The NARNians are now ranting about the flying imam story. They are also talking about the cab drivers refusing to take passengers who have bottles of liquor in their luggage, and the cashiers who don't want to scan pork. It goes without saying they failed to mention the pharmacists who want to refuse to dispense prescriptions they don't approve of.
It's nonsense that cab drivers should be able to refuse to take passengers who have bottles of liquor in their luggage, and cashiers are able to refuse to scan pork products for religious reasons. This is similar to the nonsense of pharmacists refusing to fill contraceptive and emergency contraceptive prescriptions.
It's interesting how the anti-muslim crowd are pushing their outrage from the stories about the cab drivers, the flying imams and the cashiers to push the "all muslims are terrorists" meme. The same crowd didn't have any outrage about the pharmacists who refuse to fill prescriptions for emergency contraception who claim their religion tells them not to do it. I don't know how it's "christian" to refuse to fill a prescription for emergency contraception for a rape victim.
On the pharmacist issue, I think attitudes will change should pharmacists start refusing to fill viagra prescriptions for moral reasons.
Saturday, March 24, 2007