Sunday, March 30, 2008

Miracle or Punishment?

In response to a woman asking Barack Obama to stop abortions:

First he said:
"This is a very difficult issue, and I understand sort of the passions on both sides of the issue," he said. "I have two precious daughters — they are miracles."

Followed by:
"Look, I got two daughters — 9 years old and 6 years old," he said. "I am going to teach them first 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 age 16, so it doesn't make sense to not give them information."

H/T Ben Smith's Blog on Politico.

Punishment is being separated from God by sin when we participate in an act that can create babies outside of the sacrament of marriage. Babies and STDs are not punishments. They are consequences of behaviors. Babies are miracles no matter what the conditions are under which they are conceived - they are never punishments.

Punishment would be having this man as president.