Mississippi has a Personhood initiative on their ballot this election cycle, but it looks like the biggest roadblock to passing it may in fact be Personhood Mississippi’s own supporters, who are turning off those who are both for and against abortion with their graphic campaigns.
Missionaries to the Preborn are traveling the state. And apparently, they’re sort of gross.
Brad Champine, a junior philosophy major, believes abortion is wrong. But he also believes the demonstrators were wrong, according to a note he posted on Facebook entitled “Dear Christian Activists.”
“This will not win anyone to your cause,” wrote Champine. “It will only further taint your image as people who are not about love, but rather, about hate. What you have done today I would expect from Westboro Baptist Church – not mainstream Christians.”
There are better ways, Champine said, to protest abortion.
“If you want to be like Christ in your dealings with abortion, volunteer at a crisis pregnancy center,” he said. “Give aid to the suffering. Adopt a child. Do not resort to hate, because you are commanded to love.”
President of Eagles for Life, Mark Harris, disassociated himself and his organization from the Missionaries.
“Our group supports the goals of these activists but we didn’t know about this event and we don’t use graphic images,” he said.
“Missionaries to the Preborn” planned to travel to Petal, Laurel, and Meridian on Tuesday. Additional stops in Columbus, Starkville and Tupelo were also planned to take place before the group wraps up its Mississippi tour on April 1.
Looks like the further they go into their tour, the less support they may drum up, making their mission slightly less effective. Also not so effective? The name. After all, if you are a “missionary” TO the Preborn, wouldn’t that mean you were preaching to fetuses?