Archive for June, 2009

Michael Jackson, remembering lost innocence

Friday, June 26th, 2009

 

Dr. Alveda King: Celebrity Passings Remind Us

of the Importance of Each Life

 

 

Atlanta, GA – Dr. Alveda King, Pastoral Associate of Priests for Life and niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., commented today on the deaths of Michael Jackson, Farrah Fawcett, and Ed McMahon.

 

“The passing of Michael Jackson, Farrah Fawcett, and Ed McMahon takes me back to another time,” said Dr. King, “a time that certainly had its turmoil, but that also had its promises.  The passing of these ‘stars’ reminds me of the days when ABC was a fresh and innocent song without hints of profanity or gratuitous sex; the time before beautiful Farrah became an Angel; and Ed and Johnny gave us late night television. Those were the days and times when life was precious in America. 

 

“The memories of Michael, Farrah, and Ed take us back 40 years and over 50 million abortions ago,” added Dr. King.  “They remind me and my fellow pro-life civil rights warriors how the choices we make shape not only our lives, but the future of others.  They teach us yet again that one life can touch the world.”

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new pictures!

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

http://www.priestsforlife.org/frontlines/trip-home.aspx?tripid=248

Dear Friends of Life, Welcome to another edition of Frontlines!

Dr. Alveda King at the screening of MAAFA21 – Washington, DC

Dr. Alveda King, Day Gardner, Dr. Johnny Hunter, and other African American leaders along with Congressman Trent Franks held two screenings, on June 18 and 19, of  the movie MAAFA21, as part of the Juneteenth celebrations.  The screenings took place on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.  MAAFA21 was produced by Mark Crutcher of Life Dynamics and gives the history of black genocide in 21st Century America.  See www.maafa21.com for more information.
Photos are courtesy of Peter Shinn, Pro-Life Unity – http://www.prolifeunity.com/ 

  
 
 
Left to right, Dr. Johnny Hunter, Pastor Luke Robinson, Day Gardner, Dr. Alveda King, Congressman Trent Franks in prayer at the premier screening of MAAFA21 produced by Mark Crutcher of Life Dynamics.

 
 
Congressman Trent Franks of Arizona.
 
Alveda King with Day Gardner of the National Black Pro-Life Union
 
Pastor Luke Robinson, passionate African American Pastor and pro-life activist.
 
 
 
Mrs. Johnny Hunter sang for the audience.
 
Rev. Johnny Hunter of LEARN (Life Education and Resource Network)
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MAAFA21.com

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009
Dr. Alveda King to Join African American Leaders at Juneteenth Screenings of ‘MAAFA 21′ in Washington, DC

Contact: Margaret, Priests for Life, 888-735-3448, ext. 251

ATLANTA, June 18 /Christian Newswire/ – Dr. Alveda King, Director of African American Outreach for Priests for Life and niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., will join other African American leaders on Capitol Hill today and tomorrow to celebrate Juneteenth and the premiere of the new film documenting black genocide in the 21st century, MAAFA 21.

“Juneteenth, the day slavery finally ended in the United States, was a turning point in the struggle for equal rights,” said Dr. King.  “It’s appropriate that we honor that momentous occasion with the viewing of a powerful film that shows how the struggle still continues, as African Americans and all Americans press on to secure the most basic human right, the right to life.”

MAAFA 21, a new DVD documentary about eugenics, abortion, and the African American community, will premiere tonight at 6:30 pm at the Capitol Visitors Center’s Atrium and Auditorium following a 6:00 pm reception.  Hosts include Priests for Life African American Outreach, Gerard Health Foundation, National Black Pro-Life Union, LEARN Network, and Students for Life.  Honorary Host of the event is Congressman Trent Franks.

At noon tomorrow, the day of Juneteenth, a panel discussion and showing of MAAFA 21 will be held at the Cannon House Office Building’s Caucus Room. 

All events are nonpartisan and open to the public.

“MAAFA 21 must be seen by everyone who values freedom and equal rights,” added Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life.  “I urge everyone in the Washington, DC area not to miss this chance to be among the first to see what everyone will be talking about.”

Priests for Life is the nation’s largest Catholic pro-life organization dedicated to ending abortion and euthanasia. For more information, visit www.priestsforlife.org.

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MAAFA 21

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

 

Dr. Alveda King to Join African American Leaders at Juneteenth Screenings of “MAAFA 21” in Washington, DC

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:  Margaret, 888-735-3448, ext. 251

Date: June 18, 2009 

Atlanta, GA – Dr. Alveda King, Director of African American Outreach for Priests for Life and niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., will join other African American leaders on Capitol Hill today and tomorrow to celebrate Juneteenth and the premiere of the new film documenting black genocide in the 21st century, MAAFA 21.

“Juneteenth, the day slavery finally ended in the United States, was a turning point in the struggle for equal rights,” said Dr. King. “It’s appropriate that we honor that momentous occasion with the viewing of a powerful film that shows how the struggle still continues, as African Americans and all Americans press on to secure the most basic human right, the right to life.”

MAAFA 21, a new DVD documentary about eugenics, abortion, and the African American community, will premiere tonight at 6:30 pm at the Capitol Visitors Center’s Atrium and Auditorium following a 6:00 pm reception. Hosts include Priests for Life African American Outreach, Gerard Health Foundation, National Black Pro-Life Union, LEARN Network, and Students for Life. Honorary Host of the event is Congressman Trent Franks.

