If you Google the Women’s March, you’ll stroll through a long series of secular media sites presenting photos of women, men and even children wearing pink hats and wide smiles. You’ll see images of celebrities among the crowds, some of whom were moved emotionally to the point of tears.
It is portrayed by many as reminiscent of the nineteenth-century movement that aimed to secure property rights and voting rights for women. “It’s a revolution,” they say.
Wikipedia presents the January march this way:
The Women's March was a worldwide protest on January 21, 2017, to advocate legislation and policies regarding human rights and other issues, including women’s rights, immigration reform, healthcare reform, the natural environment, LGBTQ rights, racial equality, freedom of religion, and workers' rights.
There is so much in this description that could be addressed, but let’s just look at the first claim – human rights.
Really – human rights? This is the same march that banned pro-life groups from participating.
The rights of both male and female humans in the womb are clearly excluded. And while we’re on the subject of abortion (what they call “reproductive rights”), let’s look at the inequality that actually does exist:
- The baby cannot protect herself against the oncoming wrath of the mother and the abortionist. This innocent human has zero rights.
- A man does not have the legal right to choose life for his child. The mother’s will to kill overrides his desire to see his child live. She can abort a child without his consent or knowledge, and there is nothing he can do to protect his child.
- Even if he wanted to, a man does not have the right to choose death for his child. He cannot choose abortion if he does not want to experience the responsibility of fatherhood. Only the mother has the legal right to kill a baby while in the womb.
What happened on January 21 and in the days that followed reveal a type of woman whose goals go far beyond the borders of equality.
This new women’s movement is filled with unbridled selfishness, rage, hatred, and lust – lust for power, lust for control, and lust for perceived freedom (the ability to do what is desired without the responsibility or consequences that accompany their choices). The basic message is “We will do whatever we want, and no one – absolutely no one – can tell us otherwise! Especially not Christians! Especially not Jesus!”
Last week, on International Women’s Day, an unspeakably horrible display of this reality was seen in the pro-life country of Argentina when five individuals vividly displayed their hatred for Christ by staging a gruesome fake abortion in the middle of the street in front of a Catholic Church.
With onlookers and photographers capturing the scene, a woman dressed to look like Mary, the mother of Jesus, beamed and cheered as the other four, wearing the movement’s signature pink hats, pretended to perform an abortion on her. The doll representing baby Jesus lay dismembered, covered in a streaming pool of blood that spread into the street.
The protestors reportedly cheered as the fake abortion took place, claiming it was a symbolic killing of the “patriarchy” and “forced heterosexuality.”
In the U.S., fear and anger is often projected onto the president, evidenced by a multitude of signs at the march that read “Not my president.” While anger does exist toward a man and an administration that promises lawfulness and threatens to confront unrestrained licentiousness, if you cut straight to the nuts and bolts of it, their rebellion is really against God Himself. After all, God in Christ designed and defined the roles of male and female, the family, and sexuality.
As vile as this mock abortion display in Argentina was, their anger is more honestly directed than the U.S. protestors. Their signs would more appropriately read, “Not my Jesus.”
For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities-- all things have been created through Him and for Him. (Colossians 1:16).
Again, they are rebelling against Jesus.
Pray for them. For such were some of us. Christ died for us while we were yet sinners. He died for them while they are yet sinners. Our sin – theirs and ours – put Him on the cross.
I hear Him saying, “Forgive them Father, for they know not what they do.”
(WARNING: the links below include a graphic photo of a mock abortion)