SES president slams Planned Parenthood ice cream truck as a ‘grotesque marketing exploit’

SES to host 28th annual National Conference on Christian Apologetics to equip Christians with biblical truths to counter false doctrines and bring clarity to today’s issues

March 21, 2022

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Leading abortion provider Planned Parenthood shocked supporters and opponents alike with an abortion-themed ice cream truck at the popular film festival South by Southwest (SXSW). The garish truck was branded a “monstrosity” and had labels such as “ice cream as cold as Texas politicians” and “I scream, you scream; abortion rights for all.”

Judge Phil Ginn, president of Southern Evangelical Seminary (SES,, recently responded to the jarring Planned Parenthood stunt, claiming that the unsettling tactic is just another in the list of insane publicity spectacles made by the abortion giant.

Ginn stated, “Just when you think that you have seen and heard it all, someone in the surreal world of Planned Parenthood in the state of Texas comes up with the idea of using an ice cream truck to help promote abortions and their dislike for any reasonable restrictions on the murder of innocent children. 

“We are told in the Book of Jude from Scripture that one of the attributes of apostasy in the last days will be that those who have removed themselves from God will be living in a world that is disconnected from reality. It would seem that we have reached that point in America when an organization birthed in the concept of eugenics apparently would stoop so low as to use an ice cream truck at a public event to further their ungodly cause. This bizarre and brazen display is in keeping with the other grotesque marketing exploits the abortion lobby has employed recently, including ‘abortions are magical’ rhetoric and merchandise decked out in ‘unicorn’ colors. This is right up there with the foolishness of the warning on the pizza box that tells folks to be sure to take the pizza out of the box before attempting to eat it. If it weren’t so sad, it would be laughable.”

Ginn continued, “And it’s not only pro-life folks who think so either. Apparently, many who support abortion believe this to be a grotesque means of marketing their viewpoint. With this lamentable state of affairs, the pessimist might ask, ‘We’re not going to make it, are we?’ At Southern Evangelical Seminary, we can’t answer the question of whether or not America will make it. That remains to be seen. However, we can assure true Christians everywhere that Christ’s Church will indeed make it! We’ve read the last pages of the Book and we know that one day every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord! Then, we won’t have to put up with all this tomfoolery ever again.”

In order to better equip Christians with biblical truth in light of such uncertain times, SES will soon be holding their 28th annual National Conference on Christian Apologetics (NCCA) titled “Remaining Steadfast in an Upside Down World.” The event will take place on April 8-9, 2022, at FBC Rock Hill in Rock Hill, SC just outside of Charlotte. Sessions such as “Walking Right Side Up in an Upside Down World” will analyze the New Testament and give listeners the biblical knowledge to remain steadfast in a world consumed with unbiblical ideologies. Speaker and ticket details available here.

Judge Phil Ginn was appointed president of SES in April 2021 after a distinguished career as both a lawyer and a judge. He holds a B.A. from Appalachian State University, a J.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a Doctor of Ministry from Southern Evangelical Seminary. Prior to his appointment as SES president, Judge Ginn served as SES Chairman of the Board of Trustees. 

The mission of SES is to train men and women, based on the inerrant and infallible written Word of God, for the evangelization of the world and the defense of the historic Christian faith. SES offers a range of undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees (along with several for-credit certificates) that uniquely integrate theology, philosophy, and apologetics to build a complete and systematic Christian worldview.

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