Exhibit A. So the news has been abuzz about Pope Francis' statement regarding condoms and the Zika virus. To be fair, technically, when examined sympathetically and with the belief that Pope Francis has no intention of changing Church teaching, there wasn't a difference between what he said and what Pope Benedict XVI said before him. Technically.
But that's not enough. The fact is, much of liberalism is about loftier goals than learning the Truth and solving problems. It's about forever fighting to increase debauchery and decadence, drunkenness and drug use. So how long did we think it would take for pundits to jump on what Pope Francis said and push it to the next level? If Zika, why not AIDS? And if Zika and AIDS, why not pregnancy for a poverty stricken single woman? Etc.
Just like those groups who push for medicinal marijuana. Sure, I'm willing to talk about drugs used for medical reasons and those reasons alone. But how many of us are stupid enough to believe that's really what they are worried about? Like the filth that is at the heart of so much modern progressive ideals, it's merely exploiting the sick and dying in order to get high. And in keeping with that trend, this is seizing on the fears and struggles of young mothers and the plight of pregnant women in order to kick down a pesky barrier to the world of sex and drugs that liberalism craves so much.