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Juneteenth, Civil Rights Anniversary, Independence Day: Get on Board for Life!

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

Civil Righs Begin in the Womb

Every year on June 19th, African-Americans celebrate “Juneteenth,” the anniversary of the day slavery was abolished in Texas in 1865.

Two centuries later, we have yet to connect the dots between the denial of African-Americans’ human rights through slavery to the denial of unborn children’s human rights through abortion. There is definitely a parallel between the Dred Scott and Roe v. Wade decisions.

June 19th is “Juneteenth,” marking the day in 1865 when two and a half years later word finally got to a group of slaves in Texas that they were free.

Yes, that was more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation had been signed by President Lincoln.

This wryly historic date is celebrated around the country today. While often dwarfed by the following July 4 celebrations, the event has all the trappings of a 4th of July party; and with good reason.

Independence and emancipation are very similar. We just had two parts of the country, and at different times, both with opposing beliefs, yet with varying people groups and ethnicities, fighting for freedom in different ways. But freedom for everybody ends up being the same.

And lest we forget, this year “sandwiched in” between Juneteenth and Independence Day will be July 2, the 50th Anniversary of the US Civil Rights Act. Let’s remember to stand against the harmful impact of abortion and carcinogenic birth control/fertility blockers that kill babies and their mothers. FREE THE BABIES! Let them live; it’s their civil right!

As Director of African American Outreach and a member of the National Black ProLife Coalition I get to work with some very special people who have devoted their lives to the abolishment of abortion. Two such people are my good friends Walter Hoye, II and Ryan Bomberger.

I’d like to share a blog from Walter and graphics designed by Ryan:

2014 JuneteenthLESSON: “The Negro Is The Key Of The Situation”

“The passion of selfishness, murder and rebellion are fired by slavery; the physical strength of rebellion is found less in the attenuated arm of the slaveholder, than in the sinewy arm of steel, which wields, without wages, the hoe and spade on the plantation. All this is plain. The very stomach of this rebellion is the Negro in the condition of a slave. Arrest that hoe in the hands of the Negro, and you smite rebellion in the very seat of its life. Change the status of the slave from bondage to freedom, and you change the rebels into loyal citizens. The Negro is the key of the situation, the pivot upon which the whole rebellion turns.” — Frederick Douglass, Douglass’ Monthly, July, 1861 11

“This war, disguise it as they may, is virtually nothing more or less than perpetual slavery against universal freedom. The American people and Government at Washington may refuse to recognize it for a time, but the inexorable logic of events will force it upon them in the end, that the war now being waged in this land is a war for and against slavery.” — Frederick Douglass 12

“Sound policy, not less than humanity, demands the instant liberation of every slave in the rebel states.” — Frederick Douglass, Douglass’ Monthly, July, 1861 13

BIG ABORTION is a business. A BILLION DOLLAR business. 14 A business that views women and babies as commodities. A business where highly trained and licensed physicians and nurses, clean and well equipped medical facilities represent a drain on profits. A business where complying with the same public health and safety requirements as other surgical facilities negatively impacts the bottom line. A business where the “SUPER COIL“, a device inserted into a woman’s uterus, comprised of plastic razors spring loaded into a ball, coated into a gel, so that they would remain closed until the woman’s body temperature melts the gel, releasing the razors to cut up the mother’s fetus into pieces small enough to be expelled violently from her body is a good idea. 15 A business where regular, legally mandated unannounced inspections by the Department of Health Services only serve as barriers to women seeking abortions and is viewed as bad policy. 16 A business where a FATAL HEART ATTACK immediately following an abortion procedure is a therapeutic complication. 17 A business where a woman can bleed for over five hours after a botched abortion procedure before emergency services are called, is still in business. 18 A business where an abortion procedure can be botched and blown so badly that not even an award winning trauma center can stop the hemorrhaging and remove the remaining body parts of the woman’s baby from her uterus in time to save her life. 19 A business where parents do not even possess a right to be notified that their minor daughter is undergoing such procedures. 20 A business backed by the government of the United States of America to the tune of over half a billion tax dollars. 21 A business that enjoys being publicly praised and blessed by the President of the United States of America while he criticizes state legislatures that have enacted strict health codes on abortion providers to ensure the health and safety of women. 22 A business that has aborted 30% of the entire generation under 47 making up the biggest single reason for our sluggish economy. 23 A business that has already cost us over $50 TRILLION DOLLARS in lost Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and this cost to future generations of the American public just keeps growing every year. 24 A business founded by a well documented Klu Klux Klan speaker and one of the architects of the now infamous 1939 Negro Project that hired Black preachers to introduce birth control as a health option for Black women. 25 A business where its LARGEST ABORTION PROVIDER targets both the Black and Latino populations by locating 79% of its surgical abortion facilities within walking distance of Black and Latino communities. 26 A business that routinely performs 55% to 56% of its surgical abortions on Black and Latino women. 27 A business where Black American women with prior induced abortion (IA) experiences have triple the risk of an early preterm birth (EPB) and four times the risk of an extremely early preterm birth (XPB) as non-Black American women and are viewed as collateral damage. 28 A business that has watched the TOTAL FERTILITY RATE of Black Americans drop from 3.0 in 1970 to below the POPULATION REPLACEMENT LEVEL of 2.1 to 1.8 by 2012. 29 A business that we need to end before it ends us, all of us.

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Dear Mrs. Rosa Parks

Friday, April 25th, 2014

Alveda on the Rosa Parks busThis has been a very special week, visiting the Michigan State University Medical School and The Michigan Museum for Women and the Henry Ford Museum among other things. We also found time to see two powerful movies, God’s Not Dead and Heaven Is For Real.

