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Mississippi Governor: Democrats’ ‘One Mission In Life Is To Abort Children’

1:11 pm - 04/27/2012
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant (R) told the American Family Association radio show last night that Democrats’ “one mission in life is to abort children, is to kill children in the womb,” and boasted of signing legislation that could close the state’s only abortion provider.

“[T]hey don’t care if the mother’s life is in jeopardy, that if something goes wrong that a doctor can’t admit them to a local hospital, that he’s not even board certified,” Bryant said of the Democrats’ opposition to the measure which would impose tough new restrictions on the clinic. “We passed that bill and I think you’ll see other states follow and when that happens at least these fly-in abortionists are going to be regulated under the state laws of the Medical Procedures Act here in the state of Mississippi as they should be across the nation.”

Bryant is no stranger to extreme rhetoric. In November of 2011, as Mississippi voters went to the polls to vote-down a radical anti-abortion measure that equates abortion with murder and would outlaw some forms of birth control, then-Lt. Gov. Bryant warned that if the personhood amendment fails, “Satan wins.” “This is a battle of good and evil of Biblical proportions,” he said. Bryant was responding to a question from Cristen Hemmins, who was raped and shot twice during a kidnapping as a college student.


So we want to kill off the entire human race? That makes sense.
executivehpfan 27th-Apr-2012 07:49 pm (UTC)
"Satan wins"? ...well all right then.
mskye 27th-Apr-2012 08:03 pm (UTC)
Unfortunately, that sort of rhetoric is rampant in some places. It's taken literally, too.
makemerun 27th-Apr-2012 08:27 pm (UTC)
It really freaks me out how much a mythological creature has been thrown around as a reason to support or oppose policy during the Republican primary. I mean, ok, God is vague and lots of people believe in god or gods, and that is annoying to me as an atheist, sure, but I get it. It's an appeal to piety or spirituality. It doesn't apply to me, but is vague enough to not affect me.

But Satan? Really? REALLY?

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Edited at 2012-04-27 08:28 pm (UTC)
mskye 27th-Apr-2012 08:35 pm (UTC)
I was taught that Satan is real and that he's waging a literal war on Christians and America and that he's using the Libruls to do it. The only way to fight back is to put on the full armor of Christ and VOTE REPUBLICAN! Tons of children are taught this, and these children grow up to be voters.


Ha! Pretty sure most hardcore Republicans would be A-OK with that, but I still lol'd.
lady_grace 27th-Apr-2012 08:39 pm (UTC)
Many Christians believe Satan is waging a war and that we're only getting more sinful as the years pass (abortion legalization, gay marriage legalization, etc). It sounds ridiculous but when you grow up being told that YOUR SOUL IS IN JEOPARDY, you tend to take it seriously.
amyura 28th-Apr-2012 12:20 am (UTC)
Which I guess I get, but how can they believe that and the "once saved always saved" and "God is omnipotent" and "Revelation is the literal truth" all at the same time?
redstar826 28th-Apr-2012 02:40 am (UTC)
In my experience, the folks who are really into the spiritual warfare stuff do not believe in 'once saved always saved'.
elialshadowpine 28th-Apr-2012 05:26 am (UTC)
That's been my experience, too.

Case in point: My dad, who went through a period of reading all this spiritual warfare crap, told me that listening to rock music was signing an implicit contract with Satan. I was like, "Um, but? Baptism? Being saved? All that?"

Didn't matter. Once you listened to rock music, that was it, you were Satan's, done and done.


Edited at 2012-04-28 05:27 am (UTC)
makemerun 28th-Apr-2012 12:55 am (UTC)
Oh, no no, I'm sorry, my comment wasn't clear. I was trying to shorten it and it just came out as word vomit.

I totally understand the belief-- I was raised that way too. What's weirding me out is how it's been normalized to cite how legislation affects "Satan" in day to day political speech. To me, it's similar to politicans speaking overtly about banning contraception. Usually they kept that shit under wraps a little better, but now it's all out in the open. Except it seems like there's not much complaining that besides God and Jesus, we now have to vet all of our laws by how they're going to affect Satan.

And lol, I honestly don't believe the Repub candidates believe most of the stuff they're saying, so I find it a bit difficult to take their ~religious conviction seriously.

And of course, then they're all "O NO THE MUSLIMS WANT THEOCRACY" while acting like they're in a theocracy.

celtic_thistle 28th-Apr-2012 01:45 am (UTC)
LMAO oh god I'm wheezing
executivehpfan 27th-Apr-2012 09:52 pm (UTC)
I hear that, bb. It crops up every now and again where I live and gives my brain a terrible case of Blue Screen of Death.
ladypolitik 27th-Apr-2012 09:22 pm (UTC)
"Satan wins"? ...well all right then.

You have know idea how hard it is to beat that sombitch at Scrabble.
executivehpfan 27th-Apr-2012 09:51 pm (UTC)
OMG now everybody in my family thinks I'm weird because I just made the most ugly snorting-laugh sound. Thanks a lot.
ladypolitik 27th-Apr-2012 09:52 pm (UTC)
Pwnd. ♥
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