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Anti-Life and Anti-Christian Vandalism hits PA University in midst of Holy Week

This just released by Student for Life

Last Wednesday, in the midst of Holy Week, Clarion University (PA) Students for Life’s Cemetery of the Innocents Display was vandalized and desecrated by individuals identifying themselves in red paint as “pro-choice”.

In a breathtaking public display of anti-Christian and anti-Life motivations, 350 crosses were pulled up and re-inserted in inverted fashion, a well-known anti-Christian symbol. Additionally, red paint was splattered on crosses and signs. Even eerier was the mock bloody footprints of an infant painted in front of the display.

Upon hearing of the desecration of the display, Kristan Hawkins, Executive Director of Students for Life of America stated, “Vandalism of pro-life displays on campus is not uncommon, but this incident takes pro-choice vandalism on campus to a whole new level. It is revolting to think that anyone would desecrate a display in this way, most especially with red paint to imitate blood. Clarion University must take a strong stand against this disgusting, intolerant, and hate-filled act.”

Last week was Clarion Students for Life’s annual “Life Week”. Each year the group organizes a Cemetery of the Innocents Display in the middle of campus. They have 350 crosses and two signs explaining that each cross represents 10 children aborted every day.

Every year Clarion SFL experiences some sort of vandalism – broken crosses or knocked over crosses – during their Life Week, but this year the opposition on campus has taken its vandalism to a whole new level. Members of Clarion’s Students for Life group see an anti-Life motivation to this vandalism, but also an anti-Christian motivation as well. The inverted cross has long been a symbol of anti-Christian and anti-religious sentiments.

Pictures from the desecrated Cemetery of the Innocents are below:

7 Comments

  1. Julie P.
    Posted April 26, 2011 at 1:55 pm | Permalink

    This is absolutely horrible and disgusting!

  2. Julie P.
    Posted April 26, 2011 at 1:56 pm | Permalink

    The vandalism, that is.

  3. Posted April 26, 2011 at 2:08 pm | Permalink

    Reminds me every day I am fighting on the right side. I pray for anyone who will justify this in any way, for their ignorance to be lifted from them. What an immature hate crime, I hope they get caught and prosecuted, although doubtful. I would not want to go to that school and will make sure my child does not either, to support hate and non-acceptance of any kind I simply will not support. Great blog btw. <3

  4. Christina
    Posted April 26, 2011 at 3:44 pm | Permalink

    They went through a lot of trouble to try to feel like they won something. It would take awhile to replace that many crosses and do all that, even with a group of people. Someone had to have seen something, hopefully they are willing to come forward so that those people involved can be brought to justice.

  5. Rob
    Posted April 26, 2011 at 10:06 pm | Permalink

    Isn’t am upside down cross actually considered a great sign of humility in front of our Holy God?

  6. Nicole
    Posted April 26, 2011 at 11:54 pm | Permalink

    Rob, the only time I can think of that a n upside down cross is considered humility is in the case of Peter, who chose to be crucified upside down because he felt unworthy to die in the same way Christ died. But Satanists use the upside down cross as a symbol of mockery toward Christianity, and this act of vandalism appears much closer to mockery than humility.

  7. Luke S
    Posted April 27, 2011 at 12:50 pm | Permalink

    Wow, I looked up the school, and in their paper from last week, there was an article about a pro-life speaker who is a child of a rape-victim, as well as an opinion piece about how flawed that speaker’s “anti-choice” message was. There is clearly a battle going on at that school, and we should pray for that campus.
    (Pro life speaker article: http://goo.gl/diQPw )
    (Opinion piece: http://goo.gl/hFdia )

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