This is absolutely too horrific for me to write about. It is too enraging, misleading (i.e., the lie that emergency contraception is an abortion, and the lie that abortion is murder…oh, and let us not forget the support of spousal rape!…, just to start) and sickening. So I’m posting it over; please spread and share to help educate as many people as possible on the atrocities these sick bastards (best word I can use, sorry) support and believe in.
Virginia State Senator Richard Black does not believe spousal rape should be a crime. When the issue came before the Virginia Legislature in 2002, Black opposed making criminalising rape by a person’s spouse, saying “living together, sleeping in the same bed, she’s in a nightie, there’s no injury and so forth or anything.”
The State Senator went further, speaking of hi “enormous fear” that husbands everywhere would become prone to vengeful rape allegations from embittered ex-wives. Black is currently running to replace Virginia Rep. Frank Wolf, a moderate Republican who is retiring.
Molly Redden has written a piece for Mother Jones which lists out Black’s toxic positions on a range of social and political issues:
Black has referred to emergency contraception, which does not cause abortions, as “baby pesticide.”
- Black fought to block a statue of Abraham Lincoln at a former Confederate site in Richmond. “Putting a statue to [Lincoln] there is sort of like putting the Confederate flag at the Lincoln Memorial,” Black told the Washington Post.
- He has argued that abortion is a worse evil than slavery.
- Black invited a TV reporter to film him using a library terminal to watch violent rape porn – in efforts to demonstrate why porn sites should be blocked on library computers. Loudoun librarians say they only ever received one complaint about porn on their computers—against Black, when he pulled his rape pornography stunt.
- He has spoken frequently to media outlets about sexual assault in the military, and called military rape “as predictable as human nature.” “Think of yourself at 25,” Black told a newspaper in 1996. “Wouldn’t you love to have a group of 19-year-old girls under your control, day in, day out?”
- The 1999 massacre at Columbine High School inspired Black to suggest legislation requiring Virginia students to address their teachers as “Ma’am,” “Sir,” “Mr.,” “Ms.,” or “Mrs.,” because, Black explained, “The counterculture revolution of the ’70s took the war into the classroom. Before that time, public schools were a model of decorum, and then we began this thing we’ve seen play out at Columbine.”
- Black has introduced legislation permitting Virginians to purchase “Choose Life” license plates, with funds going to Virginia crisis pregnancy centers. Since the plates became available in 2009, NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia calculates they have raised $223,000 for these facilities, where staff have been found to tell women, falsely, that abortion increases their chance of breast cancer and infertility.
- In 2005, he promoted a bill that would have required abortion providers to tell women that a fetus being aborted 20 weeks after conception may be able to feel pain, a medically unsupported claim. Black sent senators plastic figures of fetuses with a letter asking, “Would you kill this child?” as a Senate committee prepared to vote on the bill.
- In 2003, Black tried to pass legislation preventing same-sex couples to apply for low-interest home loans from the Virginia Housing and Development Authority. The current policy, he explained, “subsidize[s] sodomy and adultery.”
- In 2005, Black even urged his constituents to picket a local high school that had staged a student’s one-act play about a gay high school football player. Portraying same-sex relationships in “a cute or favorable light,” he contended, put children at risk of contracting HIV. “If I’m the last person on the face of this Earth to vote against legalizing sodomy,” Black once said, “I’ll do it.”
- He championed legislation to ban same-sex couples from adopting children, claiming that gay men and women are more prone to violence, alcoholism, and suicide.
This is a state senator that holds hostile views about women, ethnic minorities and LGBT people – if you aren’t a rich, straight, white man, this guy isn’t terribly keen that you exist at all. But even if you are a rich, straight, white, man – he likely hold views that you would consider relics from time since passed. As America evolves, does it really need political representatives who are keen to put the shackles back on the feet of African Americans, the women back in the kitchen, the LGBT people back in the closet, and make spouses immune from prosecution for sex crimes against their partners?
The Republican Party says – Hell yeah!
I say he is a threat to humanity and society and should be locked up… Forget running for any form of position of power.