'Abortion is a Gift From God' Says Taxpayer-Funded Art Display at University of Michigan


#1

christianpost.com/news/abortion-is-a-gift-from-god-says-taxpayer-funded-art-display-at-university-of-michigan-117127/

Thought this might end up in here sooner or later, so I might as well post it first.

Not surprising. May God have mercy on our country and our souls. :signofcross:

Here is a second link-----from a sort of opinion piece on the World website. worldmag.com/2014/04/the_pro_abortion_faction_shows_no_fear_before_god

And she had the gall to use the Cross. Your tax dollars at work, folks…your tax dollars at work. :bigyikes:

I am beyond shocked and dismayed. Please comment if possible. :shrug::blush:


#2

Wow this is disgusting. For one I don’t believe in the law that requires public buildings to set aside 1% of the cost of their construction for art. That should never happen. The purchase and display of art, I believe is one thing that should be paid for by the company or person interested in the “art.” The general public should not have to pay for it at all.

But, for any learning institution to promote this garbage is beyond ridiculous. For anyone to say that murder is a gift from God is in my mind totally unforgivable.


#3

That’s shocking. I think the cross is actually the symbol for woman, but even so, it’s very bad.


#4

Not even the Communists or Nazis called the wanton slaughter of innocents a “gift from God”. But, this is what we have come to expect from 99% of the indoctrination centers that used to be called institutions of higher learning. It’s sickening to know how many God-fearing parents waste their money supporting such wretched universities while losing their children’s souls in the process. :frowning:


#5

No, it isn’t. Don’t cut them slack. Their hideous, death-affirming world-view deserves no safe quarter here. :rolleyes: Rob


#6

This is basically what I was thinking.

I think some people just plain love the shock and awe and care little about the message.:shrug:


#7

I’m not trying to defend the message, but the cross actually is in there as the symbol for female. Or at least, it looks to me like they tried stylizing the O as the symbol for female.

Still doesn’t make the message acceptable. But Isca was right.


#8

Go Spartans! :smiley:


#9

Positioning this abomination as a “gift of God” is beyond blasphemy.

Pray! Pray! Pray!


#10

From the article:

Heather [Ault] is trying to get past the hanger and the idea of back ally dirty abortions and celebrate the ways women, and men for that matter, can control their reproductive system through birth control and even by aborting a fetus," Debra Schwartz, senior public relations representative for UM’s Institute for Research on Women and Gender, said.

There’s one very simple way that men and women can control their reproductive systems, but it requires self control; who has time for that? :rolleyes


#11

:imsorry:


#12

No, the child is the gift from God. The abortion is what fatally mutilates it.

Let’s all pray that blasphemy like this will stop, and the abomination of the culture of death be destroyed.

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee,
Blessed art thou amongst women,
And blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners,
Now and at the hour of death. Amen.


#13

I wonder if they would think that sulfur and brimstone is a gift from God too?


#14

In my experience at a major university, I think some of my biggest breakthroughs in learning about myself and the world came from being exposed to varying opinions and people who were different than me in a huge number of ways. I don’t think being exposed to art, even art that I can’t say I agree with or would like to see on display, is going to corrupt anyone who wouldn’t be corrupted by something else. If anything, I see this sparking discussions and debates about freedom of expression, faith, art, etc.

And again, just me personally, but I think if I didn’t really believe that debates and conversations could lead to beautiful things and a deeper knowledge and appreciation for what my values are, I wouldn’t spend any time on a site like this, that seem catered to providing opportunities to read others’ (sometimes varying) opinions and discussing them.


#15

That is repugnant on every level. Firstly the taxpayer should never have to pay for any art (what on earth?). Secondly, abortion as a gift from God!? Hideous!


#16

The year before I came to Maryland for undergrad the school had a public pornography showing (Carnegie Mellon also had it) which was attended by ~200 students. I am now probably going to attend Michigan for grad school and this happens. I’ve dealt with this sort of environment for 22 years, I don’t see why I wouldn’t be able to deal with it for another 4.


#17

Here’s a thought. The American Humanist Association will protest anything related to God that’s tax payer funded. Perhaps if this were brought to their attention they might take care of the problem


#18

Come on, Annie. If I were to paint a mural attacking a liberal icon, say…Martin Luther KIng gorging on a watermelon), there would not be one person on campus defending either my artistic freedom or my right to be paid to present it. Not one. Saying that killing infants is akin to a “gift from God” is beyond the pale of civil discussion, just as my racist work of “art” would be. Both the real and imagined examples would be products of very sick minds. What is there to discuss? Rob :hypno:


#19

They would contribute to its dissemination instead. :sad_yes:


#20

I do see your point, and I think that it’s tacky and offensive and created in order to shock people and stop them in their tracks during the day. I’m not saying I would like to see this particular piece of … work in a building I had to visit, I was more replying generally to the comment about “wretched universities” who lose souls. Again, I can only speak for myself and my experiences, but I saw my education and being in that environment with more of a focus on learning to think for yourself and being able to defend your positions (to yourself and others) than simply being told what to think.

If there’s nothing to discuss why are we all posting responses to it on a thread here? (Sorry, I couldn’t resist.) Maybe the discussion would be similar to what it is on here though, with the vast majority of people feeling uncomfortable, and that it goes too far. Maybe it’s something that can actually give people on all sides of the issue some common ground. :slight_smile:


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