STRYPER frontman Michael Sweet has said that he doesn’t care if he loses social media followers over his recent comments on abortion rights.
On Thursday (December 2), Sweet shared a video of a group of women protesters apparently taking abortion pills near the U.S. Supreme Court in protest of a challenge that could reverse ‘Roe vs. Wade’.
According to the co-founder of the abortion rights group ‘Shout Your Abortion’, Amelia Bonow, none of the protesters appearing n the clip were pregnant.
In an accompanying message, the STRYPER singer/guitarist wrote: “When women are shamelessly and proudly taking ‘abortion pills’ on video with smiles on their faces, isn’t that a whole new level of evil? How and why is this acceptable in our world? Are we really this far gone? Celebrating the death of the unborn!!”
Sweet’s comments caused an obvious backlash from pro-choice advocates who are condemning a Mississippi law that bans women from carrying out abortions after 15 weeks.
Michael would return to his social media the following day despite the recoil from supporters, writing: “Yesterday I posted a video showing 3 women taking ‘abortion pills’ and the flood gates opened. As they should. It’s about as serious a topic as there ever could be.
“First, I’m pro-life. If you didn’t know that by now then I truly have no words to explain that. Second, as much as I take issue with pro-choice – my anger came from seeing the joy and the smiles on the faces of the 3 women taking the pill. Without going into details, I know women who have had abortions and it was the most traumatizing event that took place in their lives. Still is. There was no joy, there were no smiles. Only pain. That’s the issue I had with that disgusting video. They were taking the pills (whether they were real pills or not) with a smile, as if it were a party and a fun thing to do. With little kids watching and soaking it it all in. Everyone should take issue with the presentation. I know the issues at hand will have many different opinions but the way that was presented should rub everyone the wrong way. Tasteless and classless.
“I will NEVER stand by and be silent when I see something so disturbing and yes – EVIL!” he added.
“To those who turned it around and use the ‘my body, my choice’ cliche – do you really think that this behavior is okay? If so, then we’re in worse shape than I thought.
“Anyway, I have absolutely no regrets for my post and I wouldn’t change a thing. I may lose some followers but that’s okay. It’s not about following me, it’s about following Christ”.
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