The Devil Went Down to Texas

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The Texas State Legislature has reconvened in special session to take up legislation protecting the rights of the unborn after protesters overran the statehouse last week to prevent the Senate from coming to order to even bring the legislation to a vote. Having failed to win over the voters of Texas to their grotesque position, the pro-abortion faction now seeks to intimidate the elected representatives of the people from doing the job they were elected to do, and even cheered with joy when they succeeded in obstructing the Senate vote to save babies’ lives.

Detail from The Last Judgement by Fra Angelico, c. 1430

Detail from The Last Judgement by Fra Angelico, c. 1430

You just can’t make this stuff up: pro-abortion protesters chanted “Hail Satan!” in response to a pro-life group singing “Amazing Grace.” The Atlantic magazine offers the defense that it was just some dumb college kids that have nothing to do with Planned Parenthood and the worthy cause of killing babies. There is no fallacy of guilt by association here. If protests in favor of an evil thing attract evil people, both are still evil. Indeed, in defending the pro-Satan chant, the Atlantic admits they were mocking the religious sentiments of the pro-life group, which is supposed to make it okay.

Other protesters are holding signs that claim that Governor Rick Perry is somehow a rapist who wants to violate the collective womb of the entire female population of Texas. If anything, banning abortions protects the integrity of the womb from the prying implements of death wielded by the sick and deranged doctors like Kermit Gosnell and LeRoy Carhart whose procedures sound more like the grizly accounts of human experimentation during the Holocaust than life-saving modern medicine.

There is no telling how many of the protesters even believe the vile nonsense they are chanting because groups like Planned Parenthood are paying people to come join the protest—often the homeless and unemployed—a tactic that is common amongst organized labor groups. It is darkly ironic that these liberal groups will pay the poor and the downtrodden to help defile and destroy the weak and the innocent, but then, should we expect any less from the Prince of Lies himself?

The events in Texas may just be some harmless and stupid punk college kids, but this is always how Satan deceives us. He tells us that sin is harmless, or more often that it will help us, just as it was in the beginning when he told Eve that, “your eyes will be opened and you will be like gods who know what is good and what is bad.” Only Satan could make people believe that they have the power to choose who lives and who dies, much less be happy about doing so. Pray for the people of Texas in this dark hour. Satan is real and he walks among us seeking to devour the souls of men and babies.

Update: For those who think the Satanic chants are being exaggerated, even The Atlantic acknowledges it was a group of people and provides corroboration from CNN of multiple chants. However, since it’s the Feast of Saint Thomas the Apostle, don’t take my word for it. See for yourself.

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Joshua Bowman joined in full communion with the Catholic Church in 2010 after many years in the spiritual wilderness. He recently moved back to his beloved native Virginia from Columbus, Ohio with his growing family and writes on religion, politics, history, and geographical curiosities.

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