A very powerful moment on the tour occurred while I was at the Henry Ford Museum, sitting in Rosa Park’s famous seat on the bus. As you can see in the photo, this moment was not just a reenactment, it transported me back and propelled me forward all at the same time.

I did meet Mrs. Parks during her lifetime, and I must say that I have never met a more gracious and powerful person. I didn’t ask her questions during our brief encounters because I was just in awe of being in her presence.

So now, I have a question that she’s not here to answer. Dear Mrs. Parks, you were such a valiant warrior for justice. People think your feet were tired, but you have explained that your soul was weary with the human injustice. If you were here on earth today, would you speak up for the little human babies being slaughtered in the wombs of their mothers? Would you speak up for the mothers who are also sometimes slaughtered by the chemical and surgical birth control methods that block their fertility and kill their babies?

Friends, Margaret Sanger and the “eugenics gang” misled so many people. Margaret Sanger founded the Birth Control League which became Planned Parenthood. Sanger and other eugenicists tried and still try to tantalize and seduce African American leaders with grants and awards. They promise to help our people while all the time they are planning to kill our people.

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They offered my uncle MLK the Sanger “Maggie” award in 1966. (Part 1 & Part 2. He didn’t accept it, his wife Coretta did. Aunt Coretta, like Barbara Bush and Laura Bush, supported a woman’s right to choose to abort her baby. MLK was prolife. Daddy Bush and Pres. George W. are prolife.

I wonder if anyone every explained to Mrs. Parks that the women’s “Negro Project” was a program designed to sterilize Black women as a means to controlling the Negro population?

I refuse to sit on the back of the bus ever again. I know for sure that even as Mrs. Parks refused to move to the back of the bus, a front seat for Black women at the soon to be legalized abortion mills were already being prepared for our slaughter. Abortion and carcinogenic fertility blocking birth control procedures are deadly for mothers and our babies.

So, if you miss me at the back of the bus, come on over to real freedom. Defund Planned Parenthood, stop eugenics and genocide. Let freedom ring for all human beings, from conception until natural death.

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Civil Rights Summit 2014: What about the babies?

Friday, April 11th, 2014

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This week’s 2014 Civil Rights Summit missed an historic moment to acknowledge the most important civil rights struggle of our time – securing the rights of those alive in the womb.

Seven men, four U.S. presidents, three civil rights icons, offered presentations at the Summit. Yet when it was time to discuss civil rights in the 21st Century these men made no mention of the fact that America still discriminates against the unwanted – and that today the unwanted are the unborn.”

Ambassador Andrew Young, Past NAACP Chairman Julian Bond, and Congressman John Lewis were part of a Summit panel titled “Heroes of the Civil Rights Movement: Views from the Front Line.” I would be good to think that the introduction of the panel by King Center CEO Bernice King was intended to recognize women’s participation in the struggle for voting, housing, and other rights; yet where were any women on the panel? Believe me, we did march; some went to jail; and some women and children died.

My friend Day Gardner, founder of the National Black Pro-Life Union, said of the event, “Someone at the Summit should have acknowledged that Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s ‘beloved community’ is inclusive, but that American law still segregates – regarding babies in the womb as separate and unequal.”

Gardner added, “While there was lip service to the upcoming 50th Anniversary of the U. S. Civil Rights Act, four of the holders of America’s highest seat of power never spoke of the sanctity of human life in the womb. While President Carter did address human trafficking from the perspective of sexual slavery, no one spoke to the truth that America can never truly be the leader of the ‘free world’ until the dignity of every man, woman, and child – born and unborn – is protected.”

Remarking on the progress of civil rights since the 1968 enactment of the law, and going back as far as 395 years ago when slavery came to the Americas, Rev. Wayne Perryman remarks:

“While there have been some positive inroads during the past 395 years, some things have not changed. One interesting enigma is that while science and theology both point to the truth that there are not separate human races, only one human race; the lie of racism is still perpetrated in America.

“In addition to the 395 years of African Americans in America, 50 years have passed since the passage of the United States “Civil Rights Bill” was passed in America, promising equality for Black Americans. And yet, in 2014, 395 years or 50 years later, depending on the perspective, African Americans still do not comprehensively experience the liberty and freedom that other ethnic groups enjoy in America.

“Tragically, after 395 years of living in America, helping to build this great nation, having literally served this great nation, African Americans, in some isolated cases, and in some more blatant situations, Black Americans are still often treated as second class citizens.

“The significant role that blacks have played and continue to contribute in the success of America – the unique giftings and talents – their contributions in various fields are seldom ever included or valued in regular American history classes or substantial historical documentaries; all of which perpetuates negative racial stereotypes. African Americans started working and contributing the moment they stepped onto American soil in 1619 and have been doing so ever since. Unfortunately most Americans are not aware of their contributions. Based upon the generally noted founding of America in 1776, America is 238 years old this year (2014). Notably with the advance of the transcontinental slave trade which began in 1619, the contributions of African Americans began 157 years earlier, Together, the sum of these years bring us to this 395th anniversary of Black oppression in America.”

