The Satanic Temple of Detroit staged a pair of bizarre, God-mocking rituals outside Planned Parenthood clinics in Detroit and Ferndale, Michigan, on Saturday in support of abortion on demand. The group was there to “interrupt” the anti-Planned Parenthood protests in those two cities, which were part of a movement of hundreds of organized protests across the country on Saturday in the wake of recent revelations about Planned Parenthood’s horrific brutality against unborn babies as well as the sale of their body parts for profit .
Today, The Satanic Temple of Detroit interrupted the pro-life national day of protest against Planned Parenthood at the…
Two women, hands bound and kneeling in front of fake clergymen, gasped while they were fake waterboarded with fake breast milk (because nothing says “stop the patriarchy” like pouring cow’s milk all over yourself or something).
The Satanists recited the Lord’s Prayer and the Catholic Hail Mary prayer while holding up an American flag emblazoned with the Satanic Temple’s logo and a sign that read, “AMERICA IS NOT A THEOCRACY. END FORCED MOTHERHOOD.”
Part of me wants to laugh at the silliness of this stunt. Seriously, they’re pouring gallons of perfectly good milk over the heads of women to simulate waterboarding (which I assume they believe is torture) in order to encourage people to support Planned Parenthood, an organization that has no qualms about torturing unborn children who feel incredible pain when they’re torn, limb from limb, and their skulls are crushed by forceps. It’s a stunt only someone who majored in women’s studies at Liberal U. can comprehend, I think.
But the truth is, I can’t laugh. After watching this video, some Bible verses keep running through my head and I’m profoundly sad and frightened for these really lost and confused individuals.
The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, they do abominable deeds, there is none who does good. (Psalm 14:1 ESV)
Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap. (Galatians 6:7 ESV)
Why do you pass judgment on your brother? Or you, why do you despise your brother? For we will all stand before the judgment seat of God; for it is written, “As I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.” So then each of us will give an account of himself to God. (Romans 14:10-12 ESV)
The Bible teaches that individuals can only get away with mocking and being disobedient to God for so long. Someday all of the people who participated in this protest will have to stand before a just and holy God — as we all will — and explain their actions to Him. If their answer isn’t, “My sin has been covered by the righteousness of Jesus,” it’s going to be a long, torturous eternity.
This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin. If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us. (1 John 1:5-10 ESV)
If I had the opportunity to sit down with members of the Satanic Temple of Detroit, that’s the conversation I’d want to have with them. I’d tell them that God loved them enough to send his son to die for them and that he offers forgiveness and everlasting life to all who repent and put their trust in Him. Even Satanists who repent and put their trust in Him. Because the truth is, their hatred for God is at the root of their worship of abortion. Until that is confronted and dealt with, there is no hope of moralizing them into having compassion for unborn babies.