What the Bible Says About Rape and Rape Babies

ValerieTarico.com

In the lead-up to the 2012 election, Christians of many stripes scrambled to distance themselves, their religion, or their God from offensive Republican comments about rape.  The comments swelled to fill a four column  “Rape Advisory Chart.” Some of the most damning were explicitly driven by religious belief. Consider Indiana candidate Richard Mourdock, who said, “I think even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that God intended to happen.” Mourdock echoed Rick Santorum: “the right approach is to accept this horribly created — in the sense of rape — but nevertheless a gift in a very broken way, the gift of human life, and accept what God has given to you.”  Then there were thinly veiled attempts by Christian conservatives to rationalize their religiously-driven opposition to abortion.   In this category we have Todd Akin’s statement that a woman’s body can…

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