Day and I are both members of the National Black Prolife Coalition. We agree with Rev. Perryman. There is still inequity among Blacks and other Americans. Day and I remain concerned about all injustice, all inhumanity among humans. That is why we are working to expose the impact of abortion on the African American community and all of America. We are also working to expose the role of Planned Parenthood in the decimation of our communities. Yes, as Rev. Perryman says, we acknowledge some “inroads in race relations,” yet lament that many liberals still ignore the rights of 55+ million aborted babies since Roe VS Wade. It has been fifty years of Civil Rights struggles and 395 years of oppression against Blacks, and still today in the 21st century, the babies are not free and the wombs of women are still endangered. LET OUR PEOPLE GO!

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America and Independence Day

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

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“July 4, 2013 is America’s Independence Day, and still the babies are not free.” – Dr. Alveda C. King

Acts 17:24, 26, 27 – God made the world and everything in it. He is Lord of Heaven and Earth. And He made of one blood, all nations of people to dwell on all the earth, and determined the places where they would live; that they should seek the Lord and find Him…

In the United States, Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July, is a national holiday commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain. Independence Day is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, political speeches and ceremonies, and various other public and private events celebrating the history, government, and traditions of the United States. Independence Day is the national day of the United States.

During the American Revolution, the legal separation of the American colonies from Great Britain occurred on July 2, 1776, when the Second Continental Congress voted to approve a resolution of independence that had been proposed in June by Richard Henry Lee of Virginia. After voting for independence, Congress turned its attention to the Declaration of Independence, a statement explaining this decision, which had been prepared by a Committee of Five, with Thomas Jefferson as its principal author. Congress debated and revised the Declaration, finally approving it on July 4. A day earlier, John Adams had written to his wife Abigail:

Nearly a century later, the war for freedom continued on this continent. During this time, President Abraham Lincoln prayed to God to end slavery in America. In his prayer, he asked God that if slavery was wrong, to please allow the North to win the war. The North won, and on January 1, 1863, President Lincoln was a leader with the heart of an abolitionist. The battle for freedom still continues today, with the dream of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. that Protestant and Catholics and Gentiles and Jews will sing “Free at Last” together. We must remember that all of this started with the prayers of the Founding Fathers of America.

Along with the Founding Fathers usually listed in history books, a notable African American John Hanson is sometimes listed as one of the Founding Fathers, along with James Armistead and Peter Salem. Also, other notable Blacks such as Benjamin Banneker and Crispus Atticus are credited with helping to establish our nation’s independence. This year during the Juneteenth Celebration, honoring Lincoln’s signing of the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863 which officially takes place today in 36 states in America, members of Congress and former Black Congressman J. C. Watts recognized the work of Black slaves in building our nation’s Capitol. So today, we celebrate the ongoing march towards true liberty for all Americans, born and unborn.

Please take a moment now to remember the Declaration of Independence:

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

Were there African-American Founding Fathers? A suppressed history…

Were there African Americans present at the founding of America? We know that most African Americans were slaves when this nation was founded, and we also know that many of the Caucasian founding fathers were slave owners. However, it is not widely know that some Black Americans also owned slaves during that time in history. Slavery is an evil form of oppression, not always demarked by the skin color of the slaves and the slave owners.

We know that African American slaves were forced to exert manual labor to help build the first White House. The question remains, what were some of the other important roles of African Americans in our country’s independence?

The official name “The United States of America” was determined by the Second Continental Congress in 1977. It would be nearly one hundred years later, in 1863 at the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation by President Abraham Lincoln, that African Americans would legally be freed from the forced servitude and labor called slavery. Let us examine the roles of some African Americans at the time of the founding of America.

One of those was Peter Salem , who can be found in a painting of the Battle of Bunker Hill.

In the painting of the Battle of Lexington, the people assembled here are members of Rev. Jonas Clark’s congregation. They were a congregation of both black and white Americans. One of those men was Prince Estabrook, a black American.

Remember the famous painting of George Washington crossing the Delaware? Near the front of the boat you will see Prince Whipple helping row the boat, as well as a woman. All Americans were involved in winning our independence.

There is another painting of Marquis de Lafayette, the Frenchman who so greatly helped George Washington with our troops, and James Armistead . Armistead was an American double-spy who helped get information from the British and feed them bad information about us. His service was pivotal to our success at the Battle of Yorktown…which effectively won the American Revolution for us.

David Barton is founder of Wall Builders and author of “American History in Black and White.” Another noted historian of the founding of America is Dr. Lucas Morel, a professor at Washington and Lee University in Virginia and author of “Lincoln’s Sacred Effort.” These historians write in great detail about Armistead’s role in American history, as well as the friendship between Lafayette and Armistead.

They also write about Wentworth Cheswell, who is considered the first black American elected to public office. We all know about Paul Revere’s famous ride warning that the British were coming, but Cheswell rode in another direction to give the same warning.

While we know that most Blacks were slaves in America during the time of its founding, many do not know or have forgotten that there are also African American Founders. Since many of these black founders show up in various paintings of the Revolution, we have evidence about the role of black Americans in our founding. Somewhere along the way, like many historical facts, this has been forgotten.

Many attempt to connect Frederick Douglass, who is a better known African American leader, to the founding of America. Yet, since he actually lived years later, it would be more accurate to place him in history as a “Re-founder, emerging during the time of the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863.” .Douglass once believed the “Three-Fifths Compromise ” was a terrible affront to enslaved black Americans and that it rendered the U.S. Constitution totally corrupt. However, when he studied the Constitution along with the notes from the Constitutional Convention, he realized it was an anti-slavery document.

According to Barton, a some of the Caucasian Founders were anti-slavery, recognizing that slavery was wrong and was counter to the ideals of freedom upon which the American Revolution was based. However, there were many in the South who wanted to preserve slavery in the United States, and the impasse threatened the union of our fledgling nation. As a compromise, they came up with the idea of counting slaves as “three-fifths” for the purposes of representation and apportionment.

