Mr. Smith calls animal rights activism a quasi religion that maintains
equality between animals and people. (Posted by: Religio-Political Talk) He argues that human obligation to
other humans is more important than any obligation to other animals.
The event is at the Discovery Institute in Seattle.
The Daily Caller note the upside-down world of the left
effectively barring conservative columnist Ann Coulter from speaking on
campus last week, the Jesuit college Fordham University welcomed
infanticide and bestiality advocate Peter Singer for a panel discussion
According to Fordham’s media relations website,
Singer, a tenured Princeton bioethics professor, spoke from 4 to 6 p.m.
in a panel the university promised “will provoke Christians to think
about other animals in new ways.”
Singer has long lamented the societal stigma against having sex with animals.
“Not so long ago,” Singer wrote in one essay,
“any form of sexuality not leading to the conception of children was
seen as, at best, wanton lust, or worse, a perversion. One by one, the
taboos have fallen. But … not every taboo has crumbled.”
In the essay, titled “Heavy Petting,”
Singer concluded that “sex across the species barrier,” while not
normal, “ceases to be an offence [sic] to our status and dignity as
“Occasionally mutually satisfying activities may develop” when humans have sex with their pets, he claimed.
addition to supporting bestiality and immediately granting equal legal
rights to animals, Singer has also advocated euthanizing the mentally
ill and aborting disabled infants on utilitarian grounds.
In his 1993 essay “Taking Life,” Singer,
in a section called “Justifying Infanticide and Non-Voluntary
Euthanasia,” wrote that “killing a disabled infant is not morally
equivalent to killing a person.”
often it is not wrong at all,” he added, noting that newborns should
not be considered people until approximately a month after their birth.