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Black American Perspectives (5)

In Abortion on February 26, 2012 at 10:23 pm
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“The condition of society is the report card of the church.”
 — Jackson Senyongas, Uganda Revival ·

Having Children” Outside Of Marriage

Report CardAccording to a New York Times report, “after steadily rising for five (5) decades, the share of children born to unmarried women has crossed a threshold: more than half of births to American women under 30 occur outside of marriage.” 2 What was once associated with poverty, poor women and minorities, having children outside of marriage is the new normal. In 2009, according to Child Trends, a Washington research group that analyzed government data, “87% of teen births occurred outside of marriage, according to preliminary data from the National Center for Health Statistics. In comparison, 62% of births to women aged 20-24 were nonmarital. Overall, 41% of births to women of all ages in 2009 were nonmarital.” 3 Drilling down in the data a bit we discover non-marital rates highest for Black women (72%), followed by Hispanics (53%), Whites (29%) and Asians (17%). 4

Having ChildrenOutside Of Marriage Is The New Normal.

Raising Children” Outside Of Marriage

Report CardWith 41% of all U.S. children are born to unmarried women, more and more children are being raised outside of marriage. According to a study of childbearing among unmarried mothers by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the non-marital rates increased between 2006 and 2007 for all population groups by 2 to 5 percent all around. However, for Black women the non-marital rate is 72.6 per 1,000 and 108.4 for Hispanic women. 5 According to U.S. Census Bureau data, in 2009 over 23 million children live in single parent homes. 6 Of the 23 million children living in single parent homes, 30% or over 7 million are Black7 Of the 7 million Black children living in single parent homes, 75% or 5.3 million live without fathers and 13% or 977,000 live with neither parent. 8 According to “64”, a 2011 promo for a Short Film entitled “Father’s Day?”, for the 75% of Black children who grow up without fathers, “Father’s day” is just a second Mother’s day. 9 Obviously, raising children outside of marriage negatively impacts our present and our future. This is not just my opinion. According to Fathers Unite, children raised in homes without fathers are more likely to have behavioral disorders, commit suicide, become teenaged mothers, run away, commit rape, drop out of school, end up in prison while a teenager and our daughters, who live in mother only homes, are more likely to divorce. 10

Raising ChildrenOutside Of Marriage Is The New Normal.

Living Together” Outside Of Marriage

Report CardDespite a National Center for Health Statistics report dated February 2010 finding that couples who live together before they get married are less likely to stay married, living together before marriage is on the rise. 11 Pamela J. Smock, a research professor at the Population Studies Center at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor says, “just because some academic studies have shown that living together may increase the chance of divorce somewhat, young adults themselves don’t believe that” and “from the perspective of many young adults, marrying without living together first seems quite foolish.” 12 Kelly A. Musick, a professor of policy analysis and management at Cornell goes as far as saying the studies data suggests “that cohabitation is still a pathway to marriage for many college graduates, while it may be an end in itself for many less educated women.” 13 The study itself admits that “cohabitation is increasingly becoming the first co-residential union formed among young adults” and that “as a result of the growing prevalence of cohabitation, the number of children born to unmarried cohabiting parents has also increased.” 14

Living TogetherOutside Of Marriage Is The New Normal.

Report CardIf I look into this study for the data in my neighborhood my heart breaks for my people as the findings reveal that not only is there a lower percentage of Black women married (26%) than White women (51%), 15 but even among those “cohabitating”, Black couples are less likely to have their first cohabitations transition into marriage within 3 or 5 years than White couples. 16 If I consider Dr. Niolon’s PsychPage 17 and his analysis of cohabitation from an earlier study, the bottom line for Black America is “Black women are more likely to have a cohabitation end, and less likely to marry by age 30, likely to have a shorter marriage if they do marry for both first and second marriage, less likely to formally divorce if they marry then separate, less likely to cohabitate after a divorce, less likely to remarry, and less likely to have a successful second marriage.” 18

Religion” Outside Of Marriage

Report CardRespondents in the National Survey of Family Growth were asked, “Currently, how important is religion in your daily life? Would you say very important, somewhat important, or not important?” 60% of White women for whom religion was “very important” in their daily lives were currently married, compared with 36% of White women for whom religion was “not important.” The same pattern based on the importance of religion in ones daily life was found among cohabiting White men and women, Black men and hispanic men and women. Only Black women failed to follow this pattern. Black women were the lone group where the importance of religion in their daily life had no bearing on marriage or cohabitation. As a Black man I have to ask this question, brothers, what’s going on here?

ReligionOutside Of Marriage Is The New Normal.

Could The “The Condition Of The Church” Today Be The New Normal?

“Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand, stand therefore …” — Ephesians 6:13,14a (KJV)


Report CardIn light of the data surrounding, having children, raising children and living together outside of marriage. In light of the importance of religion and the decision to marry or cohabitate, I wonder how would you grade the Church’s impact on the everyday lives of her young men and women? If you feel the Church has done and is doing all she can to stand, with what she has to work with, including the power of Christ, then you feel the condition of society is not the report card of the Church. However, if you’re like me, you know the Church has not done and is not doing all she can to stand, with what she has to work with, including the power of Christ, you agree with Jackson that the condition of society is the report card of the Church and you can feel these words burning in your heart and ringing loudly in your ears:

“The church must be reminded that it is not the master or the servant of the state, but rather the CONSCIENCE of the state. It must be the GUIDE and the CRITIC of the state, and never its TOOL. If the church does not recapture its prophetic zeal, it will become an irrelevant social club without moral or spiritual authority.” — Dr. Martin L. King, Jr., Strength to Love, 1963.

If you’re like me, you refuse to settle for what’s politically correct, the small print, the status quo, quid pro quo, business as usual or anything less than the perfect will of God for the Body of Christ.

If you’re like me, you refuse to act on the basis of polling results, the power of political equity, proper funding or anything less than the power of Christ living within you.

If you’re like me, you know …

The Condition Of The Church” Today CAIN’T 19 Be The New Normal!

 

Brothers, we really need to talk.

 

Note(s):
· “First—Person: Being Salt & Light “, Chris Clark is pastor of East Clairemont Southern Baptist Church in San Diego, April 6th, 2010 (http://bit.ly/xDwG8T). Thanks Chris for a simply outstanding article for the Baptist Press.
Reference(s):
01. Jason DeParle and Sarbrina Tavernise, “For Women Under 30, Most Births Occur Outside Marriage,” Published: February 17, 2012 (http://nyti.ms/xhrq8G).
02. “Facts At A Glance — A Fact Sheet Reporting National, State, and City Trends in Teen Childbearing — April 2011, Publication # 2011 — 10 (http://bit.ly/jz8OkU).
03. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “Unmarried Childbearing” (http://1.usa.gov/qN9kfi).
04. The New Demography of American Motherhood, Released: May 6, 2010 and Revised August 19, 2010 (http://bit.ly/fk6L3P).
05. National Vital Statistics Reports, Volume 58, Number 24, August 9, 2010, page 8 (http://1.usa.gov/bixuYJ).
06. “Living Arrangements of Children: 2009 Detailed Tables”, U.S. Census Bureau, Released Wednesday, June 29th, 2011 (http://1.usa.gov/xu3Td4).
07. Ibid.
08. Ibid.
09. Dear Diary Production7’s YoutTube Channel’s, “PSA ’64’ promo for short film ‘Father’s Day?’” (http://bit.ly/AxBZ8u).
10. “Fatherless Homes Now Proven Beyond Doubt Harmful To Children”, Fathers Unite (http://bit.ly/71FzHP).
11. Goodwin PY, Mosher WD, Chandra A. “Marriage and cohabitation in the United States: A statistical portrait based on Cycle 6 (2002) of the National Survey of Family Growth. National Center for Health Statistics. Vital Health Stat 23(28)”, dated February 2010 (http://1.usa.gov/cy0h2d).
12. Sam Roberts, “Study Finds Cohabiting Doesn’t Make a Union Last”, New York Times, Published: March 2, 2010 (http://nyti.ms/ajfy9e).
13. Ibid.
14. Goodwin PY, Mosher WD, Chandra A., op cit.
15. Ibid., Page 14.
16. Ibid.
17. About Dr. Niolon, Richard Anthony, Ph.D. (http://bit.ly/wioemi).
18. PsychPage, Perspectives on psychology in daily life (http://bit.ly/fZ2iQb).
19. “Cain’t, “A word meaning ‘can’t’, but with a Hoffstromic accent to emphasize the impossibility of your suggestion.” Urban Dictionary (http://bit.ly/wVrRPQ).

Black American Perspectives (4)

In Abortion on February 20, 2012 at 12:00 am
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The Relationship Between Black Power and Black People

1960s Black Power ChairmanThe Black Power movement was a logical extension of the Civil Rights movement and emerged at a time when the Civil Rights movement was moving into her final stage as a movement for social, political, and economic change. The earliest known usage of the term Black Power is found in a book by Richard Wright titled Black Power written in 1954. 1 However, it was Willie Ricks, a Civil Rights activist and organizer who mainstreamed the Black Power slogan during a march in Greenwood, Mississippi on June 17, 1966, almost two (2) years before Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. would be assassinated on Thursday, April 4, 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee. 2 In 1968 Stokely Carmichael (later known as Kwame Ture) defined Black Power as “the ability of Black People to politically get together and organize themselves so that they can speak from a position of strength rather than a position of weakness.” The goal of the Black Power movement was to forge a strong racial identity for Black People by encouraging the formation our own businesses, institutions and political parties. 3 Black Power was about the empowerment of Black People with the understanding that Black People and Black Power were inseparable.

