Thursday, December 07, 2006

Keroack Redux

Last week, we at Holier Than Thou took a hard look at Eric Keroack, the Conservative Christian OB/GYN appointed by President George W. Bush to oversee the federal Office of Population Affairs, which oversees a $283 million budget for federally funded teen pregnancy, family planning and abstinence programs.

And at that time we noted that Keroack — the man to be in charge of family planning for the United States — opposes contraception. But the bizarreness doesn’t end there.

Now comes word that Keroack promotes the idea that THIS disrupts one’s brain chemistry, creating a physiological barrier to a happy marriage. What?

A. Birth-control pills
B. The “Plan B” morning after pill
C. Abortion
D. Pre-marital sex

D: Pre-marital sex, according to Keroack, changes the chemicals in one’s brain that make it impossible to be happily married later in life. The pseudo-science behind this outlandish — and universally discredited claim — is that people who have sex before marriage are in chronic emotional pain, thus lowering their levels of oxytocin, and therefore limiting their ability to bond with others.

“People who have misused their sexual faculty and become bonded to multiple persons will diminish the power of oxytocin to maintain a permanent bond with an individual,” writes Keroack.

That, of course, and the fact that the aliens that fly out of his butt will use their ray beams to make those who have sex out of wedlock sprout horns and tails, too!


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