Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Turning graves into tacky shrines

In modern Britain, as these photos show, there is a growing trend in England for graves to be adorned with toys, plastic ­ornaments and trinkets, balloons, wind-chimes and hanging objects.
SOUTHAMPTON: A corner of Hollybrook Cemetery, dedicated to children

SOLIHULL: A life-size effigy of Danny Pedley, arm resting casually on his gravestone, is an arresting sight at Widney Manor Cemetery, Bentley Heath. Danny is wearing a grey, green and white Nike tracksuit - as he did in life, according to his mother Debbie. 'The resemblance is uncanny, it looks more and more like him every day. The statue was made in China and cost £8,000. I go to the grave everyday to change his hat and give him a little kiss,' she says.
MANCHESTER: A riot of pink and blue toys covers this grave at Gorton Cemetery

A smiling cuddly toy resembling a scarecrow is the unusual centerpiece of this grave in Cardiff

a stone sculpture of Bart Simpson, sits solemnly on the grave of David Josh Cameron at West Road Cemetery. David died in 2004 aged just seven after being knocked down by a car on a pedestrian crossing near his home while out playing with friends.

an effigy of cartoon hero Ben 10 stands among a tide of toy animals, flowers and crucifixes on the grave of seven-year-old John James Heneghan at West Road cemetery.
Photos and information from the DailyMail

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Aborted baby lies in open casket

Orlando, FL, July 25, 2011 – On Thursday, July 21, Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, preached at a memorial service for an aborted baby girl. The child was intact and her body was retrieved after a late-term abortion. The memorial service, organized by Operation Save America, was held outside of City Hall in Orlando.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Acid Attack Victims

5-year-old Sheema, who was attacked with acid by her father, when she was only 10 months old, because he denied her as his child and wanted to kill her and her mother.- LINK
A hand of an acid attack victim hangs from a bed during a therapy session at a secure shelter run by non-profit organisation “Cambodia Acid Survivors Charity” outside Phnom Penh.
Photo credit: REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
Khodeza Begumand and her daughter, were sprayed with acid by an unidentified assailant as they slept - LINK
Male Acid Victim - LINK
Two brothers disfigured with acid because of a family feud – over a question of money – with their father’s first wife - LINK
The face of an acid attack victim at the first international convention in Dhaka, Bangladesh, May 12, 2009 - LINK

Caustic Acid Victim
Sulphuric Acid attack victim in Ukraine - LINK