Friday, October 13, 2006


Friday noon (Oct. 6) the annual anti-abortion Life Chain Be-In met at the statehouse. About 140 "silent witnesses" including a priest and nun, lots of couples, and about two dozen children and babies, lined High and E. Broad Streets to "prayerfully and peacefully" spread the news that "abortion kills children" "abortion hurts women" and plead: "Adoption: the loving option." They didn't seem to kick up much dust one way or the other.

Life Chain prides itself in its civility. It's Code of Conduct admonishes participants to, "in the spirit of Christian love, commit to being peaceful, prayerful, and polite in word and deed."

But the Christians for Social Justice crowd, headed by"Radio Activist" Mark Harrington, director of the anti-abortion Center for Bio-ethical Reform--Midwest-- aren't hindered by such polite restrictions. About half way through the prayerful protest, CSJ's "Truth About Ted Truck," plastered with giant baybee blender bits pictures and the warning that Democratic guebenortial candidate Ted Strickland "supports abortion and homosexual unions," wound its way through downtown Columbus and around the Statehouse a couple times gloming on to the event. Nobody missed a beat, though, except for a group of 10-year old smirking snarky Life Chain boys who know a cheap horror show when they see one.

Christians for Social Justice/The Truth About Ted is just the latest in a line of Harrington projects including Reform America, Project Restore Justice, and the Genocide Awareness Project (and here.) You may have seen some of Harrington's work before on "truth trucks" or on big airplane banners flying over your town featuring gory pictures of severed heads, dismembered bodies... and lots of blood. Harrington is careful to separate his work with Center for Bio-ethical Reform from his other projects, though they all overlap and carry the distinct CBR brand of Christo-porn.


Undoubtedly, some of the Life Chainers were put off by the graphic display of body parts, but at the end of the day, there is little difference between Life Chain and CBR ideology. Only tactics and aesthetics differ.

Logo: Happy fetus in an uncomfortable breach birth position surrounded by a heart.

Logo (more or less): Disembodied bloody fetus parts

Adult America equates terrorism with brutal beheading and heartless bombing perpetrated by radical Islamists; but if tens of millions of our fellow citizens could speak to us, with their questioning eyes piercing our hard hearts, they would recall fellow Americans who mercilessly suctioned dismembered, tore and cut, crush, burned, and starved them to death, while no institution in their culture defended them with serious resolve...
...Royce, Dunn, National Life Chain Director, October 1, 2006 press release.

The Center for Bio-Ethical Reform exhibits large photo murals comparing aborted babies with Jewish Holocaust victims. African Americans killed in racist lynching. Native Americans exterminated by the US Army. Our purpose is to illuminate the conceptual similarities which exist between abortion and more widely recognized forms of genocide. This is important because perpetrators of genocide always call it something else and the word "abortion" has, therefore, lost most of its' meaning...
..."Why Abortion is Genocide" published by the Center for Bio-ethical Reform and Genocide Awareness Project

Life Chain believes God still judges nations and that legalized abortion is closely linked with the prevailing terrorist threat America faces from abroad...
...Royce, Dunn, National Life Chain Director, October 1, 2006 press release.

Interestingly, more Americans were killed by abortionists on September 11 (about 4,300) than were killed by Islamic terrorists (about 3,000). Assuming 3,000 deaths among the 50,000 people who worked at the World Trade Center, about one in seventeen was killed. One in three unborn babies is killed by abortion every day. On September 11, it would have been six times safer to be a worker in the Twin Towers than it was to be a baby in her mother’s womb...Why do Americans support the “War on Terror,” but ignore the plight of the unborn?
...Terror in the Womb: The Forgotten Victims, Mark Harrington, Mark Harrington Live, September 14, 2003.

Today our culture is sinking beneath abortion's bond with aggressive homosexual demands with unabated pornography and sexual addiction, with illegitimacy now producing one-third of US births, with STD’s at epidemic level, and with cohabitation and divorce's assault on traditional marriage and family.
...Royce, Dunn, National Life Chain Director, October 1, 2006 press release.

Ted vs The Bible (the whole thing)
...The Truth About


Abortion = "Islamofacism"
Abortion = The Holocaust
Abortion = Terrorism
Abortino = Genocide
Abortion = Osama bin Laden
Abortion = Pol Pot
Abortion = Hitler
Abortion = KKK
Abortion = Homosexuality
Abortion = Hustler

All photos by the author

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Damn, I'm glad my birthgrandparents chose to drop me off in Florida instead of keeping me in Ohio! At least down here, I can spend more time at the beach and avoid the kooks like this group.