If a slave was not worthy of freedom like any other American, then he should not really be counted for the purposes of representation and apportionment. Of course, the Southern states saw how this would hurt them in the federal government, so they compromised by counting slaves at three-fifths of a free person. It made it harder for pro-slavery states to get as much representation in congress; thus the anti-slavery states would have greater representation in apportionment…and in making laws for the nation in general. This gave the Southern states an incentive to free their slaves so that their overall population numbers would increase and thus give the Southern states greater representation and apportionment. Through the years, this flawed effort continues to be interpreted as considering Blacks to be three-fifths human. Even now, in the twenty first century, the battle continues to resolve the right of Blacks the full and equal right of the vote.

Thomas Jefferson, one of the more well known Founding Fathers spoke out against slavery while owning slaves. He even had a Caucasian wife and a slave mistress, Sally Hemming. Most people don’t know that Sally was Martha’s half-sister, they had the same father, a slave owner. According to written historical accounts, she looked like Martha. Sally moved into the White House after Martha’s died of a broken heart. How strange it must have been for Jefferson to be constantly reminded of his dead wife. Sally’s children were the only slaves Jefferson freed; he did so upon his death, but by that time a couple of Sally’s children had already escaped. Being so fair-skinned, they passed into white society keeping their past a secret.

While many of the Founding Fathers were like Jefferson, some were not. One example is John Quincy Adams, and early American President. John Quincy Adams denounced slavery more strongly than did any other early American president, calling slavery “a sin before the sight of God,” an “outrage upon the goodness of God,” and “the great and foul stain upon the North American Union.”

In an especially eloquent statement, Adams wrote: “It is among the evils of slavery that it taints the very sources of moral principle. It establishes false estimates of virtue and vice: for what can be more false and heartless than this doctrine which makes the first and holiest rights of humanity to depend upon the color of the skin?”

The reality of America’s history, both good and bad–should be revised and rewritten, to include the truths that have been hidden. Black leaders like Lemuel Haynes who was a black American, born to a white woman and a black man became a minister and pastored a church with a white congregation, and also fought in the militia in the American Revolution. There was also Benjamin Banneker, a black American who was involved in the planning of Washington D.C. and was said to be very intelligent and involved with building clocks and predicting eclipses.

Of course, Black slaves were forced to provide the manpower for the hard labor of building our nation’s Capitol. And Blacks would be used cruelly as slaves in America until 1863. Some would not realize they had been freed until an Executive Order would be issued on June 19, 1865. That order would read thusly:

“The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free. This involves an absolute equality of personal rights and rights of property between former masters and slaves, and the connection heretofore existing between them becomes that between employer and hired labor. The freedmen are advised to remain quietly at their present homes and work for wages. They are informed that they will not be allowed to collect at military posts and that they will not be supported in idleness either there or elsewhere.” –General Orders, Number 3; Headquarters District of Texas, Galveston, June 19, 1865

While this order is not widely known of, it is the basis for the African American Holiday, Juneteenth. The problem with this political effort, like so many others, is that it is incomplete. It ordered the slaves now free to work for pay, but did not order the slave masters to pay them.

The Bible says that when Jesus Christ sets a person free, that person is free indeed. Understanding this, we know that the real formula for liberty for everyone is in Jesus Christ. One question is this, why didn’t the Caucasian Founding Fathers follow God’s patter for freeing slaves? It is found in the book of Leviticus, chapter 25, where slave owners were charged to free slaves after seven years, and send them away with goods and property. This has never happened in America.

“In addition, you must count off seven Sabbath years, seven sets of seven years, adding up to forty-nine years in all. Then on the Day of Atonement in the fiftieth year, blow the ram’s horn loud and long throughout the land. Set this year apart as holy, a time to proclaim freedom throughout the land for all who live there. It will be a jubilee year for you, when each of you may return to the land that belonged to your ancestors and return to your own clan. This fiftieth year will be a jubilee for you. During that year you must not plant your fields or store away any of the crops that grow on their own, and don’t gather the grapes from your unpruned vines. It will be a jubilee year for you, and you must keep it holy. But you may eat whatever the land produces on its own. In the Year of Jubilee each of you may return to the land that belonged to your ancestors. “When you make an agreement with your neighbor to buy or sell property, you must not take advantage of each other. When you buy land from your neighbor, the price you pay must be based on the number of years since the last jubilee. The seller must set the price by taking into account the number of years remaining until the next Year of Jubilee. The more years until the next jubilee, the higher the price; the fewer years, the lower the price. After all, the person selling the land is actually selling you a certain number of harvests. Show your fear of God by not taking advantage of each other. I am the Lord your God. (Leviticus 25:8-17 NLT)

Today, even though many African Americans thought that having a United States President with brown skin would set them free, we must realize that our liberty comes not from human might, power or ability, but true freedom comes from accepting the salvation and Lordship of Jesus Christ.

The first Jubilee is in the Bible, and a Black Liberator names Moses, a Man of God was used to lead a people to freedom. There are also modern day leaders used to lead people to truth and liberty.

In the nineteen fifties and sixties, a Man of God named Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was called by God to lead a people to the Promised Land. Martin Luther King, Jr. didn’t get there with us, yet he looked over and saw a time of liberty.

