Satanic Temple Conducts “Fetish Babies” Counter-Protest of Anti-Choicers

The anti-choice movement – aka pro-life aka anti-abortion – has a ton of ridiculous shit going on right now. Various groups in the US have it out for Planned Parenthood, because they see this organization not as one that provides much-needed women’s health support, contraceptives and legal abortions, but as one that is a multi-billion dollar profiteer on the illegal sales of “baby body parts.” The Center for Medical Progress is the anti-choice group that propagated these outrageous claims with a series of videos they claim are evidence of Planned Parenthood employees negotiating big deals for vats of aborted fetuses to be sold for exorbitant sums of money. Reading their claims on their site is like reading an Onion article, except it’s not hilarious because it’s real to these people. Their idiotic campaign to shut down Planned Parenthood actually got a response from the US government, who called Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards to testify before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee to rebut claims that her organization was forcing women into abortions in order to profit from their fetal tissue. It also prompted Rolling Stone to run a piece about how Planned Parenthood is not selling “baby body parts” on the black market. First World Problems? You tell me.

 

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I’ve been pregnant, and I can tell you what would shut those anti-choice men up quicker than anything is to knock them up and make them live through it – while working full time and looking after their other kids, and cooking for their wife every night. Maybe make them pack their wives and kids lunches before they go to bed. Anyway, the Satanic Temple (TST) is a strong supporter of legal abortion and of women’s right to choose whether to terminate a pregnancy or not. It does all go down in her body, after all. Satanic Temple members in Detroit decided to organize their own counter-protest to a Citizens for a Pro-Life Society protest outside of a Planned Parenthood clinic last weekend, which was coordinated with anti-choice groups nationwide as a part of the #ProtestPP movement. It was maybe a bit too high-brow for the anti-choice protestors, as TST members dressed in fetish gear with disturbing baby masks on, and flogged themselves and each other while crying, while other members dressed as priests and nuns prayed over them. The video is truly hilarious:

 

 

You can hear the anti-choice commentary in the background, as the woman filming claims that the TST members are making fun of babies – uh, no, they are making fun of you, dummy! Even when a TST member speaks to the camerawoman, telling her that the protest is about the “Pro-Life” movement’s fetishization of the fetus, the woman doesn’t seem to get it. The coverage of the protest on anti-choice publications is equally dense, with articles claiming that the TST member were “mocking babies,” or “mocking the killing of unborn children.” Come on guys, I know that behind the prayer circles and cries “Praise Jesus” you are all into some freaky shit – don’t play dumb. I bet there’s a few adult babies in your ranks.

The Satanic Temple later released this statement about the protest:

In response to the nationwide Planned Parenthood protest, members of The Satanic Temple of Detroit crashed the event dressed in bondage fetish wear, baby masks and diapers and engaged in group flagellation.  The performers were then painted gold by adoring fetal idolizers. The action was intended to expose fetal idolatry and the perpetuation of fictional, coercive propaganda against the reproductive health organization.

The Satanic Temple (TST) believes that the anti-choice movement’s obsession with, and mischaracterization of the fetus obscures medical reality and a woman’s constitutional right to choice.  Enlarged images of fetuses which are no larger than an inch and the personalization of mindless, senseless human embryos elevates the fetus to the status of a demigod.

I very much enjoyed watching their street theatre, but I can see why it went over the anti-choice people’s heads. They don’t believe they worship idols – Jesus, Mary or the Golden Fetus – so they don’t seem to understand that this could be a valid interpretation of their actions. There’s no one more stubborn or self-righteous than an anti-choice protester. I think it freaked them the fuck out, though, which is awesome. And it made me laugh. Well played, Satanic Temple!

 

 

 

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Steev Sriracha
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Steven Sampaio were u here

Steven Sampaio
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I feel like I am missing out on life when I see this

Cris Corcoran
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What the hell is wrong with these people?

David Soto
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These clowns are NOT the true followers of the Satanic LAWS….

Nicholas Branigan
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Greg Plum

Tara Vanflower
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Gross

Bryce Hartley
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Loogey Smithereens

Ben Panish
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Didn’t realize how many uber edgy alt-right nut jobs followed this page.

Eric S. Partridge
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this was lovely.

Angely Andrade Vallarta
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Marlo MyttyJoy Waters…lets add this to our May day activities…(:

Lau Ra
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Jess im in, whenever you want

Alecto Vuldretrada
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another group of healthy, well-adjusted, and very mentally stable pro-abortionists.

Lyle C Briggs
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I am sympathetic to TST tenets, if you read them. But thIs went over peoples heads because it was bad fetish theatre. TST are just a bunch of washed up neu-Goth street performers and Crowley “magicians”. Nothing to see here anymore. One hit wonders with the Baphomet statue escapade. Foolishness with no real bite.

