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Archive for July, 2009
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African American voices are growing stronger for life. Dr. Alveda King and fellow Black activists write with conviction in Washington Times. Click here for more.
Alveda KingClenard Childress
My uncle Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. had a dream that Protestants, Catholics, Gentiles and Jews would join together and sing “Free at Last.” I have that same dream, and the Republicans and Democrats, all politicans in fact join the choir in my dream. Kudos to all the Prolife Democrats and Republicans in Congress for standing up for women’s procreative reproductive rights! And of course for the civil rights of the babies who need to be rescued from any secret plan to use our tax dollars for abortion.
I dream of procreative reproductive health provisions that allow a woman to be physically, mentally and emotionally healthy when and if she is ready to have children. Abortions and invasive birth control medicines and procedures block this natural process. Also we need a very strong push in the health care plan for education and resources for natural family planning as a birth control methods. NFP is less expensive and therefore economy friendly. NFP has no medical side effects, and is very non-chemical, non-surgical and non-invasive. None of the problems with stokes and heart attacks that the pill and shots bring, none of the internal scarring that can occur from the IUD. And health education programs to strongly encourage delayed sexual gratification to cut down on AIDS/HIV, the need for invasive vaccines, etc. would be a great verse to the “Free At Last” song. Also, sterilization is not an option, nice choral bridge don’t you think?
Father Frank Pavone was on FOX News today and he presented a very strong case in support of clearly leaving abortion out of any health care plan.
Finally, please let people know that Charisma Magazine has a cover story on prolife for the month of August.
There is an old saying, A, B, C… see your way out of it. For too long, I have been pulled into an argument that has no place in the biblical world view that I embrace.
People ask me all the time, “was Martin Luther King a Republican?” In conversation, I once said that my uncle, Dr. King was a Republican. What I really meant, and should have clearly stated was that while I never saw his registration card, I firmly believe that Dr. King, like most Negroes (that is what African Americans were called during Dr. King’s lifetime) during Dr. King’s lifetime probably voted on the Republican ticket out of respect to the Part yof Lincoln. (Please visit www.err.com for an excellent history lesson on that subject.)
My grandfather, Dr. Martin Luther King, Sr. who was on public record by the way, for stating that he was a Republican, voted for John F. Kennedy for President of the U.S. because President Kennedy was instrumental in freeing Martin, Jr. from jail during the turbulent days of the 20th Century Civil Rights Movement. Granddaddy used his influence to take what he called “a suitcase of votes” to the tune of over 100,000 “Negro” votes which turned the political tide with the exodus of the Black voters to the Democratic Party.
So, today, most African Americans still vote the Democrat ticket, even when it goes against their values which tend to lean more towards procreative life issues and pro Bible based marriage models. Even in the midst of the 21st century population control movement, African Americans still vote for a platform that pushes abortion and sexual promiscuity (please visit www.maafa21.com for another history lesson).
But while both the Democrat and Republican parties give lip service in their own way as far as life affirming practices go, little is being done in government to stem the tide of death that is sweeping the wombs of our women, the lives of our youth, and the pocketbooks of every family in our nation. Yet, it is the church, through the power of the Holy Spirit in Jesus Christ who must stem the tide, not our human lawmakers. We need to pray 2 Chronicles 7:14 in all sincerity!
Now, back to the question at hand. Was Martin Luther King, Jr. a Republican? Asking that question is kind of like asking if Moses was into politics, or if Paul was into politics? Prophetic people tend to stay close to the prophetic streams rather than the political waters. They speak life into the murky political seas of their times.
Before I committed my life to Jesus, fully, as a minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, I was a political, among other things. I have been elected to the Georgia State Legislature as a Democrat, appointed to a position by President George W. Bush when I was a Republican. I always worked across the isles, though. Today, I simply vote my values, and don’t push any particular political party.
So, please don’t write to me or call me to ask if my uncle was a Republican. My uncle was a servant of the most high God, who loved God’s Word. Truly, it shouldn’t matter what our political party affiliations are. Let’s not allow our political affiliations to become idols. We should all be seeking to do God’s will, and to pray for those in authority so that we can have a peaceful life.
Reflecting on the times and GOD who never changes.
2Ki 19:31 – For out of Jerusalem shall go a remnant, and out of Mount Zion a band of survivors. The zeal of the Lord will do this.
Isa 1:9 – If the Lord of hostshad not left us a few survivors,we should have been like Sodom,and become like Gomorrah.
The Survivors, a pro-life student group, led a demonstration at Gov. Schwarzenegger’s Los Angeles office Wednesday criticizing the continued state funding of abortions while budgets for teachers and law enforcement were being cut. They held banners such as, “Fund Teachers, Not Abortions.”
Thursday, July 2, 2009 by Catherine Davis
The Silence of the People is Destroying Our Lambs
I have a new friend who frequently pokes fun at me because I told him the story of how I used to fight every day as a child. While I am a far cry from being a child today, I find there are times when I just have to fight, even if it is not a physical fight like those I had when I was young. There are some issues that make you angry enough that you just have to pick a fight.
Because I never fought to lose, one of the strategies I used as a child was to hit my opponent first. Doing so gave me greater leverage to win, because I usually hit where I knew it would hurt most, so I could through a second punch before they recovered. So here goes, I am throwing a punch today, straight at the heart of the black community.
When Jesse Jackson and other leaders of the Civil Rights era shifted their position on abortion the line between feminism and civil rights was so blurred, the door opened for redefining civil rights to include abortion and other social policies such as homosexuality. One of the particularly insidious results of both Jim Crow America and the shift toward abortion as a civil right was the mindset adopted by many in the civil rights movement that blacks are victims. This victim mentality has created in some, a psyche that embraces all verbiage and practices that encroach on civil rights, whether they are so or not. As a result, where blacks would have arisen as one voice against those who would prostitute the black experience, we are now mostly silent.