Dr. King once said this:

“A religion true to its nature must also be concerned about man’s social conditions….Any religion that professes to be concerned with the souls of men and is not concerned with the slums that damn them, the economic conditions that strangle them, and the social conditions that cripple them is a dry-as-dust religion. MLK

According to the Bible in Acts 17, there are no separate races of human beings (male and female), there is only one human race. This is why the age old battle of racism is so tragic. Truly there can be no independence for a nation or a people group until all people are recognized as human beings. Of course this truth applies to skin color, age, physical conditions, and the whole host of human elements that people experience during their lifetimes.

It is human nature to equate liberty with the opportunity to do everything that feels good to individuals without considering the needs of humanity as a whole. It is also human nature to debate over Divine Order, while all the while humanity as a whole often suffers from a poverty of spirit.

Throughout our history, people have made vast and notable contributions to our history. Yet, we all have not been treated fairly by a system that was formed in hypocrisy. Today, babies in their mothers’ wombs are treated with inequity. And there are still the issues of racism, sexual perversion and reproductive genocide to overcome. Humans try to fix problems and eradicate sin with manmade laws. Yet, imperfect manmade laws have caused our nation to operate under a curse. This curse must be broken in order for America to prosper.

Today, many people in America and the world live in the bondage. Too many are enslaved by the sins of fear, violence, racism, reproductive genocide, sexual perversion, economic idolatry, sickness and greed. These issues must now be addressed with Agape Love and truth.

May July 4, truly become a symbol of freedom, not just for some, but for all.

“So if the Son sets you free, you are truly free.” John 8:36 NLT

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God Can Change Racist’s and Abortionist’s Hearts

Monday, June 24th, 2013

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Praise GOD! I will be a Wall of HOLY GHOST FIRE ALL AROUND YOU SAITH THE LORD. Zechariah 2:5. Shout Alleluia if you believe!!!

In a recent correspondence with my friend Day Gardner, we are remarking on what God is doing to stir up the faithful. As the battle for life rages, we are praying for more victories. The news is encouraging! Please allow me to share some of our exchange with you.

Yes Day, the Holy Ghost Fire keeps raining on us! For example, as Father Frank Pavone continues to call leaders, laypersons and people at large to attention as seen on Fox News, we are sure to see more and more courage enacted from our spiritual leaders. In an open letter he is calling out House Speaker Nancy Pelosi with the world watching. Watch the Fox & Friends video HERE.

Remember our challenge to former Speaker Pelosi a while back? How Nancy Pelosi literally ran from us when she saw us sitting on the front row of the ceremony that day!

As to Father Terry, and you, Dr. Johnny and Pastor Broden, I say rain on. Wish I could have been there with you to help slay the three headed beast of racism, reproductive genocide and sexual perversion.

I saw Fr. Terry’s passion in the pictures from the press conference, and I applaud him for his dedication to the unborn. I also understand that Cardinal DiNardo is a defender of the unborn himself. So in keeping with the philosophy of encouraging all pro-lifers to remember that while methods may differ we are all in the same battle, let’s pray for them both. We need them and we all need each other.

By the way Day, on their radio show this week, our colleagues Wil and Meeke Addison asked for a take on the latest Paula Deen story about alleged racist remarks. I explained how I learned a long time ago when racist Governor George Wallace had a change of heart that since all have sinned and fallen short of God’s glory, there is room at the cross for everyone. I met Paula by the way, and she and her family were very gracious and down to earth that day.

Did I ever tell you about how God moved on the heart of the Georgia Legislature to pass the King Holiday Bill? I only bring this up to remind us that God can use us to help prick the ice and change the hearts of racists and yes, abortionists.

Georgia House Speaker Tom Murphy (2nd from right) with (left to right) Mrs. Alveda King Beal (state rep. 28th Dist.), Rev. Martin L. King Senior, Dr. Benjamin Mayes, and Coretta Scott King. They game to try to persuade Murphy to declare Martin Luther King. Jr. Birthday a state holiday. He said no. Photo taken January 8, 1979. (BILL MAHAN/AJC staff)

Georgia House Speaker Tom Murphy (2nd from right) with (left to right) Mrs. Alveda King Beal (state rep. 28th Dist.), Rev. Martin L. King Senior, Dr. Benjamin Mayes, and Coretta Scott King. They game to try to persuade Murphy to declare Martin Luther King. Jr. Birthday a state holiday. He said no. Photo taken January 8, 1979. (BILL MAHAN/AJC staff)

When I was a State Legislator in Georgia from the 28th House District in the 70’s and 80’s, I was told that the MLK Holiday Bill couldn’t pass, and would never come out of committee to the floor. Hosea Williams and I were the primary sponsors of the Bill. I wasn’t even born again back then, but I was a bit like David I guess, and a bit like my Dad A. D. and Uncle M. L. in that I knew that God was bigger than those legislators and officials. When my colleagues balled up the copies of the bill, threw them in spittoons and spit tobacco juice on them in front of my face, I forgave them and kept praying. I asked my granddaddy, Daddy King and Aunt Coretta to come to the Capitol for a visit. Finally after much prayer, I requested a private meeting with House Speaker Tom Murphy; considered by some to be a noted segregationist/racist at one time in Georgia’s history. The meeting was miraculously granted, and as I sat before him in tears actually, (I was young back then, and cried more easily than I do today) I asked him to explain why his stance was fair. He said something like, “Miss Alveda, I can’t promise you that the bill will pass, but it will go to the floor.” The bill went to the floor and the rest is history.

Can I take credit for the passage of the Bill? Can any human? Of course not. It was an act of GOD! As in the case of Rosa Parks, MLK, and any servant of God, our Creator could have used a rock or a donkey/ass to deliver His message; whether it be to end racism or abortion or even the stand for natural procreative marriage. It just takes faith, love and obedience to be used as a “voice crying out in the wilderness.”

