So let's start this year off with a story about a change of heart, shall we?
I found this story over at Prof. Jacobsen's site. In 2012, a Brazilian woman named Sara Fernanda Giromin created Femen Brazil under the name Sara Winter. Openly bi-sexual, she went on to do a number of protests against the church over gay rights and was openly pro-abortion, having aborted her own child.
But in 2015 all that changed. Did she find God? Well, not exactly. What happened was that she got pregnant again. And this time, she gave birth to the child and everything in her life changed. I mentioned in a previous post, and I repeat it often in these discussions -- I defy anyone to hold a newborn baby, especially their own child, and deny the existence of God.
While Giromin doesn't actually speak of a newfound life in God, she does regret not only her actions against the church, but also killing her first unborn child:
"I have repented of having had an abortion and today I ask for forgiveness," writes Giromin. "Yesterday marked one month after the birth of my baby and my life has taken on a new meaning. I’m writing this while he sleeps serenely on my lap. It is the greatest sensation in the world.
Please, women who are desperate to abort, think carefully about it. I was very sorry I did it. I don’t want the same for you."
Giromin goes on to apologize to the church for various protests against them, including an iconic photoshoot of her kissing another half-naked girl in front of the Church of Our Lady of Candelária in Rio to emphasize the gay community's contempt for Christianity:
"Asking for forgiveness is certainly not an easy thing to do . . . we went way too far and ended up offending many religious and non-religious people."
She has now also repudiated the feminist movement at large, calling it a "sect" that actually persecutes women, promotes lesbianism, covers up pedophilia within its ranks, and inflames hatred of men, Christianity, natural female beauty and the equilibrium of families. She writes in her book "Bitch, no! Seven times I was betrayed by Feminism" that she was pressured to become bi-sexual to gain more acceptance within the feminist community. She also found herself sexually molested by other feminists, forced to do drugs, and encouraged to have sex with total strangers.
Stacy McCain has spent the last year or so detailing the craziness within the radical feminist movement and you can read plenty of pushback from outsiders who try to discount what he brings to light. But here is a major player within the movement saying all these things are actually occurring within the borders of the feminist movement.
Whatever happens now, Sara Giromin is a happy parent whose eyes have been opened. Here's hoping she and her child have a wonderful life together.
And for the rest of us . . . realize that anyone can come back from the brink.
Mysterious ways, indeed.
Mysterious ways, indeed.