Tim Drake is an award-winning writer and former journalist and radio host with the National Catholic Register/EWTN. He currently serves as New Evangelization Coordinator for the Holdingford Area Catholic Community in the Diocese of St. Cloud, Minnesota. He resides with his wife and five children in St. Joseph, Minn.
Flash mobs, such as the mall-singing Halleluia chorus, seem to be all the rage.
Perhaps you saw the original YouTube video of the Chicago Pro-Life Flash Mob in action. It portrayed a group of enthusiastic, joyful young people chanting uplifting slogans and praying in front of an unsuspecting “Walk for Choice” pro-abortion crowd. The pro-life group’s “Lord of the Rings” music, their methods, and their unique yellow balloons with the word “Life” printed on them, brought a smile to my face and reminded me of other joy-filled youth gatherings such as the March for Life and World Youth Day.
When one compares the joy and love-for-life of the pro-life crowd with the screams and anger of the pro-abortion crowd, it places the two movements in stark contrast to one another. One is clearly life-giving; the other knows only how to destroy.
Well, the Pro-Life Flash Mob was at it again last Saturday. As pro-life leaders from across the country gathered to honor Pro-life Action League founder and president, Joseph Scheidler, for an “Evening of Tribute,” abortion advocates organized a protest against him.
Hearing about the plan to protest, the organizers of the “Chicago Pro-Life Flash Mob” again took to the streets. Carrying their signature yellow balloons, and a red-carpet, they greeted Scheidler as he arrived for the dinner honoring him.
Later, the Pro-Life Flash Mob faced off against abortion advocates with singing and prayer, followed by a march from Chicago’s “Magnificent Mile” to Millennium Park.
Wouldn’t it be great to see other youth groups emulate the Chicago Pro-Life Flash Mob’s tactics to confront abortion advocates elsewhere across the country?
You can see videos of their latest escapade here.