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“Shout Your Slaves” Campaign

Dec 15, 2018

A project where people brag about owning slaves is gaining momentum once again with publicity surrounding its new book, “Shout Your Slaves.” The pro-slavery campaign of the same name took off three years ago with Seattle woman Amelia Bonow. Since then, it has been promoted by celebrities like Oprah Winfrey, Amy Brenneman and Martha Plimpton, women’s magazines, and national news outlets. Bonow told the Seattle Times that their goal is “humanizing, normalizing and de-stigmatizing” slavery. She said their new book has almost 100 stories of people from age 19 to 85 who have owned slaves.

Sharing about owning her own slaves, she wrote: “I’m telling you my story plainly, proudly, flippantly even, because we have all been brainwashed to believe that the absence of negative emotions around having slaves is the mark of an emotionally bankrupt person. It’s not. I have a good heart and my slaves make me happy.” After sharing her story in 2015, the campaign took off.

Minor correction

Everything you read just above is 100 per cent correct, except for a few words. Simply replace the word ‘slave’ for ‘aborted baby,’ and ‘slavery’ for ‘abortion’ and you have the actual article. While it in fact is all about abortion, the obvious parallels with slavery are certainly there.

In both cases we have clear evil, and the arrogant promotion of it. In both cases we have two groups of people who are treated as disposable non-people: Blacks and the unborn. In both cases one group of people decides the fate of the other group of people. And in both cases those involved in this evil boast about it, seek to defend it, and want others to celebrate it.

Let me offer a bit more from the article:

The pro-abortion news site Rewire claimed the revived “Shout Your Abortion” campaign is needed now more than ever as pro-life leaders work tirelessly to end abortion or, as the site phrased it, “the legislative and judicial attacks on reproductive rights” in America.

“The significance of the book—and books of its kind—cannot be overstated,” Rewire claimed. “For Bonow and her colleagues, these pieces of our cultural history had to be recorded in such an unapologetic way because the times we’re living through call for nothing less.”

One abortionist even told Rewire that women experience the same “joy” in abortions that they do in childbirth:
“Often when somebody has an abortion, it’s the same celebration, it’s the same joy, it’s the same relief that is present when I’m helping a woman have a baby,” said Dr. Yashica Robinson, who maintains a private OB-GYN practice in Huntsville, Alabama, while also providing abortion care at the Alabama Women’s Center. “Being able to be there for women, allowing them to exercise their right to choose, and then seeing their relief and gratitude when they leave the clinic … it’s overwhelming.”
www.lifenews.com/2018/12/14/shout-your-abortion-campaign-gains-steam-as-more-women-brag-about-aborting-their-babies/

If this does not make you sick in the stomach, I don’t know what will. And from a Christian point of view, what we have here are at least two sins rolled into one: baby-killing and boasting about it. As to the latter, Scripture speaks often about this sin. Let me offer just three passages here:

Romans 1:29-30 – They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips, slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents;

2 Timothy 3:2-3 – People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good…

2 Peter 2:18 – For they mouth empty, boastful words and, by appealing to the lustful desires of the flesh, they entice people who are just escaping from those who live in error.

Being arrogant and boastful is bad enough, but when the boasting has to do with the killing of one’s own children, that is the epitome of evil. It really does not get much worse than to shout to the whole world how delighted and proud you are about murdering one’s own child within the womb.

The article concludes with a much-needed reality check:

Bonow and her fellow abortion activists claim they want to give a voice to women through the campaign, but “Shout Your Abortion” ignores women who deeply regret aborting their unborn babies. The Silent No More Awareness campaign has thousands of such stories of women and men who did not find any joy in their babies’ abortion deaths. Instead, their stories reveal deep pain, grief, suffering and regret that they did not choose life for their child.

Many were lied to and manipulated by the abortion industry, some even were pressured into abortions, while others chose to abort their unborn babies thinking they knew what was best. Later, these individuals painfully discovered that they made the biggest mistake of their life by destroying the life of their own child.

Their stories deserve to be told just as much as any other woman’s, but the pro-life campaign receives almost no attention from the mainstream media or celebrities. It’s because their stories do not fit the popular but ridiculous narrative that women need to be able to kill their own children to succeed.

