By Diogenes ( articles ) | Oct 25, 2005
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A couple in Arkansas has sixteen children. A columnist in San Francisco flips out:
But that would be, you know, mean. Mean and callous to suggest that this might be the most disquieting photo you see all year, this bizarre Duggar family of 18 spotless white hyperreligious interchangeable people with alarmingly bad hair, the kids ranging in ages from 1 to 17 ... It's wrong to be this judgmental. Wrong to suggest that it is exactly this kind of weird pathological protofamily breeding-happy gluttony that's making the world groan and cry and recoil, contributing to vicious overpopulation rates and unrepentant economic strain and a bitter moral warpage resulting from a massive viral outbreak of homophobic neo-Christians across our troubled and Bush-ravaged land. Or is it?
Thank you, Mister Morford. We concede you're unlikely to make the same mistake.
Johann Sebastian Bach had twenty children, at least three of whom earned recognition as composers in their own right. One wonders what the Morfords among us would make of Bach and his tribe -- in terms of hyperreligious people with alarmingly bad hair, I mean. Granted not every family can play in these leagues, but as massive viral outbreaks of homophobic neo-Christians go, I'd say the Duggars' is one of the best.
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