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NJ Democrat faces firestorm after she posts meme mocking Easter to defend abortion and drag queens

A local Democratic politician from New Jersey, facing a firestorm After she posted a meme mocking Easter while defending drag queens and abortion.

“The Easter egg is an aborted baby chicken drawn in drag for young children to worship. Happy Easter,” the Instagram meme said.

Glen Rock Borough Councilor Paula Gilligan has apologized for the meme after coming under fire, especially from Christians who were offended by the meme. Some are calling on Democrats to resign her from office.

“I have become aware that there are residents in Glenrock who are concerned about a meme on my personal Instagram story that takes aim at the absurdity of the Law of Personality,” Gilligan said. Told.

She was referring to laws passed in red states that aim to protect the sanctity of life by recognizing the personhood of fertilized embryos.

“My personal opinion is that people have the right to control their bodies and their lives. My personal Instagram does not constitute the official views, opinions, or beliefs of Glen Rock Borough Mayor and Council. “It’s not something you do,” she continued.

“To those who feel it mocks your holiday traditions, that was not my intention,” Gilligan added. “May all those celebrating have a peaceful and joyful holiday.”

in another In a Facebook post, the entire city council apologized for the Gilligan meme.

“We learned that there was a post on our city council member’s personal Instagram Story.The post referenced Easter, the holiest day of the year in the Christian calendar, and made two unrelated comments. “As the Mayor and a member of the Borough Council, I would like to apologize to anyone who was offended by this post,” read the post.

The statement further said that no one’s religion or tradition should be mocked by elected officials.

“As we have stated many times before, we strongly believe that Glen Rock should be an inclusive community that celebrates and respects the religious beliefs and traditions of all people,” they added. Ta. “This includes not only Christianity but also all other religions represented in the town. We call on all Glenrockers to support and respect each other and to As respected public officials, we will continue to strive to be an example of that support and respect.”

Glen Rock is a borough of approximately 11,500 residents located approximately four miles northwest of Manhattan.

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