Remember back when the Religious Right went absolutely nuts because Barack Obama said he didn’t want to see his daughters “punished with a baby” before they were ready?
The Christian Defense Coalition responded incredulously, calling his remarks a “not only a slap in the face to every child born to a young mother, but it diminishes the great joy that children bring to their families regardless of the circumstances in which they were born.”
Wendy Wright of Concerned Women for America likewise blasted Obama for his use of the word “punish,” saying that babies born to teenagers “should not be treated as if they are a curse or a punishment.”
One wonders what they’ll have to say about this press release from Vision America on the news that Sarah Palin’s teenage year old daughter is pregnant – it reads more like a letter of condolence than a statement of support:
Dr. Rick Scarborough and the entire staff of Vision America, on behalf of thousands of Patriot Partners nationwide, express their sympathies to the family of Governor Palin and especially their daughter. We are thankful for their godly response to this tragic circumstance.
Dr. Scarborough issued the following statement: The Palin family’s misfortune in no way diminishes the profound respect that I hold for their strong and intact commitment to life and traditional family values. The reason we know that this young lady is pregnant, is because they did not opt for the easy remedy…killing the unborn child. Like her mother before her, Bristol has chosen life for her child. It was not the traditional values and pro-family views which Sarah Palin holds and espouses which created the culture of sex we now find ourselves immersed in but it will be her championing of traditional values and biblical solutions that will give us the best chance to see our nation return to moral civility.