This is the Memorial to the Missing and contains over 50,000,000 pennies to represent the lives of each American child abandoned to abortion by a society and a culture that has embraced their destruction. We must prevent the need to add to this memorial. Take a stand. Get involved.
”How we treat the least of us defines us.”
"should I use this $500k to help struggling parents and pregnant people or should I put it in a glass box"
How much money have you wasted that could’ve gone to help struggling parents and pregnant women is the better question to ask.
Yeah if i was a struggling parent and I saw that “monument”, you know what I’d do? Break into that fucker and use the money to help my kid get a better life.
Clearly those “charitable” folks aren’t using it on kids that have actually been born.
A few facts that the OP neglected to mention.
a) The glass box is on the grounds of the Mississippi Baptist Convention building—right across from the Mississippi state capitol. It was placed there deliberately to remind legislators that the Baptist Church—which is very powerful in the South—is staunchly anti-abortion.
b) This wasn’t created by regular people, charitable or otherwise. It was a deliberate and high-profile project of the Convention. Using the services of a construction company that worked free of charge, they erected the glass box in 2006, putting 47 MILLION pennies in it on the day that it opened, thus creating the illusion that many, many people had contributed.
c) Once $500K was collected—back in 2008, by the way, and the photo dates back to 2007—the money was then spent by the Convention, which invested it on a permanent endowment fund for anti-abortion causes, such as assisting with the operations of crisis pregnancy centers.
d) Almost all crisis pregnancy centers are church-sponsored and evangelical in nature.
e) Most crisis pregnancy centers have ties to evangelical maternity homes, adoption lawyers, and private adoption agencies. Any crisis that a woman coming to such a center might be facing would be irrelevant; for the purposes of the center and its affiliates, it is paramount that she have the baby. Babies, especially healthy white babies, are in high demand by would-be adoptive parents, and there is a very small supply. There are horror stories about women who have been forced continue pregnancies and who have been forced to relinquish, most to evangelical families. Evangelical churches support and encourage this kind of thing. They figure that this way, they win twice over: they save lives AND they get to control how the next generation thinks.
f) So, to recap.The Baptist Church underwrites the memorial (at least the first 47 million). The funds eventually go back to the Baptist Church, which invests them in businesses that will help produce more goods—babies—for other evangelical businesses, such as adoption agencies and adoption lawyers, AND that will create more religious and political support in the future.
This is NOT a memorial created by heartbroken people, OP. It’s big business.
Wow. What the actual rusty fuck.
It got WORSE.
it got better
Why does everyone post the boring version with lil choirboys when THIS exists
I’M DYING Y’ALL
ADSFGDF STILL DYING
This is glorious.
Hey, Graham, remember the choirboy version of the Cat Duet? This is even better. Especially the end!
Happy 4/13! This was a commission for kingprospit - a wonderfully bara Trickster!Dualscar. The design belongs to them, not me!
Also FYI, I am not actually open for commissions right now; this was a special test-run so I could see if I could manage commissions on a regular basis. I’ll let y’all know if I’m open!
Haute Hijab - Dubai, U.A.E.
By: Langston Hues
Ooo I like this. I like seeing ways to take traditional “sexy” silhouettes (like a mermaid skirt) and find ways to modest them up.
I was trying to go through my phone for pictures of Rambo for a Rambo appreciation post (my cat) and instead I found power puff Tony Stark flashing his abs. k.
(btw, I never posted photos of this powerpuff avenger set I did, they got lost in my phone, this was one of the photos).
Jaimie appreciation post.
I never wanted a dog, but sometime after I went to live with my dad my mom adopted Jaimie for my sister Hannah. Jaimie and I never really got a long when I’d visit, we just tolerated each other. But then I went to stay at home in ‘burg temporarily over the Summer in 2013 and I met Rambo my cat. He didn’t really get along with anyone but me so I talked to my mom about taking him when I moved out. I thought I’d likely be leaving Jaimie behind there since I still never wanted a dog and never even liked dogs but as I grew to take care of her and walk her every day the town started associating her with me and she really became mine. She slept on my bed every night, I took charge of getting her better food and water, I gave her baths..I invested more time and money into her than I did myself and about a month before I was scheduled to leave I decided to ask my mom if I could just take Jaimie with me too. Sure enough she said yes. It was a better fit in their life without Jaimie anyway. So I took on Jaimie. She’s made a lot of friends since she’s been in my care like Kim and Scott and Uni and has taken to apartment life well enough. She’s getting up there in years but I suspect I’ll still have for years to come as she gets older and fatter (than she already is). I never wanted a dog and I still don’t really like dogs. But I love Jaimie.
Going to wear my hijabified grimdark rose to my friend’s birthday party today :B