No Black People! No Black Power!

“First, the white man tells me to sit at the back of the bus. Now it looks like the white man wants me to sleep under the bed. Back in the days of slavery, black folks couldn’t grow kids fast enough for white folks to harvest. Now that we’ve got a little taste of power, white folks want to call a moratorium on having children.” — Dick Gregory, Comedian and Black Power Activist, Ebony Magazine 4


In the 1960s, Black Americans deeply distrusted government and any attempt to limit our population. We feared the motivations behind taxpayer funded birth control clinics was nothing more than a malevolent effort to limit Black Political Power.

In the 1960s the movement’s message was clear … 

No Black People! No Black Power!

Black Power President Barack Hussein Obama IIBy the mid 1970s, the Black Power movement was over. Government repression, including the assassinations of Black Panthers’ Mark Clark and Fred Hampton in Chicago, and Carl Hampton of Houston, raids, arrests, and harassment of many of the movement’s members, deserves much of the credit for the decline of the Black Power movement. 5 If the election of President Jimmy Carter in November 1976, marked the death of the Black Power movement, 6 the election of President Barack Hussein Obama II in November 2008, the first Black American to hold the office, marked the resurrection of the Black Power movement. In the words of Stokely Carmichael, Black America had finally acquired “the ability of Black People to politically get together and organize themselves so that they can speak from a position of strength rather than a position of weakness.” According to Politico, ninety-six (96) percent of Black Voters supported Barack Obama and constituted thirteen (13) percent of the electorate. 7 Nationally, this was a record two (2) percentage point rise in our past voter turnout. If the goal of the Black Power movement was to forge a strong racial identity for Black People by encouraging the formation of our own businesses, institutions and political parties, then the election of President Barack Hussein Obama II was the realization of victory in a long, hard fought war for justice, equality and power.

Or was it?

I wonder if the movement’s message is still clear?

No Black People! No Black Power!

New York City Is A Case In Point

“By 2040, these trends will radically transform the New York political landscape. Whites and Hispanics will hold their own, while Blacks lose population and political and economic clout.” — Dennis Howard, Founder and President of Movement for a Better America, Inc. 8


New York City HealthBased on the Summary of Vital Statistics, City of New York, 1990 — 2009, Dennis Howard’s analysis of abortions and live births in New York since 2000 reveals a startling genocidal trend. 9 According to Howard, there have been 151 times as many Black Abortions in New York City since 9/11 as there were victims at the World Trade Center (WTC) on 9/11. That equates to four (4) new WTC tragedies every year. Historically, lynching is considered the most infamous form of genocide in America, however, when compared to all the reported lynchings of Black People between 1864 and 1968, there have been 101 times more Black Abortions in New York City in the last 12 years than lynchings of Black People in the 103 years after the Civil War. The bottom line is, abortion is killing Black People 1,000 times faster than lynching Black People. Unfortunately, the latest NYC data confirms Howard’s conclusions. Compared to 41.3% for Hispanics, 28.5% for Asians and 20.4% for Whites, 59.8% of all Black Pregnancies end in abortion. The truth is Black Babies in New York City are aborted at three (3) times the rate of Whites babies. The Impending Crisis of the SouthAs Howard continues, he draws our attention to live births as a “more significant indicator” for the future of the Black Community than the abortion rate. Howard’s research reveals, since 1990, the number of live births among Black People has dropped by nearly half — down 45.9% and since 2000, Black People have had 154,000 more abortions than live births. If the combination of the decline in live births and the genocidally high rate of Black Abortions continues, and Howard is right, the number of Black People will be cut in half again within a generation. Still, our President and Black Congressional leaders work endlessly to support abortion with taxpayer dollars.

It appears to me that this is no longer the movement’s message.

No Black People! No Black Power!

