Just look at the fabulous example set by
my mother. Ever heard of birth control,
Mom, whether or not it’s frowned
upon by LDS doctrine? Yeah, I get
that the Church celebrates procreation.
More little Mormons means more big
Mormons, equating to in-the-black
tithing. Other religions expect monetary
donations, and some would no doubt
like a percentage of their parishioners’
incomes. But how many demand that
ten percent come off the top before
the bills are paid? The LDS church claims
it’s God’s law. You’re supposed to pay it
faithfully and happily because obedience
to the law brings rewards from God.
But would God really ask for money?
What if that means those few-too-many
offspring go a little hungry, a little cold?
What about the concept of overpopulation?
And not just worldwide, Mom. How
about overpopulating our home with too
many kids to care about properly?
I know you claim to love us equally.
But the truth is, Mom, the little ones
get more attention, and if I mentioned
it, you’d tell me that’s only fair. Maybe
so. But I’d argue that as hard as diapers
and potty training might be, easing us
into adulthood is a much more difficult
job and that’s why you refuse to do it.