Why I’m not up in arms over Planned Parenthood’s 40 days of “prayer”…

… I just don’t give a rip, to do so would give their efforts a credence they don’t deserve. Yeah, it’s in poor taste – a obvious distortion and mockery of the 40 Days For Life campaign – but when has Planned Parenthood ever acted in good taste? They are never going to “stay classy”.

I mean, really… look at these guys.

Pathetic and laughable; certainly not anything Satanic. Again, that would suggest their prayers would be in the slightest bit effective. Which they aren’t. Because they aren’t real prayers to anything or anyone except themselves. They don’t have the slightest clue what prayer really is. Prayers are not an evocation of random words mushed together to sound pretty and conjure fuzzy feelings. Their prayers are specifically designed to sound like things they think other people want to hear. God was never a factor in this ‘prayer’ campaign.

To be upset or offended over this is as illogical as an atheist who becomes enraged at people offering to pray for them.

Also, it’s evident they know as much about prayer as they do abortion.

Day 6: Today we ask for blessings upon the women who pass through hostile protesters on their way into an abortion clinic. May they be shielded from physical and emotional harm from those who do not know them.

“Shielded from physical and emotional harm” … at an abortion clinic? They don’t have the slightest clue.

What do they think goes on at abortion mills – we already know it’s not mammograms.

Clearly, pity and mockery is the only appropriate response.

Day 38: Today we pray for a cloud of gentleness to surround every abortion facility. May everyone feel calm and loving.

Graphic designed by Tim Canny.

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  • Tara

    I don’t understand how mockery is an appropriate Christian response.  To anything.

    • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/thecrescat Katrina Fernandez

      Because they KILL BABIES. 

      • Jeromeleo

        two wrongs don’t make a right…

        • http://www.facebook.com/timcanny Tim Canny

           Mockery isn’t a sin if it is done with charity.

        • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/thecrescat Katrina Fernandez

          KILL BABIES. 

    • http://www.feminismthecatholicfword.blogspot.com/ Christine Falk Dalessio

      seems to me that our own conversations with God would be the best response, right?

    • Cejake4

      I Kings 18:27
      It came about at noon, that Elijah mocked them and said, “Call out with a loud voice, for he is a god; either he is occupied or gone aside, or is on a journey, or perhaps he is asleep and needs to be awakened.”
       

  • Stephanie

    It’s like most pictures you see of the pro-abortion crowd.  Everyone’s over 50 years old.  At this rate, Roe will be overturned in 25 years or so (but hopefully much sooner!).

    • http://thehomesickhome.blogspot.jp/ L.

      There are actually plenty of pro-abortion teenagers, because of what we in the almost-50 and 50-something crowd are teaching our own children. 

  • http://www.clan-donaldson.com/ Cari

    I’m digging the color-coordinated outfits and the carefully observed men-to-women ratio in that group shot.  

  • Ccallan

    ” Today we ask for blessings upon the women who pass through hostile protesters on their way into an abortion clinic. May they be shielded from physical and emotional harm from those who do not know them.”

    It might seem that the one who do know them might be the ones to do the most harm, no?

  • Jeromeleo

    I disagree completely with these folks, but I think it is wrong to say they know nothing of prayer. That’s a judgment that we lack the facts to make. Perhaps they pray very sincerely for the wrong thing. I think your remarks about them and their prayers were too harsh and not charitable.

  • http://sainteasy.blogspot.com/ Paige

    I think the thing that bothers me is that these people are actually “clergy.” They are in charge of people’s souls somewhere. It turns my stomach. Since when are we supposed to pray not for an end to sin, but for everyone to feel better about the sins they are committing? Ergh.

  • tj.nelson

    Darn it – I joined the wrong prayer group again.

    Kidding.

    Anyway – God will laugh them to scorn.  The psalms say so. Likewise, their prayers will have the opposite effect.

  • Kristen InDallas

    Prayer is powerful, even from those that do it in mockery because God can hear through the mockery and do whatis needed with anything offered. I say we add our voices to theirs: Day 6 “Today we ask for blessings upon the women who pass through hostile protesters on their way into an abortion clinic. May they be shielded from physical and emotional harm from those who do not know them.” Omit the word hostile if you like, and with the knowledge that abortions can cause great physical and emotional harm and all the sudden it’s a pro-life prayer. And I can’t think of a better prayer than “May everyone feel calm and loving” If EVERYONE did, ie mothers fel a calm lovingness regarding their child, they wouldn’t need to go in in the first place.


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