10.06.2005

Republicans want to put the Virgin Mary and the Holy Spirit in prison

UPDATE: It looks as if the controversial legislation has been withdrawn. Sanity wins yet another battle.

Legislator drops controversial plan

If the Virgin Mary had been born 2000 years later, she might have ended up in an Indiana State prison, if Republican lawmakers there get their way. A proposed bill hopes to make criminals out of unmarried women in Indiana who conceive "by means other than sexual intercourse."

Peter Svensson says: "Under the proposed Indiana law, if [Mary] willingly accepted the Holy Spirit's visitation, that would be a misdemeanor:
As the draft of the new law reads now, an intended parent 'who knowingly or willingly participates in an artificial reproduction procedure' without court approval, 'commits unauthorized reproduction, a Class B misdemeanor.' The criminal charges will be the same for physicians who commit 'unauthorized practice of artificial reproduction.'
"Presumably, if the Holy Spirit didn't give her a choice in the matter, she would have been let off. But in either case, the Holy Spirit would be charged."

1 comment:

Mixter said...

UNAUTHORIZED REPRODUCTION?

What the hell is going on in this bizarro world?

Mixter