Skip to comments.Mayor Apologizes for Calling Pro-Lifers “Forces of Darkness”
Posted on 05/17/2012 6:33:38 AM PDT by marshmallow
Grand Rapids Mayor George Heartwell has apologized for calling pro-life advocates Forces of Darkness after he received significant criticism following his using the term to describe pro-life people at a fundraising event for the Planned Parenthood abortion business.
Heartwell defended taxpayer funding for the organization that does more than 25 percent of the abortions nationwide. However, his defense of taxpayer funding for the abortion giant is not what is making waves instead, a comment about pro-life advocates is upsetting pro-life people.
Yet, every year, the forces of darkness seek to deprive women of the health and education they need by choking off the funding to Planned Parenthood, said Heartwell.
Heartwell publicly apologized for labeling ultraconservative political and religious people as forces of darkness.
My comments were terribly insensitive and I regret them, and to those that I hurt I deeply apologize, Heartwell interjected during a public comment period near the end of tonights City Commission meeting, according to news reports.
Heartwell said he also received e-mails from around the country, some labeling him as a demonic force and others offering to pray for him.
Tonight, several residents identified themselves as Heartwells forces of darkness and cautioned the ordained minister to rethink his perspective on Planned Parenthood. He was criticized for speaking at a Planned Parenthood function, and one resident questioned Heartwells spiritual convictions.
Youre messing with God himself, said Grand Rapids resident Barb Hickedy. Be careful what holy ground you may be walking on or desecrating.
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“Heartwell is a self proclaimed Independent. He has counted on the support of Democrats and the Democratic party althouth he is not a Democrat. Socially he is however quite progressive; a champion for diversity and equal rights; pro-choice; and GLBT Rights. Over the past years he has buddied up to labor (In fact he attended the UAW Region 1-D political breakfast this past Monday to schmooze the labor supporters.) and received a great deal of financial and physical support from the very unions which he is now attempting to strip of their arbitration powers.”
like the Howard Dean SCREAM, it’s funny how a candidate can ruin/end/kill their chance at getting elected
So a man supporting the murder of innocent babies calls pro-lifers a force of darkness? Is english his first language?
What kind of sick mind thinks of people that think killing babies is wrong as forces of darkness?
The man isn’t an idependent, never has been. He’s just fallen prey to that alluring “independent” label. People like him need to be courted for their vote and their consciences and the the independent label facilitates that.
In reality, however, he’s succumbed to the fate of most any liberal; they only congregate with and associate themselves with - other liberals. Confident in his meshing with other liberals, it did not occur to him he would piss off something called a moral conservative.
The man needs to set an example for other pro-abotrionists to emulate.
It’s called a LIBERAL SOCIALIST
He’s got a point. Why look at this very site. We have Madame Dufarge, Darth Vader, Lex Luthor and me, Dr. Sivana, the World’s Wickedest Scientist.
Woe to them that call Good, Evil; and Evil, Good.
This is so commonplace on the left that debate is pointless. Where do you start when you can't even agree on what constitutes good and evil? Where do you start with someone willing to murder a unborn child but fanatically opposed to the death penalty for capital crimes? All logic rests on axioms, but theirs as so different that their conclusions are beyond our ability to reach by reason and vice versa. This is a sign of the end times as far I'm concerned.
We need to understand libspeak better
People who have their minds not infected with liberalism understand “forces of darkness” has a spiritualy aspect to it...
Liberals think of “forces of darkness” as forces of ignorance, not being enlightened, that man is the object of all discernmet and morals
Basically he was saying we are bitter clingers not demons
I don’t think he will be elected next time around, do you?
“This is a sign of the end times as far I’m concerned.”
(At a minimum, it’s the end of the nation formerly called The United States of America.)
It’s going to be difficult to beat the diversity crowd, dead voters, multiple voters, illegals, etc. But you never know!
Bull! He regrets getting called on them. Make no mistake, he spoke right from that black heart and soul of his.
We need to vote this Socialist basturd out of Grand Rapids.
How the hell did he get to be mayor in the first place???
When’s he up for re-election?
I love “Dean Reloaded”!
I love “Dean Reloaded”!