Gimme that ole’ time religion

With the incessant dismay of right wing clamor about how the country has lost the central values that it once had buzzing in the background, I was sorting throu some old files. In one I came across a clip from 1971 (around June although I didn’t keep the date) about the Southern Baptist Convention in St Louis:

Baptists Back Legal Abortion.

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (UPI)—The Southern Baptists Convention, despite predictions of a quiet meeting, Wednesday passed a resolution urging legalization of abortion.

The abortion resolution, the first stand the convention has taken on the issue, urges the denomination’s 11.6 million members to work for new legislation.

It specifically urges legalization of abortion in cases of ‘rape, incest, clear evidence of fetal deformity and carefully ascertained evidence of the likelihood of damage to the motional, mental and physical health of the mother.'”

The eternal truths of the religious right in this country don’t even seem to last 50 years.

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