Leonard Perpetual
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those baby masks are evil

Виталий Лысейко
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В Росси это группа протестующих через 2 минуты сидели бы в полиции. Везёт вам у вас демократия!

Baron Von Hexenhammer
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When did satanists become whiney, PC weenie SJW activists ? What happened to being evil, “do what thou wilt” and ritual sacrifice?

Gretchen Wildwolf
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It looks they are doing what they want…and I don’t think Satanists have ever actually performed ritual sacrifice outside of movies and a few insane individuals. Regardless of your personal moral code, most Christians would likely agree that this action was decidedly “evil” – and several articles from the Christain right have expressed that opinion already — so who’s whiny now?? – the group that organized a grotesque ritual action to counter religious pro-life zealots forcing their dogma down our throats – or someone who bitches about it on facebook?

Baron Von Hexenhammer
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Go back to Tumblr. I just think these idiots trying to look “evil” and “elitist” while at the same time promoting equality, political correctness, special snowflake culture and religiously following the same “equality and tolerance” moral code as almost every other worthless drone sack of flesh on this planet, and ultimately adhering to a Jewish political world view, hence supporting the very Abrahamic filth they deem to despise. Fuck them, fuck their plastic Hollywood semitic “satanism” which is just PC atheism with “cool” imagery, and fuck Anton LaGay (who’s risible and childish narrative was just inferior plagiarism of Nietzsche and… Read more »

Baron Von Hexenhammer
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Wanna play “satanist”? Grow some balls (or tits, if you prefer, and fucking own it! Revel in elitism, oppression, cruelty and everything evil.
If that’s too “shocking” for you, admit you’re just a sheep dressed as a wolf, and go be a Christian, atheist, agnostic or any one of the “acceptable” spiritualities, as you clearly are too mentally weak to break away from the inferior masses and join any kind of elite.

Amanda Julia Steinback
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I see a lot of whining here but it’s not from those satanists…

Gretchen Wildwolf
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Oh, I didn’t realize you were a teenage nazi poser. I wouldn’t have bothered to reply. Enjoy your brand of Satanism bb Hitler – good luck with the sacrifices

Baron Von Hexenhammer
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“satanist” defending God’s chosen people, how cute.
Funny how as soon as I dare attack a religion other than Christianity I’m a “nazi”. 😀
(not a “satanist” either, for the record)
Fine, go back to your PC satanic fantasy, little girl.

Miguel Angel Huezo Verdin
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I’m digging that blasphemy sweater Baron.

Miguel Namorado
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“What happened to being evil?” when was the church of satan about evil?

Rigo X Andrade
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Hahaha what a clown.

James Ramos
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They never were evil lol.

Ben Panish
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Metal Heads Against Antifa is possibly the lamest name for any group ever. Have fun with all your MRA fascist apologism.

Greta Vanessa Gaitan
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Joey Castañeda
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Baron Von Shitfurbrains.
The first of the 11 Satanic Rules of the Earth:
Do not give opinions or advice unless you are asked.
Shut your fucking pie hole, poser.

Cris Corcoran
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The “Baron” hasn’t a sweet clue of what he’s talking about

I.R. Dung
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Those guys are hilarious.

Brian Sheehan
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Matthew Ryan Surline Shiva Honey

Karro Dahl
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Makes more sense than a Trump rally

Dave Dvorchak
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Ed Sullivan

Past Present Futile
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Lahh Rah

Mikael Kjellman
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Looks like the unhinged demon children of George Soros, and Hillary Clinton 😜

Alex Goya
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satanist are also ridiculous…

Sean David Stoltenburg
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You can feel any way you want, but don’t base it off of these guys. They are activists, not Satanists.

Darragh Ó Conchobhair
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I believe the same argument could be made for Christians. Thus making the whole thing ridiculous.

Karro Dahl
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Fetuses are ridiculous

Gretchen Wildwolf
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Sean David Stoltenburg Because Satanists can’t also be activists? What about the Satanic figure – who rebelled against God? Pacifism and apathy is contrary to the Satanic ideal on all fronts.

Cris Corcoran
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No just the TST.

Cris Corcoran
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Gretchen Wildwolf the thing is with TST is that their “activism” is dictated by thier leadership. The Church of Satan doesn’t dictate politics to their members. So in CoS you can find Communists, Anarchists, Fascists, Nationalists and everything in between. CoS sees Satanism as a tool not some social justice cause.

SaintZero X Lopez
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Hahaha

Daniel Novet
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It’s like an army of GGs

Joona Hassinen
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The horror!

Karro Dahl
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The excitement!

Carlo Trevisan
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Joseph Horowitz
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Melissa Elston hahah yus!!! Christina Victoria Cedillo Louie Lugosi

Melissa Elston
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Kairotic awareness. Or something.

Sébastien Vaimbois
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Ergo Nomik

Charlie Buck
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You’re shits fucked literally