It’s Time For A New Black Power Movement

“And the children of Israel were fruitful, and increased abundantly, and multiplied, and waxed exceeding mighty; and the land was filled with them.” — Moses, Exodus 1:7 (KJV)


According to David K. Foot, Professor Emeritus of Economics at the University of Toronto, “You cannot exert power in the world with a shrinking population.” 10 From Professor Foot’s research a promising economic scenario has older people at the top and a large birth population at the bottom, visually expressed as a pyramid. As Foot explains, “In 1971 the pyramid started to collapse in North America.” Foot goes on to say, “The introduction of birth control in the Sixties started it. Elementary school enrollment went down, and high school enrollment went down in the mid Seventies. Politicians were mystified by this but it was all predictable by watching the birth rate.” 11 The Biblical model for power confirms this. Moses said, “And the children of Israel were fruitful, and increased abundantly, and multiplied, and waxed exceeding mighty; and the land was filled with them.” If we lean on what we’ve learned from both the academic and biblical models for power, it appears, from all indications, that my brothers from the Twentieth (20th) Cenury were right. The relationship between Black Power and Black People is inseparable.

No Black People! No Black Power!

Today, I’m wondering when my brothers from the Twenty-First (21st) Century are going to catch on. If Failure To Learn from the past Limits the present and Lynches the future, we’re in trouble.

Time Is Running Out And Our People Are Dying!

Brothers, we really need to talk.

Reference(s):
01. Richard Wright, “Black Power,” Yale Book of Quotations (2006) Yale University Press, edited by Fred R. Shapiro (http://bit.ly/ytq1IE).
02. Black Power, International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences (2008) (http://bit.ly/zulYPs).
03. Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), this site covers the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee from its birth in 1960 to 1966, when John Lewis was replaced by Stokely Carmichael as chairman (http://bit.ly/x9kd4S).
04. Dick Gregory, “People & Events: Black Genocide,” Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) (http://to.pbs.org/zIiG0G).
05. op. cit., Black Power.
06. op. cit., Black Power.
07. David Paul Kuhn, “Exit polls: How Obama won”, Politico, Wednesday, November 5th, 2008 (http://politi.co/2NZL0w).
08. Dennis Howard, “New York City ready to become a pro-abortion police state”, The Movement for a Better America, Copyrighted 2011 (http://bit.ly/ABswzJ).
09. Home page for Professor David K. Foot, Department of Economics, University of Toronto (http://bit.ly/wBRbbd).
10. Bob Klanac, “Demographer tells students ‘population is power'”, Western in the News, Thursday, September 21, 2006 (http://bit.ly/wEC0n1).
11. Ibid.

Black American Perspectives (3)

In Abortion on February 13, 2012 at 12:24 am

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Examining The Civil War In Black And White

The Impending Crisis of the SouthIn 1857, Hinton Rowan Helper (1829-1909), a rabid racist and the son of a western North Carolina farmer, published one of the most controversial books ever written about slavery. In his book entitled “The Impending Crisis of the South,” Helper argued that slavery was incompatible with economic progress. Using statistics drawn from the 1850 census, Helper maintained that the North was growing far faster than the South and that slavery was the cause of the South’s economic failure. Helper believed slavery doomed the South because it was inefficient, wasteful, degraded labor, inhibited urbanization, thwarted industrialization, and stifled progress. 1

The Impending Crisis of the South

“Slavery lies at the root of all the shame, poverty, ignorance, tyranny, and imbecility of the South.” — Hinton Rowan Helper 2


Not only did slavery choke commerce and malign manufacturing, it also impacted the South’s ability to fight the war. As the slave population increased, so did the demand for the human resources (i.e., fighting men), financial resources (i.e., gold) and natural resources (i.e., land) required to manage the very real threat of an internal rebellion from a very hostile slave population. This is clearly seen in the decennial census tables below. 3

1790 - 1860 U.S. Census Chart

The Certain Victory Of The North

“The fight to be free must include those who are not.” — Walter B. Hoye II, Issues4Life Foundation

As the slave population increased, so increased the reality of the North’s victory. Even when the population numbers (for practical purposes) were equal between the North and the South, it is easy to see the problem of maintaining an increasing slave population was to the South and the advantage to my foreparents fighting for their freedom was to the North. It’s easy to see the inestimable value Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman and the United States Colored Troops (USCT) were to the North’s fight for freedom. However, if we examine the 1860 census and leverage our learning with the four (4) million slaves in the South fighting side by side with the nineteen (19) million in the North for their freedom, it’s also easy to see, that the crisis in the South was more than impending …

It was certain.