At noon tomorrow, the day of Juneteenth, a panel discussion and showing of MAAFA 21 will be held at the Cannon House Office Building’s Caucus Room.

All events are nonpartisan and open to the public.

“MAAFA 21must be seen by everyone who values freedom and equal rights,” added Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life. “I urge everyone in the Washington, DC area not to miss this chance to be among the first to see what everyone will be talking about.”

Priests for Life is the nation’s largest Catholic pro-life organization dedicated to ending abortion and euthanasia. For more information, visit www.priestsforlife.org.


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What if? by Catherine Davis

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

http://talkaboutitcd.blogspot.com/
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
What If

This past weekend I experienced two life changing events that cause me to wonder what if. . .

Tavis Smiley, during his Atlanta Accountability Tour, took time to eulogize his Executive Producer, Cheryl Flowers, who at 42, lost her fight with a most extreme form of breast cancer. As he recounted the impact she’d had on his life, I leaned toward a new friend and wondered if Tavis knew of the link between breast cancer and abortion. My friend, literally paled, if black men can pale, then asked me to explain what I meant. I offered him the cliff notes explanation documented in twenty-seven of forty studies that there is a 50% breast cancer risk increase by age 45 for women who have had an induced abortion. He did not know that among women with a family history of breast cancer (mother, grandmother, sister, or aunt), the increase in risk was 80%. If the woman had her abortion before she was 18, the increase in risk was more than 100% (doubled)! 1

At the conclusion of my whispered explanation, my new friend explained that he had lost a child through abortion and the mom died from breast cancer, at an age younger than 45. I am ashamed and saddened to say that while I mumbled “I’m sorry”, I quickly changed the subject from this personal confession toward a more general conversation. I now wonder what if I had not done that to ease my discomfort, but had stopped to mourn his loss with him. What if instead of pushing those emotions back, I had allowed the tears that were threatening to actually flow. What if I had allowed him to work through whatever emotions he was feeling in my presence, rather than diverting the conversation leaving him to mourn at some later time when I would not see his pain? What if . . . ?

The very next day, I went to Selma, Alabama with another friend, Dr. Alveda King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and daughter of Rev. A. D. King, to walk across the historic Edmund Pettus Bridge. This time we walked for the sake of the unborn. As I made the first step onto the bridge, I literally felt the presence of those who had come before me. I could almost see that historic day in March of 1965 as I was overcome with the presence of those who had marched for equal rights over forty years ago. I heard them in my heart, urging me to not give up the fight for life. I could almost hear them saying “March on, fight on! Your work is not in vain”. I tangibly felt a mantle fall to my shoulders as we slowly walked and it was not until I was midway across the bridge that I was able to gather myself. Never before had I such an experience, a calling, if you will. That feeling that gripped me on the bridge is with me even now.

This morning I woke up wondering what if . . . What if we employ the arsenal of nonviolent weapons left us by those who fathered America’s Civil Rights Movement. What if we accepted the mantle to fight on left by those who marched on the Pettus Bridge? What if we declare a moratorium on abortion and hold sit ins at one or more of the clinics on a Saturday, the abortionists’ busiest day or a Thursday the busiest day for late term abortions? What if we were to boycott those big businesses that fund outfits like Planned Parenthood the organization that target blacks for extermination in their abortion mills? What if we organized today’s version of freedom riders to ride from Maine to California, for the lives of the unborn and for those women harmed by abortion? What if we gathered on the Washington Mall in 2010 to memorialize the fifty million lives taken at the hands of abortion providers? What if . . .?

What I know is that we can no longer do what I did, and change the topic. We must meet the challenge head on. We must march on and fight on because our work is not in vain.

   1. http://www.aaplog.org/abortioncomplications.aspx

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A disturbing website

Monday, June 8th, 2009

http://kgov.com/gallery/abortion/wichita-memorial/memorial.html

Friends, I am not yet sure what God will do about situations like the one at this link. My heart is broken. Please continue our work in prayer with all the joy that you can.

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Tiller Vigilante Killing a Tragedy

Monday, June 1st, 2009

Dr. Alveda King – Sorrow that Dr. Tiller

Didn’t Live to Repent

 

 

 

Atlanta, GA – Dr. Alveda King, Pastoral Associate of Priests for Life and niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., said today that the killing of late-term abortionist George Tiller brings tremendous sorrow.

 

“Two years ago, I visited George Tiller’s clinic in hope of telling him that babies desire mercy,” said Dr. King.  “I wanted to share with him the harm I experienced from abortion.  My prayer was that one day he would join me in repentance.  I am deeply sorry that his life was taken before that could happen.”

 

“It’s especially horrifying that Dr. Tiller was shot in church,” added Dr. King.  “My grandmother, Alberta King, was killed by a Christian-hating gunman as she played the organ during Sunday services.  Just as the womb should be a safe haven, so should church.  I condemn this murder in the strongest possible terms.”

 

A colleague of Dr. King’s in a pro-life African-American coalition, Pastor Stephen Broden, also declared, “Pro-lifers are devastated by the Tiller killing.  In the great tradition of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., we pray, march, and counsel peacefully.  Just as earlier civil rights workers, pro-lifers do not answer violence with violence.”

 

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