In the back of my church, there are always a set of pamphlets titled “Life matters: yada yada yada”. The other day I saw one titled as I’ve titled this post. I didn’t read it, but I nevertheless know what’s in it. An appeal for the government not to infringe on our freedom to do whatever we want, a praise of the founding fathers for getting us into this mess, and maybe, just maybe, a short mention of the fact that contraception is morally wrong. Now I could go into how religious freedom is doctrinally erroneous or how anti-contraception arguments based on religious freedom are losing arguments, but instead, I’ll just consider how ridiculously sad this is. It’s basically saying, “we give up on winning the culture wars, we fully and completely accept that vice will rule, but would you (the left) pretty please accept a conditional surrender” (the left won’t accept a conditional surrender, BTW). Is a more defeatist attitude even possible?