Protests at abortion clinics often attract some of the craziest people. That seemed to be the case this weekend when Satanists launched a counter-protest against pro-life demonstrators outside Planned Parenthood facilities in Detroit and Ferndale, Michigan, the Washington Examiner reported Sunday. According to the report, corroborated with a video, Satan worshipers made their feelings known by drenching two women with milk.
The milk-drenching was supposed to simulate waterboarding, the Examiner said, in an effort to “illustrate the theocratic agenda imposed upon female bodies.” A protest organizer reportedly said on Facebook the milk symbolized breast milk.
One member of the small group also held a sign that read, “America is not a theocracy. End forced motherhood.” Two protesters held an American flag decorated with a Satanic symbol.
At one point in the video, a man claiming to be a sheriff tried to make the protesters move, but was unsuccessful. One person on YouTube suggested the man “be investigated for possible impersonation of an officer of the law.”
Over the weekend, tens of thousands protested Planned Parenthood facilities across the country in response to videos that indicate the abortion giant sells body parts from aborted babies. Over 300 locations were targeted by pro-life groups. Protesters, the Examiner said, hope to end federal funding of Planned Parenthood. Barbara Boland said the organization “currently receives over half a billion dollars per year.”
“The Satanic Temple strongly opposes the promotion of misinformation and believes that all people are entitled to make informed decisions about their health, family and future without coercion,” the group’s web site says. “We consider our action a form of worship; the rejection of tyranny is an affirmation of selfhood. So long as perverted theocratic systems of power attempt to manipulate our communities and distort truths for political gain, we will rebel.”
Last Thursday, LifeNews said that Satanists “believe abortion is sacred and some participate in the procedures themselves.” LifeNews said that former Satanist Zachary King explained that abortion is particularly important because it’s considered the best way to give an offering to Satan.
“In Satanism, killing something or the death of something is the is the most effective way of getting your spell accomplished,” he said. “As far as trying to get satan’s approval, to give you something that you want, killing something is the best way to go. Killing something is the ultimate offering to satan, and if you can kill an unborn, that is his ultimate goal.”
King, LifeNews said, claimed to have participated in 141 ritual abortions. Some of those were reportedly conducted inside abortion clinics. King also told LifeNews that “a lot of the people that work at those places are witches or Satanists.” Video of the protest can be seen above.