A citizen-led organization is calling for a prayer vigil over the University of Houston’s decision to host a pro-abortion statue on its campus.

As recently reported by Texas Scorecard, the taxpayer-funded university planned to display the sculpture on its campus beginning later this month.

The eighteen-foot-tall statue, which resembles the pagan demon Ashteroth and depicts a naked woman with goat horns for hair and tentacles for arms, also has a lace collar around the neck. It is intended as a tribute to deceased pro-abortion U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg.

The statue was scheduled to debut at the end of this month. However, the statue was erected on the campus before the scheduled date, in what Citizens Defending Freedom’s spokesperson Dan Thomas described as “an attempt to preempt potential protests.”

Thomas and Citizens Defending Freedom have called for an intercessory prayer meeting.

Citizens Defending Freedom is “an organization that provides the tools and support needed to empower citizens to defend their freedom and liberty, and place local government back into the hands of the people.” 

Its mission is to “equip and empower American citizens to stand for and preserve freedom for themselves and future generations. To resolve breaches of liberty through local awareness, local light, and local action. To educate the American citizen on the value of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and its influence on America’s founding.”

The group’s second intercessory prayer vigil is scheduled for February 26 at 11 a.m. The first was held on February 13.

Texas Right to Life has also launched a petition against the idol.

Concerned Texans may contact the UH Board of Regents at (832) 842-3444 or via e-mail at mjglenn@central.uh.edu.

The UH Board of Regents are appointed by Gov. Greg Abbott and confirmed by the Texas Senate.

Adam Cahn

Adam is a longtime conservative activist and an avid UT and Yankees fan.