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This is the Memorial to the Missing and contains over 50,000,000 pennies to represent the lives of each American child abandoned to abortion by a society and a culture that has embraced their destruction. We must prevent the need to add to this memorial. Take a stand. Get involved.

 ”How we treat the least of us defines us.”

"should I use this $500k to help struggling parents and pregnant people or should I put it in a glass box"

anti choice logic

… YOU LITERALLY COULD HAVE USED ANYTHING ELSE.
AND YOU USED LEGAL TENDER. NEARLY WORTHLESS LEGAL TENDER, BUT STILL STUFF YOU COULD HAVE USED TO HELP WITH NEONATAL CARE, PREGNANCY CARE, FOOD BANKS. SOMETHING TO HELP LIVING PEOPLE. 
BUT INSTEAD
YOU FILLED A GLASS BOX
WITH MONEY
IN AN ATTEMPT TO MAKE A POINT
You know what would have been a better memorial? LITERALLY ANYTHING ELSE.
Buy a bazillion seeds and start a garden to help feed people.
Buy toys to entertain living children. 
PAINT A DARN MURAL FOR $200 AND GIVE THE REMAINING $499,800 TO A DARN CHARITY FOR UNWED MOTHERS. 

You don’t stop abortion through guilt and pulling $500k out of the economy. You do it by helping people who need help, by giving them resources so they don’t have to get the abortion in the first place, by supplying them with birth control and adequate sexual education and the ability to raise the child without having to abandon their educations or careers.

Or are you too busy slut shaming people and guilting them and feeling so high and mighty up on your pedestal of “being good Christians” (because yes, I checked who erected it) that you were to busy to remember the BIBLE?


I had to go double check the verse numbers, I’ll admit, but here we go. 

1 John 3:17 - But if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him?

Matthew 7:1 - “Judge not, that you be not judged.”

Hebrews 13:2 - Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.

Romans 3:23 - For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God 

You know what you had here? You know what you filled this house with? According to this calculator, enough to raise two children to the age of 18 and put them through public college. 

Instead of pointing out the 50 million abortions performed between 1973 and 2008, you folks down in Jackson, MS could have easily made sure that two whole dang children could have gone and lived rich, full lives and gotten themselves good jobs. You could have helped two people become pillars of light in their got-dang community. ‘

And instead you have a glass house full of unusable money. It didn’t bring back any of those children. It didn’t remove the emotional scars those women faced. It didn’t help any parents trying to make ends meet on $6.55 an hour part time at the beginning of our terrible recession. That kind of money could have paid for full day care for 46 kids age from 0 to 4 years old, allowing their parents to finish going to community college
It could have paid for 14 people to go to Hind’s college in Raymond, MS and get their degrees, including room and board and living expenses, so that they could have the kind of lives to start a good family. 
And instead you put legal tender in a greenhouse. A greenhouse that could have housed real plants that made real food for living people

I’m sorry, I see Christians doing stuff like this, and it’s part of the reason good Christians get a bad name. I’m sorry for the rant, but this angers me as a Christian (even a bad one), an artist (even a bad one) and as a human being (even as bad of one as I am). 

Angry rant over. 

OK, regardless of how anyone feels about abortion, there is absolutely no goddamned way there are $500,000 worth of pennies in there. I mean, just look at it, ffs.

First of all, let’s take the volume of a penny. According to Wikipedia, the dimensions of a penny are 0.75 by 0.061 inches. Its volume in cubic feet is then ((0.061)(π(0.375)^2))/12, or .00225ft^3. If we multiply this by 50 million, we get 112,287ft^3 — the container would need at least that much volume in order to hold anywhere near 50 million pennies.

So what size is it actually? According to the church’s website, it’s “13’ by 7’.” Judging from the pictures, I’m guessing the 7’ is actually the height, and 13’ is the longer of the two other dimensions. We can then calculate the remaining dimension by multiplying 13’ by 3/4, since its sides have 3 windows to the 13’ sides’ 4 windows. This gets us 9.75’.

The volume of the container is then 7’ * 13’ * 9.75’, or 887.25 cubic feet. That’s sure as shit a lot less than 112,287. Even if the pennies were melted down into a liquid and filled the entire container to the very top, they’d have a total value of less than $4000. In reality, it’s far less than even that.

The reason for the deception here is obvious: the church wants to match the 50 million abortion figure, and Mississippi fundies (much like Tumblr users apparently) lack the common sense or basic math skills to figure out that the church is lying. If anything, all this proves is how fucking worthless and long-obsolete the US penny is. In conclusion, fuck pennies.

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