Elena at My Domestic Church reviews the confrontation between Sean Hannity and Father Thomas Euteneuer from Human Life International on the topic of Sean’s public dissent on contraception. This was in response to a column Father Euteneuer wrote taking Sean Hannity to task on this issue. Not surprisingly Elena notes the multiple logical fallacies that Sean Hannity made during the exchange such as Sean talking about his educational background and that contraception reduces abortion. And of course he trotted out the NFP equals contraception argument. The argument is always made as if this was a devastating critique that could not possible be answered by Church teaching. As if the first thing that pops into people’s mind on this subject could not possibly be answered by the Church who has thought long and hard on contraception.
I use to listen to Hannity’s show more frequently, but rarely listen to it now. For one he does not have much to offer in tehe area as a conservative philosopher and his reasoning to defend issues (that I usually agree with him on) are pretty much stock replies that he just uses over and over. His cafeteria Catholicism has repeatedly shown itself in the area of torture and contraception. Mostly his own defense of contraception in his own life was to put off children while he built his radio career. Because obviously children could get in the way of such a lofty goal. Darn those gifts of God for possibly getting in the way of a career. Gee you just might have to make sacrifices, and of course God would never want you to make sacrifices or to perhaps to pick up a cross. In fact it is really quite unfair of God to make us fertile so early and not have it timed to a perfect storm of optimum career path and are willingness of finding that it is time.
Gerald posted the transcript.
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