Pastrixes (because there’s no such thing as a woman pastor) Stephanie Arnold and Katie Gilbert of the First United Methodist Chruch in Birmingham, Alabama created and released a TikTok video showing themselves dressed up as handmaids from the ‘Handmaids Tale’ in order to protest Texas heartbeat bill that bans most abortions after 6 weeks.
With the overlay reading “Texas is leading us to become more and more like Gilead every day. Unjust, patriarchal laws strip women of their agency and rights. As people of faith we believe in reproductive justice. We won’t take this anymore.’ the video short featuring them throwing off their repressive robes and then urging viewers to sign a petition form Planned Parenthood which is linked in their bio.
@firstchurchbirmingham Women are people too. #churchtok #progressivechristian #smashthepatriarchy #umcsocialprinciples #foryou #fyp #texas ♬ Promenade of Stolen Children – Adam Taylor
Speaking to CBS42, Arnold, who is the senior pastrix, told them in an interview:
“I would hope nobody would ever find themselves in need of an abortion. But that is not the world we live in. And I will listen to the pain and the struggle and the hopes of those women. And I will prioritize that.”
Given that the United Methodist Church is a thoroughly apostate denomination that is God’s judgment upon their lake-of-fire bound congregants (Editor’s note: funny, we always get flak when we say that) this should surprise no one.
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