By Rebekah Maxwell – BarbWire guest contributor
This Week’s Sign the Apocalypse is Upon Us
In this land of the (formerly) free, we know the only sensible thing to be is “pro-choice.” That’s why we allow only one choice to be promoted to women, or defended in the public sphere: death.
Any alternatives to extermination of the pre-born child are not to be tolerated…they must be silenced. In the name of sensitivity. Because when you’re a megacorporation making money from the killing of innocent kids, the last thing you want is for women to think of their babies as babies. Bad for business, you know.
But in perhaps the strangest new attack in our battle to silence choice in the name of choice, more than 200 uber-tolerant Texas students are demanding are demanding their college remove a memorial display for aborted children from their campus.
Because it’s too Christian.
Via Campus Reform:
The display at University of Texas, Arlington, consisted of 2,900 small wooden crosses on the Central Library Mall. The number of crosses represents the number of children killed by abortion each day.
Sophomore Ashley Radovcich, who organized the protest, took issue with the Christian nature of the pro-life display.
“Every cross is supposed to represent an unborn child, but not necessarily every child that is aborted is Christian and therefore they’re being culturally insensitive, especially since we’re the fifth most diverse campus in America,” she said.
Go back one paragraph. Read again.
She wants to remove this reminder of our children whom we’re killing.
Her case is that an unborn child has no right to live. And that advocates for children have no right to speak up in their defense.
But this enlightened post-postmodern mind contends that the same unborn child (with no right to live) has freedom of religion…that a display honoring their lives disrespects the culture that is killing them.
That a baby’s conscience must be respected…as their very lives are being forcibly destroyed, limb by tiny limb?
That a baby’s beliefs must be protected…as their brains are being dissected?
That these children should be dehumanized to the point of being acceptably murdered and literally thrown away in trash cans…but don’t forget that (if they were children at all) they certainly weren’t Christians. We wouldn’t want to offend them post-homicidally.
Surely the only thing more insensitive than being confronted with the reality that we are murdering thousands of our own innocent babies every day is that reminder being presented by the cross: the ultimate icon of innocent blood shed by sinners. Truly offensive.
(Now, your colleague’s sign with pictures of an unborn baby and a coat hanger…that’s sensitive.)
When asked about the protest, Pro-Life Mavericks public relations officer Adam Fogel told Campus Reform, “We had no problems with what our peers were doing. Everyone has a different opinion and has the right to share what they believe.”
“The biggest problem we had was the vandalism that took place. About 100 crosses or so were kicked over and our display signs went missing for a couple of days.”
But all they really want is an open dialogue, right?
One student, Richmond Escarlan (who surprisingly was allowed to have an opinion despite not having a uterus) told the campus paper he signed the petition (to remove the display)…because he believes in the right to choose and that everyone can have their own opinion. For real.
“It’s a matter of women. They should always have the right to choose with their own bodies and no matter what, you’re not the person that’s bearing the child,” Escarlan said. “Everyone has the right to choice, everyone has the right to display what they want and if anything you can agree, you can disagree, but you should always be respectful of other people’s opinions.”
Which is why he wants the display removed. To silence those who want to present another choice. In the name of free speech, of course. It’s all about being “respectful,”don’t you see? We wouldn’t want to offend the children we’re killing.
You see, freedom of choice is paramount in America. Unless that choice is the “wrong” choice, as determined by those who believe killing innocent people is the only choice. Disagreement is just disrespectful…and therefore, we can take away your rights.
“Respect for other’s opinions” means only complete affirmation of the government-approved opinion is allowed. For if we disagree with the government standard (from whence come all our rights), why would you expect the government to recognize, let alone protect, your rights?
How dare you believe that all people have a right to live? The government doesn’t say that…and no one has rights outside of what the government says, don’t you know?
You’re just rude, for saying it’s wrong to kill babies. And rude people don’t have rights.
But we will let you have the religious symbol of your choice on your orange jumpsuit. Was that a cross, or a star of David…?
We must be sensitive and tolerant, you know.
Rebekah Maxwell, producer of the Steve Deace Show, began reporting and producing at WHO Radio in 2007, with on-air work recognized by the official alphabet soup: the AP, IBNA, NBNA, RTDNA, NAB (all the while staying far from the TSA and UFOs). She delights in debating religion, politics, and all other subjects impolite at the dinner table. Her favorite time of year is Caucus season, and she’s an accomplished slam poet, ready to spit the truth…in mad rhymes, if necessary.
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