The woman at the well had much more integrity than Sandra Fluke.
While calling her a slut and a prostitute is not a good idea...she certainly needs to be held accountable for the lies she has told (pretending to be a 23 yr old coed), and for purposefully setting out to attack the first amendment rights of religious groups
Well, we need to make a key distinction here:
I don't believe that the woman @ the well was going around either advocating her lifestyle -- or asking the people around her to pay for it.
That's missing in some of the cultural evals here.
Allow me to provide a parallel commentary:
If a given alcoholic is having issues, do we really want to pile on with all the alkie & 'drunk' comments & Jokes?
(Of course not)
But what if the alcoholic is both openly celebrating that lifestyle and lobbying Congress to pay for it?
What then? Do we just reference him as the "woman at the well" only & ignore the cultural devastation being attempted here in the name of "protection?"
See, this is why the Church has lost its voice in speaking out vs. homosexuality.
For a time, homosexuality was being compared to alcoholism...that both had some genetic "predisposition" to those lifestyles.
The difference there was we had AA groups -- not "celebrate alcoholism" movements.
By all means, give mercy to alcoholics, homosexuals and loose women all...but what do we do when some of these step out and start celebrating/exporting their lifestyles as something supposedly worth emulating? I don't read that the woman @ the well was openly doing that. What do we do when these types want taxpayers to pay for those given lifestyles?
Sorry...Fishtank...your compassion & your spirit is in the right place. And you're right about the namecalling...which doesn't foster dialogue. But your commentary is incomplete.