Friday, July 07, 2006

Right Wingnut II: Rush's Wayward Willie Update

You've probably heard that right-wing radio blabbermouth, drug addict and career hypocrite Rush Limbaush wiggled out from under prosecution for having a bottle of Viagra with his doctor's name on it.

You probably have not asked yourself what Limbaugh was doing the an erectile dysfunction medication in the first place.

The Rev. Debra W. Haffner, a Unitarian Universalist minister and sexologist, has done so. She takes a crack at the question at her blog, Sexuality and Religion: What's the Connection?:
This is the man who in 2004 wrote a column called, "Close Your Fly, You Won't Die." This is a man who says that one of his 35 truths is "Abstinence protects against STDS and pregnancy - every time it's tried." This is a man who supports abstinence-only-until-marriage education that teaches that sex only belongs in marriage, the program that says that sex in marriage is the "expected standard of human sexual activity."

The news reports . . . haven't mentioned that Rush is divorced -- three times -- or that he is single today. So, if Rush is using Viagra for the same reason other men use Viagra, does that mean . . . ? You bet. So much for expected standards. So much for living according to the values you espouse in the public square. If I was Rush's minister, I'd want to talk to him about how it's important to make sexual decisions consistent with your personal values.

But this is what I really want to know -- did they find an equal number of condoms in his suitcase? Because, Rush, if you aren't going to be abstinent, they are the only thing that are going to protect you.

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