Blog Against Theocracy is an annual blogswarm dedicated to the separation of church and state. It takes place this weekend.
It is not a blogswarm against religion. Bloggers who believe in religion and those who don't are equally welcome here. What we share is a common commitment to the First Amendment to the Constitution and, paging Teabaggers, the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, and the current and former denizens of Komen, its guarantee of church-state separation.
Everyone can choose their own topic concerning anti-theocracy. My theme this year is simple. Like the most famous unwed pregnant girl of all time, I stand with Planned Parenthood.
And as I said when I first published this photoshop:
...before anyone goes all "Sacrilege!" on my ass, I believe with my heart of hearts the Mary is the mother and sister and companion to every frightened girl who enters a Planned Parenthood clinic for HELP. And I know for a fact that not every pregnant woman who enters a PP clinic gets an abortion. Many of them go there so their babies will be born HEALTHY. And in many parts of the country, it's the only place many women CAN go for prenatal care. Think about that, fundie mofos.But they don't think about that. I have become utterly exhausted by arguments with those who think being in control of every uterus in America brings one closer to Jesus. The arguments are no longer about religion or theocracy or God or goodness. This is about power: who has it, who can have it taken away from them, and how those with it can PROFIT from having it.
Follow the money, people. The anti-abortion crowd is, apart from the Koch brothers, the only reliable cash register the Republican Party has.
I am so very sorry the fight for separation of Church and State has to fall along party lines. That is not my wish.
UPDATE: This from Tengrain, which we both agree is over the top and totally called for.