More than a million people worldwide took part in the Women’s March on Saturday to protest President Donald Trump and show their support for women’s rights, specifically abortion. Conservative Christian evangelist Anne Graham Lotz, however, has warned that the movement is “destructive” and will lead women to their “spiritual and moral graves.”
CNN reported that over a million people around the world marched in rallies. Organizers said the protest was primarily a pro-choice rally in defense of abortion and abortion providers, such as Planned Parenthood, amid fears that Trump will appoint a pro-life justice to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Lotz took to Facebook to share her feelings about the Women’s March, and said that while the protesters claimed to represent all women, what they were really looking out for was access to unrestricted abortion.
“My heart aches for many of the women I saw marching – women who have joined a movement that is deceptive and in the end will be destructive and lead them to a spiritual and moral grave. I pray earnestly for them to turn to the one, true, living God, who is the only One who can give them the deep, permanent peace, love, hope, and security we all long for,” Lotz wrote.
Notable celebrities took part in the Women’s March, though singer Madonna stirred controversy when she admitted that she had thought “an awful lot about blowing up the White House.”
Madonna later took to Instagram to clarify that she was not advocating for violence: “I spoke in metaphor and I shared two ways of looking at things – one was to be hopeful, and one was to feel anger and outrage, which I have personally felt.”
The Christian Post reported on Sunday that some pro-life supporters and street evangelists were treated roughly during the rally in Washington on Saturday, with Christians preaching against homosexuality and other sins reportedly shouted down and spat on.
“We expect that to happen because they are living according to the flesh and we shouldn’t expect anything less because people killed Jesus because He preached righteousness and called people to repent,” Joseph Neigh, a U.S. Army veteran and D.C.-based evangelist, told The Christian Post.
“There have been a lot of people who have done dirty dancing around us, flicked us off, cursed at us – but we are not going to return evil for evil. We say, ‘God bless you.’ We are not out here casting stones; we are throwing life preservers,” Neigh added.
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