I get all sorts of press releases in my email. Lately, in addition to what I get from the gun industry and publishers, I have been getting releases from all sorts of progressive groups. I'm guessing that their thought process is to shoot them out and some might hit the target audience.
Well, the following one is going to be published but not for the reasons that the sender intended. It is from the Satanic Temple and it is announcing a Valentine's Day fundraiser (Hugs and Kisses from Satan) to fund its pro-abortion lawsuits in Missouri.
Even with the most fertile imagination, the communications director for National Right To Life could not make this up. Think about it: Devil worshipers holding a fundraiser on a day named for a Christian saint to promote the killing of an unborn child. It just boggles the mind. I don't care where you stand on the position of abortion it doesn't get more ludicrous than this.
The release in its entirety so I can't be accused of selective editing:
The Satanic Temple Celebrates Valentine’s Day with Fundraising Drive to Support Reproductive Rights Lawsuits Against State of Missouri
“Hugs and Kisses for Satan” fundraiser drive seeking sponsors across the United States to engage in constructive and pro-social activities that benefit and build communities.
(National) February 9, 2017 - The Satanic Temple is seeking sponsors for its Valentine’s Day fundraising drive, "Hugs and Kisses for Satan," which is aimed to support the Temple’s reproductive rights lawsuits against the state of Missouri’s mandatory abortion waiting periods and reading materials that claim life begins at conception. The Temple objects to these State requirements on religious grounds.
The Satanic Temple has filed both State and Federal lawsuits against the State of Missouri on behalf of Mary Doe, a pregnant woman seeking an abortion. Missouri law requires that all women seeking to lawfully terminate their pregnancy must be given reading material claiming that life begins at conception, and they must endure a 72-hour waiting period between their initial appointment and their actual abortion procedure. The Temple objects to these restrictions on religious grounds because they violate the Temple’s belief in the inviolability of one’s body.
How to participate:
- Download Pledge Sheet here;
- Download Contact Sheet here;
- Download XO Card here;
- Find sponsors who will contribute for every hug or kiss you receive on Valentine’s Day;
- Fill-out each sponsor’s information on the Pledge Sheet;
- On Valentine’s Day, solicit hugs and kisses using the XO Card and ask the people who hug or kiss you to write their initials on the Contact Sheet;
- After Valentine’s Day, collect contributions from your sponsors based on the number of hugs and kisses you received. Contributions and Contact Sheet should be forwarded to The Satanic Temple by either PayPal or mail (as a check or money order) by Feb. 28.
The Satanic Temple, 64 Bridge Street, Salem, MA 01970
Prizes will be awarded to the individual who raises the most money, hugs, and kisses.
Questions regarding the event can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Hugs and Kisses for Satan" is the first in a series of campaigns the Temple is promoting as a means by which people can engage in constructive and pro-social activities that benefit and build communities. Next year, the Temple hopes to launch a "My Blood Valentine" blood drive.
About The Satanic Temple
The mission of The Satanic Temple is to encourage benevolence and empathy among all people, reject tyrannical authority, advocate practical common sense and justice, and be directed by the human conscience to undertake noble pursuits guided by the individual will. Civic-minded, The Satanic Temple has been involved in a number of good works including taking a stand against the controversial and extremist Westboro Baptist Church. For more information about The Satanic Temple, please visit http://www.thesatanictemple.com.
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