Members of the anti-abortion group, who describe themselves as modern-day abolitionists, took issue with the fact that a portion of the church’s donations go to Planned Parenthood (which, incidentally, does not provide abortions in Oklahoma). Mayflower lists 23 other organizations that receive church funds, including food banks and homeless shelters.
Several figures, including state Attorney General Scott Pruitt, have likened the anti-abortion crusade to the 19th-century quest to abolish slavery.
According to the Abolitionist Society website: “We strive to provoke a clash of absolutes between the Gospel of Christ and the worldly wisdom of man.”
In other words, they’re trolling.
Some Mayflower attendees responded with “angry words” and others decided not to feed the trolls, saying only “God bless you.”
One Mayflower parishioner got on the group’s Facebook page to passive-aggressively “thank” the protesters for reminding the church of the meaning of “turn the other cheek.” The group then accused Mayflower of having a martyr complex.
Love, bursting at the seams.