Black American Perspectives

Examining Pro-Life America In Black And White

The Impending Crisis of the SouthAbortion has a huge hidden economic cost that is literally destroying the future of our country. To date, we’ve had 55 Million abortions since 1967. In other words, since then we’ve killed 55 Million future workers, consumers, taxpayers and parents the nation needs to sustain future economic growth. That’s 30% of the entire generation under 45. Meanwhile, we paid the abortion industry an estimated $25 Billion for those abortions. But the cost in lost GDP to the country is an estimated $45 TRILLION. That’s 1800 times more than the cost of those abortions. That’s three times our national debt. Yet that GDP loss continues climbing every year by another $2.5 Trillion. Abortion is nothing less than national suicide.” — Dennis Howard, Movement for a Better America 4

The Impending Crisis of Abortion in our Nation

“If there ever was a major job killer, it is the baby-killing industry.” — Dennis M. Howard 5


U.S. National Debt and GDPJust as the moral evil of slavery crippled the economy of the South in the 1800’s, the abhorrent depravity of abortion likewise paralyzes our nation today. In 2009, before the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act” (i.e., Obamacare) was signed into law by President Barack Hussein Obama on March 23, 2010 6, the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per capita was about $45,000 a year, and was compounding at a rate of 4% a year7 This is a measure that includes everyone from the womb to the tomb so every baby we abort is one less contributor to our GDP — and not just for today or for any fiscal year, but for a lifetime. If you consider that every child we abort today will cost us about $23 Million 8 in future GDP over a lifetime and the fact that babies don’t compete for jobs for the first 20 years of their lives, it’s easy to see how they create jobs for everybody else — doctors, nurses, teachers, homebuilders, toymakers, retailers ad infinitum. If we compound the numbers, it’s easy to see by 2040 to 2050 9, we’ll be facing cumulative GDP losses of $335 to $500 Trillion dollars 10 just from abortion. If we add another 20% to 35% to that, it’s easy to see, we’re now talking about an amount of money that is forever lost and so large that it’s more than just threatening the financial health of our nation …

It’s already at work destroying the financial health of our nation.

The Impending Crisis of Abortion in Black America

“The most dangerous place for a Black American is in the womb.” — Dr. Clenard Childress, BlackGenocide.Org 11


Dr. Clenard H. ChildressJust as the slave industry targeted Blacks for slave labor, today the abortion industry targets Black Americans for her abortion clinics. As a result Black Americans account for 40% of all abortions in the country and 47% of our pregnancies end in abortion. 12 New York City is a case in point. Of the 208,541 pregnancies in New York City in 2010, 83,750 were terminated by abortion (i.e., 4 in 10 or 40% of all pregnancies ended in abortion). 13 However, among Blacks, there were 38,574 abortions and 26,635 live births, thus for every 1,000 Black American babies born, 1,448 Black American babies were aborted14 If we consider the fact that for every 1,000 Black American babies in New York, born to teenagers, 2,630 Black American babies were aborted, resulting in an overall teenage abortion rate of 63% in a city where 16% of all pregnancies were teen pregnancies, 15 it’s easy to see, we’re killing ourselves at a genocidal pace. If we leverage our learning with the fact that this death march for Blacks in New York City has been true since 2000, 16 it’s easy to see, Black America doesn’t have another forty (40) years to fight abortion and our impending crisis is now a matter of survival.

The Certain Victory Of Pro-Life America

“When Judge Douglas says that whoever or whatever community wants slaves, they have a right to have them, he is perfectly logical if there is nothing wrong in the institution; but if you admit that it is wrong, he cannot logically say that any body has a right to do wrong.” — Abraham Lincoln, Sixth Douglas Debate: Quincy, Illinois, October 1858 17


Lord, When Did We See You In The Womb?It’s easy to see how the North and the slave population fighting together in the American Civil War spelled defeat for the entirely evil practice of slavery in the South, saved her economy and unified our nation. It’s easy to see how Pro-Life America and Black America fighting together today would spell defeat for the abomination of abortion, the resurrection our national economy and the unification of “we the people.” However, it’s also easy to see how in the last forty (40) years, Pro-Life America has not developed strategies or embraced tactics that have the potential to reach Black America nor taken the initiative to learn why Black America rejects her. Likewise, it’s easy to see how Black American leadership, the Black Church, our Black Congressional representatives and our social organizations, such as the NAACP, have been deathly silent on the life issue, ultimately propping up the purveyors of the leading cause of death in Black America so they can continue to perpetrate the genocide of their own people.

United We Stand, Divided We Fall

A house divided against itself cannot stand. I believe this government cannot endure, permanently, half slave and half free. I do not expect the Union to be dissolved — I do not expect the house to fall — but I do expect it will cease to be divided. It will become all one thing or all the other. Either the opponents of slavery will arrest the further spread of it, and place it where the public mind shall rest in the belief that it is in the course of ultimate extinction; or its advocates will push it forward, till it shall become alike lawful in all the States, old as well as new — North as well as South.” — Abraham Lincoln 18


Abraham LincolnLike Lincoln, I expect Pro-Life America and Black America to “cease to be divided.” Like Lincoln, I believe Pro-Life America and Black America will “become all one thing or all the other.” Like Lincoln, I too understand that “either the opponents of [abortion] will arrest the further spread of it, and place it where the public mind shall rest in the belief that it is in the course of ultimate extinction or [the advocates of abortion] will push it forward, till [abortion] shall become alike lawful in all the States.”

