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HalfMooner
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Posted - 04/13/2010 :  13:50:20  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message  Reply with Quote
From The Washington Post:
Virginia pharmacy had plenty of moral convictions, few clients

The Divine Mercy Care Pharmacy in Chantilly proudly and purposefully limited what it would stock on its shelves. But it turns out that no birth control pills, no condoms, no porn, no tobacco and even no makeup added up to one thing:

No customers.

The self-described "pro-life" pharmacy went out of business last month, less than two years after it opened to great fanfare, with a Catholic priest sprinkling holy water on the strip-mall store tucked between an Asian supermarket and a scuba shop.

No word on whether he returned for last rites.

The drugstore was one of a handful across the country that have put the moral conviction of a pharmacist at the forefront of a business. And as a business model, that's fine, I guess.

The nearby scuba store shouldn't be required to sell Snuba equipment, the Airsoft Guns shop across the street shouldn't have to sell the Kalashnikov paintball model and, of course, Lotus Vegetarian down the way shouldn't have to serve up burgers.

. . .

Biology is just physics that has begun to smell bad.” —HalfMooner
Here's a link to Moonscape News, and one to its Archive.

Edited by - HalfMooner on 04/13/2010 14:37:40

sailingsoul
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Posted - 04/13/2010 :  15:28:33   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send sailingsoul a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks HM a big shot of happiness for me today. How fortunate they took on more than the public would swallow. See that! Very stupid people can achieve great things.
What's up with them not selling makeup? That's just something Tammy Faye Baker just won't tolerate, pure sacrilege. Ahh ha ha. SS

PS I've been to Virgina on business trips and always noticed on every trip just how many churches there are there. Wherever I drove I passed churches. At least every half mile even less, on every main road, unbelievable and scary in a way, being in a land of so many whack-a-loons.

There are only two types of religious people, the deceivers and the deceived. SS
Edited by - sailingsoul on 04/13/2010 15:34:55
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HalfMooner
Dingaling

Philippines
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Posted - 04/13/2010 :  23:00:35   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by sailingsoul

Thanks HM a big shot of happiness for me today. . . .
You're very welcome, sailingsoul. Though it's too rare, isn't it wonderful when things actually work out as they should? Here's a case where fundamentalist "family values" was actually defeated by a confrontation with its unreality, through the mechanism of capitalism. Not something one sees every day, but it's sweet.

Personally, I feel that pharmacies should be required to provide, at minimum, all legal medications that may be prescribed by physicians. A good selection of condoms should also be required, as a public health matter. Carrying makeup or porn should be the owner's choice. Tobacco shouldn't be sold in drug stores.

Biology is just physics that has begun to smell bad.” —HalfMooner
Here's a link to Moonscape News, and one to its Archive.
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