No, 98% of Catholics do not use contraception

This could potentially be the most blatant misuse of a statistic that I have ever seen.  Surely, you've heard: 98% of Catholics use contraception.

 

First, even if that were true, I struggle to understand why that means we should be forcing Catholic-related organizations to go against their own teachings.  I am equally stumped as to why we should force insurance companies to give contraception away for free, just because a lot of people like it.  When people really like a product, you usually don’t have to give it away.

 

But, more importantly, the statistic in question, is a complete and total lie.  It is being parroted by the media incessantly, and even being used in official Obama administration infographics.

If you take a second to think about it, it’s an obvious lie, one that just doesn’t pass the smell test.  Anytime 98% of people supposedly agree on something, a red flag should go up.   I mean, when you're poll looks like the results from a Saddam Hussein election, you know you have problems.

 

Think about it for a second.  Do you even think that 98% of Catholics are having sex?  Think about the people you know in your life.   Do you think 98% of them are hooking up?  Really?  Do you think that 92 year-old down the street is living an elderly version of Californication?  My guess is no.  This little bit of common sense leads to the truth.

 

The study in question comes from the Guttmacher Institute.   Here’s how they get the result:

1)      They didn’t count anyone that wasn’t a Catholic woman between the ages of 15-44.  Obviously, that eliminates everyone that might be too old or too young to be having sex.  But, it also eliminates tens of millions of people who are not too old to be having sex.

2)      They didn’t count anyone who was pregnant.  Obviously, the vast majority of these people were not using contraception.

3)      They didn’t count anyone who just gave birth.  Obviously, the vast majority of these people were not using contraception.

4)      They didn’t count anyone who hadn't had sex in the last three months.  No, this doesn’t just eliminate ugly people.  It eliminates every non-married person who is listening to the Catholic church enough to not have sex outside of marriage.  In other words, the most likely group to be listening to the Catholic church about contraception.

5)      They didn’t count anyone who was trying to get pregnant, or was indifferent to becoming pregnant.  In other words, they eliminated the single most likely group to avoid contraception.

6)      They didn’t count anyone who was having sex, trying to avoid pregnancy, but also not using a specific contraception method.  I guess this would be the good ol’ “pull-n-pray”—which, incidentally--isn’t as religious as it sounds.

7)      Two out of every five women in the survey were so incredibly Catholic that they either attended church services “less than once a month” or “never.”  Never?

 

To summarize:

The study asked a bunch of Catholic women who are both 1) regularly having sex and 2) trying not to get pregnant, whether they’re using contraception.  How did you not get 100% on that question?  I mean—what are your other options in that situation?  Specifically searching out people who are medically sterile?  Buying the Cialis mailing list and trying to find guys with ED?  Punching dudes in the groin before you hook up?

 

There are more problems with the study, which you can read about in depth here.

 

The truth is, of course, that its simply not true that 98% of Catholics use contraception.  It’s absurd.  In fact, I’d venture to say that outside of basic human functions like breathing, 98% of Catholics don’t do anything.  They’re individuals, making individual decisions.

 

One final question:  If Planned Parenthood is doing such a wonderful job providing low cost contraception to people in need, why does Obamacare have to mandate it?

Former President Barack Obama sat down with CNN's Anderson Cooper recently for an interview scheduled to air in full on Friday. During the interview, Obama scoffed at the idea that critical race theory could be a "threat to our Republic," while claiming that "right-wing media venues" are "stoking the fear and resentment of a white population."

On the radio program Wednesday, Glenn Beck set the record straight: the right-wing media's efforts to call out the far-left have nothing to do with race in America, but rather everything to do with protecting our way of life that is being threatened more and more each day by the radical, Marxist ideology seeping into government.

"Mr. Obama, you lied," Glenn asserted. "You used the IRS to hunt down your enemy. You spied on the media. And your health care package, which was supposed to save every American $3,000 per year, has helped some, perhaps, while raising the cost of everyone's health care in double and triple percentages. But the worst thing that you did, is you planted, you watered, and you protected the Marxist seeds, by crying race."

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Apparel company The North Face recently stated that it would no longer make jackets for oil and gas companies because it doesn't want to be associated with the fossil fuel industry. In response, Colorado-based oil and gas company Liberty Oilfield Services rented full billboard ads to remind The North Face of the truth: "Globally, 60% of all clothing fibers are made out of oil and gas. For North Face, it is likely 90% or more."

Liberty CEO Chris Wright joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to discuss just how much of our economy — beyond outdoor apparel and energy — wouldn't exist in a world without fossil fuels. And he warns that many companies are now deeming this truth to be "controversial."

"I have been for years, trying to get a real, honest dialogue about energy going," Chris told Glenn. "So we took this opportunity to point out that North Face jackets are ... almost completely made out of oil and gas. How can you choose not to associate with the essential material your equipment [is] made out of? So we put a billboard up ... the billboard says, 'That North Face puffer looks good on you. And it was made from fossil fuels.'"

"Most billboard companies did not want to run that billboard. They thought it was controversial," he added. "And Facebook put a hold on our brief video just saying the jacket looks good, this is what it's made out of. In today's world, that is controversial."

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During a lecture at the Yale School of Medicine's Child Study Center, a New York City-based psychiatrist told students and faculty that she fantasizes about "unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way," among several other shockingly race-hating statements.

In April, Dr. Aruna Khilanani — a New York-based forensic psychiatrist and psychoanalyst — delivered the talk called "The Psychopathic Problem of the White Mind" virtually as part of the Yale School of Medicine's "Child Study Center Grand Rounds," a lecture program for "trainees in child psychiatry, psychology, and social work, faculty, clinicians, and scientists."

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck shared several quotes from an audio recording of the lecture provided by Bari Weiss, a former opinion writer and editor for the New York Times.

Here are a few of Khilanani's statements from the audio:

  • "This is the cost of talking to white people at all. The cost of your own life, as they suck you dry. There are no good apples out there. White people make my blood boil."
  • "I had fantasies of unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way, burying their body, and wiping my bloody hands as I walked away relatively guiltless with a bounce in my step. Like I did the world a f***ing favor."
  • "White people are out of their minds. And they have been for a long time."
  • "White people feel that we are bullying them when we bring up race. They feel that we should be thanking them for all that they have done for us. They are confused, and so are we. We keep forgetting that directly talking about race is a waste of our breath."
  • "We are asking a demented, violent predator who thinks that they are a saint or a superhero, to accept responsibility. It ain't gonna happen. They have five holes in their brain. It's like banging your head against a brick wall. It's just like sort of not a good idea."

"We must take a stand. We must speak out, because this is evil," Glenn said in response to Khilanani's shocking lecture. "I don't care who you voted for, you know this is evil."

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