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World's largest sign protests abortion outside DNC
Posted By Chelsea Schilling On 08/26/2008 @ 9:50 pm In Front Page | Comments Disabled
Democrats and convention goers had a scenic view from their hotel rooms in Denver today – complete with the world’s largest sign to remind them about the devastating effects of abortion.
American Right to Life Action, a pro-life organization, has successfully captured a Guinness world record by displaying a 530-foot tall and 666-foot wide abortion protest sign weighing more than 2,700 pounds, sewn together with four miles of stitching linking 2,400 twin sheets.
American Right to Life Action displays message on mountain outside DNC
The sign features bold vertical letters that read “DNC.” Each letter is 160 feet tall – roughly the size of a of a junior high school gym. White letters stretch horizontally, reading “Destroys uNborn Children.”
Brian Rohrbough, vice president of ARTL Action, told WND, “It was a large project. As soon as the DNC announced that it had picked Denver as the host city, we started forming a welcoming committee.”
Constructing the sign was no small feat. Volunteers lugged 50-pound backpacks a half mile up the side of a steep Denver mountain to set the letters in place. Guinness dubbed the feat official world record attempt number 228132.
Rohrbough said the project didn’t face any obstacles. However, one man attempted to remove the letters on his own.
“The only difficulty that we had was when a guy up there on the hill today was trying to take it down,” he said. “He was just one guy, and police asked him to leave.”
Rohrbough said the group wants voters to recognize that Democrats have nominated a candidate who will support the killing of unborn children.
“We want the public to realize that anyone who promotes killing the innocent is evil and should not be supported,” Rohrbough said. “We’re trying to point out that the Democrats have aligned themselves with this vicious practice of killing innocent children. The reality is if the candidate doesn’t realize it’s wrong to kill another person, then they’re not fit to govern. It doesn’t matter what issue they’re right on if they’re wrong on the issue of the sanctity of life.”
Former Colorado Republican Party chairman and ARTL Action president Steve Curtis released a statement about the group’s successful record-breaking sign. He said the organization promises to leave the site in better condition than when it arrived:
“ARTL is used to cleaning up the mess created by liberals, so after we remove the giant DNC protest sign, we’ll police the area to leave it cleaner than we found it.”
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