Walter Hoye

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The Fatal Sequence Of Nations

In Abortion on October 25, 2010 at 12:01 am

Lessons From History

In 1903 Henning Webb Prentis, Jr., A.B., Phi Beta Kappa and Trustee of the First Presbyterian Church of Lancaster, Pennsylvania was First Vice President of the Armstrong Cork Company, Lancaster. In a speech entitled “Industrial Management in a Republic” delivered in the grand ballroom of the Waldorf Astoria at New York during the 250th meeting of the National Conference Board on March 18, 1943, Prentis had this to say:

“Paradoxically enough, the release of initiative and enterprise made possible by popular self-government ultimately generates disintegrating forces from within. Again and again after freedom has brought opportunity and some degree of plenty, the competent become selfish, luxury-loving and complacent, the incompetent and the unfortunate grow envious and covetous, and all three groups turn aside from the hard road of freedom to worship the Golden Calf of economic security.”[1]

The Fatal Sequence Of Nations

Prentis goes on to say, “The historical cycle seems to be:

  • From Bondage to spiritual faith
  • From Spiritual Faith to courage
  • From Courage to liberty
  • From Liberty to abundance
  • From Abundance to selfishness
  • From Selfishness to apathy
  • From Apathy to dependency
  • From Dependency back to Bondage once more

At the stage between apathy and dependency, men always turn in fear to economic and political panaceas. New conditions, it is claimed, require new remedies. Under such circumstances, the competent citizen is certainly not a fool if he insists upon using the compass of history when forced to sail uncharted seas. Usually so-called new remedies are not new at all. Compulsory planned economy, for example, was tried by the Chinese some three millenniums ago, and by the Romans in the early centuries of the Christian era. It was applied in Germany, Italy and Russia long before the present war broke out. Yet it is being seriously advocated today as a solution of our economic problems in the United States. Its proponents confidently assert that government can successfully plan and control all major business activity in the nation, and still not interfere with our political freedom and our hard-won civil and religious liberties. The lessons of history all point in exactly the reverse direction.”[2]

Nothing New Under The Sun

In Ecclesiastes 1:9, King Solomon said “there is nothing new under the sun.” As I look at Black America and consider the percentage of Black children growing up in fatherless homes, the number of Black men in jail or prison, the percentage of Black babies born to unwed mothers, the number of Black babies aborted annually, the percentage of new AIDS cases in the Black community and the number of Black men that are neither working nor in school, I cannot help but wonder if Mr. Prentis was prophetic and if we as a people have moved from bondage to spiritual faith to bondage all over again.

Brothers, we really need to talk.

Reference(s):
1. Henning Webb Prentis, Jr., in a speech entitled “Industrial Management in a Republic,” delivered on Thursday, March 18th, 1943, (http://bit.ly/5rbzzz).
2. Ibid.

Teleology of Abortion in the Black Community

In Abortion on October 18, 2010 at 12:01 am

Teleology

Teleology, the study of the evidences of aim, design or purposes of actions, is the doctrine that believes final causes exist. The term itself is derived from the two Greek words, (telos) meaning “purpose or end” and (logos) meaning “word” or “science.” Believing that all actions have a definite purpose, goal, or design, the teleologist examines results and attempts to explain their corresponding actions in terms of their function. In other words, teleology is the practice of evaluating a decision against the criterion of whether the outcome of a decision achieved its original goal.

Teleological Ethics is an ethical theory that holds that the ends or consequences of an act determines whether an act is good or evil, or whether an act tends to emphasize the cultivation of virtue or excellence in man in the end. These virtues could be the classical virtues of courage, temperance, justice, and wisdom that promoted the Greek ideal of man as the “rational animal”. These virtues could also be Biblical virtues of faith, hope, and love that distinguishes the Christian ideal of man as a being created in the image of God.

Teleology of Abortion

Induced abortion is the purposeful termination of a pregnancy by the removal of an embryo from the womb of his or her mother, resulting in the end of the baby’s life. The teleological study of abortion reveals abortion’s oxymoronic nature. Abortion is a “cruel kindness” if you will. Abortion is the lie that promises to improve the “quality of life” at the “expense of life.” Embracing abortion as a necessary social policy to guarantee life, will ultimately result in the end of life. Abortion is an intrinsically evil act that gravely violates the dignity of an innocent human being by taking his or her life. Abortion gravely wounds the dignity of those who support it and leaves those who commit it in profound psychological and moral trauma. In my opinion, marginalizing abortion marginalizes the sanctity of human life itself and dehumanizes the members of any society.

Teleology of Abortion in the Black Community

The teleology of abortion in the Black community, the study of the evidences of the aim, design or purpose in the deliberate death of our children, is the doctrine that believes final causes for terminating the lives of our children exist.

What have I discovered?

“The Negro cannot win as long as he is willing to sacrifice the lives of his children for comfort and safety.” — Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

It appears to me that the killing of our children is a form of “self-imposed racial suicide” that does not benefit us. It appears to me that the ends or consequences of abortion in the Black community reveal evidences of an evil design or purpose. It appears to me that abortion itself does not promote either classically Greek virtues or clearly Biblical virtues that distinguish or promote man as a “rational animal” or as “a being created in the image of God.”

It appears to me that Dr. Levon Yuille, Director of the National Black Pro-Life Congress, is right when he said: “I think the greatest failure in reference to the Abortion issue has been Black Leadership. I’m terribly, terribly, terribly concerned that the Black Church, Our Black Congressional Representatives and our social organizations, such as the NAACP have been Deathly silent on this issue and if silence is consent then we have this horrific reality that Black Leadership is helping to perpetrate the Genocide of their own people.” [1]

Brothers, we really need to talk.

