http://www.ajc.com/news/gwinnett/fetus-dolls-at-trick-1219703.html#.TricTV0tpWo.mailto This actually took place near my house! Thank goodness we didn't go. I would not have been comfortable with this at all! How about you? (Not trying to debate pro life or choice just thought this was a terrible idea and wondered others thoughts.)
Some adults are appalled that children in Loganville got dolls of 12-week-old fetuses with their Halloween candy, Channel 2 Action News reports.
The incident happened Oct. 29 during the downtown Trick or Treat on Main Street event in the Gwinnett County city.
Joshua Edmonds, who told Channel 2 Action News he is a senior minister of the Christian social justice organization Project:Ignite, says he can’t understand why some people are upset with what he did.
“We’re still trying to understand where the offense is at,” Edmonds said. “We think it’s with the assumption that when we talk about life in the womb, it’s about abortion. But the whole concept of the event, the point of the outreach, the point of the models (are) we should respect life.”
One of the people taken aback was John Ramsey, whose 3-year-old grandson received one of the dolls.
“When they handed that to him, he wanted to know what it was, and so the gentlemen there told him it was a 12-week-old fetus and this is what you looked like in your mother’s belly,” Ramsey told Channel 2.
“Almost everyone I’ve spoken to was appalled by what transpired,” Ramsey said. "I think there's a time and place for everything, but I don't think handing out toy fetuses to 3-year-olds is an appropriate thing to do."
Edmonds said that his organization gave out candy, like other groups at the event, and dolls to those whose parents approved. He said he did not mention abortion and apologizes if some took offense.
Organizers of the Loganville Trick or Treat said Project:Ignite had been invited to participate in this year’s event.
The Project:Ignite Global Ministries website identifies Edmonds, of Raleigh, as senior minister and president and CEO of the organization.
The group says it has ongoing campaigns. One assists persecuted Christians around the world. The other helps student-run pro-life organizations on college campuses with national days of silence and prayer, on-campus events to raise awareness, and programs serving pregnant women.Answer Question
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