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Marjorie Taylor Greene says she knows what Satan whispers into women’s ears

Marjorie Taylor Greene talks about Satan
Marjorie Taylor Greene (Photo: Twitter)

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) was trending on Twitter again over the weekend, this time along with Satan.

No, she hasn’t pledged allegiance to Lucifer. This was part of her campaigning to end abortion.

Greene made the comments in an interview last week with the controversial right-wing Catholic activist Michael Voris. The “ex-gay” founder of the stridently anti-LGBTQ organization, Church Militant, Voris also the man who gave Milo Yiannopolis a job on his TV channel selling statues of the Virgin Mary.

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According to Greene, women considering an abortion have Satan whispering to them.

“It’s whispered, softly and gently, into your ears and into your soul, and he tells you it’s okay” to get an abortion, she said. In exchange, the prince of darkness promises to deliver to women, “all these dreams that you have in your heart.

“And that’s how Satan sells a sin, and that’s how he sells abortion. He tells a woman that all you have to do is you’re just going to go to this clinic, just going to get it over with, you know,” Greene said.

“And then you’re going to, that guy, he’s going to stay with you, that boyfriend or the guy, whoever he is, he’s going to marry you, sweep you off your feet.”

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In recent months, several Republican states have introduced restrictive abortion laws. Many campaigners believe a Supreme Court challenge to the groundbreaking Roe v. Wade ruling, which legalized abortion across the US, is on the cards.

Greene is far from being alone in her beliefs. Last week, a lawmaker in Ohio, when discussing the state’s Human Life Protection Act, made headlines for voicing similar opinions. Republican Rep. Jean Schmidt, 70, was asked if she would see young girls denied an abortion if impregnated via rape or incest rape.

Schmidt replied, “’It is a shame that it happens, but there’s an opportunity for that woman, no matter how young or old she is, to make a determination about what she’s going to do to help that life be a productive human being.”

A portion of Greene’s interview first went viral last week. In it, Greene also claimed, “Satan is controlling the [Catholic] Church”. Her proof was the church’s willingness to accept an “illegal invasion” and help settle undocumented migrants.

Those comments earned her a swift and rare rebuke from Bill Donohue, leader of the Catholic League, who said Greene had “slandered the entire Catholic Church … She needs to apologize to Catholics immediately … She is a disgrace.”

Greene responded with a lengthy statement clarifying her remarks, saying she was a “cradle Catholic” who left the church “because I realized that I could not trust the Church leadership to protect my children from pedophiles and that they harbored monsters even in their own ranks.”

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Her comments about Satan and abortion prompted plenty of reactions online.

Greene herself had no time for those disputing her version of the world. As her personal twitter account has been permanently suspended because of her repeated attempts to spread Covid misinformation, Greene posted an unapologetic tweet to her federal lawmaker account.

“If you are defending pedophile priests and those who protect them, groomer teachers & Disney LGBTQ propaganda, Drag Queen story time, saying it’s not Satan convincing women to abort their unplanned child, and that children can be mutilated to change their gender, you’re wrong,” she defiantly tweeted on Saturday.