Former OC GOP Central Committee member Craig Alexander, who also ran unsuccessfully for the Capistrano Unified School District in this year’s General Election, commented today on Facebook that the product of rape is a “gift from God.” He was sharing a story about a woman who was raped but opted to keep the child – and her husband agreed to raise it.
I can see where Craig was going with this – but there is no way that most Americans would agree that raping women results in “gifts from God.” This view sadly is common in the Republican Party. Click here for dozens of examples of Republican elected officials saying the craziest things about rape, such as:
- “When life begins with the horrible situation of rape, that is something that God intended to happen.” – failed GOP Senate Candidate Richard Mourdock
- “The hand of the almighty is at work. His ways are higher than our ways. He has the ability to take difficult, tragic, horrific circumstances and then turn them into wonderful examples.” – Idaho GOP State Senator Brent Crane
You can read more such crazed comments on a website that tracks days without a GOP rape mention. Needless to say that there are almost daily crazy rape mentions by Republicans all over the U.S.
Salon also put up a list of nutty GOP rape comments here.
And you wonder why the GOP has lost so much ground in California? Now they are trying to fix that by running female candidates – but I wonder what Janet Nguyen, Michelle Steel and Mimi Walters believe about rape – and abortion?
I don’t like abortion but it is obvious that the pro life lobby wants to make abortion illegal even in cases of rape. And make no mistake about it – rape is a horrible assault on women. It is not something ordained by God – unless God is as bad as Lucifer.
You also have to wonder if these Republicans would support adoption of the products of rape by gay couples? I am guessing no on that one.
The Republican Party won’t grow and attract support from women as long as it is full of people who believe that rape is something to be celebrated.