However, unlike Lincoln, the states today are not split half for abortion and half against abortion. The America I live in has already legalized abortion, through all nine (9) months of pregnancy 19, in all fifty (50) federated states, in all U.S. territories and works around the clock to legalize abortion around the world. 20,21,22 The America I live in has duly elected the first Black American President who stands firmly in favor of abortion and works faithfully to ensure abortion remains legal and taxpayer funded. 23

Could It Be That I’m Wrong?

“I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.” — Jesus Christ 24


Could it be that Pro-Life America and Black America are not as divided over the abortion debate as they appear to be? Could it be that after forty (40) years of legalized abortion in the United States, Pro-Life America and Black America have conceded that the scourge of abortion cannot be abolished? Could it be that Pro-Life America and Black America have run out of time to get their act together? Could it be that Pro-Life America and Black America are too late?

The night is coming …

Brothers, we really need to talk.

Reference(s):
01. “The Impending Crisis of the South: How to Meet It“, Electronic Edition, Helper, Hinton Rowan, 1829-1909, Documenting the American South, Copyright 2004 by the University Library, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, all rights reserved. (http://bit.ly/zPI6Vi).
02. Ibid., p. 153.
03. SLAVERY, John Joseph Lalor, Cyclopaedia of Political Science, Political Economy, and of the Political History of the United States, vol. 3 Oath – Zollverein [1881], Online Library of Liberty, A project of Liberty Fund, Inc. (http://bit.ly/xCDm31).
04. Dennis Howard, The Movement for a Better America (http://bit.ly/b1zEVw).
05. Ibid., Dennis Howard, “Obamacare: Fast Track To Economic Suicide”, (http://bit.ly/y3h4ar).
06. Ibid.
07. Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, (http://bit.ly/dtwwPh).
08. op. cit., Dennis Howard, “Obamacare: Fast Track To Economic Suicide”.
09. Ibid.
10. Ibid.
11. Dr. Clenard Childress, BlackGenocide.Org (http://bit.ly/DK56t).
12. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention “Abortion Surveillance — United States, 2008,” Surveillance Summaries November 25, 2011 / 60(SS15);1-41 (http://1.usa.gov/zXJv0q).
13. NYC41Percent.com is a project of the Chiaroscuro Foundation (http://bit.ly/eyWdsf).
14. Ibid.
15. Ibid.
16. Ibid.
17. Abraham Lincoln, Sixth Lincoln Douglas Debate: Quincy, Illinois, October 13, 1858, Lincoln Home National Historic Site (http://bit.ly/A896ss).
18. Abraham Lincoln, “Lincoln’s House Divided Speech”, the “House Divided” speech is one of Abraham Lincoln’s best-known speeches. Lincoln delivered this speech on June 16, 1858, in Springfield, Illinois, upon accepting the Illinois Republican Party’s nomination as that state’s United States senator. (http://bit.ly/jhxEc2).
19. Abort73.com is a subdivision of Loxafamosity Ministries, Inc. (LMI). LMI is a non-profit 501c3 Christian, education corporation. (http://bit.ly/hnGIzT).
20. La Verne Tolbert, Ph.D.,”The National Center for Family Planning Services in the HSMHA established “a meaningful federal and private partnership” by officially incorporating Planned Parenthood into the federal government under the umbrella of DHEW.”, Article: “Over 20 Million Aborted: Why Planned Parenthood Targets the Inner-City” (http://bit.ly/pqOqbB).
21. Planned Parenthood works with partner organizations worldwide (i.e., IPPF), Planned Parenthood at a Glance (http://bit.ly/c4WKkT).
22. International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) is a global service provider and a leading advocate of sexual, reproductive health and rights and abortion related services (http://bit.ly/5u4w4x).
23. “ Obama questioned on abortion, why he is a Christian “, from Suzanne Malveaux, CNN White House Correspondent, CNN Politics, (http://bit.ly/zVz7DG).
24. John 9:4 , King James Version (http://bit.ly/z2oDb8).