Before and after Roe v. Wade was passed, it would have been unheard of for a woman to kill her baby by abortion. Most black women, because of the history of slavery and the selling of our children “down river” considered abortion a part of the dogma of the feminist agenda that most of us summarily rejected. But when the civil rights line blurred, and the targeting of the black community by organizations like Planned Parenthood took root, what was shocking then is now status quo.
Back in the day it would have been unheard of for any black to accept homosexuality as a civil right yet today that too is becoming the status quo. The protest against the passage of California’s Proposition 8 is a clear example of the homosexual prostitution of the civil rights movement. Big, burly white men snatched a cross from the hands of a little old white lady and screamed in her face that they were fighting for their rights just as blacks fought for theirs. Once again we have another group hijacking the black experience. (Prop 8 Rally turns violent – kpsplocal2.com)
Yet today we are alarmingly silent as they claim they are fighting for their rights just as blacks did in the fifties and sixties. They had no problem however, calling us niggers when they protested in California. Prop 8 protest. They had no problem adopting one of our young black boys, sexually abusing him, and then pimping him to other pedophiles. Duke Rape Case. But the silence goes on.
Where are the protests against Planned Parenthood’s Negro Project that is still being implemented today by executing young black babies in the womb? Where is the outrage against a late term abortionist likening the shooting of Dr. Tiller, another late term abortionist to one of our great heroes, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.? What a despicable slap in the face to the black community. Where are the protests for the young five year old brother who will now have to fight for his life against the memory of his vile treatment at the hands of homosexual pedophiles? Who will fight for him?
Have we become so victim minded that we will continue in this spiral of death against our babies and young men? I can only pray that each of you reading this will join me in throwing the second punch. Call out these acts for what they are. Get on TV, Radio, Facebook and Twitter. Sound the alarm. Let us go get our babies. Let us go rescue our men!!!!
Duke’s homosexual rape case elicits silence
Pete Chagnon – OneNewsNow – 7/1/2009 5:00:00 AM
Caution: This story contains descriptions that some may find offensive.
A professor of criminology at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington says the outrage over a homosexual statutory rape case at Duke University is a deafening sound of silence.
Frank Lombard, associate director of Duke University’s Center for Health Policy, has been accused of molesting his adopted five-year-old African-American son and offering him up for sex with strangers on the Internet. Lombard’s homosexual partner, who resides in the same house with Lombard, was allegedly unaware of the activities.
Mike Adams is a professor at UNC-Wilmington and has written several pieces on the case.
“The conduct that he was accused of engaging in, in front of a webcam with his five-year-old son, includes molestation,” Adams explains. “There was oral sex that was involved, and other very unhealthy practices that are too grotesque for me to describe….”
In a 2006 rape case involving white lacrosse players from Duke who were accused of raping a black stripper, more than 80 university officials and professors signed a statement accusing the players of racism. The players were eventually found innocent of all charges.
Adams wonders where those professors are now in this new rape case at the university. “I expect to see a continued silence on this,” he relates. “I don’t expect them to ever speak out on the issue — and I expect, as a result of that, Duke University to take a severe, severe hit in the court of public opinion.”
If convicted, Lombard faces up to 20 years in prison.
Did Michael Jackson repent, accept Christ?
Pop idol reached out to Gospel star Andrae Crouch before death
Posted: June 30, 2009
10:46 am Eastern
© 2009 WorldNetDaily
Gospel superstar Andrae Crouch and his twin sister, Sandra, confirm meeting with Michael Jackson and praying and singing with him weeks before his death.
Jackson, raised as a member of the Jehovah’s Witness sect and reportedly a convert to Islam last year, sought out the Crouches for inspiration for his upcoming tour, for which he was unprepared, according to a report in Assist News Service.
But while some blogs have reported that meeting led to a spiritual conversion by Jackson, the Crouches say they are not certain.
“Not sure where that came from,” said Sandra Crouch on her Facebook page. “We loved and respected Michael and will continue to pray for his family. All the extra is not from us.”
A spokesman for the Crouches had this to add: “Andrae and Sandra did in fact visit with Michael Jackson two times, once at the recording studio, and once at his home in the last two months, as recently as three weeks ago, asking for prayer concerning the anointing of the Holy Spirit, and how he could make his music more ‘spiritual.’ So Andrae and Sandra explained to him about the anointing and about Jesus. He wanted to know what makes your hands go up, and makes you ‘come out of yourself,’ and what gives a ‘spirituality’ to the music? He then requested to hear his favorite song that he loves and wanted the(m) to sing to him, so they … joined hands and sang together, and he said, ‘It was beautiful.’ He first heard it in New York, and loved it and wanted it on tape. He had the engineer tape the song sang to him by Andrae and Sandra. He definitely had an encounter with them.”
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Was there evidence of a conversion?
The Crouch spokesman said: “He did NOT reject Jesus or the prayer when (we) prayed, and gladly joined in prayer. He usually doesn’t touch anybody, but he touched them, and held their hands in a circle as they sang and prayed. There was NO actual ‘sinners prayer’ however, but they did talk and pray about Jesus and the anointing of the Holy Spirit. They also told him, ‘Michael, we consider you as our son,’ and he said, ‘Yes, yes, yes’ and gave him his latest music on a CD, and he told him, ‘Andrae I trust you with this,’ and gave him CDs of 2 songs … unpublished, beautiful music.”