Does pro-life flash mob in Chicago trivialize a life and death struggle?

Does this pro-life flash mob trivialize the debate?  Please comment.

Does this pro-life flash mob trivialize a life-and-death struggle? Please comment.

You may have seen this story at LifeNews.com about a pro-life flash mob that showed up at a pro-abort march in Chicago.  Check out the video below.

What do you think about this?  Personally, I’m not one for this kind of thing.  When I played football, I never liked pep rallies.  But what did I know; I was just a dumb lineman.

I wonder if pro-life pep rallies and other similar activities just trivialize the struggle between life and death.  But maybe you see something I don’t.  What do you think?

When I consider whether or not to organize or participate in any pro-life activity, I ask myself three questions:

  1. What would Jesus do?
  2. What would Martin Luther King do?
  3. What would Patton do?

What do you think?  Please leave  your comment!


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6 Responses to “Does pro-life flash mob in Chicago trivialize a life and death struggle?”

  1. March 2nd, 2011 at 10:20 am

    sharon says:

    For too long prolife supporters have silently prayed, we have sat back and expected God to “change their hearts” – we can be silent no more.

    we must stand up and tell the world, the culture of death is wrong and we will not tolerate it.

  2. March 2nd, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    Clarissa says:

    If we’re going to have a face off, I’d much rather have the laughing, singing, joyous group on my side. Life is amazing, why shouldn’t pro-lifers be joyful? Anger will not get us anywhere, but joy and prayer are direct hits on the devil.

  3. March 3rd, 2011 at 1:19 am

    Sandra Clayton says:

    I think this was a great response to the pro-“choice” march. Upbeat, joyful and non-violent. And, when I watched the released balloons floating up towards the sky, I was thinking, “all those balloons represent all the babies that have been murdered – returning to God”. I hope they do this again.

  4. March 3rd, 2011 at 2:41 am

    Thomas says:

    Are you kidding? While the average teenager today has in one way or another been assimilated into the nihilistic, self-absorbed culture of death and MTV, this group of young pro-life Catholics are an inspiration to all, especially the lukewarm and cowardly clergy and laity, many of whom seem to be afraid of the martyrdom of negative public opinion and seem to find ways to rationalize themselves into a timid silence.

    Pro-life rallies play a crucial role in the fight for life, as they remind people that there is a human genocide called abortion on demand. This rally was in response to nationwide “Walk for Choice” demonstrations on that day, who were shouting “ABORTION ON DEMAND WITHOUT APOLOGY!”

    Frankly I am tired of hearing the voices echoing from hell speak on this issue and am delighted to no end to see that it takes a group of youngsters to meet them on their own turf, not with anger, but with joy, hope, and life—and a profound message that reminds us that HUMAN LIFE does not belong in a dumpster.

    People today have been numbed, intimidated, and assimilated into rationalizing and accepting the assassination of human persons. These young Catholic youths are part of the Church Militant, and as have used their time, their voices, and their cheers as witnesses for the Holy Spirit—the Lord and Giver of LIFE.

    Here is another video that shows the contagious energy:

  5. March 3rd, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    Shirley Moore says:

    Oh, to be twenty again, sort of. This is a great young person’s action. The first miracle of Jesus was at a wedding; a party. Probably some tipsy guests standing around. Fun and celebration.

  6. April 9th, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    Mary Ann Kreitzer says:

    These kids are survivors; they have plenty to celebrate. The rejoice at the gift of life, they sing and they pray. They put a youthful face on the movement and they reflect the difference between the ungodly rage of the pro-aborts and the message of St. Paul to “rejoice always.” The pro-life flash mob has given me such hope for the future. I’ve been fighting in the pro-life movement since 1972. I’ve been in jail, I’ve sidewalk counseled, I’ve worked in a crisis pregnancy center. I’m tired. I am so thrilled to see these young people with their love and enthusiasm and youthful energy.

    Of course it doesn’t trivialize the debate. The gruesome pictures have their place and I’m in favor of using them. But this joyful group of life lovers also sends a message to our culture of death: LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL! High five to every one of them.

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