All right, so Sarah Palin's 17 year old daughter is pregnant.
That doesn't please me or make me happy at all, even though I disagree with her stance on almost everything and hope with every fiber of my being that she not be elected to the second highest office in the land. And when I say that it doesn't please me, I mean that I don't feel superior or judgemental. I can only wish her the best, as I wish all teen mothers the best. Oh, and I celebrate her right to do whatever she chooses. Let us try to ensure that all teens can keep the current options that are available to them.
But make no mistake, I am annoyed.
I am annoyed at the hypocrisy of the Christian "conservatives" who preach abstinence, yea verily throw millions of dollars of federal funds on "Abstinence Only" education classes for teens, who are now saying it's no problem at all that this young girl is going to have a baby.
The same people who wanted Bill Clinton's head on a pike because of his extramarital affairs are now saying that things like this should be kept "private" since it is a family matter. Or even better, stuff like "We are all sinners" and "Let he who has no sin cast the first stone" and all sorts of other things even though they are the first in line to judge everyone else. They hated Juno because it supposedly glorified teen pregnancy. But Bristol Palin? Oh, the poor thing. And she's marrying the baby-daddy, so that makes it all A-ok.
Can you imagine what they would have done if Chelsea Clinton had become pregnant at 17?
Seriously, it is the hypocrisy that kills me. Every time.