(LifeSiteNews) — In the wake of the overthrow of Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, “abstinence” started trending on Twitter. Not, as you might expect, because of Christians advocating sexual responsibility, or from lawmakers passing pro-life laws. Some abortion activists are calling for a total sex strike to protest the Supreme Court decision. As it turns out, there is an instinctive recognition that the abortion industry serves as a backstop for the sexual revolution, and the fact that some states are banning abortion has triggered some abortion activists into reverse-engineering sexual responsibility.
This isn’t the first time the suggestion has surfaced. Some of you may remember that, back in 2019, prominent abortion activist and actress Alyssa Milano called for a sex strike in response to a ramped-up raft of pro-life laws passing across America. ““Our reproductive rights are being erased. Until women have legal control over our own bodies, we just cannot risk pregnancy,” she stated. She was perhaps taken aback when pro-lifers immediately supported her suggestion. Indeed, if you plan to kill a child conceived during the baby-making act, you should definitely avoid that act.
Others are chiming in now. One Twitter user called for a total #SexStrike and advised women to stop sleeping with their husbands “unless we are trying to get pregnant.” Another young woman in her twenties told the New York Post that she would only sleep with men who first had vasectomies. “If you’re a man who won’t get a vasectomy, even though it’s reversible, and you’re not out in the streets fighting for my rights, you do not deserve to have sex with me,” she said. Monique Pressley, a legal analyst and political commentator on Twitter, wrote: “Perhaps a #sexstrike (also known as #abstinence ) would help the men folk to be all in on this #womensrights issue.”
Five Tampa Bay Rays pitchers are now subject to a media witch-hunt after refusing to wear LGBT symbols on their hats and shirts because of their faith in God.
One ESPN commentator called the men "bigoted" for supposedly using "religious exemption BS" to say "no" to the Pride Month clothing.
It's time to stand with these men against the intolerance of the radical left.
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The careers and lives of the five pitchers — Jason Adam, Jalen Beeks, Brooks Raley, Jeffrey Springs and Ryan Thompson — will be greatly harmed if we abandon them to the cancel culture of their critics, like ESPN's Sarah Spain.
“That religious exemption BS is used in sports and otherwise also allows for people to be denied health care, jobs, apartments, children, prescriptions, all sorts of rights,” Spain claimed.
“We have to stop tiptoeing around it because we’re trying to protect people who are trying to be bigoted...” she continued.
Now they're trying to cancel people for not wearing a gay pride patch. This is always the trajectory for the Left. First they demand tolerance, then acceptance, then celebration, then participation. Learn to say no to these people or it will never end. https://t.co/02zAKDJx77— Best selling LGBT children's author Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) June 8, 2022
These men should be celebrated for their bravery, but instead are being derided for sticking up for their Christian beliefs.
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People are being bullied into conformity by an LGBT movement that claims to be about tolerance and diversity, unless you're a devout Christian.
“Now they’re trying to cancel people for not wearing a gay pride patch,” the Daily Wire’s Matt Walsh remarked.
“This is always the trajectory for the Left. First they demand tolerance, then acceptance, then celebration, then participation. Learn to say no to these people or it will never end.”
It's hard to imagine sports columnists like Nancy Armour of USA Today attacking Muslims for their rejection of Pride propaganda, but she sees no problem in attacking these devout Christians.
Oh for God’s sake. These folks who bastardize religion to suit their bigotry would do well to actually READ the New Testament. I’d recommend starting with Matthew. https://t.co/qAK875xDhZ— Nancy Armour (@nrarmour) June 5, 2022
We hope Nancy Armour's reading of the New Testament extends to Romans 1:25-27.
Most commentators simply don't understand that loving everyone as a Christian means telling people certain actions are extremely harmful to the soul.
SIGN: These men were right to reject the LGBT Pride insignias on their hats and jerseys.
Indeed, by peeling off the rainbow logo from their jerseys and wearing the standard team hat, the five pitchers have taken a stand against an ideology that's antithetical to Christianity.
Major League Baseball (MLB) and every other professional sports league have promoted LGBTQ causes in recent years, including showcasing a “marriage” proposal between two homosexuals in front of a stadium packed with families.
Sports are no longer safe from the tenticles of the LGBT movement, with players being strong-armed into virtue signaling for causes they disagree with.
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Another activist was cruder about it: “If you’re celebrating the overturn of RoeVWade, disrespectfully, go f**k yourself. No literally. #SEXSTRIKE Don’t f**k your husbands, don’t f**k your boyfriends, don’t f**k that random from that one app. NO SEX WITH SPERM DONORS UNTIL WE HAVE OUR RIGHTS.” Others seem to be so livid that they do not understand the concept of healthy relationships, with one feminist telling women to leave their husbands if they are pro-life.
Conservatives have been broadly supportive of the trend. Rod Dreher posted a photo of one angry feminist lying on her back on the pavement with some other protestors hoisting a sign that read: “I’m on a strike! No choice for me? No sex for him!” Dreher’s comment: “Your terms are acceptable, madam.”
Your terms are acceptable, madam. pic.twitter.com/sLzvMKMz0c
— Rod Dreher (@roddreher) June 26, 2022
This all may seem ridiculous, but there is at least some evidence that new pro-life laws will result in behavior modification. The New York Post reported in January that men were getting vasectomies in the wake of the Texas Heartbeat Act, with a 15% spike in appointments for voluntary sterilization. The assumption here, keep in mind, is that those men made use of legal abortion to terminate any children resulting from coital encounters they intended to be strictly casual. It’s no surprise that many men are upset by Roe’s overturn—in front of the U.S. Supreme Court this weekend, I saw men holding signs reading: “Men for Choice!” and one fellow with a sign that stated: “I will aid and abet abortion!” These men need abortion access because it gives them access to women’s bodies without commitment to any children they might conceive.
Interestingly, polls indicate that more American women are pro-life than pro-choice, and so it is no surprise that so many men are so angry about this decision. A post-Roe world will be profoundly different than the one we left behind in many ways that we cannot yet understand, and we are just starting to get a glimpse of it.