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Monday, February 22, 2010

Just When You Thought It Was Safe

My fellow readers. Today I have read something which has turned my stomach. Let me share with you the following.

"The number of children who are born subsequent to a first abortion with handicaps has increased dramatically. Why? Because when you abort the first born of any, nature takes its vengeance on the subsequent children."

"In the Old Testament, the first born of every being, animal and man, was dedicated to the Lord. There's a special punishment Christians would suggest."

This is not a quote from the 1300's or from the 1600's. It is not a quote from Nazi Germany of the 1940's. It is a quote from February 22, 2010.

It is not a quote from a deranged lunatic bunkered down in some commune with 40 wives. It is not a quote from Adolph Hitler or Charles Manson. It is a quote from a Republican Delegate of Virginia, Bob Marshall.

This "man" had the gall to say disabled people are a punishment from God.

He was trying to say that when people have abortions of their first born child any disabilities of future children come from God as a slap across the face.


I'm not going to get into an abortion debate here, because that is not what this is about. This about an elected official in public stating the disabled are a skid mark on God's undies. (Ok, he didn't say that, but I'm really mad.) How does a disabled person stand a chance for equality when an elected official thinks like this.

I don't live in Virginia, but I am demanding this fool step down and admit that he is a horse's ass.

When I went to learn more about this pod of human cells, his website was already backpedaling and hitting the spin cycle.

A story by Capital News Service regarding my remarks at a recent press conference opposing taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood conveyed the impression that I believe disabled children are a punishment for prior abortions. No one who knows me or my record would imagine that I believe or intended to communicate such an offensive notion. I have devoted a generation of work to defending disabled and unwanted children, and have always maintained that they are special blessings to their parents. Nevertheless, I regret any misimpression my poorly chosen words may have created as to my deep commitment to fighting for these vulnerable children and their families.

He doesn't deny what he said. He's just sorry he used the wrong words. I feel so much better.

Any person who looks at a sector of the world's population as a vengeance of nature, in my opinion, is not fit to represent any people. If an elected official were to say African-Americans were sub-human, there would be outrage. If an elected official were to suggest that woman are property of men and should remain subservient, there would be outrage. If an elected official were to say homosexuals were spawns of Satan, there would be outrage. Well, this elected official has said something that demands outrage.

I would ask that if comments such as these bother and offend you, please contact the source and ask him to step down

Robert G. Marshall
Delegate of 13th District
P.O. Box 421
Manassas, VA 20108

703 – 361 – 5416 (office and fax)
703 – 853 – 4213 (cell)


Tara said...

Thanks for the address

Mark Ploch said...

Here is an online petition to call for his resignation.

Ernest T. Bass said...

I like eggs.

Diane said...

There is a lot of backward thinking peoplein VA. (not to offend the forward thinkers there though) When I was attending a major univeristy, in VA. I had a professor that taught his class that it was fact that black people were not as intelligent as white, and proven that girls just could not succeed in math and sciences like boys. I am old, I realize, but this was not in the 50's, this was 1995! Those statements offended me but I did nothing about them. I will be doing something about this. Thanks for posting the info.