Friday, September 20, 2013



Must not criticize barren women

A Tory MP was under fire today after claiming Lib Dem Sarah Teather was a poor families minister because she did not ‘produce’ a child of her own.

In remarks which were angrily condemned by the Lib Dems, Tim Loughton said his former colleague had made the Department of Education a ‘family-free zone’.

Equalities minister Jo Swinson tore into Mr Loughton, branding him 'shameful, crass and frankly disgusting'.

Speaking at a Tory event in Windsor, he said: ‘The person who was actually in charge of family policy amongst the ministerial team at the DfE was Sarah Teather. Which was a bit difficult because she doesn't really believe in family.

‘She certainly didn't produce one of her own. So it became a bit of a family-free zone. I think that is a huge disappointment,’ the father-of-three said

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13 comments:

Stan B said...

The most ridiculous sounding people in the world are those who give advice about "child rearing" when they have not been through it themselves. If you put the force of government behind such "advice," it's an affront to people who do have children everywhere.

Practical experience is the only way to learn that all your child rearing theory is complete bullcrap, but apparently you can't say that.

Stefan v said...

S'ok, Stan, I heard you say it and wholeheartedly agree, although I have no children either. My friends do though, and while the pangs of barrenness are especially bad at those times when we're all together and I catch a glimpse of the joys of parenthood, the woes of fighting a losing battle against the state (over here in Teutonia, children belong to the State) would be worse. What was that about some being eunuchs, if they can receive it? A curse on meddlers that destroy families! Yes, this means you, Nanny State, and your lackeys.

Anonymous said...

Black people routinely claim that nonblack people cannot fully understand the "black experience". Why is it any different for people with famiilies to claim that people without families cannot fully understand the "family experience"?

Anonymous said...

Yep Stan B - So by that argument, the Pope and all his Cardinals and hierarchies of priests have no business pontificating (please don't excuse the pun) on how families should regulate their reproductive and sexual habits.
Oh that's right, the Catholic clergy have their own way of expressing sexuality - with an eye on a Biblical text - "suffer the little children", and how they have suffered under so many of the priesthood, while the Vatican tried to hide it from the world's police forces.

Anonymous said...

So much for how morality depends on Christian "values" - and who ought to be better to have them than priests and pastors. Religion is as religion does.

Stan B said...

anon 2:46 - I assume that when you argue with Brits, you always bring up the slave trade they authorized and regulated, right? And when you argue with Germans, you bring up the concentration camps to nullify their arguments. I suppose you have a problem arguing with African-Americans because you can't get past how black Africans sold slaves to white Europeans. What the Australians did the the aborigines nullifies any and all moral authority they had, while Stalin's extermination of 120 million people means Atheists are just right out when it comes to moral "pontification..."

Anonymous said...

That's funny. The last (10) clergymen arrested in NYC for child molestation were, "all rabbis".

As for the Brits, personally, i'm quite tired of hearing more about the problems they suffer due to their gross addiction to extreme political correctness. The UK is dead, move on.

Anonymous said...

6:52 evidently only hears or listens to what is called "confirmation bias".
Many would say the US is similarly "dead". Like many global "empires" the US certainly looks like it's on an inevitable steep decline, largely through internal corruption and decadence (both political and social).
The US even advertizes its decline like a harlot with a red light at its media window!

Anonymous said...

I guess Stan is a Roman Catholic!

Anonymous said...

Most Americans don't deserve to live in a country with a democratic constitution, since most seem they'd much prefer to live under a very undemocratic theocracy.

Stefan v said...

The amusing thing is, the RCC is not Christian, and neither is the concept of a sole pastor. Go on, look up the word "pastor" in the Bible. Btw, Christians aren't better than pagans, because God does not save based on merit. All of you pointing the finger at Christians, take a good honest look at yourself and see how uncompromisingly righteous YOU are. Are you a sinner? How bad is it? What will you do when you are before The Judge, Whose Standard is absolute? You call us hypocrites and so we are, but you tar yourselves with the same brush. When we point out sin in the world, it is not because we are sinless but because we too are beset with the same abominations; the difference is The Lord has had mercy upon us. It is He Who sets the rules, and has sent us to make them known. You would not want Him to speak to you about it Personally, that happened once and the people TREMBLED. Fear God!

Anonymous said...

Wow So Stefan speaks for God!

Anonymous said...

There have been thousands of gods, and for every one there are, or have been, many thousands who think they know the mind of their particular god - and even within the Christians there are countless sects and denominations, each one thinking they know the finer points of the Jewish god's plan for humankind. Any fool knows they can't all be right, and most probably not one of them is!