On the Evils of Contraception

(published by forwardseeking.com, 3/12/12)

The last couple weeks there has been more focus and discussion on contraception than the last few decades combined and many people think it is about time.

Everyone knows that contraception is evil because it encourages young people to have sex. It sends a clear signal that sex is normal when the message should be that sexual desires and relations are clearly abnormal. Obviously, without contraception teens’ hormones just would not work properly and they would never think about or want sex, just as their parents and grandparents all avoided it during the so-called sexual revolution that started in the 1960’s. Everyone also knows that there were no teen pregnancies or out-of-wedlock births in the 1950’s or decades previous to that. It’s common knowledge that young people did not have sexual urges back then, and those who did had it beaten out of them. That’s the way it should be.

But it is not only young people who are destroyed by the easy availability of contraception. Without condoms and the pill and other methods of keeping sperm from its intended target there would be no prostitution. It would not be the oldest profession in the world if condoms weren’t also the oldest product in the world. They go hand in hand. And that’s the way men and women should be—hand in hand and nothing in anything else.

This doesn’t even begin to touch upon the tragedy wrought upon families that use birth control methods. Husbands and wives who could have 15 to 18 children to help them with their businesses and around the house—just like the good old days—now find themselves limited to 1.5 children. Seriously, what can they do with half a child? Sex outside of marriage is just wrong. Within marriage it is solely for the purpose of procreation. If you don’t want children then don’t get married. Marriage is only for one man and one woman in order to have babies.

It is bad enough that condoms are now advertised on television and the radio. Those ads need to be banned again, and replaced with more ads for things like Viagra and Rogaine and Lexus, things that make men more attractive to women, who will then want to have their babies.

Rush Limbaugh is a hero for speaking the truth. He’s a family values man so there’s no doubt he doesn’t use birth control and that he and his new wife will soon bring more beautiful babies into the world. That’s probably why he divorced his first three wives, because they didn’t have children together, and that’s the purpose of marriage. Please pray for him to be blessed with a baby soon. And just say no to contraception.

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About Callen Harty

Originally from Shullsburg, Wisconsin Callen Harty is the author of Empty Playground: A Survivor's Story, a memoir about surviving childhood sex abuse. His first book was My Queer Life, a compilation of over 30 years worth of writing on living life as a queer man. It includes essays, poems, speeches, monologues, and more. Both are available on Amazon.com, Kindle, or can be ordered through local bookstores, He has written almost two dozen plays and 50 monologues that have been produced. Most of them have been produced at Broom Street Theater in Madison, Wisconsin where he has been an actor, writer, and director since 1983. He served as the Artistic Director of the theater from 2005-2010. Monologues he wrote for the Wisconsin Veterans’ Museum won him awards from the Wisconsin Historical Society and the American Association of State and Local History. He has also had essays, poems, and articles published in newspapers and magazines around the country and has taken the top prize in several photo contests. His writing has appeared in Out!, James White Review, Scott Stamp Monthly, Wisconsin State Journal, and elsewhere. He has had several essays published online for Forward Seeking, Life After Hate, and The Progressive. Callen has also been a community activist for many years. He was the co-founder of Young People Caring, UW-Madison’s 10% Society, and Proud Theater. He served as the first President of Young People Caring and as the Artistic Director for Proud Theater for its first five years. He is still an adult mentor for the group. In 2003 he won OutReach’s Man of the Year award for his queer community activism. OutReach is Madison, Wisconsin’s lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender community center. He also won a Community Shares of Wisconsin Backyard Hero award for his sex abuse survivor activism work. He has been invited to speak before many community groups, at a roundtable on queer community theater in New York City, and has emceed several events.
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