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July 1, 2013 - 1:31 pm

A source in the Texas capitol emails:

I’m here at the capitol for a bit today and have been taking photos when I can of the crowd at the capitol.

There are more DPS and security here than I think I’ve ever seen (thank goodness). The pro-abortion crowd is yelling and chanting and even hi-jacked Amazing Grace. Our prolifers were singing it in the rotunda, then the pro-abortion activists started singing “Amazing Texas Women” over them.

Hijacking “Amazing Grace.” Who does that?

Setting the corruption of one of the most beautiful hymns of faith ever written aside, it’s dishonest. As I have pointed out, and as is obvious, not all women in Texas agree with the stark Planned Parenthood/Wendy Davis position on SB5 (HB2). The bill’s sponsor is a woman, and one of its champions in the Senate is Dr. Donna Campbell. The person who sent me this email, by the way, is also a woman.

The Democrats’ entire “stand with Texas women” and “stand with women” schtick is demagoguery and disingenuous bunk. They stand with some women, and against others. There are men there at that protest. Why isn’t the Texas Democratic Party claiming to stand with any of them?

For what it’s worth, “Amazing Grace” was written by John Newton. Newton was a former slave trader who later repented and became a minister and abolitionist. Some compare today’s pro-life movement to the abolition movement of the 19th Century, with former abortionists like Carol Everett and “Jane Roe,” aka Norma McCorvey, leading after repenting.

It’s fitting, then, that today’s lawless protesters explicitly rejected grace in favor of a lie.

Update: What else would you expect a bunch of socialists and communists to do?

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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"Hijacking “Amazing Grace.” Who does that?"

The same kind of person that changes the words to the Star Spangled Banner to make a political point, right Gaga?
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The "Devil" I "don't believe in" is having a field day in Texas, isn't he?

When one defends depravity, then one is a member of an evil cult -- which pretty much describes "progressivism" anymore.
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Evil cult is what I see. Morally depraved. Shrieking, living Zombie-esq creatures. Fortunately, unlike in these incessant Hollywood forays promoting zombieism, they do eventually die, but not before they bespoil the next generation.

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"Amazing Astroturf" is what they probably meant to shout.
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Maybe their version can be 'pillow in the face'
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"Hijacking “Amazing Grace.” Who does that?"

The same kind of person that changes the words to the Star Spangled Banner to make a political point, right Gaga?
41 weeks ago
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The "Devil" I "don't believe in" is having a field day in Texas, isn't he?

When one defends depravity, then one is a member of an evil cult -- which pretty much describes "progressivism" anymore.
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I blame Ron Paul.
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