GOP congressman Akin again puts foot in mouth and theocrat judge
You might remember Republican Missouri Congressman Todd Akin. The man running for the U.S. Senate from that state, who believes that women who suffer "legitmate rape" don't get pregant, even though there are about 30,000 pregnancies per year to women who have been raped. Well, back in 2008, he gave a speech on the floor of the House of Representatives and stated, among other things, that doctors are "giving abortions to women who are not actually pregnant."
Oh yes, he kind of called doctors, terrorists. This is a man who knows so little about medicine or science, he believes in absurdities. It would be funny if he wasn't a member of Congress and maybe a future Senator in a few months.
Now, in Oklahoma, there was a big movement to ban Islamic sharia law. Which is a farce of course because there is hardly any Muslims in the Sooner state, and those that do don't have any political power. But, Christian biblical law is definately a threat in that state to those who don't share fundamentalist beliefs. For example, a Judge Bill Graves denied the right and ability of born male, but becoming female, transgender James Dean Ingram, from changing Ingrham's name to a female name. Of course, the judge cited the bible.
When people like me say that there is a theocratic movement in this nation, we aren't blowing smoke. There are real theocrats in power who want to impose their narrow religious beliefs on others, such as on James Dean Ingram.
By the way, a woman who lived as Albert Cashier and fought in the Civil War when young, was forced to wear a dress at the end of her life, by hospital attendants. This was of course at a period when the wearing of pants by women was against god, or something like that.
So, while we might not be the Christian right-wing version of Iran, people like Rep. Akin and Judge Graves want to take us closer to it in fact.