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The bill offers no exceptions in the case of a pregnancy resulting from rape or incest and could mean some forms of contraception such as the “morning after pill” would be unavailable, she said.
Oklahoma State Representative Gus Blackwell, whos educational and employment qualifications appear to be composed entirely of “JESUS! YAAAY! I CAN MANAGE NOT TO CONTRIBUTE ANYTHING USEFUL TO SOCIETY FOR MY ENTIRE LIFE JUST BY SCREAMING JESUS ALL DAY!!! YAAAAAAY!” just reintroduced our Blog Buddy Sally Kerns anti-science bill from 2011.
But he TOTALLY DIDNT DO IT FOR JESUS.
He TOTALLY did it cause there are like, controversies, and stuff. Or something. FOR REALSIES!
Boy, I sure am glad we have these fine, Christian politicians here in Oklahoma
feeding the hungry, healing the sick, comforting those in despair using tax payer dollars to publicly jack off into the Bible.
I will hand it to King Gus. Though he is indistinguishable, in many ways, from a Oklahoma State Senator, Ralph Shortey (twinsies?), at least Gus could manage to not put a typo in his name on his fucking Facebook page.
Article II, Section 5, adopted in the 1870s:
No public money or property shall ever be appropriated, applied, donated, or used, directly or indirectly, for the use, benefit, or support of any sect, church, denomination, or system of religion, or for the use, benefit, or support of any priest, preacher, minister, or other religious teacher or dignitary, or sectarian institution as such.
Gee, I cant imagine why radical Evangelical politicians who appear hell-bent on destroying public education in this country (see above, also see printing press) would be against this particular portion of the state constitution!
I just cant imagine!
On the bright side, this bill was authored by some asshole, Jason Nelson. Guess who is running against Nelson this fall? None other than OKCAtheists own Nick Singer. Nick isnt just complaining about the religious, political insanity going on in this state– he is running for office to do something real for the people of Oklahoma. Hell yeah!