This is the Memorial to the Missing and contains over 50,000,000 pennies to represent the lives of each American child abandoned to abortion by a society and a culture that has embraced their destruction. We must prevent the need to add to this memorial. Take a stand. Get involved.
”How we treat the least of us defines us.”
"should I use this $500k to help struggling parents and pregnant people or should I put it in a glass box"
How much money have you wasted that could’ve gone to help struggling parents and pregnant women is the better question to ask.
Yeah if i was a struggling parent and I saw that “monument”, you know what I’d do? Break into that fucker and use the money to help my kid get a better life.
Clearly those “charitable” folks aren’t using it on kids that have actually been born.
A few facts that the OP neglected to mention.
a) The glass box is on the grounds of the Mississippi Baptist Convention building—right across from the Mississippi state capitol. It was placed there deliberately to remind legislators that the Baptist Church—which is very powerful in the South—is staunchly anti-abortion.
b) This wasn’t created by regular people, charitable or otherwise. It was a deliberate and high-profile project of the Convention. Using the services of a construction company that worked free of charge, they erected the glass box in 2006, putting 47 MILLION pennies in it on the day that it opened, thus creating the illusion that many, many people had contributed.
c) Once $500K was collected—back in 2008, by the way, and the photo dates back to 2007—the money was then spent by the Convention, which invested it on a permanent endowment fund for anti-abortion causes, such as assisting with the operations of crisis pregnancy centers.
d) Almost all crisis pregnancy centers are church-sponsored and evangelical in nature.
e) Most crisis pregnancy centers have ties to evangelical maternity homes, adoption lawyers, and private adoption agencies. Any crisis that a woman coming to such a center might be facing would be irrelevant; for the purposes of the center and its affiliates, it is paramount that she have the baby. Babies, especially healthy white babies, are in high demand by would-be adoptive parents, and there is a very small supply. There are horror stories about women who have been forced continue pregnancies and who have been forced to relinquish, most to evangelical families. Evangelical churches support and encourage this kind of thing. They figure that this way, they win twice over: they save lives AND they get to control how the next generation thinks.
f) So, to recap.The Baptist Church underwrites the memorial (at least the first 47 million). The funds eventually go back to the Baptist Church, which invests them in businesses that will help produce more goods—babies—for other evangelical businesses, such as adoption agencies and adoption lawyers, AND that will create more religious and political support in the future.
This is NOT a memorial created by heartbroken people, OP. It’s big business.
Wow. What the actual rusty fuck.
This is actually really horrible and a great example of just how financially irresponsible many of the people with power actually are in this country.
Awhile back I somehow lost an important psd due to photoshop mysteriously closing while I wasn’t at the computer (and not saving at all, shocking). And now I NEED what I had drawn in there and can’t remember for the life of me anything from it to start again.
Also, I just realized my digital sketches are 29372x better than the ones in my sketchbook.
BehindTheMyth: I’ve decided to draw chibified versions of the eight Angel Heart Wielders and post them in two sets. The Wielders are essentially pure-hearted boys/men who control/represent different facets of what makes someone “human”. They are born when the world is destined to have a calamity. it is their job to gather and use their combined efforts to save the world from destruction. Most Wielders are descendants of the Nightwind royal family, as they have been given guardianship over the planet and the Melpharian realm (where the Melphari (beings representing different aspects such as emotions, life, death, and such reside).Very slowly, others have been born outside the family and given Wielder roles. I’ll stop rambling now and list these guys in order with their Wielder element.
First: Storm Nightwind- Wielder of Light
Second: Valor Nightwind- Wielder of Darkness
Third: Stratus Nightwind- Wielder of Spirit (Chi/energy)
Fourth: Vain Nightwind- Wielder of Chaos
Interesting to note. Storm, Val, Vain, and Stratus are quadruplets.
Reblogging from my Airwings page :U Gotta love OCs.
BehindTheMyth: The second set of Angel Heart Wielders.
First: Gale Nightwind- Wielder of Heart
Second: Raine Nightwind- Wielder of Soul
Third: Gin- Wielder of Emotion
Fourth: Aesir Clearway- Wielder of Mind
Things to note: Gale and Raine are twins. Also, the Wielder of Emotion has NEVER been in the Nightwind family.
Part 2 of my OC chibi brigade <3
I’ve always wanted to do this one, and I can finally finish this. Likely I’ll have the final tomorrow.