Religious zealots trying to impose extreme morality on population?

Pharmacists’ Rights at Front Of New Debate (

Ok, all you religious zealots – please refrain from trying to insert your extreme versions of morality on the rest of the world. Catholics, I’m talking to you. Take a lesson from the screwed up people in the Middle East that we’re trying hard to defend the world from – religion does not have a place in government (and in most cases, has no place at your job, either).

The linked story is in reference to Pharmacists refusing to do their jobs because they personally object to birth control and abortion. These beliefs, of course, are brought to you directly from that wonderful (choke, gag) organization of Romans.

So while we should be worried about Islamic fruitcakes imposing Sharia on their unsuspecting peoples, we have to turn around and bitch-slap the Catholics to keep them in line back home. Way to go, folks… you’re not helping anything.

An increasing number of clashes are occurring in drugstores across the country. Pharmacists often risk dismissal or other disciplinary action to stand up for their beliefs, while shaken teenage girls and women desperately call their doctors, frequently late at night, after being turned away by sometimes-lecturing men and women in white coats.

“There are pharmacists who will only give birth control pills to a woman if she’s married. There are pharmacists who mistakenly believe contraception is a form of abortion and refuse to prescribe it to anyone,” said Adam Sonfield of the Alan Guttmacher Institute in New York, which tracks reproductive issues. “There are even cases of pharmacists holding prescriptions hostage, where they won’t even transfer it to another pharmacy when time is of the essence.”

As far as I’m concerned, these morons should be fired, post-haste.


  1. No, but refusing to sell a rape victim the morning-after pill her doctor prescribed could be considered right along with the policy of punishing rape victims and not their attackers.

    By your argument, I assume you think it’s ok for pharmacists to refuse to do their jobs (sell condoms, for instance) based on their own personal feelings about birth control? Ever heard of AIDS? Do you think the lack of condoms is going to magically make everyone celibate? Wake up.

    There are comparisons that make no sense (yours), and comparisons that are easy to make (mine). When the church (any church) starts dictating policies that prevent non-churchmembers from exercising their own freedoms, there is a problem.

    In my opinion church-folk are welcome to voluntarily curtail their own freedoms… that’s not the issue. I will step up and fight against those same folk attempting to curtail MY freedoms based on THEIR beliefs, though.

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