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In Abortion on February 6, 2012 at 12:01 am

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The Pro-Life Movement: On The Edge Of Victory

“You shall command the priests who bear the ark of the covenant, saying, ‘When you have come to the edge of the water of the Jordan, you shall stand in the Jordan.'” — Joshua 3:8, New King James Version (NKJV)


All White Pro-Life RallyWe’re now in the fortieth (40th) year of legalized abortion on demand and the Pro-Life movement is making progress, serious progress. For example, Planned Parenthood of Golden Gate in California was disbanded due to financial improprieties. 1 In Kansas, Planned Parenthood in Overland Park faces fifty-eight (58) criminal charges related to illegal late-term abortions. 2 Across the nation investigations show Planned Parenthood failing to report child sexual abuse and human sex trafficking, the most common form of modern-day slavery. Several states have passed laws that would have barred abortion providers, such as Planned Parenthood, from receiving federal dollars through Medicaid. At this point only the Democrat-controlled Senate and President Barack Hussein Obama stand in the way of ending Planned Parenthood’s federal funding. 3 Now Congress is investigating how federal tax dollars are being spent throughout the organization as a whole 4 in light of Susan G. Komen, the nation’s leading breast-cancer charity, becoming the latest victim of the extortion and racketeering arm of Planned Parenthood simply because of Komen’s decision to merely consider Planned Parenthood ineligible for future grants. 5 All across the country abortion clinics are being closed, abortionist are facing murder charges and legislation banning abortion is gaining support.

Like Moses, the Pro-Life movement has “come to the edge” of victory. However, unlike Moses, the Pro-Life movement has “come to the edge” of victory without the children of Israel, without the support of the communities most impacted by abortion, without the number one (1) and number two (2) customers of the abortion industry, without Black and Latino America.

THE QUESTION IS: When the Pro-Life movement comes to the edge of the water of the Jordan, will she be able to stand in the cold rushing waters of the mighty Jordan alone?

I’m still wondering if the Pro-Life movement is listening?

The Pro-Life Movement: Crossing Over To The Other Side

“So the waters that went down into the Sea of the Arabah, the Salt Sea, failed, and were cut off; and the people crossed over opposite Jericho.” — Joshua 3:16, New King James Version (NKJV)


Desert LivingLike the children of Israel, for the last forty (40) years, Black and Latino Americans have lived in the desert of legalized abortion. However, unlike the children of Israel, Black and Latino Americans have learned to live in the desert without water from a rock or manna from heaven (i.e., without the life giving and life sustaining refreshment that comes from seeing Pro-Life progress being made in their communities). The reality is Black and Latino Americans have lived in the desert so long that we’ve grown accustomed to Desert Living.

What do I mean by this?

According to the Allen Guttmacher Institute, 67% among Blacks and 53% among Hispanics are unintended pregnancies and Black and Latino women account for 55% of all abortions in the United States of America. 6

This is Desert Living

According to the CDC, Black women alone account for 40.2% of all abortions and while abortion rates for White women are decreasing, abortion rates for Black women are increasing. 7

This is Desert Living.

According to the Allen Guttmacher Institute, 37% of women obtaining abortions identify as Protestant and 28% as Catholic. The Church is responsible for 65% of all abortions in the United States of America. 8

This is Desert Living.

Star Parker, the founder and president of the Center for Urban Renewal and Education (CURE), a 501(c)(3) non-profit think tank which promotes market based public policy to fight poverty, reports the traditional Black family has broken down, the NAACP is promoting same sex marriage as a civil rights issue and while half of Black pregnancies are ending in abortion, the NAACP vehemently opposes all anti-abortion activism of Black Pro-Life groups. 9

This is Desert Living.

The problem before us today is, over the years, in an effort to survive and overcome discouragement, the disenfranchised in America have adjusted, adapted and in some cases accepted Desert Living.

Nevertheless, thanks to the relentless efforts of the Pro-Life movement, like the waters that went down into the poisonous Sea of the Arabah, the Salt Sea failed, so one day will the taxpayer dollars that flow into Planned Parenthood fail.

THE QUESTION IS: When Planned Parenthood fails and the Pro-Life movement crosses over to the other side, will the people most affected by the incontestable evil of abortion cross over with her?

In my mind, if even one of us is not free, then none of us are free.

The Pro-Life Movement: Crossing Over With Everyone

“Then the priests who bore the ark of the covenant of the Lord stood firm on dry ground in the midst of the Jordan; and all Israel crossed over on dry ground, until all the people had crossed completely over the Jordan.” — Joshua 3:17, New King James Version (NKJV)


Black Hands and White HandsThe year 2013 marks the end of forty (40) years since Roe V. Wade and the Pro-Life movement is making progress, serious progress. While I’m glad progress is being made and lives are being saved, I’m sad that the progress appears to be coming at the expense of having a right relationship with the people targeted by the abortion industry.

In my opinion, strategies that call for ending abortion without support from the people whose future has been enslaved by abortion, is equivalent to Northern strategies calling for the end of slavery without support from Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, the United States Colored Troops (USCT) and the slaves fighting for freedom, day after day, on the Southern plantations.

