Texas pro-abortion supporters chanted ‘Hail Satan’ during a rally Tuesday inside the state capitol in Austin — as a group of pro-life supporters were singing the hymn “Amazing Grace.”
The battle between the two sides took place as the Texas House and Senate reconvened for a special session called by Gov. Rick Perry.
Blogger Adam Cahnman captured video of the incident and posted it on his website.
“It’s been a very interesting day at the Texas State Capitol,” he wrote. ” Cahnman’s Musings hasn’t been following the hearing. Instead, we’ve been participating in the surrounding events. LetTexasSpeak has been doing a live broadcast from the rotunda where women have been sharing their abortion related testimonies. The pro-abortion crowd has responded with repeated chants of ‘hail Satan.’ It’s taken us all day to get a video recording.”
Pro-abortion activists also had children holding profane posters including one that read, “If I wanted the government in my womb, I would f*** a senator.”
Twitchy.com reported that toddlers were seen holding signs featuring wire hangers.
Lawmakers are debating a bill that would ban abortions on pregnancies after 20 weeks.
Catholic League President Bill Donohue said it would be unfair to say that all pro-abortion supporters would support giving glory to Satan.
“Among hard-core activists, though, there are no doubt more than just a few who feel comfortable invoking Satan’s name in behalf of their cause,” he said.
Donohue said when someone in the pro-life community acts in an offensive way, the individual is quickly condemned. He wondered why the adoration to Satan wasn’t rebuked by pro-choice forces.
“There are pro-abortion fanatics who draw their inspiration from Satanic forces,” he said. “Worse, many of those in the pro-abortion community are quite content to stay silent about such offenses. Perhaps the time has come for a mass exorcism.”