So my friends, I hope you’ve enjoyed what a conversation between pro-life friends looks and sounds like. Day and I are in this fight together as we all are. While we don’t always agree, we always agree to listen, pray and love each other. We often say that we shall overcome abortion as in the Spirit of God, we pray for Rain and continue to march on until victory is won!

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Become An Abolitionist! Help us #AbolishAbortion

Thursday, June 6th, 2013

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Another Juneteenth is just around the corner, June 19, 2013, and the babies in the womb are still not free.

Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free. Note that this was two and a half years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation – which had become official January 1, 1863. The Emancipation Proclamation had little impact on the Texans due to the minimal number of Union troops to enforce the new Executive Order. However, with the surrender of General Lee in April of 1865, and the arrival of General Granger’s regiment, the forces were finally strong enough to influence and overcome the resistance.

Not until the Emancipation Proclamation were slaves considered persons for the purposes of rights. Yet, still today, 50 years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation and 48 years since Juneteenth, there are people that our country still considers non-persons.

Many babies in their mothers’ wombs, human babies, human people, have been claimed as property by their mothers when they claim, “It’s my body and I can do whatever I want with it.” These babies have been claimed as property belonging to the mothers and can be disposed of as the mother so wished and our government condones it. No, the government champions that right. Usurping any rights that the babies have to life for the mothers’ choice to kill their babies.

Just as in the 1800s there was a need for some people to fight for the rights of others, so it is today but in a more profound way. Today, the pre-born babies don’t have the opportunity to run away from their ‘masters.’ Today, the pre-born babies can’t ask for their life or rights be given to them. Today, the pre-born babies die in silence. Today, the pre-born die in excruciating pain. Today, the pre-born babies sometimes struggle to be born only to be killed seconds or minutes later or just left to drown in a toilet or die in a garbage can.

In a world where we must save and protect the ladybugs, the harbor seal, sea turtle and their eggs and countless others endangered animals; I would think that on top of that list would be all humans, born and pre-born, young and old, regardless of disabilities.

What does that say about our society? Or our country?

Get involved in the abolition movement of our day! Get involved and help Abolish Abortion!

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Dr. Alveda King Remembers the “Letter from a Birmingham Jail”

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

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On this, the 50th anniversary of the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.’s famous Letter from a Birmingham Jail, his niece, Dr. Alveda King, Director of African American Outreach for Priests for Life, says her uncle’s letter applies just as profoundly today to abortion as it did in 1963 to segregation.

Alveda is joined by Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life who today said: “Today, that letter still speaks. Just as it spoke in his day on behalf of those who suffered the violence of segregation, so now it speaks for those who suffer the violence of abortion.”

Alveda adds, “If Uncle M.L. were alive today, he would surely include the 21st century womb babies and their mothers in his “Letter from a Birmingham Jail.” The atrocity of abortion in America has killed millions of human babies who are often considered to be property, chattels, and less than human.

“In his 1963 letter, he wrote that segregation ‘ends up relegating persons to the status of things.’ Change ‘segregation’ to ‘abortion’ and you have the year 2013.

“Jim Crow laws gave us the continuing dehumanization of African Americans, beatings, lynchings, and the Ku Klux Klan. Roe v. Wade has given us the dehumanization of unborn and, now, born babies, skull crushings, spine snippings. Consider Kermit Gosnell in Philadelphia; the Planned Parenthood Chicago facility that killed Tonya Reaves; and all of the other hundreds of abortion providers and Planned Parenthood officials who can’t say whether fully born babies who survive abortions should be helped to live.

“In the Letter from a Birmingham Jail, Uncle M. L. noted that by their effort and example, early Christians ‘brought an end to such evils as infanticide’ in the Greco-Roman world. We now know, however, that the Greco-Roman world has been revived in abortion clinics across the land. Where the ancients would leave their unwanted babies to die of exposure, abortionists now leave their ‘mistakes’ to die in corners or closets – or worse.

My Uncle M.L. once wrote in 1953 that the most segregated hour in America is 11:00 am on Sunday because back then Blacks and Whites didn’t often worship together.

Fast forward to 2013, where minority mothers and our babies are targeted by abortion providers as the most vulnerable recipients of abortion in the name of women’s rights and solutions to poverty. Even Gosnell, whose defense lawyer said if women want Mayo Clinic standards they should go to Mayo Clinic, yes, even Gosnell’s House of Horrors had a slightly cleaner “White Only” surgical room, while Black women and their babies were butchered in a torture chamber in another section of the abortion mill. All the while, they all keep trying to hide the fact that all abortions are dangerous to a woman’s health, her baby’s life, and generally result in death and misery.

This all leads me to say that the most segregated place a woman can go today is an abortion mill! And no ludicrous references to a 1966 deceptive Planned Parenthood Award offered to MLK and accepted by his wife, not him, is going to trick people into believing that my uncle would condone slaughtering babies and damaging their mothers in the name of justice.

“Uncle M. L. even once asked: ‘How does one determine whether a law is just or unjust? A just law is a man-made code that squares with the moral law or the law of God. An unjust law is a code that is out of harmony with the moral law. To put it in the terms of St. Thomas Aquinas: ‘An unjust law is a human law that is not rooted in eternal law and natural law.” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

“The Reverend King was a man of God and a preacher of the Word. He sought a peace that was not just the absence of tension, but the presence of justice. He would agree that there can be no real peace in a society that tolerates injustice. He would most certainly agree that the taking of innocent lives is a horrible injustice. There is no doubt that just as my Uncle M.L. called America’s clergy to awaken 50 years ago to the moral transgression of segregation, he would today sound out a call for a moral awakening and urge all Americans and indeed all human beings around the world today to awaken to the grievous wrong of abortion, and the subsequent devastation of natural marriage and family.”

