Skip to comments.Feminists for Nonviolent Choices excluded from peace parade for being pro-life
Posted on 05/28/2014 12:51:15 PM PDT by Morgana
Every year in Rochester, NY, an organization called Metro Justice holds a Peace Parade on Memorial Day . The organization claims to fight for economic, social, and racial justice, but their efforts have been compromised in the past where the pre-born are involved. The pro-life organization Feminists for Nonviolent Choices (FFNVC) became a victim of Metro Justices dichotomous view of peace when they were excluded from the organizations peace parade earlier this week. After attending planning meetings where the organization was told by Metro Justice that they would be allowed to participate as long as their message focused on peace, FFNVC received a letter six days later uninviting them from participating in the parade due to their stance against abortion, even though they consistently oppose all violence (including war, euthanasia, etc.).
The news came as a blow to the organization, whose founding member, Carol Crossed, had helped to found the Peace Parade in 1984 as a member of the Womens International League for Peace and Freedom. Crossed also marched in the original peace parade, making FFNVCs rejection from the parade thirty years later even more troubling. After their rejection from the event, FFNVC turned to the Ghandi Institute, a local organization that works to promote harmony in the community and whose executive director has mediated dialogue between pro- and anti-life factions in the community in the past. However, their efforts to reach out to Metro Justice for dialogue via the Ghandi Institute were unsuccessful, and FFNVC was left with no alternative but to apply for their own parade permit with the city one week prior to the event. FFNVC members felt that it was important for their own message of nonviolence to be heard in spite of the discrimination they faced. FFNVC banners read, Feminists for Nonviolent Choices: A consistent voice for all human life, and many participants from other area pro-life organization wore white and displayed symbols of peace, trying to connect for observers the relationship between peace and life. Kelly Vincent Brunacini, the Executive Director of FFNVC, gave Live Action News an exclusive interview after the parade. She said,
FFNVC was disappointed and hurt by the exclusion from Rochesters Peace Parade by Metro Justice. Rather than focus on the common ground of our pro-peace/anti-war positions, they instead chose to focus on the differences in our abortion position. This unfortunate decision created division where there should have been unity and ultimately hindered the process of peace at a very basic level.
Brunacini said that the pro-life parade received overwhelming support from observers. A few people poo-pooed their efforts, but Brunacini wasnt discouraged by the naysayers. How are peace people going to bring about peace if power and control and domination are used in achieving it ?, asked Brunacini. That is not the way of nonviolence.
No “justice” for the unborn for these ghouls.
No diversity for you...
A woman’s sense of liberty must not be defined by having the right to kill.
Nobody is surprised any more I hope.
Seems the ‘peace’ activists believe might makes right.
So how do they justify violence to the unborn?
I forgot. There is no way to reason with raging man-hating fang-tooth feminazis.
With liberals, it is always The Agenda. Every aspect of their lives, starting with the lies they tell themselves is far more about The Agenda than about the issue at hand. The Agenda is death to liberty and humanity as God defined it.
While I realize they are not typical, and also that they are not tolerated by many on the left, they still are liberals... and feminists.
Just so the broad-brush statements about "liberals" can have a little more context: I admire them because they remain pro-life, even though they're always getting slapped across the face for it. Carol Crossed, in particular, I've known for 30 yeas or more. She is one genuine, courageous, determined pro-lifer.
Leftists do not like any dissent from the party line
I know. I’ve been kicked out of places, and repeatdly had a microphone turned off, by people who esteem themselves as tolerant —— except toward people like me!
progressives eating progressives. delightful.
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