Ecumenical Clergy Members ‘Bless’ New Planned Parenthood Facility in Nation’s Capital

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WASHINGTON — Over 20 clergy members representing Judaism, Hinduism and Islam, as well as those professing Christianity, gathered on Tuesday to seek a “blessing” over a new Planned Parenthood facility that opened last fall in the nation’s capital.

“In almost every message to our staff, I talk about our doing sacred work,” Laura Meyers, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington, told DCist. “This confirms the sacredness of the work we do.”

“Now I can tell patients that this is a blessed space,” also remarked Serina Floyd, the medical director at the facility, located next to Two Rivers Charter School.

According to reports, the event was organized by the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice (RCRC) and Christine and Dennis Wiley, who lead Covenant Baptist United Church of Christ in Washington, D.C.

“Many people do not understand that there are many kinds of Christians,” Christine Wiley asserted to the Huffington Post. “Conservative Christians dominate the television and radio media and influence people to think that this brand of Christianity ‘is’ Christianity. Although they have great influence, this stance is far from representing the true tenets of the person of Jesus Christ.”

The event included appearances by abortionist and former Baptist preacher Willie Parker, Michael Namath of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, and Venkatesh Vadhyar and Bragadeesh Balasubramanian of Sri Bhaktha Anjaneya Temple.

“May the ones who bless our ancestors bring healing on all in need,” Namath said in prayer. “God, let your spirit rest upon these caregivers, who serve as instruments of your hands.”

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Vadhyar and Balasubramanian chanted a mantra, stating that it “gives a good vibration to the building and anyone who comes in will be healed soon.”

Islamic Imam Daayiee Abdullah, who is known as being the first openly homosexual imam in the nation, appeared via Skype, where he likewise expressed his support.

The event also featured singing and dancing, and ended with those present singing “This Little Light of Mine,” a song that is based on the words of Christ in Matthew 5:16, which reads, “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father which is in Heaven.”

“I’ve been a Christian longer than I’ve been an abortion provider,” abortionist Willie Parker, who performs abortions at the last remaining abortion facility in Mississippi, told DCist. “Women have been made to think that this [facility] is some evil place, where God is not. … Our answer to the curse is to bless.”

As previously reported, in 2014, an Esquire report entitled “The Abortion Ministry of Dr. Willie Parker” outlined that the abortionist believes his work is a reflection of his faith.

“The protesters say they’re opposed to abortion because they’re Christian. It’s hard for them to accept that I do abortions because I’m a Christian,” he stated.

But some have noted that those like Parker who claim to be both Christian and pro-abortion are essentially making three faulty assertions.

“First is that life is not a right inherited from God, but a privilege bestowed by human beings who can withhold it if they choose to do so,” explained Mark Crutcher of Life Dynamics in Denton, Texas. “Second is that God is neutral on whether a child He created [should be] brutally torn limb from limb.”

“And finally, they are saying that it is possible to reject the innocent new lives that God creates without rejecting God himself,” he outlined. “From a Christian perspective, all three of these are absurd.”

As previously reported, Philadelphia legal writer, educator and Christian apologist Francis Wharton, who wrote several books on American law, penned an entire chapter on abortion in his book “American Criminal Law,” which was published in 1855.

Wharton called abortionists “persons who are ready to degrade their humanity to this occupation” and stated in regard to abortion in general, “Such conduct cannot be too strongly condemned, and is the more deserving of receiving the punishment awarded for the criminal offense in question.”

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  • Wicked, wicked, wicked…

  • Spicy Ray Swinehart-Patrick

    Rotten to the core, the actions of these people make my stomach churn. Isaiah 5:20 Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.

  • Per Pedersen

    So murder on innocent children is now blessed in the name of Jesus Christ?

    I wonder, what Jesus would say. I think maybe “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.”

    • I suppose it’s according to which kind of Christianity you was using since there are more than one kind according to Christine Wiley.

    • Charles

      (Mat 7:13) Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:

    • Steve Larson

      I do not believe they are innocent in that they do not “know” what they are doing! God gives all of us the light within to recognize good from evil.. they are just putting away the light..and accepting darkness.

      • Amos Moses

        not sure they were ever in the light …. almost certain of it ………. they are praying to Moloch ………..

