Anti-Life Satanists Counterprotest Against Christians on Good Friday

When it comes to abortion, the sides are clearly drawn:

It 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.

Led by Detroit chapter director Jex Blackmore, who made headlines last December for blogging about her experience with medical abortion, 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.”

This show has been playing for a while now.

The Satanic Temple—especially the Detroit Chapter—has a history of counter-protesting religious displays and anti-abortion protests. In 2014, for example, they displayed a “Snaketivity” on the lawn of the Michigan Capitol building in response to the nativity scene being permitted on government property.

In 2015, they counter-protested anti-abortion Planned Parenthood picketers in Ferndale with a theatrical display in which men dressed as priests poured milk over bound women kneeling in front of the clinic, resulting in the extraordinary Michigan Live headline: “Detroit-area Satanists doused with milk at Planned Parenthood protest.”

Scratch a Satanist, find a garden variety moonbat:

“The Satanic Temple believes that the body is inviolable, subject to our will alone,” [Blackmore] said. “We consider theocratic reproductive mandates an attempt to control and degrade the individual.”

Here’s what the Satanists are so angry about:

[T]he Satanic Temple’s “Sanctions of the Cross” procession was intended to protest Michigan legislators who have sponsored anti-abortion bills like SB 573, which would require abortion providers to become licensed as surgical outpatient facilities, and SB 575, which would cut funding to health-care providers that offer abortion.

If the body is inviolable, it would stand to reason that a baby’s body is also inviolable. It also follows that the wealth we use our bodies to produce is inviolable, so bureaucrats have no right to confiscate it to spend on other people’s abortions. Nothing controls and degrades the individual like socialism.

Satanic anti-life theater.

On a tip from Bodhisattva. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

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