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The Southern Baptist Convention, the nation's largest and most politically powerful Protestant denomination, voted Wednesday to oppose in vitro fertilization. The move may signal the beginning of a broad turn on the right against IVF ...



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I would like for the Southern Baptist Convention to clarify an important point:

Do IVF babies have souls?

#1 | Posted by snoofy at 2024-06-12 03:57 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

"Do IVF babies have souls?"

We'll know if Alabama gives 10 dependent write-offs for that one woman's 10 frozen eggs.

#2 | Posted by Danforth at 2024-06-12 04:08 PM | Reply

Humans playing with life or death at the cellular level is unacceptable.

Yet, playing with life or death at local, regional, or global scales, generally through environmental pollution, commercialization of basic needs to live, war, the total failure to support "their fellow man", all that is perfectly acceptable.

The word for this behavior is hypocrisy.

#3 | Posted by horstngraben at 2024-06-12 04:09 PM | Reply

Obama sure did scare these Bible humpers.

#4 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2024-06-12 04:17 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

I wonder if they bought some votes for this by letting the No Women Pastors vote lose, which it did.

Personally, I don't care what they do as an, "Association", more what they lend their support to when it comes to law and politics.

Trump is right (never thought I'd type those words!) to be worried about his messaging, as the article notes, for both this issue and abortion, as both affect lots of people regardless of their politics.

#5 | Posted by Corky at 2024-06-12 05:06 PM | Reply

This type of mindset by special interest groups are why the U.S. is behind other regions in stem cell research.

#6 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2024-06-12 07:22 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

They're a cult

#7 | Posted by hamburglar at 2024-06-12 07:48 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I'd like to loudly invite all Southern Baptists who care about women and those who struggled to have children to publicly join either branch of the Methodist Church.

#8 | Posted by Tor at 2024-06-12 08:33 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Some recent clients have plunged me into the world of Santorum-level Catholic craziness when it comes to fetuses.

Women/families who celebrate a miscarried child's due date as a family birthday. "Three years later, my children still miss the sister they didn't know."

Miscarriages and stillbirths are all named and they serve intercessory functions in heaven.

Mothers insisting on holding the remains of a miscarriage at 10 weeks.

Looney tunes.

Southern Baptists are universally wrong on just about everything. It's what happens when you've had a methodical driving out of dissenting voices for 45 years.

I knew a Southern Baptist pastor who was at Southern Seminary in 1979, the beginning of the takeover. Guy liked to bring up Metallica. I can't imagine many like him followed in his footsteps.

#9 | Posted by Dbt2 at 2024-06-12 10:50 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

The "christian" right is expanding their war on women.

#10 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2024-06-13 09:51 AM | Reply

o publicly join either branch of the Methodist Church.

Everything I know about the methodists I learned from Prairie Home Companion.

#11 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2024-06-13 09:51 AM | Reply

Why is IVF necessary? Isn't this planet already overpopulated?

#12 | Posted by sentinel at 2024-06-13 10:07 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Heres a revolutionary idea.

Leaving "sugar honey iced tea" that don't concern you alone.

#13 | Posted by fresno500 at 2024-06-13 01:30 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

@#12 you'll have to forgive those horrible monsters that want to have a child.

@#11 I think those were Lutherans.

#14 | Posted by Tor at 2024-06-13 06:22 PM | Reply

this is religious zealotry, not ignorance, that can be addressed... but zealotry morphs into fanaticism. look no further than Ireland, England, Sweden, France to see what the religious abrogation of personal freedom can do. with all the pressing problems we face...but they'd say they were saving a baby. and they vote

#15 | Posted by brerrabbit at 2024-06-13 11:36 PM | Reply

white baptist sects are little more than
an 'organized hate group for Jesus' anymore.

Most of their agenda reflects hate towards
one group or another. They cannot stand by
and let others live the way they want to live.
They just HAVE to get involved...

#16 | Posted by earthmuse at 2024-06-14 06:37 AM | Reply

And so one group is working to take away a needed medical procedure from all women, because if it weren't available in the 1500's, it must not be "godly"? The American Taliban is, more and more, showing itself to be the enemy of reason an decency, but hey, Trump is their guy so he must be godly, whatever that means?

#17 | Posted by Hughmass at 2024-06-14 07:28 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

This is like abortion. Many of these people voting against IVF? If they want either one they will get one anyway. The truth will be hidden, something the hard Right is good at.

#18 | Posted by Zed at 2024-06-14 07:29 AM | Reply

"The resolution, which was passed by nearly 11,000 so-called messengers to the Southern Baptist Convention's annual meeting"

No problem. All we have to do is form a group of 12,000 people to ban Southern Baptists.

#19 | Posted by Derek_Wildstar at 2024-06-14 12:54 PM | Reply

"All I want to do is this. I just want to find 11,780 Baptists, which is one more than we have because we won the state."

#20 | Posted by snoofy at 2024-06-14 01:06 PM | Reply


What did you expect from a church that was founded on the principle of preserving Black slavery?

These are not good people.

#21 | Posted by DarkVader at 2024-06-14 01:14 PM | Reply


How do you keep a southern baptist from drinking all your beer?

Bring along a second one.

#22 | Posted by DarkVader at 2024-06-14 01:18 PM | Reply

Cool. So don't use IVF.

Not hard.

#23 | Posted by jpw at 2024-06-14 02:52 PM | Reply

People that need IVF are a bad enough situation you would think that everyone else would feel the need to f*** off and leave them alone.

#24 | Posted by Tor at 2024-06-14 03:01 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1


#25 | Posted by sentinel at 2024-06-14 06:09 PM | Reply

A Catholic or SBC woman is the definition of self -loathing.

#26 | Posted by northguy3 at 2024-06-14 08:11 PM | Reply

A Catholic or SBC woman is the definition of self -loathing.....#26 | POSTED BY NORTHGUY3

More like indoctrination and/or fear

#27 | Posted by brerrabbit at 2024-06-15 11:37 AM | Reply

Religion needs to die.

#28 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2024-06-15 06:01 PM | Reply


You say that like it makes them less real.

#29 | Posted by Tor at 2024-06-15 06:35 PM | Reply

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