Earlier today, via Facebook, I suggested that the narrative about Akin was not just about birth control, abortion, and the such, but about something more sinister.
Guess who Akin’s spiritual adviser is? D. James. Kennedy:
2. Kennedy suggests rape victims can be responsible for being raped. In “Life: An Inalienable Right,” Kennedy expresses concern that rape victims who chose to get an abortion are occasionally responsible for their own rape, saying that “Even if they want to say the woman had some part in it—which in most cases they probably don’t—surely the baby did nothing wrong, so the only innocent party is killed and the rapist often goes free.” He doesn’t elaborate on how this might be true, but another Kennedy sermon says “the immodest woman is contributing to the lust of other people” by wearing revealing clothing.
Akin sees Kennedy as a spiritual and intellectual mentor… Wow….