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Tuesday, March 6, 2012


In her letter "The Catholic cult" (VND, Feb. 22), Norma Bronder talks about religion rearing "its ugly head," but what's really rearing its ugly head is her anti-Catholic bigotry when she refers to the bishops as "pointy-hatted vestiges of the Middle Ages."

Just who is dictating to whom• The Catholic Church has no power whatsoever to coerce anyone to follow its teachings. On the other hand, the Obama administration has the force and power of the government to coerce his supposedly enlightened views on the entire country and to dictate what an individual's insurance can and cannot cover.

And while Ms. Bronder refers to the "fables" of religion, her evolved opinion ignores the fable of the benefits of contraception. Has widespread contraception been a boon to women• Widespread divorce, exploitation of women through pornography, abortion, broken homes, single mothers — these are all the fruits of the sexual revolution enabled by the empty promises of readily available contraception.

It gives the illusion that we are able to do what we want without consequence, much as deficit spending does in the economic world. The end result in both cases is the human and societal wreckage that we see today.

If Bronder wants us to "evolve as a species," I suggest she drop her hatred of Catholicism and actually learn why the church opposes contraception.

Mark McMillen


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