This is a critique to a Samantha Allen’s article published on The Daily Beast on Good Friday March 25, 2016.
Michigan Satanists Defend Planned Parenthood on Good Friday was a showdown that can only be described as biblical: The Satanic Temple of Detroit versus the Pro-Life Action League outside of a Planned Parenthood clinic on Good Friday.
It was an apocalyptical rather than a biblical showdown, and Satanism of this magnitude has contributed to prompt the Urgent Warning Message.
People generally like to associate themselves with big winners and Satan is the biggest loser, a previous angel that first did not understand his role in God’s Kingdom and second vented his defeat and frustration on Humanity leading us into sin.
The Satanic Temple of Detroit should defend a worthy cause instead of Satanism that will eventually lead the satanic members to Hell where their hero, Satan, will crush them.
Led by Detroit chapter director Jex Blackmore, members of the Satanic Temple traveled to Planned Parenthood’s Ann Arbor, Michigan, location to counter-protest the anti-abortion group.
In images from the protest, Blackmore can be seen wearing a crown of thorns and a faux pregnancy belly while carrying a cross meant to symbolize “the burden of oppressive mandates endured by women,” as the Satanic Temple noted in a press release.
The Satanists marched in front of a small crowd of anti-abortion protesters, including a priest, standing next to a sign that said, “We Are Praying For You and Your Baby.”
Blasphemy supplants the Fear of the Lord! Ms. Blackmore, where the anti-abortion protesters praying for you and your baby? You have sinned against the Holy Spirit because you have conspicuously shut your eyes to the Light.
Blackmore told The Daily Beast that the protest was meant to refute the parallels that Pro-Life Action League (PLAL) was trying to draw between the crucifixion and abortion.
“In the current abortion debate, she said, “it’s not the fetus, nor the church that suffers—but women who bear the greatest burden.”
Both crucifixion and abortion lead to death whereas pregnancy should lead to life; furthermore, in most instances, women can decide about their own pregnancy.
PLAL was there to perform one of its annual “Way of the Cross for Victims of Abortion” protests, which are held at dozens of clinics around the country to mark the Christian religious holiday.
“On a bleak Friday afternoon nearly 2,000 years ago, our savior Jesus Christ was crucified at Golgotha, ‘the place of the skull,’” PLAL’s official announcement read. “Today, we have our own Golgotha: the abortion clinic, where His image is violently destroyed, again and again, by abortion.”
Billed as a “vigil,” PLAL protesters typically kneel outside abortion clinics at these events and pray for “victims” of abortion, moving through 12 stations of the cross.
There are traditionally 14 Stations of the Cross. If we call an abortion clinic, we should call the Auschwitz Concentration Camp a hospital.
In response, the Satanic Temple’s “Sanctions of the Cross” procession was intended to protest Michigan legislators who have sponsored anti-abortion bills which would require abortion providers to become licensed as surgical outpatient facilities, and which would cut funding to health-care providers that offer abortion.
Licensing supports the health of prospective mothers of aborted children and Defunding Planned Parenthood would allow the transfer of state money from contentious to honorable endeavors, such as the upgrade of water resources in Flint, Michigan. Some people do not want their money to contribute to the death of innocent, defenseless preborn children.
“The Satanic Temple believes that all people are entitled to make informed decisions about their health, family and future without coercion,” the group announced in its press release. “The philosophical and religious opinions of some should not be used to legislate morality.”
Is America the land of the free and the home of the brave or the abysm of immorality? Is America symbol the bold eagle or the ostrich?