Richard Land is a form of repugnant humanity that makes even Rush Limbaugh and Ann Coulter seem compassionate. Only a true believer — in the form of a white, overprivileged, outrageously self-righteous, conservative Southern Baptist conservative Christian male — could be so insulated and heartless. His chosen target is an often vilified and incredibly diverse minority: single mothers.
According to Stephen D. Foster, Jr. at Addicting Info:
I don’t think that every creature of Land’s ilk is intentionally trotted out as a polarizing tool, but I am just cynical enough to believe that, throughout the country, there are many Christians who are in wholehearted agreement with Land. Childless couples, bitter and envious at the thought of a worthless stranger getting knocked up when it is they who truly deserve such a gift from God.
Why is it that no one EVER asks where the guys got off to? Single mothers aren’t all single by choice. “Fathers” bail all the time, but it’s the women who take the brunt of Christian and conservative abuse. It is too much to hope that those people could, for one moment, contemplate what it might be like to be a young woman who, rather than aborting an unwanted pregnancy (because that’s inhuman), chooses to raise her child, with or without the help of the father (or the government). That would require empathy, compassion, and a choice not to judge women they don’t even know – qualities that conservative Christians were, apparently, born without.
So at the very least, rather than encouraging mothers to give up their babies, why doesn’t Richard Land encourage deadbeat dads to man up.