Folks, this is exactly the kind of fundie barbarism we have been warning about for years at Truth Wins Out. Our opponents really do want to take us back to the Pre-Enlightenment days.
The purpose of Truth Wins out is to not let them. It is our view that America, and the world, are better off in the 21st Century.
We should all take pause and realize these are the types of Neanderthals we are sending to Capitol Hill.
Apparently, Akin isn’t so good on LGBT equality either:
Missouri GOP Congressman and Senate hopeful Todd Akin, who this weekend claimed that “legitimate rape” rarely led to pregnancy when discussing a woman’s right to choose, has an equally abysmal track record on issues of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) equality. The Human Rights Campaign is joining with PROMO, Missouri’s statewide LGBT advocacy organization, in condemning Akin’s remarks and his anti-LGBT history.
“Todd Akin displayed a shockingly cold ignorance to the victims of rape this past weekend, and that’s an ignorance that unfortunately extends to his views of LGBT people as well,” said HRC President Chad Griffin. “Over the last decade, Akin has been one of the leading voices in the House working against the best interests of LGBT people – he’s against any kind of relationship recognition for same-sex couples; he’s made remarks that are demeaning to LGBT families; he voted against the historic repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” and he refuses to support workplace protections. Todd Akin is no friend to anyone who has experienced discrimination and is looking to their elected officials to protect their rights under the law.”