Leave it to BuzzFeed to unearth news that simultaneously gives me the nostalgia warm’n'fuzzies and then plunges me into severe depression. They found Brad Fischetti, easily the hottest guy from ’90s boy band LFO (at right in the photo)… but what’s he been up to since the group disbanded in 2003? Oh, you know, just hanging around abortion critics heckling young women trying to have a difficult procedure in peace.
Brad got all religious in the past decade: All of his tweets are about how he and some guy named John Barros camp out in front of the Orlando Women’s Center to “advise” local women against the sin they’re committing, yadda yadda. This Barros guy is really dedicated; according to Brad, he’s been there six days a week for the past 19 months. Brad himself sounds pretty dedicated, though, as this sampling of tweets indicates:
50 girls waiting to have abortions at this one clinic today. Please pray for a softening of hearts. 2 chose life so far.
Abortionist Scott Hyde quits! Praise God and his wonderful instrument John Barros!
Isaiah 49:15 Can a mother forget her infant, be without tenderness 4 the child of her womb? Even should she forget I will never forget you.
What do u say 2 a girl who walks n the clinic who is so pregnant u would stop her on the street & ask when she’s due?
Remember Justin from last week? His lady chose life? 2day she chose death. All she cld say was sorry when she walked out.
“Holiness depends on God’s grace and my will.” Mother Teresa
I wish I had a bigger version of the photo of Brad and Barros (partners in crime), but even this thumbnail conveys the creepiness of it. Oh God, he has a blog, too. The most recent post is from March 8, but there’s enough crazy in it to make up for the intervening months he hasn’t posted. Here’s a small sample of what he’s witnessed:
For the next 30 minutes John and I begged Anna and the boyfriend to let us help them. She was emotionally distraught and her physical condition seemed dire. We pleaded with her boyfriend to do something! At one point Anna lifted up her shirt slightly to hold her stomach which revealed just how very pregnant she was. That sight brought me to my knees. I sobbed uncontrollably questioning where we have gone as a society. How we could possibly allow such atrocities to go on in this country every single day! John continued to plead with the couple as I regained my composure. All of a sudden, Anna started to vomit violently.
The one thing I’m grateful for is that Brad doesn’t seem to have tried to take advantage of LFO’s nostalgic fanbase to get more supporters to picket the Orlando Women’s Center. Ugh, I’m still shaking my head at this. I’m gonna close out this post with a video because that’s all I can do.
Photo: Matthew Ducey