Exclusive: Marisa Martin highlights a virtual cemetery for abortion victims
|Add And to them will I give in my house and within my walls a memorial and a name (“yad vashem”) … that shall not be cut off.” (Isaiah 56:5)|
Imagine a world without memorials or references to past human beings. No Tomb of the Unknown Soldier or Arch de Triumph. No heroes, no great leaders, nor saviors of humanity. In such a place, every generation believes they alone created the great civilizations about them. It would be as if all that came before had never even existed.
People can die twice that way – first by death, and then by mass forgetfulness. For that reason Jerusalem’s Yad Vashem was created, to acknowledge millions of Jewish persons as individuals. Refusing to minimalize them as merely a tragic throngs, they preserve family history, hopes and especially names of the dead. This is supremely important. Minimalizing persons into nameless units and rationalizing their annihilation is how real-time genocides are happening under our watch.
America’s Supreme Court justified mass murder in America at least twice, and one is ongoing. Both their Dred Scott and Roe vs. Wade rulings unleashed legal, political, social and spiritual battles. One culminated in a devastating war. The other hasn’t yet been settled, but the body count is soaring.
In effect, nine justices demanded that unborn children be disenfranchised, nameless and forgotten – with no more rights than meat products before and after death. Most of us disagreed with that dehumanization, but had no idea how to change it – or if it was even possible.
At least one man is convinced we can, beginning with the past.
Kevin Kenyon lives a workaday life in Bluffton, South Carolina, but God has given him an extraordinary vision. The married marketing consultant is a pro-life Catholic with two teenagers in Catholic schools. One day Kenyon met Ruben Coplo, a 3D architectural animation artist, and was quite impressed with a project of his. A local private high school planned new buildings and a football field, and the architect hired Coplo to create an animation of the anticipated finished state.
Almost immediately Kenyon grasped the vast potential of life-like architectural animation of this type beyond real estate development. Pondering potential businesses that may benefit from this type of animation, he described a vision which then struck him.
“I saw a beautiful place will rolling green fields and row after row of white crosses as far as the eye could see,” he said. “A place that didn’t exist in reality, but could ‘exist’ online for all to visit and see. A memorial to the unborn, a place to visually experience the magnitude of abortion while remembering that each and every baby that has been taken from us was an individual and should be remembered.”
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