Sharia Never! Dominionism Forever!

September 7, 2011 by  

Taking away women’s rights is a key part of all religious fundamentalism. Because women didn’t have rights 2,000 years ago, and there will always be a section of society that is looking for an excuse for their own misogyny.

An anti-abortion group has announced that Rick Perry supports Ohio’s controversial “heartbeat bill,” one of the most radical and restrictive abortion measures in the country. The bill — designed to establish a direct challenge to the 22 to 24 week viability standards in Roe v. Wade — outlaws abortions if a fetal heartbeat can be detected, which can be as early as “six to seven weeks into pregnancy” and offers no exception for cases of rape, incest, or mental health of the mother …

… The radical bill is being pushed by the equally radical Faith2Nation’s Jane Porter, a believer in “dominion” theology — “the idea that Christians are called to take complete control over every aspect of human life in order to bring about the return of Christ” — and the former co-chair of Mike Huckabee’s Faith and Family Values Coalition when he first ran for president. The Ohio House passed the heartbeat measure in June, during a bizarre session when Republican lawmakers compared opponents of the law to slave owners and argued that abortions make people more likely to smoke pot. The state Senate is expected to take-up the measure this month.

Allowing the radical fringe to have any power puts everyone at risk. Because regardless what the Religious Right says about Sharia Law or Islamic fundamentalism, what they truly feel is envy. A theocratic state is the goal of radical fundamentalists. And Rick Perry is a radical fundamentalist.



3 Responses to “Sharia Never! Dominionism Forever!”

  1. dgun on September 7th, 2011 4:29 pm

    > what they truly feel is envy

    So true.

  2. L.T. on September 9th, 2011 2:44 am

    The worst part about this “Heartbeat Bill” crap is that here in Ohio, we have a common-sense bill called “The Prevention First Act”. It mandates that any school choosing to provide sex education to it’s students must ensure that it’s medically accurate, and it also address the problem of E.R. for rape victims: mandating that emergency rooms must offer Plan B and STI information/support to anyone reporting sexual assault.

    But the Ohio House wouldn’t hear of it. They brought the Heartbeat fiasco to the floor, but refused to acknowledge the Prevention First Act, which would be instrumental in actually preventing unwanted pregnancies in the first place. It’s so frustrating and scary here.

    If you’re so inclined, please sign the petition to get the PFA passed at and like the facebook page at

  3. Cary on September 9th, 2011 2:20 pm

    I’m in Ohio as well, and yeah, I agree it’s pretty ridiculous and worrisome here. Fortunately, I think opinion is slowly turning against the GOP incumbents here. How far it’ll turn and for how long… who knows. I’m pretty low on political optimism at this point.

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