You have to
hate love the way “pastor” Steven Anderson dances around this issue.
Instead of simply saying “Using painkillers during childbirth is sinful” he says,
“Don’t get all mad at me, I’m not up here saying….I’m just saying is it really right to take narcotics while you’re having a baby? If you’re just having a baby normally, the way God created you to have a baby, is it right for you to take narcotics while you’re having a baby? You decide. You throw that one around, ok. Because God is saying this is what’s going to happen, this is part of what I’ve ordained.”
I sense in his hesitance to be more succinct in his phrasing, that there’s a significant chance he may have been assaulted by a mother the last time he made pronounced his theological judgment on childbirth.
Also amusing, his defense: “Well God originally said it and He’s a man.”
So, there you have it. God is a man who enjoys watching women suffering during childbirth.
Anyway, this one is dedicated to all the mothers and soon-to-be mothers out there. Steven Anderson may think you’re going to hell for using an epidural, but we sure do appreciate you taking the time to give birth to all of us.
We owe you one.