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These people aren't right in the head.
The far-far-right Family Research Council is out with their own take on the Boston bombing and Newtown. As expected, it's so insane that you'd be hard pressed to even parody it.
In the aftermath of horrible tragedies like Newtown, the government desperately wants to do something--even if that something is the wrong thing. There seems to be this notion, at least among liberals, that more laws will protect us--but as we all witnessed in Boston, that isn't necessarily the case. The government can't make us safer until it recognizes that the problem isn't the instruments of violence--but the environment of it. […]

If Congress wants to stop these tragedies, then it has to address the government's own hostility to the institution of the family and organizations that can address the real problem: the human heart. As I've said before, America doesn't need gun control, it needs self-control. And a Congress that actively discourages it--through abortion, family breakdown, sexual liberalism, or religious hostility--is only compounding the problem.

Now, I really would like everyone here to just pause for a moment and contemplate how very effed up in the head you would have to be to look at Newtown, and look at Boston, and think "the problem here is sexual liberalism." Or "abortion." And we're not even going to get into "religious hostility," coming from a crowd that is very aggressively hostile to religion, if that religion is not one very specific one, and a narrow ideological sub-sect of that religion at that. "Family breakdown" is a lovely catch-all, yes, let's all be on the lookout for "family breakdown." But sexual liberalism, now that is a hum-effing-dinger. If you really think the manhunt for two or more terrorists is because people are using birth control or not hating gay people enough nowadays, you are, well, deranged.

So the Family Research Council is certain that it's not access to "the instruments of violence" that's the problem (a curious phrasing, but at least we've gotten an acknowledgement that yes, we are talking about "instruments of violence")—it's sex. It's sex, and the womenfolk, and the government telling you you can't demand your employees not take birth control.

That's Alex Jones levels of conspiracy theorizing, right there. That's being so unhinged from common sense that people want to cross to the other side of the street when they see you coming toward them. Is there any supposedly "respectable" conservative group left that is not just a haven for outright cultists at this point?

Originally posted to Hunter on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 12:19 PM PDT.

Also republished by Repeal or Amend the Second Amendment (RASA), Shut Down the NRA, and Daily Kos.

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