Christian Group Lobbies Arkansas to Erect Anti-Abortion Statue Featuring Jesus

This post, written by GottaLaff, originally appeared on Cliff Schecter's Blog

How did I miss this one? In Arkansas:
A group asked Secretary of State Charlie Daniels on Wednesday for permission to put a statue in the state Capitol to commemorate infant deaths, including abortions.
Supporters of the memorial said it would allow parents to cope with grief caused by miscarriage, abortion or fetal or infant death.
I'm feeling a little grief myself right about now.
During the presentation, several mothers talked about their children. Some of the children were aborted.
Lace described the statue as a man holding a baby while talking to a woman. The robewearing male figure wears sandals.
Daniels asked Lace, "Is that Jesus ?"
"It's whoever you want to say it is," Lace replied.
What if I want to say it's Hugh Hefner? He's always in a robe. Or this guy? Or this guy? This guy, notsomuch.
According to materials Lace handed out, the statue is called the Hope Monument. According to the Web site www. hopemonument. com, the male figure is Jesus.
No. You said I could say it's Hef. It's Hef.
The commission met in the Old Supreme Court Room on the Capitol's second floor. On a table at the rear of the room the group set up a display showing a small model of the proposed statue. At the end of a table was a rectangular, dark wood box.
Lace told commission members that the box contained a fetus miscarried in 1993.

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