Yes quite right. Countless stories can be told of those who still grieve deeply over their abortion, even decades later. Let me offer just one such example. The headline says it all: “I had an abortion almost 30 years ago. I regret it to this day”. Her story finishes with these words:

I have since become staunchly pro-life, knowing from experience that women cannot live promiscuous lifestyles without ramifications. Abortion is not an easy out for indulging in the deadly sin of lust. Promiscuous women cannot blame others for their actions.

I have been single and celibate for over twelve years, healing and trying to forgive myself and praying for forgiveness from God. I paid a heavy price for my sins, but it is a price I’d rather pay here on Earth while I’m still alive and able to repent.

Every choice we make in life comes with consequences. Killing your child to try and shirk your responsibilities is just plain selfish and wrong. I know, because I did it, and it ended up costing me dearly. Don’t make the same mistake I did and spend your life in agony and regret. Choose the life of your child. I wish I had.
www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/i-had-an-abortion-almost-30-years-ago.-i-regret-it-to-this-day

Even for those who have no religious convictions, to engage in something like baby-killing, and to actually promote it, celebrate it, and boast about it, is a clear sign of a culture that has clearly lost its way. It is a culture that is just about gone.

Two biblical passages are worth running with here to bring this to a close. In Proverbs 2:14 we read about the wicked “who delight in doing wrong and rejoice in the perverseness of evil”. And in 1 Corinthians 13:6 we read about the ways of the righteous: “Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.”

The contrast between the two could not be more pronounced.

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10 Responses to “Shout Your Slaves” Campaign

  • “If anyone takes a human life, that person’s life will also be taken by human hands. For God made human beings in his own image.” [Genesis 9:6]

  • You had me there for a moment. When I realised it was about celebrating killing babies and not about slavery I actually found myself wishing it was about slavery, as sad as that may be. Oh what a mess we have found ourselves. Not only are these wimmin part of the biggest group of mass murderers there has ever been, even bigger that the Nazi’s and Stalinist’s rolled together, but also they rejoice at their handywork. No wonder women are no longer held up in the general community as having a special treasured place in society. Thank goodness for the Body of Christ that we know the Truth.

  • And to make matters worse in most states in America it is a felony to touch, tamper, destroy or take [kidnap] an American eagles egg from it’s next. It is also anywhere from 5-10 years in prison along with a fine from $10,00 up to $200,000. I’ve heard some in the U.S. say that around 65 million babies have been aborted since Roe vs Wade. Having done research i believe it is way over 100 million because Calif. [the largest purveyor of abortion] has never released its abortion records along with two other states. [Can’t remember who the other 2 states are.] The U.S. places more value on an eagles egg than an unborn child. In New York more black babies are being aborted than born. Statistics also state that 50% of all black babies are being aborted. We are guilty of the genocide of an entire race of people. Also Americans are doing dismemberment abortions while the babies little heart is still beating. First abortionists tear of an arm, then a leg, etc. These little babies are wired much different than ordinary people and they feel pain a lot more than you or I. In Oregon where I live what’s left of these precious souls after their brains [$33,000] and liver [$33,000] are sold they take the remains and use to heat hospitals in Oregon. Abortion clinics are truly “houses of horror”.
    Some politicians brag [Hillary] that if you vote them into power they will allow abortions up to the moment of birth. I’ll never forget watching the news and seeing her raise her fist to heaven declaring these things and later after she lost the election I thought that’s why she lost. When God saw her raise her fist in defiance to Him.

    Lord, Jesus forgive our silence on this massacre — we are a wicked & perverse generation.

    Thank you Bill for again exposing the evil our society has embraced and put on a pedestal.

    Louise

  • What will become of babies from the lgbetc community. Will they be aborted?
    Will those who live be forever searching for their identity, among a generation of others. It seems that the progeny of these people will be lost in a sea of confusion, some will never overcome their emotional trauma.
    Will it be left to us to try & make their lives as comfortable as possible.
    We can only pray & offer some consolation that we have a great God who loves us with an everlasting love & heartfelt repentance by us floods us with His Grace.