Reference(s):
1. “BloodMoney” is a documentary film narrated by Dr. Alveda King, which exposes the truth behind the Abortion Industry from the Pro Life perspective. (http://bit.ly/RL5g9).

What Is RU-486? Clearly The Works Of Darkness

In Abortion on October 11, 2010 at 12:31 am

What Is RU-486?

The “RU” stands for Roussel Uclaf. Roussel Uclaf is the manufacturer of the RU-486 pill. Roussel Uclaf is owned by Hoechst A.G., one of several corporations spun off after World War II from the giant I.G. Farben chemical company. This is the same the firm that supplied Hitler with the Zyklon B gas used to kill Jews and Christians in the Third Reich death camps of Nazi Germany. RU-486 is the old name for Mifepristone. The trade name in the United States is Mifeprex(R). Elsewhere in the world it has the trade name of Mifegyne(R). According to Pharmacists For Life International, Inc., the raw material for Mifeprex(R) is made right here in the United States in Fairfield, NJ by Danco Granulation for the parent company, a Hungarian firm called Gideon Richter.

How Does Mifeprex(R) Work?

According to rules set by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the use of Mifeprex(R) requires three (3) visits to a doctor’s office. Mifeprex(R) can only be prescribed by a physician after a HCG blood test, and a sonogram confirm and date the pregnancy. Mifeprex(R) is approved for use up to the 49th day of pregnancy, or about seven (7) weeks.

To better understand what God is doing in the wombs of our mothers up to the 49th day of pregnancy, please note that from Day 1 the single cell embryo contains the complex genetic makeup for every detail of the new human being, including the child’s sex, hair and eye color, height, skin tone, etc. After the embryo is formed, nothing new is added but oxygen, nutrition, and time. And after just 18 days inside the womb, the baby’s heart begins to beat. According to the Alan Guttmacher Institute (AGI): “Medication abortion accounted for 13% of all abortions, and 22% of abortions before nine (9) weeks’ gestation, in 2005.”[1]

Once pregnancy is confirmed our women return to their doctor’s office for two (2) doses of medication. First, they are given one dose of Mifepristone, a synthetic steroid, which causes the embryo to be unable to remain attached to the lining of the uterus. The second pill Misoprostol, causes uterine contractions after about two (2) days. The pregnancy is terminated anywhere from six (6) hours to one (1) week later. If this does not work a surgical abortion must be performed.

Clearly The Works Of Darkness

In an effort to meet the needs of women in crisis pregnancies, the abortion industry has recently unveiled ellaOne. Working much like the abortion pill Mifeprex(R), ellaOne is classified as emergency contraception (i.e., momma is pregnant with a child), and blocks progesterone from reaching the womb where the pre-born child lives. Both drugs ultimately terminate the life of a pre-born child. Even the researchers behind ellaOne use the word “embryotoxic” to describe the pills ability to terminate the life of an embryo (i.e., human life).[2] As men of God, does any of this, in anyway, under any circumstances, look like anything resembling the work of Christ to us? If not, then whose work is it? More to the point, as men of God, shouldn’t we oppose the works of darkness?

Brothers, we really need to talk.

Reference(s):
1. “Facts on Induced Abortion in the United States”, Guttmacher Institute, May 2010, (http://bit.ly/9GH9ch)
2. “Abortion Drug EllaOne Concerns Pro-Life Advocates”, LifeNews.Com, May 28th, 2010 (http://bit.ly/9Zjr1V).

Does Every Human Life Have Equal Moral Value?

In Abortion on October 4, 2010 at 12:01 am

One Question

Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the Center for Bioethics and Culture Network is a senior fellow at the Discovery Institute, an attorney and consultant for the International Task Force on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide, author of the article on assisted suicide for Microsoft’s on-line encyclopedia, Encarta, a celebrated author, a gifted speaker and my friend. Father’s Day, Sunday, June 18th, 2006, Smith had this to say on the back of a Starbucks Cup that soon became a collector’s item: “The morality of the 21st century will depend on how we respond to this simple but profound question: Does every human life have equal moral value simply and merely because it is human?”[1] This is the one question.

One Answer

In the English language, a “yes or no” question (i.e., a polar question), is a question whose expected answer is either “yes” or “no”. Yes or no questions always present a pair of alternatives of which only one alternative can be given in response to the question. To avoid any ambiguity in my answer to the question: “Does every human life have equal moral value simply and merely because it is human?” I want to employ the use of “echo answers” from the Welsh language. An echo answer or echo response is a way of answering a polar question with or without using the words “yes” or “no”. In other words, the verb used in the question is simply echoed in the answer. For example, in response to the question: “Does every human life have equal moral value simply and merely because it is human?” I must answer either: “Yes, every human life does have equal moral value simply and merely because it is human.” Or “No, every human life does not have equal moral value simply and merely because it is human.”

One Destiny

My answer to the question: “Does every human life have equal moral value simply and merely because it is human?” is: “Yes, every human life does have equal moral value simply and merely because it is human.” Wesley says if we answer “yes” to his question then “we have a chance of achieving universal human rights.” Wesley goes on to say, if we answer “no” to his question then it means that “we are merely another animal in the forest.” As I look at the abortion battle in Black America and ponder our destiny, it appears the silence in our pulpits and consequently the voting patterns in our pews, reflect the not so well-hidden racial agendas of wealthy white elites who believe Black Americans “are merely another animal in the forest.”

Brothers, we really need to talk.

Reference(s):
1. Wesley J. Smith, Featured on Starbuck’s take-away coffee cups as part of its “The Way I See It” 2006 Campaign (http://bit.ly/b83dKq)