Skip to comments.Gavin McInnes: I was a pro-choice atheist. Then I had kids. Now Iím a God-fearing pro-life Catholic
Posted on 10/30/2013 3:08:23 PM PDT by NYer
Those of you familiar with the ever-foul-mouthed Gavin McInnes, the co-founder of Vice magazine (so bad I won’t link to it) and founder of Street Carnage (another sleazy website I can’t link to), might be shocked by his declaration this week that he considers himself a God-fearing pro-life Catholic.
McInnes’ remarks follow a dust-up with feminists during an appearance on a HuffPo panel, during which he dared to suggest that feminism has made women “miserable” by “trivializing motherhood” and forcing women to “pretend to be men.”
In a follow-up interview with The Daily Caller today (WARNING: they didn’t bleep out his foul language) McInnes let go this bombshell about his reaction to having had three children.
“It made me religious. I was an atheist most of my life and now I am a God-fearing Catholic, because of the miracle of life. And I’m pro-life,” he said, noting that he used to be pro-choice and became pro-life with the birth of his first child.
“Amongst my peers abortion is cool,” he continued. ”It’s like, empowering, and they make jokes about it. Some of my best friends go, ‘I accept that it’s murder and I am pro-choice.’ That’s the world I live in.”
No less stunning (and refreshing) were McInnes remarks (minus the expletives) about feminism during the Huffington Post panel that sparked the backlash that led to the interview with The Daily Caller.
“We’ve trivialized childbirth and being domestic so much that women are forced to pretend to be men,” McInnes said. “They’re feigning this toughness. They’re miserable. Study after study has shown that feminism has made women less happy. They’re not happy in the workplace for the most part.”
As you can imagine, he was pounced on by the Huff Post host, and the other guests.
In his follow-up interview with The Caller, McInnes was able to expand his argument, noting: “I see the housewife as a far superior vocation to mine, and to most.” He added: “I’m sick of women who haven’t experienced [child birth] trivializing it.”
McInnes said that the only reason people reacted so strongly was because they know what he said is true.
“I think a lot of women smash through the ‘glass ceiling’ and get to where [men] are and they go, ‘wait a minute, I thought you guys had brandy and went to strip clubs, you’re going over expense reports?’ And they see their friends from their small town with 3 kids going to soccer practice and they think, ‘That looks kind of cool, actually.’
“I see a lot of women without kids, in their 40s, who are miserable and I see a lot of women after they have children saying, ‘what the f**k was I doing? Why was I doing fashion PR? I was doing seating plans for a fashion show telling what people sit in what chair. Now I’m shaping human life,” he said.
“And that is another thing maybe I didn’t get across, I see the housewife as a far superior vocation to mine, and to most,” McInnes added. “I mean I make commercials, and funny videos, and T.V. shows or whatever, film projects that people will watch for ten minutes and go ‘heh’ and get on with their day. I essentially… make comic books. You flip through it and you’re done. My wife creates life from her vagina and then — that’s just the beginning — then she shapes this human life.”
“Who is changing the world more?” he asked.
It seems that McInnes is at least on the road from atheism to a fully lived-out Christianity. Being public about being a ‘God-fearing Catholic’ and pro-life in an atmosphere such as his is courageous to say the least. Let’s hope and pray he sees the light and removes himself from the ‘vice’ he promotes with visuals and language, just as he left Vice Magazine in 2008.
We love Gavin. He is a regular on Red Eye, which I can’t recommend because they get sophomorically gross. it’s a tenth grade boys’ humor but with the wisdom of years.
But we are very amused at the parts that are not so.
Gavin fits in, but got very sober and defensive when one of the guys dared to make fun of the Knights of Columbus.
They never watched the episode of the Flinstones where Fred is granted to opportunity to see what Mr. Slate has to go though after Fred gets to go home for work.
Heavy is the head that wears the crown!
He’s headed in the right direction at least!
“More power to ya”
Ha! Love it! I, too, am a former liberal who got mugged by reality. And having children did it.
Your freeper name says it all :-)
God knows unique people will not all respond to Him by identical ways. Some, it’s their kids. Some, their spouse. Some, family upbringing. Some, a certain event or series of events. He stands at the door, whatever and wherever that door is, and knocks.
This happened to a friend of mine. She was a pro-choice, liberal feminist in college. Then she got married and had kids. She’s no longer pro-choice by her admission, however, she is still a liberal feminist. She’s actually married to my husband’s friend, who leans conservative and is a Viet Nam vet, so whadda ya gonna do? That whole bunch is pretty liberal. I’m about the only conservative. Good thing we don’t talk much about politics.
I’ve seen him, and his characters, on Red Eye and never knew he was once a lib idiot.
Indeed He does. ;-)
I have a big heart for recovering libs, I guess.
Anyway, they are informative.
Amazing testimony, and despite the crudeness, I can’t say I disagree.
Feminism is yet another attempt by man to fight against the current of human nature, to try and defy reality. And like other efforts before it, nature will win out. It may take 200 years, but it will happen. Just a question of time.
kids will change your life ping
I was writing in, yes, another, rant today about this. People are not discerning through choosing leaders, what Rush was talking about regarding krauthammer.
Cheney came out with something similar and I was saying motherhood, women in the home is a missing element, no one is checking on character.
Gavin is right. He might agree with me that motherhood and family needs exaltation, there is a big gap in wisdom sorely missing.
It is a deep rooted problem.
And it has a big root in the attack on the family, and from every direction.
Mothers have rejected motherhood and family, even more than they know.
It reduces the level of discernment in choosing leaders and in advising family and husbands, as well as it diminishes the desire to care for the country, its future, and our progeny. That has all gone down the drain with so many birth control medications.
I was a Catholic single guy.
Now I have kids, and am not Catholic.
**It made me religious. I was an atheist most of my life and now I am a God-fearing Catholic, because of the miracle of life.**
How can anyone who sees the miracle of ultra sound not be pro life.
Wonderful. God bless you.
You are always a Catholic. The marks of Baptism and/or Confirmation are on your soul forever.
We welcome you back with open arms. Sit down with a priest who will listen and get your questions answered.