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Joshua Feuerstein: Let’s Punish Planned Parenthood; Abortion Doctors Must “Be Afraid for Their Life”

It was only a matter of time before a video like this came to light.Joshua Feuerstein, who gained notoriety this month for complaining about Starbucks’ red cups, apparently once encouraged his followers to go after doctors who provide abortion services.To be clear, this video was made long before this weekend. It appears to have been posted about two weeks after the first anti-Planned Parenthood video came out this summer. Still, what Feuerstein says is appalling and it’s nowhere to be found on his own social media accounts as far as I can tell. (It wouldn’t be the first time he’s deleted a video that spurred backlash from even his own followers.)

It was only a matter of time before a video like this came to light.

Joshua Feuerstein, who gained notoriety this month for complaining about Starbucks’ red cups, apparently once encouraged his followers to go after doctors who provide abortion services.

To be clear, this video was made long before this weekend. It appears to have been posted about two weeks after the first anti-Planned Parenthood video came out this summer. Still, what Feuerstein says is appalling and it’s nowhere to be found on his own social media accounts as far as I can tell. (It wouldn’t be the first time he’s deleted a video that spurred backlash from even his own followers.)

Planned Parenthood has hunted down millions and millions of little innocent babies, stuck a knife into the uterus, cut them, pulled them out, crushed their skull with forceps, ripped their body apart, sold their tissue, and threw them bleeding into a trash bin.

I say, tonight, we punish Planned Parenthood. I think it’s time that abortion doctors should have to run and hide and be afraid for their life.

He didn’t get more specific than that in the clip, but the message is loud and clear.

Making this even more frightening is the fact that Feuerstein has posted videos before in which he brandishes a gun and urges his followers to make sure they know how to use their own. This sort of extremist rhetoric is nothing new to people who have watched him for a long time.

It’s irrelevant when this video was created. You still have a conservative Christian sending a message to his mob that they should punish doctors providing an important — and legal — service for women to the point where they’re running for their lives.

After this weekend, they have enough to worry about. They shouldn’t have to fear for their safety because a supposed “pro-lifer” told his army to go after them.

(Thanks to TJ for the link)

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Joshua Feuerstein: Let’s Punish Planned Parenthood; Abortion Doctors Must “Be Afraid for Their Life”

It was only a matter of time before a video like this came to light.Joshua Feuerstein, who gained notoriety this month for complaining about Starbucks’ red cups, apparently once encouraged his followers to go after doctors who provide abortion services.To be clear, this video was made long before this weekend. It appears to have been posted about two weeks after the first anti-Planned Parenthood video came out this summer. Still, what Feuerstein says is appalling and it’s nowhere to be found on his own social media accounts as far as I can tell. (It wouldn’t be the first time he’s deleted a video that spurred backlash from even his own followers.)

It was only a matter of time before a video like this came to light.

Joshua Feuerstein, who gained notoriety this month for complaining about Starbucks’ red cups, apparently once encouraged his followers to go after doctors who provide abortion services.

To be clear, this video was made long before this weekend. It appears to have been posted about two weeks after the first anti-Planned Parenthood video came out this summer. Still, what Feuerstein says is appalling and it’s nowhere to be found on his own social media accounts as far as I can tell. (It wouldn’t be the first time he’s deleted a video that spurred backlash from even his own followers.)

Planned Parenthood has hunted down millions and millions of little innocent babies, stuck a knife into the uterus, cut them, pulled them out, crushed their skull with forceps, ripped their body apart, sold their tissue, and threw them bleeding into a trash bin.

I say, tonight, we punish Planned Parenthood. I think it’s time that abortion doctors should have to run and hide and be afraid for their life.

He didn’t get more specific than that in the clip, but the message is loud and clear.

Making this even more frightening is the fact that Feuerstein has posted videos before in which he brandishes a gun and urges his followers to make sure they know how to use their own. This sort of extremist rhetoric is nothing new to people who have watched him for a long time.

It’s irrelevant when this video was created. You still have a conservative Christian sending a message to his mob that they should punish doctors providing an important — and legal — service for women to the point where they’re running for their lives.

After this weekend, they have enough to worry about. They shouldn’t have to fear for their safety because a supposed “pro-lifer” told his army to go after them.

(Thanks to TJ for the link)

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Leviticus 19:11 makes clear: "Ye shall not steal, neither deal falsely, neither lie one to another."There's quite a bit of the Bible that conservative Christian activists tend to leave out, but Biblical prohibitions against lying are routinely given short shrift by those intent on seeing God's will done on Earth. We don't have to look far for examples of it -- from Christians arguing that LGBT people are predators to politicians pretending that being gay is a choice, these lies are common.The Washington Post has a good look at another popular outlet for faith-based lying: the abortion debate, and the notoriously deceptive idea of "crisis pregnancy centers." Reporter Petula Dvorak examines the work of one Virginia activist, Pat Lohman, in particular.shutterstock_296153609
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