Michael Sweet from Stryper denounces the right to abortion
Michael Sweet, the frontman of openly Christian hard-rock band Stryper, recently challenged abortion rights advocates on social media. You can see her Instagram posts below.
Sweet first shared a video of protesters taking what appeared to be abortion pills in front of a banner that read “WE TAKE ABORTION PILLS FOREVER” near the United States Supreme Court building. They are said to have protested against a legal challenge that could overturn Roe v. Wade, a landmark 1973 Supreme Court ruling which established a constitutional right to abortion.
“When women shamelessly and proudly take ‘abortion pills’ on video with a smile on their face, isn’t that a whole new level of evil?” Sweet wrote under the post. “How and why is this acceptable in our world? Have we really come this far? Celebrating the death of the unborn child !!”
The post received mixed reviews, although most of the comments seemed to be overwhelmingly in favor of Sweet’s views. One commentator called the display “the devil at work,” while others called the people in the video “evil,” “ungodly” and “vile.”
After receiving backlash from abortion rights advocates, Sweet doubled down, going so far as to call the protesters “tasteless and classless.” “I will NEVER sit idly by and shut up when I see something so disturbing and yes – EVIL!” he adds.
Concluding the post, he said he had “absolutely no regrets” for his post and would not change a thing. âI might lose some subscribers, but that’s okay,â Sweet says. “It’s not about following me, it’s about following Christ.”
This is not the first time Sweet has made his take on abortion publicly known. In 2020, Sweet spoke to Slabber.net about being pro-life. âIt’s nothing new for people to hear from a Christian they support pro-life,â he says. “We want to see unborn children, live … For me, as a believer, as a Christian, the pro-life advantages outweigh the disadvantages.”
Sweet also took to social media in March 2021 to express concerns about the “cancellation of culture” and wondered if this could one day include the cancellation of the Bible.
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