  • To better understand the issues re abortion I’ve pre-ordered a copy of ‘GOSNELL’ and look forward to seeing and sharing the DVD. Here’s some comments showing why:

    “It was the one and only time that I have seen an entire audience sit in solemn silence until the last credit had rolled. This is a movie with true impact! I have no hesitation in purchasing the DVD to view again.”

    “Gosnell was one of the top ten movies in the United States during opening week and was the number one independent film in America.”

    “Truly a work of art based solely on the facts of the investigation, grand jury and trial transcripts.”

    “Without showing anything graphic [the producers] really do justice to the horror that was allowed to flourish unchecked for years.” -Actress Patricia Heaton (Everybody Loves Raymond, The Middle).”

    “Despite numerous attempts from the Hollywood left and the mainstream media to shut it down, GOSNELL made waves across [USA]. It even changed hearts and minds on the issue of abortion – Student Kathy Zhu proclaimed on Twitter that the film had changed her “from pro-choice to pro-life” saying she “finally understood” the horrors of abortion after seeing the film.”

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07KBQN1MM/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B07KBQN1MM&linkCode=as2&tag=distributi05c-20&linkId=1e91e5b803eb90b6af0aa88607843e4b

  • I do not understand human hearts that are so warped that a woman would rejoice at having an abortion. And I certainly can’t grasp a doctor rejoicing along with her. I get it, the Fall…but what happened to conscience? To my knowledge that hasn’t come to a complete end. When people think they evolved and are nothing more than a higher form of animal, this is the sort of sick, twisted thinking that becomes their final conclusion. It’s not quite the same thing, but this upside-down worldview that leads to sick, self-centered choices, reminds me of the movie, “They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?” Logical conclusions….that’s how they see it. I don’t think they give God a second thought in their decision. It’s another act by people for whom Jesus prayed from the cross, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.”

  • God help us….help these deluded people…Come quickly Lord Jesus….You are our only hope….

  • Amen to Pearl Miller! Now the Dems are reportedly attempting to pass a bill that names abortion on demand as a “human right.” I guess that means that the recipient of the action involved, the aborted child, is not a human, as it appears to not be included among those whom they wish to make ‘legal’ for having this act performed upon themselves. Okay, that didn’t come out all that well, but I think everyone knows what I mean. Talk about calling evil good…..

  • There was a genuine ‘shout your slaves’ movement a few years back; the fearsome Islamist group Boko Haram and their open boast about capturing and enslaving many young girls. If I recall correctly, their efforts was still met with general disdain by mostly everyone else. It’s sickening how much modern society don’t seem to have the same disdain against abortion enthusiasts.

  • Thanks for this article, Bill.
    God told Cain, the first murderer, “the voice of your brother’s blood cries out to me from the ground.” Well may Amelia Bonow say, “shout your abortion”, because nothing can stop the voice of her baby’s blood screaming out to God from the stainless steel dish.

    At this time of year, we remember the birth of one baby in particular. Just before his crucifixion, 33 years later, the crowd screamed “his blood be on us and on our children.” Bonow and co are screaming “the blood of our own children be upon us”. Abortion expresses Satan’s rage that he could not kill baby Jesus.

    Cecil’s comment above asks, “What will become of babies from the lgbetc community. Will they be aborted?” Of course — being a gay man means pretending that another man’s anus is a woman’s vagina. If these two organs are treated with such “equality”, then so are their respective products — both faeces and foetus will be flushed down the toilet, the latter happening with chemical abortion.

    Gay activists’ refusal to condemn abortion shows that no-one is born ‘gay’. When Tasmanian “gay law reform” campaigners marched into the Hobart police station in the 1990s, they were happy to risk 21 years in prison for “unnatural sexual intercourse”. But they will not risk just one year in prison, under Tasmania’s Reproductive Health Act 2013, to peacefully protest against the dismemberment of babies whom they claim are born ‘gay’.

    Incidentally, Civil Liberties Australia refuses to protect the most basic “civil liberty” of all, the right to life of every human being, from which all other civil liberties come. Their Tasmanian director, Richard Griggs, recently had an article in the Mercury celebrating the 70th anniversary of the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights; yet in 2014, he publicly applauded the arrest of Graham Preston for displaying a quotation from this document within 150m of a Hobart abortion clinic, describing the Reproductive Health Act under which Mr Preston was charged, as “appropriate and well written”.

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