The great thing about the American Family Association’s Bryan Fischer is his willingness to take a current Religious Right issue and carry it to its logical conclusion, regardless how of extreme said conclusion might be.
Case in point, last week we noted that the Family Research Council announced that it was willing to fight any effort to include coverage for birth control in health care reform legislation on the grounds that “fertility isn’t a disease.”
But leave it to Fischer to take an even more radical position by announcing not only his opposition to using tax dollars to provide birth control to the unmarried couples, but to married couples as well … and then taking a position even more radical than that by declaring that married couples ought to be obligated to have a minimum of at least three children:
We want married couples to have more children, not fewer. Our problem is not that married couples are having too many kids, our problem is that they aren’t having enough.
Our fertility rate right now is barely at replacement level, and thats with 40% of our children born out-of-wedlock — bastards, to use the quaint and correct term (dictionary: bastard: a person born of parents not married to each other). Thats not name-calling, its telling the truth.
The last thing we need is any public policy that encourages married couples to have fewer children. In fact, the American standard ought to be a minimum of three children per married couple.
Gods original instruction to our first parents was to be fruitful, multiply and fill the earth. This command, which theologians call the Cultural Mandate, has never been rescinded. Its still in effect today, just as much in effect as it was when first uttered 6,000 years ago.
In order to multiply – that is, to grow in number – each couple has to have at least three children.