The Fruitless Deeds of Darkness

“Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.” – Isaiah 5:20

The evil of abortion never ceases to amaze me. For quite some time, the Satanic Temple in Salem, MA has been campaigning for abortion rights. The Satanic Temple has been battling within the culture war by trying to use religious liberty laws in its favor by demanding equal access to schools for Satanism and claiming that restricting abortion violates its religious freedom. Recently they launched a new campaign called “Satanic Abortions Are Protected by Religious Liberty Laws” stating that abortion is a Satanic religious practice. (We have previously outlined the link between Satanism and abortion in a documentary found HERE)

On their website they state, “The Satanic abortion ritual provides spiritual comfort and affirms bodily autonomy, self-worth, and freedom from coercive forces with the affirmation of The Satanic Temple’s Seven Tenets. The ritual is not intended to convince a person to have an abortion. Instead, it sanctifies the abortion process by instilling confidence and protecting bodily rights when undergoing the safe and scientific procedure.”

They go on to provide specific mantras to recite during each type of abortion procedure. Here is what they suggest for medical abortions, “Immediately before taking the medication(s) to terminate your pregnancy, look at your reflection to be reminded of your personhood and responsibility to yourself. Focus on your intent, take deep breaths, and make yourself comfortable. When ready, read the Third Tenet aloud to begin the ritual. After swallowing the medication(s), take another deep breath and recite the Fifth Tenet. After you have passed the embryo, return to your reflection, and recite the personal affirmation. Feel doubts dissipating and your confidence growing as you have just undertaken a decision that affirms your autonomy and free will. The religious abortion ritual is now complete.”

The way that we see people seek to normalize abortion only confirms what our culture already knows: something is wrong with abortion. Intuitively they know that abortion is wrong, but they seek to soothe their consciences by appealing to rights over their own bodies and by downplaying the humanity of the preborn. As it says in Ephesians 5:11, “Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them.” We must continue to expose abortion and let the light of Christ shine through us to penetrate the darkest parts of the soul.

Thank you for partnering with us as we fight for these precious children who are created in the image of our Maker. I am grateful for the opportunities we have to expose the fruitless deeds of darkness and offer the truth and hope found within the Gospel to our broken culture.

In Christ,


P.S. Plans are quickly coming together for this fall, please keep our team in your prayers as we encourage students on campus to vote anti-abortion in November.


Author: Ian Spencer

I am the Director of Programs for an anti-abortion organization seeking to end the greatest human rights injustice of our day, Created Equal. I have been redeemed through the precious blood of my Savior, Jesus Christ. I enjoy spending time with my lovely wife, friends, reading, drinking coffee, and listening to music.

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