(Paul Chesser, Liberty Headlines) A rock artist known for his affinity for horror imagery, blood, gore, the occult and Satanism says that while he supports abortion and those who deliver those “services,” the excesses revealed in a series of undercover videos about Planned Parenthood were too much even for him.
The perspective was revealed in a Los Angeles Times interview with metal/rock musician and songwriter Glenn Danzig earlier this week. Known for his bluntness, the self-identified political “moderate” belies his extreme performing style by claiming to be just another average American — even to the point of agreeing with some controversial policies of President Trump.
Ahead of his two-day “Blackest of the Black” festival in southern California, Danzig riffed on the abortion industry, immigration bans and the international perception of Trump.
“I’m pro-abortion and I’m pro- Planned Parenthood,” he told the Times. “But I don’t think Planned Parenthood should be selling baby parts like a chop shop in Brooklyn, OK?”
Danzig referred to a series of online videos released by the Center for Medical Progress, most of them in 2015, in which Planned Parenthood doctors and officials admit they sold parts from dismembered fetuses for money. The most recent one to come to light featured a PP director at a National Abortion Federation conference admitting there is “violence” and “killing” during abortion procedures.
That Danzig would find that over the top is noteworthy. He founded his own company to produce “crazy, violent, erotic comics,” because American artists targeted “kids and geeks” too much. Albums released by his band named for himself include titles such as “Blackacidevil,” “6:66 Satan’s Child,” “I Luciferi,” and “Deth Red Sabaoth.” His first band, the Misfits, favored “horror shtick, devilock hairstyles, and the emblazoned Misfits skull logo….”
Then there’s Trump. In the Times interview Danzig argued that the president’s push for a temporary prohibition on visitors from certain countries was not so unreasonable.
“It’s really not a travel ban,” he told the newspaper. “When you walk into the country, we want to see who you are and what you’re doing.
“Well, when I go to every country right now, they look at me and they see whether I can come in or not. And I’ve been turned away from Canada and other places before. Where’s my protest? Where’s my parade?”
But according to the Times, Danzig says he’s no Trump loyalist, but he he does “hate” those who despise the president to the level of what is now known as “Trump Derangement Syndrome.”
“The world has always been full of sh**,” he told the Times, “but right now it’s even more full of sh**.”