So my Mother is Catholic (I am a LaVeyan Satanist so I am fairly disconnected from this sort of stuff) and she made me aware of something that happened (at the time of writing) 2 days ago.
THIS is the official news article/coverage but I can summarize it here:
So every year this church in particular (along with many other Catholic churches) hold a “prolife mass” every year on the anniversary of Roe V Wade. On Friday (the day the mass happened) they decided to stream the mass since COVID and during the Bishop’s homily (roughly half way through the mass) a group of protesters broke into the church, marched up to the front up to the alter, and were protesting against the prolife mass by chanting “2, 4, 6, 8, THIS CHURCH PREACHES HATE” and holding up signs.
DO I AGREE WITH THE PROTESTERS VIEWS? Yes. I am pro-choice. Abortion is a medical procedure and should be provided to people who need it. HOWEVER, this method of protest was probably the WORST way to protest this issue and here is why…
If you scream at a group of people in their house of worship they are not going to think “Wow, this person may have a point” they are instead going to think “wow, these people are fucking insane”.
The Catholic church (along with many other sections of Christianity and even other world religions) can and be and often are hypocritical. The Catholic church does have some fucked up views, and I am in no way condoning the beyond questionable things that happen there. HOWEVER, a Catholic church is still a house of worship (much like a Mosque, synagogue, or temple) and should not be a target for political protests and demonstrations. Agree with them or not, respect begets respect and they are not going to respect you if you literally break into their house of worship, scream at them that their beliefs are wrong, and wave signs in their faces. The family with 6 young kids is not going to change their beliefs because you screamed in the face of their 4 year old son that Abortions should be protected. They are going to view you and your beliefs as even more batshit insane than before (even if your beliefs are relatively mild and reasonable).
Trump related protests are still going on here in the City (and the statehouse is a few blocks away) so could this protest be Trump supporters posing as pro-choice protesters? Probably. That is a very real possibility due to the events going on here. But the point still stands:
Womens rights are extremely important but so is respect. By doing what these people did above you are just radicalizing your ‘audience’ the opposite way.
God the Father – “There are two things I need from this country (USA) in order to reverse the evils in which she now finds herself – One is reparation – The other is repentance – These two go together”
Holy Love Ministry
January 24, 2021
Once again, I (Maureen) see a Great Flame that I have come to know as the Heart of God the Father. He says:
“I am the Eternal Father – the Eternal Now. There are two things I need from this country* in order to reverse the evils in which she now finds herself. One is reparation. The other is repentance. These two go together.…
Series Two: Runaway Princess
So picking up where things left off in Series One, some of the Rask Clan head out to OS to talk some sense into Fin. Estra tags along because her own family is convening in DSV to decide if they should press charges.
Fin tries to get her opinion on the whole thing since she’s been estranged from her family for a while at this point in time and hopes she’ll see things from his side.
But she tries to stay diplomatic so she doesn’t get herself in hot water with the Yager family legal team. Despite this Luna outs her opinion to everyone anyway.
Stressed from dealing with his brother and family bs, Olin suggests he and Estra find some place more private to be. It’s clear they’ve been having some sort of relationship but Estra is not exactly comfortable with it. Besides Estra needed to get to DSV before someone was sent to collect her.
Once they arrive Olin asks if he should stay in case she needs to leave but she tells him she can handle her family.
Inside her Uncle Leith’s ridiculous manse, Estra is met by one of her many cousins - Esther, who guides her into the livingroom where some of the of the family is already in discussions on what to do with Finian.
The general consensus is they should press charges for violating Eva’s privacy.
But Eva just wants things to go away so she can get on with her life. Leith’s oldest child, Joel agrees.
Trying to help Esther rattles off a series of mistakes they’ve all made as young but accidently drops the bomb that Estra had an abortion in front of her overprotective dad.
Frey was not pleased.
Upset and embarrassed, Estra goes to leave and ends up arguing with her dad at the front door, who tells her he could have helped her but she makes it clear she doesn’t want any of his type of help.
And then did what she always does when she’s stressed.
Ran away. Furious and alone she makes her way into the city to hang out at the rooftop of her Aunt’s club. She assumes her family will find her eventually but lets herself relax for the moment.
That is until her ex, Malachi shows up and the two have an argument about stealing his hat and her wearing it for pin up photos that anyone with access to the web could see.
She in turn tells him he has not right to be jealous since they haven’t been together for years and he’s dated plenty of people.
They recognize through their jealous ramblings that they had clearly missed each other and decide to escape the stress of their current lives and run off to Sulani together.
While on the road, Estra starts to have cold feet and decides to tell Mal about their baby she didn’t keep, know that he could end up very upset with her over the whole thing. Instead he admits he already knew about it as he has friends inside her family who didn’t like that kind of secret being kept from him. Estra is relieved but is curious who his source might be.
Meanwhile her family is on her trail, while they haven’t found out she went to the club yet they assume she might be with Olin and send Novari company men out to find him.
Annoyed with the intrusion on her apartment, Inika greets these visitors with her gun, threatening to blow them both away if they don’t quickly verify who they are and what they want.
Olin beg them both to stand down and reveals that one of the men is Estra’s brother Julian.
“They’re not agents, I fucking promise. Please do not shoot him.”
