Vandals Desecrate 7-Story Christ Statue With “God Bless Abortions” Banner in Arkansas
Vandals desecrated the seven-story Christ of the Ozarks statue in Eureka Springs, Arkansas early Friday morning. The statue is the tallest statue of Jesus in the nation.
Members of Indecline activist group took responsibility for the blasphemy. The group said they are neither “pro-life or anti-life,” but believe that abortions are a “miracle worth celebrating.”
The desecration comes in response to the Arkansas laws prohibiting most abortions. The group said there is “only one abortion clinic” in Arkansas, calling the laws “outrageous.”
“We think Jesus would understand the concept of a difficult decision. He supposedly had to make a few of them and understood sacrifice very intimately. The Christ of the Ozarks is visible from miles away, so we just treated it like a billboard,” the group’s Instagram post says.
“We aren’t necessarily ‘pro-choice’ or ‘anti-life,’ those terms are double-speak,” the post continues. “We just think abortion is a…miracle worth celebrating.”
Here’s photos of the vandalism below:
Catholic Church teaching on abortion:
“Human life must be respected and protected absolutely from the moment of conception. From the first moment of his existence, a human being must be recognized as having the rights of a person – among which is the inviolable right of every innocent being to life.” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 2270)
“Since the first century, the Church has affirmed the moral evil of every procured abortion. This teaching has not changed and remains unchangeable. Direct abortion, that is to say, abortion willed either as an end or a means, is gravely contrary to the moral law…” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 2271)