Letter: Protest this

Lawrence K. Harris, M.D., Naples

Protest this

There was an article urging us to picket and demonstrate against Bill Maher when he speaks at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall because he is "anti-women."

Sen. Marco Rubio just voted against renewing the Violence Against Women Act. Would it not be more reasonable, if you are truly concerned about women's rights and family safety, to picket Rubio's office?

At least write to Sen. Rubio to advise him that he should rethink his stance.

© 2012 Naples Daily News. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • Discuss
  • Print

Related Topics

Related Stories

Comments » 2

staghorn writes:

never trust a republican©

PAREIDOLIA (Inactive) writes:

Maybe because Rubio spends too much time reading the Bible:

Here is a small portion of the Bible's attitude towards women:

The 6th century Christian philosopher Boethius wrote in the consolation of philosophy
“woman is a temple built upon a sewer”
Bishops at the 6th century Council of Macon voted as to whether women had souls.

In the 10th century Odo of Cluny declared “to embrace a woman is to embrace a sack of manure“

In the 13th century St Thomas Aquinas suggested that god made a mistake in creating women.
“nothing defective should have been produced in the first establishment of things, so women ought not have been produced then".

St. Tertullian. a Father of the Catholic Church states:
"virgins should be veiled (On the Apparel of women), women are responsible for the death of Christ, and women are the devils gateway".
Even Lutherans at wittenberg debated whether woman were really human beings at all.

Orthodox Christians held women responsible for all sin.
As the Bible's Apocrypha states “of women came the beginning of sin, and thanks to her we all must die”
2nd century St. clement of Alexandria: “every woman should be filled with shame by the thought that she is a woman”

St. Thomas Aquinas’ Summa Theologica: quest. 92; “women are intellectually inferior, They were created for males, and are the result of defects in the male seed”.

Is it any wonder why in a government supposedly established on Christian Principles; that it took over one hundred years for women to achieve voting rights?

Want to participate in the conversation? Become a subscriber today. Subscribers can read and comment on any story, anytime. Non-subscribers will only be able to view comments on select stories.