CONTRACEPTION AND PERSECUTION
By: Charles E Rice
Hardcover - 128pp
Contraceptive sex, wrote social science researcher Mary Eberstadt in 2012, is the fundamental social fact of our time. In this important and pointed book, Charles E. Rice, of the Notre Dame Law School, makes the novel claim that the acceptance of contraception is a prelude to persecution. He makes the striking point that contraception is not essentially about sex. It is a First Commandment issue: Who is God?
It was at the Anglican Lambeth Conference of 1930 when for the first time a Christian denomination said that contraception could ever be a moral choice. The advent of the Pill in the 1960s made the practice of contraception practically universal. This involved a massive displacement of the Divine Law as a normative measure of conduct, not only on sex but across the board. Nature abhors a vacuum. The State moved in to occupy the place formerly held by God as the ultimate moral Lawgiver. The State put itself on a collision course with religious groups and especially with the Catholic Church, which continues to insist on that traditional teacher. A case in point is the Obama Regimes Health Care Mandate, coercing employers to provide, contrary to conscience, abortifacients and contraceptives to their employees. Add into the cart or wish list above.