This is excellent and should be happening a helluva lot more often:
A reverend in Illinois organized a demonstration to hand out condoms outside of a local Hobby Lobby store in order to protest the Supreme Court’s ruling on contraception, the Daily Herald reported.
Rev. Mark Winters of the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Naperville, Ill., said it started out as a joke in a Facebook, but after he got a great response, he decided to organize a protest.
The group of demonstrators stood outside the store to hand out condoms donated by Planned Parenthood.
Winters told the Daily Herald that he wanted the protest to show that not all Christians oppose birth control. He also said he hoped to get people to question whether the Supreme Court’s decision was fair to Hobby Lobby employees’ religious freedom.
“You can make the religious freedom argument, you can make the argument about contraception, but ultimately, for me, this is about power,” he said. “Jesus had a lot of issue with powerful people using power over the powerless.”
As an atheist, I recognize there are some really good people who believe and that religion is not all evil, but damned, why are they so damned quiet all the time and letting these lunatics define how their beliefs are perceived? And if you are voting due to your religious beliefs, I just find that really, really weird. And they should have handed out female contraception, as I’ve not heard of any man being denied viagra and condoms are a dime a dozen. Hand out some stuff the women can use, because they are the ones being, well, screwed.
At any rate, it’s nice to see some people out there telling America that not all people of faith are taking their marching orders from the Opus Dei wing of SCOTUS and the Vatican.