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Remembering Uncle M. L.: Alveda King reflects on the death of the Dreamer

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

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Forty-five years ago today, my Uncle M.L., the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. was murdered by an assassin’s bullet. Sometimes I wonder what life would be like if that shot had never been fired; what our nation would be like if that bullet had missed. Many are the times I wish he were here.

But though Uncle M.L. is no longer with us on earth, his voice lives on in the words he used to change our nation in the cause of justice.

We are a more just society today because of Martin Luther King, Jr. Not because he brought new ideas into the public consciousness, but because he reminded us of fundamental, eternal truths – truths that needed to be restated and lived out. He once asked and answered this question: “How does one determine whether a law is just or unjust?” He went on to explain:

“A just law is a man-made code that squares with the moral law or the law of God. An unjust law is a code that is out of harmony with the moral law. To put it in the terms of St. Thomas Aquinas: ‘An unjust law is a human law that is not rooted in eternal law and natural law.” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

These timeless truths must be restated again today.

Remember Reverend Martin Luther King – let us not forget that he was an ordained Baptist minister and preacher of the Word of God – taught that we are to respect the law. But he also taught that there is a law higher than man’s. There are no commands more deserving of obedience than God’s.

Those commands caused Uncle M. L. to look beyond city ordinances, state statutes, or even federal law for guidance. He believed that those ordinances, statutes, and laws were to be respected, but that they were to be weighed against God’s law or what some would term natural law to determine if they were just.

The same is true today. But some still look to themselves to determine right and wrong.

We are told by the Obama administration that it is “unjust” that women should have to buy their own birth control pills, so everyone else must reach into their pockets to pay for them.

We are told by abortion advocates that it is “unjust” that some women cannot afford to abort their babies, so tax dollars must be used to finance the killing of those children.

We are told by same-sex “marriage” advocates that it is “unjust” that men cannot marry other men and women cannot marry other women, so 2,000 years of wisdom must be abandoned.

And yet, the Bible tells us that human life is sacred. We are thereby to choose life over abortion. The Bible teaches us that natural marriage between one man and one woman is part of the procreative process. We are thereby compelled to choose holy and procreative matrimony.

In forgetting our heritage, in distancing ourselves from God’s moral rules, we are doing Uncle M. L. a disservice, and we are in danger of coming face to face with disaster. So, in remembering Uncle M. L. today, I urge America and the world to remember that he was a servant of God who, though imperfect, tried to point people to the truth.

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A Tale of Two Movements: A Women’s History Month Reflection

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

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Oppression of women and children is not new to America. In the midst of the 21st Century battle for the children in the womb and the women and mothers who are harmed by abortion and dangerous contraceptives, it seems fitting to remember the valiant freedom fighters and abolitionists who fought for freedom in the previous centuries.

In the past, two American movements, The Abolishment of Slavery of Black People and The Women’s Suffrage Movement grew along together. Slavery as a legal institution began in the early years of the American Colonial era and was fully established by the time the United States sought independence from Great Britain in 1776. By 1804, the northern states instituted abolition laws. By the 1850s the South was still defending slavery and its expansion into the territories. A growing number of northern abolitionists denounced the sin of slavery and a growing anti-slavery Abolitionist Movement rejected slavery as a deterrent to the rights of free men. These actions led to the American Civil War. In 1863 President Abraham Lincoln freed slaves in the southern states through the Emancipation Proclamation. The Thirteenth Amendment, taking effect in December 1865, permanently abolished slavery throughout the entire United States, including the Border states, such as Kentucky, which still had about 50,000 slaves, and the Indian tribes.

While there were champions for the rights of women from the inception of America, a formal movement was launched around 1848 with the Seneca Falls Convention of 1848 which formulated the demand for women’s suffrage. The women’s battle was tempered during the Civil War, and the flames were fanned anew and the battle continued.

In 1869 the proposed Fifteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which gave the vote to black men, split the movement. Campaigners such as Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton refused to endorse the amendment, as it did not give the vote to women. Others, such as Lucy Stone and Julia Ward Howe argued that if black men were enfranchised, it would help women achieve their goal. The conflict caused two organizations to emerge, the National Woman Suffrage Association, which campaigned for women’s suffrage at a federal level as well as for married women to be given property rights, and the American Woman Suffrage Association, which aimed to secure women’s suffrage through state legislation.

The groups merged and after 1900 made a new argument to the effect that women’s alleged superior characteristics, especially purity, immunity from corruption and concern with children and local issues, made their votes essential to promoting the reforms of the Progressive Era. Women’s contributions to American participation in the First World War (1917–18) gave the impetus for final victory.

Today, there is still a division in the ranks of women as to what the definition of women’s rights should be. Some women believe that a woman’s rights include the right to kill a baby in her womb. Other women believe that the baby in the womb is a distinctly separate individual person from the mother, and should therefore have civil rights, including the right to live. And there are also many who believe that slavery, women’s rights and abortion are inextricably connected.

Dr. Karen Stevenson, MD, a pro-life advocate, has written an insightful paper that confirms new views on the connection between racism, slavery, and abortion.