  • sammy13

    Somedays it is so hard to hold back disgust and judgement when one reads or hears news that just seems to defy Almighty G-d. I am disgusted by this and can think of much to say, none of it good. But in Matthew 7 we are reminded to do just that for we ourselves are guilty on other matters:

    Matthew 7:1 Judge not, that ye be not judged.

    2 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.

    3 And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?

    • Scott Davenport

      In other words, I guess the Bible is telling us to look away and not let it bother us, but it’s just not in me to see innocent children murdered….

      I’ve accepted Jesus as my lord and savior, but I think I’m going to be in a lot of trouble when I get to heaven……..

      • libertynottyranny

        I think you’ll be fine, at least on this account, brother. What Sammy left off – as many do – is the remainder of that passage:

        Mat 7:5 Hypocrite! First cast the beam out of your own eye, and then you shall see clearly to cast the splinter out of your brother’s eye.
        Mat 7:6 Do not give that which is holy to the dogs; nor cast your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet and turn again and tear you.

        We are to judge evil acts & stand against them. – certainly w/in the church. Of those claiming to be Christians in this abomination, Paul would have railed against them & told the church to have nothing to do w/ them until they repented. Never mind our Lord’s warning to those that harm the little ones. Matthew 18:6

        • Amos Moses

          dont stop there ……… the whole of Matthew 7 is about judging and judgement ………….

      • As I know Sammy absolutely had a pure heart when he posted his reply, those 2 verses are never to stand alone as liberty & Amos has said. Those 2 verses are used more out of context than probably any other verses in the Bible.

  • LadyInChrist♥BlessedBeTheLord

    I don’t think God will bless something that is evil.

  • Becky

    “Many people do not understand that there are many kinds of Christians,” Christine Wiley asserted to the Huffington Post.”

    No scripture to back that up.

    • Amos Moses

      no there are and it is in scripture ………… true christians ….. and false wolves in sheeps clothing ……… pretenders ……..

    • Roy Hobs

      Actually there is —

      “For if someone comes to you and preaches a Jesus other than the Jesus we preached, or if you receive a different spirit from the Spirit you received, or a different gospel from the one you accepted, you put up with it easily enough.” 2 Cor 11:4

      • Becky

        I think I see what you and Amos Moses are saying. That doesn’t make them Christian neither does it mean that there are “many kinds of Christians”. If you obey God’s word (Christ) then you’re a Christian. However, if you don’t obey God’s word, and most especially if you teach against God’s word, then not only are you not Christian, but you’re also accursed (eg Galatians1:6-9).

  • Andrew

    Wrong word. Inter-faith not ecumenical.

    • tatoo

      God will rip open pregnant mothers to be….2Kings 8:12.

  • JohninRedding

    Any Christian leader attending this opening is NOT practicing the brand of Christianity I follow. By attending I would feel like I was giving a form of approval for what happened inside the walls.

  • You cannot be a Christian and believe it is okay to murder babies.

  • Grace Kim Kwon

    Apostates. Modern witches murder unborn babies. It is tragic when people follow witches instead of the Word of God.

  • kvtassel

    Fascinating. Not a compliment. But, Fascinating.

  • Roy Hobs

    “Many people do not understand that there are many kinds of Christians,”
    Oh no……I think we get it!
    It is a sad generation for sure that I choose not to identify myself as a “Christian”. I have to distinguish myself as one who “follows” the Lord. Someone who ‘keeps’ His commands. It used to be implied.

  • Dee-li-cious

    Jesus Christ is Son of Almighty God therefore to be a CHRISTian you MUST walk with Jesus Christ. Anyone who calls themselves a Christian & does not believe this is a LIAR

  • Nedd Kareiva

    They are of their father, Lucifer, plain & simple.

  • Rev. James B. Medd

    Sicko, sicko, so called clergy. Sanctioning murder and accessories to the act of murder

  • kvtassel

    This little dead baby of mine. I’m gonna let it die. This little hope of mine.. I’m gonna kill it this time. No more drum beat for this heart. No fear of God. We pimp God. No courage needed. We got rid of that baby problem.

    • That is definitely what they are saying & then follow it up with this prayer circle. Not sure who they are actually praying to however.