On Rush Limbaugh's 'Slut' Comment

Cal Thomas

On Rush Limbaugh's 'Slut' Comment

You've probably heard about the flap surrounding Rush Limbaugh and the words he used to characterize a 30-year-old law student at Georgetown University who wanted the school to pay for contraceptives for her and her friends. To his credit, Rush apologized.

But as I write in my column today, what words would describe the behavior in which the woman and her friends engage? It is, after all, premarital sex, and Georgetown is a Catholic university. That church's doctrines oppose what the Bible calls fornication. So the question is: why should it be forced to provide something that encourages behavior that church opposes?

Some people might not like the words Limbaugh used to describe such behavior, preferring "sexually active" and "sex worker." In our PC culture, such words are designed to remove any negative attitudes toward what we used to call what Limbaugh called such behavior. Changing the words doesn't change the behavior any more than switching labels on cans of corns and beans changes what's in the cans. Get it?

I'm Cal Thomas in Washington.

Publication date: March 6, 2012

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