While studying the connection between abortion and slavery, one might wish to consider the research respectfully submitted by those who are determined to get to the bottom of the controversies and shed some light on the issue.

1. Excerpt from Utrum by Dr. Karen Stevenson

“As Kathleen Neal Cleaver states in her review of Dorothy Roberts’ book, Killing the Black Body: Race, Reproduction, and the meaning of Liberty, “Roberts learned the significance of reproductive autonomy not from the contemporary abortion movement but from studying the histories of slave women who fought to gain control over their lives.”[1] Any treatise that discusses black women and their reproductive freedoms must take into account the impact of these freedoms on the black community as a whole. Thus, any issue germane to African-American women is also crucial to the welfare of the African-American family and by extension, the African-American community.

Abortion benefits African-American women because it allows them to exercise control over their reproductive destinies.

Slave women in America did not have the right to self-determination, and they had no autonomy over their bodies in any way. The profit driven slave economy benefitted tremendously from their toil and their procreative abilities. The slave woman’s children were not her own, and by the whim of her master, they could be sold away from her, never to be seen again. In post Civil War America, there was no further need for black women to procreate. In fact, her ability to procreate no longer served the greater good.”

2. Excerpt from 2013 Message by Dr. Alveda King

“One can’t help but consider if disregard for the value of women and children is still at the root of abortion today. Consider this, many if not all of the women abolitionists should have been the forerunners of the Pro-Life Movement. Instead, we have a counterfeit “Women’s Rights Movement” which supports abortion and harmful contraceptive drugs today. Why in the world, how in the world could this be?

Remember, both women and men were allowed to be involved with the Anti-Slavery act. But, women could only go so far because they couldn’t vote, and many could not own property. Non-African Women and all slaves were actually considered to be chattel or property back then. So, it was hard for white and black women to be involved as abolitionists because white women were treated in very similar manner to African Americans, and most Black women were slaves. Unfortunately, the same thing was happening to the Native American Population. They were all considered to be chattels.

So the frustrated slave women often aborted their babies (Pure Breed and Mulatto) voluntarily as an act against sustaining future oppression. The Angry Caucasian Wives often coerced or forced abortion on their husband’s “Black Beauties” as a means of retaliation against their own brand of experienced oppression.

If you think about it, the same issues are at the heart of the Middle East Conflict. Sarah’s and Hagar’s sons are brothers with Abraham’s seed, yet their bitter battle still rages. My, what a bitter root of judgment in all these situations!

While many women who were abolitionists ended up becoming women rights activists, bitterness caused them to adopt a contraceptives agenda and finally an abortion agenda to exercise what they considered to be rights over their wombs. So now we have a war on babies and the wombs often led by women and men controlled by a desire for revenge and avarice.”

Read the full text of 2013 message HERE

3. Excerpt from “Jealousy of the Slave Mistresses”

“It is a fact generally observed in slave societies that the mistress is more cruel in her treatment of slaves than the master. It is a fact confirmed by our chronicles, our folklore, our oral tradition, and travelers. There are on record not two or three, but scores of cases of the cruelty of the senhoras de engenho toward defenseless slaves.”

As a post abortive African American Woman, I can attest that abortion kills babies and harms and even sometimes kills their mothers. I bear the harmful fruit of my own abortions in my own body in the form of phlebitis and other lingering health problems from the abortion surgeries and subsequent abortion drugs called contraceptives also meted out to me by Planned Parenthood during my childbearing years. My complete testimony can be found at www.silentnomoreawareness.org. Read HERE or watch HERE

Planned Parenthood, a leader in the women’s movement that believes that the right to kill a baby in the womb is legitimate, lied to me about abortion. They said abortion is safe. It isn’t. Ask all of the dead women and sick women victims of abortion.

While many good hearted people like Susan B. Anthony were abolitionists and supported life affirming women’s rights; at the same time there were many women who were abolitionists that ended up becoming women rights/abortion rights activists whose bitterness caused them to adopt a deceptive contraceptives and finally an abortion “choice” agenda to exercise what they considered to be rights over their wombs.

So now, though the Civil War is over and the Suffragettes Movement is won, we have a war on babies and the wombs of women often led by women and men controlled by a desire for revenge and avarice.

Abortion kills babies and hurts women which is why I recommend that you read Janet Morana’s book RECALL ABORTION.

Also, I invite you to read our book LIFE AT ALL COSTS to receive further enlightenment on these issues, including how Jesus healed my abortion pain.

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When a Nation Becomes Obsolete

Friday, March 15th, 2013

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A few days ago, a person who is a highly respected professional shared a series of blogs with me. The title of the first article, “With no more cotton to pick, what will America do with 40 million black people?” resonated in my being, again. Mark Crutcher of Life Dynamics asks virtually the same question in his best selling documentary Maafa 21. I found this observation chilling in Maafa 21, and just as disturbing by this new release of information in the blog series.

The article starts out by saying that “America is now getting out of the Black people business.” Well, in the African American community, we have known this little secret piece of news for years. Once slavery was over, our people became a burden rather than the high premium free labor we had been during slavery days.

The African American community is a nation within the nation called America. Often, we are still treated as second class citizens. Of course, in Christ we can ultimately agree that there is one human race, and all human beings, born and unborn are created equal, and endowed by our Creator, God, with certain inalienable rights.

In my own testimony as an African American woman, I experienced racial targeting by the abortion industry. I talk about it in my book, How Can The Dream Survive If We Murder The Children? (Also available from your local book retailer)

While we are waiting for America and indeed the world to get this memo, perhaps you will find some of the information in these pages of interest.

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