THE QUESTION IS: What can the Pro-Life movement do to improve her soiled reputation with those that must cross over to the other side with her to ensure a real and lasting victory?

Joshua 3:17 says “all Israel crossed over on dry ground.” Because I believe victory for the Pro-Life movement will come only when we all work together, hand in hand, as brothers and sisters in the body of Christ, I in turn believe there must be room at the table and provision made for strategies like Personhood. Why Personhood? All White Pro-Life RallyBecause Personhood strikes a chord that runs deeper in the experiences of Black America than the ancient evil hidden in the dark recesses of Margaret Sanger’s Planned Parenthood and Negro Project in the early 1900s. 10 The wholly heartfelt desire for Personhood strikes a chord that rings so true and runs so deep in my people that you can find it in the souls of those on the Slave Ship La Amistad in 1839 11 and in the wombs of those violently subjected to the American Colony of Virginia’s “Hereditary Slave Law” in 1661. 12 The reality is Personhood resonates in the heart, registers in the mind, generates soul searching conversation and has the power to reconcile the very strained relationship between the Pro-Life movement and communities of color.

Other strategies that are highly effective in communities of color include CareNet’s Life Ambassadors Leadership Council13 the Morning Center’s Hospital and Mobile Care Unit project, 14 the Radiance Foundation’s Sally’s Lambs and Adoption projects, 15,16 the National Black Pro-Life Coalition 17 and the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference18

All of these are strategies reflect a real faith in God. A kind of faith that fights for the homeless and loveless in their plight, and ever stands guard against corruption from the godless in this world. A kind of faith that “expects great things.” and “attempts great things.” because it trusts God for the impossible. 19 With this kind of faith, we can meet the physical and spiritual needs of people living in the desert. With this kind of faith, we can stand securely on dry ground in the midst of the Jordan. With this kind of faith, all of us, every man, every woman, every boy and every girl can cross over into the Promise Land.

What are we waiting for?

Brothers, we really need to talk.

Note(s):
· Laurence Allen Elder, Radio talk show host and syndicated columnist. Larry is a Republican who supports free trade, school choice, same-sex marriage, amnesty for illegal immigrants, and abortion rights (http://bit.ly/DE77a).
Reference(s):
01. Troy Newman, Operation Rescue, “Five Former Bay Area Planned Parenthood Clinics Close for Good,” Published March 6th, 2011 (http://bit.ly/eTgMFt).
02. Ibid., “Stakes High in KS Planned Parenthood’s Criminal Case,” Published October 20th, 2011 (http://bit.ly/r27LYE).
03. Sarah Kliff, Washington Post, “Why Komen defunded Planned Parenthood,” Published January 28th, 2012 (http://wapo.st/wE1UPi).
04. Meghan McCarthy, NationalJournal, “Republicans Open Sweeping Investigation Into Planned Parenthood,” Published September 28th, 2011 (http://bit.ly/n8nFO1).
05. Steven D. Greydanus, National Catholic Register, “Komen & Planned Parenthood: The Real Lesson,” Published February 3rd, 2012 (http://bit.ly/ArqaNU).
06. Guttmacher Institute, “Facts on Induced Abortion in the United States,” Published on August 2011(http://bit.ly/99dVdw).
07. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention “Abortion Surveillance — United States, 2008,” Surveillance Summaries November 25, 2011 / 60(SS15);1-41 (http://1.usa.gov/zXJv0q).
08. op. cit., Guttmacher Institute.
09. Star Parker, “NAACP plantation masters play race card again,” Published January 9th, 2012 (http://bit.ly/vZduBX).
10. Tanya L. Green, “The Negro Project: Margaret Sanger’s Eugenic Plan for Black Americans,” Published May 10th, 2001, Posted at Concerned Women of America (http://bit.ly/qARBD).
11. La Amistad (Spanish: “Friendship”) was a slave ship notable as the scene of a revolt by African captives being transported from Havana to Puerto Principe, Cuba. (http://bit.ly/a5KN6l).
12. Act XII, Laws of Virginia, December 1662, Hening, Statutes at Large, 2: 170 (http://1.usa.gov/pMnhrJ).
13. CareNet’s Urban Initiative (http://bit.ly/mSFWFn).
14. The Morning Center, a new project of Samaritan Ministries, (http://bit.ly/hINKcA).
15. Sally’s Lambs (http://bit.ly/dd3tKZ)
16. Adopt. Be The Hope. (http://bit.ly/yr4D23).
17. National Black Prolife Coalition (http://bit.ly/dGzl2a).
18. National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference (http://bit.ly/d2DD5n).
19. William Carey, 1792, “Expect Great Things; Attempt Great Things.” (http://bit.ly/zF1TU9).