We heard from one Dugger on the Holocaust, now let’s hear what the another one has to say about birth control. Jim Bob Dugger, the patriarch of the Dugger Clan and strong contender for the stupidest man in the country, announced that the pill “can be abortive.”
This dovetails nicely into what we know already know about their beliefs; Jim and Michelle married when he was 19 and she was 17, and they weren’t ready to start a family initially (who the flaming Hell is ready to start a family at 17-years-old?) As a result, Michelle used birth control for the first three years of their marriage, got pregnant with their eldest son, and then went back on the pill again.
Dugger told the Friddle Show’s Krystal Heath that “Something we didn’t know is that the pill can allow women to get pregnant, but then it can be aborted, and it really – that’s what happened with Michelle.” He went on to add that:
She went on the pill after Josh and then got pregnant, and then the pill actually caused a miscarriage, and so that was really when we started examining this. We started looking at the fine print of the contraception, and it said this could happen, and then we talked to a Christian doctor, and he explained this to us.
Because that’s surely a nice, unbiased fount of information.
Most studies unsurprisingly indicate that this is a bunch of BS, but then, what kind of science can we expect from the man who doesn’t believe overpopulation is a problem?
Dugger went on to add that:
“Scripture says that children are a blessing and gift from God, and we said, ‘God, please forgive us’. Scripture says my people are destroyed for lack of knowledge, and that’s really what happened with us. So we ended up just giving this area of our life to God, and right after that, God blessed us with twins – and then another one, and another one.”
And yet, if it weren’t for that “abortion” — set aside the fact that the pill doesn’t cause miscarriages with any regularity and bear with me — they would never be famous; thus, that abortion was in “God’s plan” (while Dugger doesn’t outright say it, I doubt he’d have a problem with me reading that into his statement). So if their abortion was in “God’s plan,” why aren’t other ones? What made them so special? Why are they trying to stop God’s plan by shutting down abortion clinics and keeping birth control out of the hands of others?
Of course, realizing this requires a modicum of internal logic, and that’s not what the Quiverfull movement or the “Pro-Life” movement is based on. It’s all about the emotional appeals and nothing more. Pull aside the emotional appeals and they’ve got nothing to stand on, not even their faith.
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