Satan worshippers launched a counter-protest against pro-lifers outside the Detroit and Ferndale, Michigan Planned Parenthood locations Saturday.
Clad in black robes, members of the Satanic Temple of Detroit drenched bound women with milk, simulating water-boarding to “illustrate the theocratic agenda imposed upon female bodies.” The milk symbolized breast milk, one of the protest organizers explained on Facebook.
The group attached a symbol of their temple to the American flag and held up a sign that read, “America is not a theocracy. End forced motherhood.”
At one point during the protest, a man claiming to be a sheriff unsuccessfully attempted to move the Satan worshippers along.
Members of the Satanic Temple drew inspiration for their “political theatre” from the nationwide anti-Planned Parenthood protests Saturday. Tens of thousands showed up to protest Planned Parenthood at over 300 locations across the country after a series of undercover videos revealed the abortion giant was harvesting and selling fetal organs and tissue.
The pro-life protesters hope to end Federal taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood, which currently receives over half a billion dollars per year. Michigan state senators, some of whom appeared at the protests Saturday, have launched their own bill to defund the organization.
“The Satanic Temple strongly opposes the promotion of misinformation and believes that all people are entitled to make informed decisions about their health, family and future without coercion,” says the group’s web site. “We consider our action a form of worship; the rejection of tyranny is an affirmation of selfhood. So long as perverted theocratic systems of power attempt to manipulate our communities and distort truths for political gain, we will rebel.”
First, Don’t mess with the American flag! The American flag should NEVER have anything placed on it! When you disrespect the American flag you disrespect America, Americans and freedom, and all those who fought for it. You are free to assemble and speak your opinions, but do NOT desecrate our flag! You have these rights, by the way, because OTHERS gave their lives for you to have these rights. However, it doesn’t mean we agree with your views.
Second, Planned Parenthood is a SICK organization that unfortunately receives OUR tax dollars to fund abortions. Planned Parenthood needs to be defunded IMMEDIATELY. We have all seen enough evidence to know that this is nothing more than a scam for an organization to make money.
Third, Planned Parenthood keeps some interesting and sick friends, and supporters. This Satanic Group is just as disgusting as Planned Parenthood. This group may have the right to assemble and the right to speak, but that doesn’t mean that what they say represents the majority of #WeThePeople.
Fourth, “America is not a theocracy” – It’s not about a theocracy. We are a nation of laws. We are a Constitutional Republic with a Constitution which is suppose to protect ALL Americans including the unborn. And by the way, we are a nation founded on Judeo-Christian values.
Finally, these devil worshippers believe that THEY have the right to decide on whether the unborn live or die. That is God’s decision, NOT theirs!
Written by Nancy Hayes
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