How to tell that liberalism has distorted your moral sense

January 24, 2013 § 6 Comments

In the incident discussed in the previous post, we learn that

Kathleen Quinlan of Kettering … said in the Dec. 14 lawsuit that her firing for moral reasons was discriminatory because male employees who engage in premarital sex don’t face the same consequences “insomuch as they do not show outward signs of engaging in sexual intercourse (i.e., pregnancy).”

In situations where some people are – and others are not – getting away with doing grave moral wrong and violating their contracts, it doesn’t seem unreasonable to be outraged that some people are getting away with it!  But once you hear the word “discrimination” uttered, nine times out of ten you can be sure that the outrage is over the fact that some people aren’t getting away with it!

§ 6 Responses to How to tell that liberalism has distorted your moral sense

  • James says:

    Would have been good material for an episode of Ally McBeal.

  • […] mercy simpliciter the woman would not be suing the diocese.  She is suing the diocese because she feels she is entitled to the job she lost, even though she lost it because she voluntarily broke her […]

  • DeNihilist says:

    And there is the eternal rub. When a tree falls in the forest, does it make a sound?

    I guess what gets me in this episode and those like it, if a woman does not want to get pregnant nowadays, it is really hard for her to get pregnant. With all of the birth control, pill, cap, foam, condom, wire, etc. available to the modern woman, I find the bleating of unfairness a strawman that even Don Quixote, could knock down.

  • Zippy says:

    DeNihilist:
    Those things do fail though; so the outrage that some people aren’t getting away with it constitutes an imperative for the backstop of abortion.

  • […] the consequences of out-of-wedlock sex could include (but did not always include, and never did so equally for both men and women) shame, loss of status and income, and other consequences.  Pro-lifers worry that these things […]

  • […] In reality though that isn’t what they propose, because none of them (so far) will sign up for draconian investigations into everyones’ private lives in order to insure that invisible sins carry equal consequences alongside visible sins.  So in the end the outrage isn’t over the fact that some people are getting away with it.  The outrage is over the fact that some people aren’t. […]

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