only after a child was born and had a life separate from its mother that it became an individual person," the redoubtable fundamentalist declared, "and it has always, therefore, seemed to me that what is best for the mother and for the future should be allowed.


end rant

Bonus Ingredient.
Supersize Me. The whole damn movie.

Extra Deluxe Intolerant Bonus Fabulousness

fat people bench
At least he didn't hit 'em with a chunk of tofu.

Raging Pencils salutes the Mystery Reader of
Core, Croatia
Whoever you are, thanks for reading my crappy little 'toon.

Still hungry for real news and analysis? Try our selection of progressive nosh:
DailykosCrooks and LiarsThink ProgressTalking Points Memo

Today's Google Chow.
The news from Left world.
Former President George Bush was struck down by a man wielding a chunk of tofu the size of a large wiener dog this morning as he attended church services. National health food stores are denying any connection with the attack but have cautioned conservative political groups against legislation restricting concealed soy beans.