They all meet outside to talk and Olin confesses he has no idea where Estra is. Julian says he knows they’re in a relationship to which Inika laughs and adds that there is no relationship there. That she, Olin, and Estra just like to have a bit of fun sometimes.
Now at an airfield in OS, Mal explains to Estra he has a friend that can help them get out of town. Estra is nervous because her family uses this particular field a lot but Malachi reassures her it’ll be fine and just to lay low.
Unfortunately Estra was right to be nervous. It turns out Malachi’s friend and source was her cousin’s husband Eric.
And despite doing her best to dismiss them Roxanne and her son Jericho recognize her almost immediately.
Sending Jericho inside Roxie tries to convince her cousin not to leave because the family will not be pleased about it once they find out who she’s running with.
Estra confesses to Roxanne that Mal is the man she was involved with in college that she’s been stuck on and to have some sympathy for her as all she wants is to be with someone that makes her happy for a while.
Unsure it’s exactly the right thing to do Roxanna agrees not to alert her Uncle that Estra is there until they’ve left and gives her husband her approval.
After Estra and Mal leave, Eric asks Roxie if she’s really sure she wanted to do that since Frey is already worked up about things and might actually punish them in some way.
Roxie just tells him to let her worry about her family.
And the end of series two finds Estra and Malachi in Sulani enjoying their much desired alone time.
Coat me with hormones to keep me hollow
My womb is a seedless orange
The only flower I grow
Lives in the crook of my legs
And I carefully cultivate the petals
Pink rosebud wet with rain
I am a barren garden
Perennial and smooth
Once a year
I come not only in the spring
I do not require budding
To be beautiful.
Painting by Georgia O’ Keefe
Nobody ever really talks about the pain of putting your own needs second when you’re transmasc, based on other people’s perception of your gender.
I consider myself a feminist, and in conversations around periods and reproductive rights, I often feel an urge to not talk about how these things still affect me as a trans guy. That somehow, efforts to broaden the scope of who is included and uplifted in these conversations would end up stifling it. Its bullshit of course, any conversation about uterine healthcare should include anyone who has them by default. But cis society and how feminism is a driving force in LGBT rights have essentially made a ‘right way to fight for rights’ and a wrong way.
It feels like as a trans guy, I am expected to yield the floor to cis women talking about menstruation and abortion, since they are the majority of people who have these struggles. That trans men and afab nonbinary folks are to be shoved to the side and “get out of the way” of womens issues. But they’re not womens issues. They’re simply healthcare rights. In the same way issues concerning testes and prostate health are issues that involve everyone who has those parts. (I’m not intersex so I cant speak on the specifics, but where these issues apply to intersex individuals, they belong too).
Theres no such thing as 'Womens Bodily Issues’ (in terms of health). It comes with the assumption only women have uteruses - they’re Uterine Issues, and in terms of other anatomy, for folks with balls, they’re Testicular Issues. You can carry on with any other body part, like breasts or the penis etc. We should de-gender healthcare.
In the UK, when trans folks change their gender marker (if they can at all) - the nhs stops sending relevant screening letters and such. So trans men for example miss out on invitations for cervical screenings. Which can be fatal.
We need to make important bodily healthcare gender neutral. And make the fight for marginalised healthcare more inclusive of trans people in general.
via @PerilOfAfrica Argentina“s abortion law enters force under watchful eyes http://dlvr.it/RrDv9n
Saw this gem and decided to fix it!
It’s funny how much anti choicers claim to know about human rights, biology, fetal development, and philosophy yet they spread sooooo much misinformation!
Tell me your take on any issue and I’ll argue with you about it
The people saying abortion is evil, the people who mentally abuse teen moms, and the people defending rapists by saying 15 years-old girls absolutely can give their consent, are more often than not the same people.
Make it make sense.
The slaughter of these special children has been an especially effective genocide. To be born imperfect is a crime worthy of pre-emptive capital punishment to the Progressive way of thinking. To my way of thinking it is a source of the greatest shame for us as a society. Kudos to everyone involved in this barbaric practice. They deserve our support and our prayers.
South Dakota Governor Will…
I just want to share my youtube comment here because it made sense to a lot of people on the video I was watching
I meant the foster care kids part so much. Please stop making choice for people’s bodies
Political upheaval alters strategies in US abortion debate
FILE – In this Jan. 24, 2020, file photo, supporters cheer as President Donald Trump speaks during the annual “March for Life” rally on the National Mall, in Washington. Anti-abortion leaders across America were elated a year ago when Donald Trump became the first sitting U.S. president to appear in person at their highest-profile annual event, the March for Life held every January. The mood is…
“Blessed are you when people hate you and when they exclude you and revile you and spurn your name as evil, on account of the Son of Man! Rejoice in that day, and leap for joy, for behold, your reward is great in heaven; for so their fathers did to the prophets.”
Luke 6:22-23 ESV
Let us not forget that our spiritual favor with God through Jesus > our trials ( hatred, censorship, canceling ) and suffering and much more so spiritually even if all is stripped away and we are only left with our Savior to sustain us. He it is who holds the tiny hands of those small children as they are murdered coldly and callously by the demonic priests of the Baal of our age and welcomes them into his Paradise in the spiritual realms.