The American Family Association's "Today's Issues" program yesterday featured Phyllis Schlafly, the religious right's anti-feminist icon, as their guest. The conversation eventually turned to environmentalism and population control.
Willy of Richmond, VA, called in to ask, "God gave us love and liberty to all people, not just the people who agree with President Obama. And I believe the people who are running the Democrat party are the worst kind of population control freaks and I hate to use that word but, and I believe that's why they promote abortion and they teach people to love animals and hate people and you've got so many young women in this country who think they don't want to have babies…"
"Willy is certainly correct," Schlafly responded. " There are powerful people in this country, including some in the Obama administration, some in the government, some in the media, who are population control people. They really want to worship the earth instead of God and they want to make people subservient to serving and preserving the earth. Now, God allows us to be the stewards of the earth and we're supposed to take good care of it, but we've got to get our priorities in order. We worship God, not the earth. The population control people have been very effective. The reproduction rate of people in this country — and particularly of Christians — has been below replacement level. I'm glad I have six children and they are great children."