A group of protesters, who claim to be artists, are boasting about a pro-choice statement they made Thursday after hanging a banner from a Jesus statue in Arkansas that reads “God Bless Abortions.”
Indecline, an activist art collective started in 2001, draped the 44-foot sign across the Christ of the Ozarks statue in Eureka Springs as a “direct response to the dramatic attempts being made in Arkansas and throughout the South, to ban abortion services to women in need.” KNWA News reports that the group dressed up to resemble construction workers, then snuck onto the property to hang the banner.
“We think Jesus would understand the concept of a difficult decision,” Indecline wrote on a social media post. “He supposedly had to make a few of them and understood sacrifice very intimately. The Christ of the Ozarks is visible from miles away, so we just treated it like a billboard.” Randall Christy, curator of the monument, says he’s disturbed by the move and the message.
“Lord help them,” Christy said. “Maybe He’ll somehow touch them and make them realize how bad that message really is.” According to KNWA, Christy plans to press charges against Indecline for trespassing and vandalism. And this is not the group’s first disturbing project that advocates abortion. READ MORE