Satanists file suit to block Missouri abortion law
The state of Missouri recently passed an “informed consent” law requiring a 72-hour waiting period before a woman could get an abortion. The New York-based Satanic Temple filed a federal lawsuit in July against the state, claiming that such a law violates their “free exercise” of their religion, Satanism.
The pregnant woman the satanists are using to bring their lawsuit went to the St. Louis Planned Parenthood clinic and submitted a letter stating that her religious beliefs in satanism require no informed consent and no waiting period before abortion, Life Site News reported.
She demanded, on religious grounds, “to have an abortion today – now – and without further review of the [informed consent] booklet.” Her letter explained her belief that “both as a religious and a scientific matter … an abortion will not terminate the life of a separate, unique, living human being.”
Satanic Temple founder Doug Mesner, who goes by the satanist name “Lucien Greaves,” released a statement, announcing the lawsuit against Gov. Jay Nixon and Attorney General Chris Koster, claiming, “The Informed Consent materials explicitly communicate items of religious opinion that directly contradict the deeply-held beliefs of women within The Satanic Temple.”
The satanists argue that Missouri’s law violates the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act. “The question of when life begins is absolutely a religious opinion, and the state has no business proselytizing religious beliefs,” the sect claims.
“You see and hear that theme kind of woven throughout,” Sullenger said. “So it’s very much a spiritual battle, but we’re acutely aware of that. I remember in the old rescue days, the sit-in days where we would get arrested sitting in front of abortion clinics. We would sit and sing hymns, and it would just drive people crazy, and we could see the battle between good and evil, light and dark, just playing out right there in the streets.”
In his book, “Lime 5: Exploited by the Abortion Industry,” Crutcher included a chapter called “Vacant Souls.”
“It’s about the people who work in abortion clinics. We do a lot of undercover stuff, so we do have a lot of contact with these people, and I can tell you a lot of them are screwed up,” he said.
“Were they normal and then got involved in the abortion industry and got screwed up, or were they already demented souls and that’s why they ended up in the abortion industry? I don’t know,” he continued. “But this idea that you’re going to create a sacrament of abortion is pretty crazy, and you’re going to make your baby holy by making him like Jesus, you’re pretty screwed up.”
‘The Sacrament of Abortion’
Crutcher cited a 1992 book by Ginette Paris, a member of the pagan religion who was very upfront about the abortion procedure. The book’s title said it all: “The Sacrament of Abortion.”
The author claims that abortion is a sacred act, a sacrifice to Artemis, known to the Romans as Diana. This is the same Artemis whose enthusiastic supporters the Apostle Paul encountered in Acts 19:34.
“Artemis is both a protector of wild animals and a hunter who kills them with deadly aim. How can these contradictory roles be found in the same female deity?” writes Father Frank Pavone, founding director of Priests for Life, in a 2012 article. “The view proposed in this book is that a mother properly cares for life only if she possesses full power over life and death. Death is sometimes preferable. The one who can provide death, in order that one may escape an unfriendly life, is really loving the one who is being killed.
“Abortion, then, is seen as ‘an expression of maternal responsibility and not a failure of maternal love’ (p.8). ‘Artemis stands for the refusal to give life if the gift is not pure and untainted. … As Artemis might kill a wounded animal rather than allow it to limp along miserably, so a mother wishes to spare the child a painful destiny’ (p. 55).”
Crutcher said he wanted to help the young woman from Missouri who came to his office after one of his staff members encouraged her to make the drive.
“We were going to try to help her. This girl was so screwed up. She’d had eight or nine abortions and had gotten pregnant on purpose so she could have abortions,” he said.
The girl said the Missouri coven was 100 percent female, but the women were overseen by a male high priest.
“She became holy by being impregnated by this guy, and then having an abortion where he’s basically killing his own child,” Crutcher explained.
The woman confided that the coven would also kidnap women who were pregnant.
“We were going to help her, but after she left our office we could never get a hold of her again,” he said. “But over the years, we’ve had a lot of these kind of stories.”
Crutcher said the overwhelming motivation for people who are pro-life is a belief that God is the author of all life and unborn babies are living human beings.
“And if you believe that, then the one who is against that is on the other side,” he said. “Ephesians tells us we wrestle not against flesh and blood but against principalities and powers and rulers of the darkness. I’ve seen some of the most bizarre things happen. We know we’ve all been under attack, and you can sense it. You can tell when something is going on. It will go away after a while and it will come back, but you can sense it.
“You can’t work in this every day like we do and not see this. And not see there is a spiritual component.”
So stories like that of Abigail Seidman and Zachary King don’t sound so unbelievable after a while.
“It would be easy to dismiss it as maybe she has some mental issues. But we’ve seen it time and time again, and seen there are things that are not of a worldly nature,” Crutcher said. “Just like this guy, Zach King, it would be very easy to blow him off as some sort of a nut case.”
Satanists no longer ‘hiding’
Zachary King said satanism, in the same way abortion and homosexual rights activists have mainstreamed their ideas, is unveiling its true agenda in increments.
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