Friday, May 26, 2006


Ben Kessler graduated from St. Thomas University in Minnesota. The 21-year-old man was the student speaker, and he used the occasion to say that women who use birth control are "selfish." He didn't condemn condoms.

Kessler intends to be a priest, and St. Thomas is a Catholic school. Still, his remarks triggered an uproar, and Kessler has since apologized "to all offended by my words."

Dude had a right to speak. Pity that he was roundly condemned, because now he's a hero to the morality police.

The web site No Room for Contraception may sound like something published in the first half of the last century, but it's for real, and it wants Kessler's words to become a mandate for our world:
Society has a lust affair with birth control to the point of not being able to think outside of the box. We live in a contraception "matrix" where it's impossible to believe that there are any harmful effects on marriage, society, and the health of women.

This "contraception deception" is the primary force behind the attacks against the contra-contraception message.

For the most part, society doesn't want to hear the message. This message is that, in our culture, contraception leads to increases in abortion, teenage sex, affairs (and subsequent divorce), health problems, and statutory rape. These facts are apparent by simply comparing statistics.

Why are people willfully preserving their ignorance? For the past century, people have lived in a society that endorses the practice of a contraceptive lifestyle of easy, commitment free, and on-demand sex without challenging them to question possible adverse effects. ...

The contraception debate is long overdue, and it is people like Mr. Kessler who are breaking down the walls of ignorance, selfishness, and deception. Society may be resistant to this message, but over time the truth will prevail.
How long before they decide to make sex (the non-procreation kind) illegal?


Anonymous said...

Welcome to the Monkey House -- Kurt Vonnegut -- great story on just that question.

Anonymous said...

Ah, Vonnegut's best book. I like the story about the world where everyone must be equal--they zap your brain if you're too smart, for instance.

Anonymous said...

About the outlawing of sex worry not do I.
Prohibition's failure I recall.