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Mon Aug 20, 2012, 12:24 PM

AFA's Bryan Fischer: Todd Akin Wasn't 'Misspeaking' but Speaking for a Movement

Todd Akin Wasn't 'Misspeaking' but Speaking for a Movement
Submitted by Brian Tashman on Mon, 08/20/2012 - 11:45am
Missouri Republican senate candidate and congressman Todd Akin is trying to run away from his claims that “legitimate rape” rarely leads to pregnancy, insisting that he “misspoke” while making “off-the-cuff remarks,” even though they were in an interview with a local reporter. Akin made a similar half-apology following his claim that “at the heart of liberalism really is the hatred for God,” with his spokesman arguing that his claim during a radio interview were “off-the-cuff.”

Akin is a beloved figure of the Religious Right, and his campaign advertises endorsements from Concerned Women for America activists and activists like Mike Huckabee, Phyllis Schlafly, Michele Bachmann and David Barton. Barton, who recorded campaign ads calling Akin a “true Christian leader,” has compared Akin to John Witherspoon and other founding fathers. American Family Association spokesman Bryan Fischer, who hosted Akin on his radio show the day after the congressman’s primary victory, said people need to “lighten up” about his rape comments :




Previously, Akin said he wants to ban the morning after pill, worried marital rape laws will be used as “a legal weapon to beat up on the husband” and sought to narrow the definition of “rape” in legislation. Akin also prominently advertises his endorsement from Schlafly, who has said women cannot be raped by their husbands.

Sarah Posner in Religion Dispatches notes that Akin, who has a masters in divinity, received his degree at a denomination which teaches that rape seldom leads to pregnancy and should not be relevant to laws on abortion rights, and as Kate Sheppard of Mother Jones pointed out, anti-choice luminary John Willke asserts that hormones make pregnancies resulting from rape “extremely rare” and Physicians for Life believes “the rate of pregnancy is actually very rare” because the stress from the rape “alter bodily functions, the menstrual cycle included.”

more:http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/todd-akin-misspeaking-speaking-for-movement

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Reply AFA's Bryan Fischer: Todd Akin Wasn't 'Misspeaking' but Speaking for a Movement (Original post)
maddezmom Aug 2012 OP
LeftinOH Aug 2012 #1
Care Acutely Aug 2012 #2
ananda Aug 2012 #7
Care Acutely Aug 2012 #9
Jennicut Aug 2012 #3
tanyev Aug 2012 #10
librechik Aug 2012 #4
ashling Aug 2012 #5
Bake Aug 2012 #6
coalition_unwilling Aug 2012 #8

Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Mon Aug 20, 2012, 12:27 PM

1. People who don't believe in something called "legitimate rape" don't use the

term BECAUSE THEY'VE NEVER HEARD IT BEFORE. Akin is clearly familiar with the concept of "legitimate rape".. why they fuck else would he say it?

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Mon Aug 20, 2012, 12:28 PM

2. of course he misspoke

He doesn't think he was wrong - he just didn't mean to actually say it out loud.

We need a Neanderthal smiley.

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Response to Care Acutely (Reply #2)

Mon Aug 20, 2012, 01:00 PM

7. neanderthal emoticon

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Response to ananda (Reply #7)

Mon Aug 20, 2012, 04:44 PM

9. sweet!

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Mon Aug 20, 2012, 12:29 PM

3. Yeah, lighten up, it's only rape.

These people are clueless.

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Response to Jennicut (Reply #3)

Mon Aug 20, 2012, 05:17 PM

10. "Just relax and enjoy it, ladies."

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Mon Aug 20, 2012, 12:29 PM

4. eactly. this "legitimate rape" filth is a new dogwhistle they are trying to shove

down our throats. Cooked up in some nightmarish focus group by Ryan and others.

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Mon Aug 20, 2012, 12:54 PM

5. Tod Akin's entire world view speaks of a movement

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Mon Aug 20, 2012, 12:56 PM

6. And the idiots will vote for him anyway.

Because they're as stupid as he is. America is totally screwn by ignorance.

Bake

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Mon Aug 20, 2012, 01:07 PM

8. Fischer is trying to make this about a phrase ("legitimate rape"), while

 

ignoring the indisuptable fact that the phrase occurred within a context that suggests women's vaginas have the magical power to determine whose sperm shall make them pregnant.

EPIC FAIL.

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