The Gift That Keeps On Killing

May 26th, 2015

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There is an old saying – “Beware of Greeks bearing gifts.” – From the legend of “The Trojan Horse.”

Today, we could substitute the name Planned Parenthood for the Greeks, because like the Greeks, Planned Parenthood is waging a war on the lives of mothers and our children; and like the Greeks, PPH wants to hide their secret agenda.

During her lifetime, PPH Founder Margaret Sanger was a popular eugenicist, promoter of the development of birth control pills and one of the founders of Planned Parenthood. This is what she had to say;

“While the colored Negroes have great respect for white doctors, they can get closer to their own members and more or less lay their cards on the table… They do not do this with white people and if we can train the Negro doctor at the clinic, he can go among them with enthusiasm and…knowledge, which…will have far-reaching results among the colored people…The minister’s work is also important and he should be trained, perhaps by the Federation as to our ideals and the goal that we hope to reach. We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population, and the minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members.” [Sanger] used Black doctors and church ministers to push her agenda to kill Black babies in the hood.

“W.E.B. DuBois of the NAACP helped encourage Sanger to take her agenda to Black leaders. At some point, she even tried to get help doing her dirty work to promote birth control in Harlem from Adam Clayton Powell Jr. and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. A clinic was actually opened there, but eventually closed. However, larger examples of those small black birth control clinics still exist today, like good ol’ Planned Parenthood.”

Uncle M. L. was targeted as one of the desired leaders to promote this horrible agenda. He was actually offered “The Maggie Award” in 1966. Thankfully, he never wrote the speech, never attended the ceremony; he likely didn’t even draft the acknowledgement letter. His wife accepted the speech. Mrs. Coretta Scott King was pro-choice, along with Mrs. Barbara Bush, and Mrs. Laura Bush. They all supported allowing women to abort their babies. Like Presidents George W. and Daddy Bush, MLK was prolife. See MLK and Planned Parenthood: Part 1 and Part 2.

Warning: Birth Control Pills, Depo-Provera, and Norplant were all originally tested on people around the world in places like Brazil, India, Africa, Mexico and Puerto Rico before it even got here to the United States? When this scourge arrived here, it went straight to the minority communities where mostly Medicaid patients used the PPH clinics, local clinics and even school clinics.

Read more at:

http://thesource.com/2015/05/21/hood-health-101-operation-depopulation-birth-control-and-abortion/

See also http://youtu.be/RK_wUZ5nCko

So, in the manner of the ancient “Trojan Horse,” PPH rolls into our communities, promising “safe, legal and rare” abortions, and leaving millions of dead babies, and often hurt, bleeding and dying disappointed mothers in the aftermath. This sounds like a war doesn’t it?

[Isn’t it also ironic that one of the most popular condoms is named “Trojan”? Condoms have been known to fail, leading women to pregnancy and abortion options.]

Troy and the other Greek city-states were pretty good friends. But times changed. They first became competitors, and finally enemies. Peaceful co-existence became unthinkable and impossible.

The opposing Greeks could not find a way in, and the Trojans did not seem able to drive the other Greeks away. Today, at first Planned Parenthood couldn’t find a way into our communities to abort babies; yet the prolife community couldn’t drive them away.

Odysseus, a Greek general, had an idea. His plan was to build a beautiful and huge wooden horse, and leave it outside the gate.[Sounds like PPH designer fortresses, doesn’t it?] Then, the entire Greek army would pretend to leave, as if they had finally admitted defeat. But the horse would be hollow. Thirty soldiers would be hiding inside.

Same thing happened with “The Birth Control League, which later became Planned Parenthood. Founder Sanger publically denounced abortion during her lifetime, while supporting the KKK and “The Negro Project;” an African American sterilization program.

After Sanger’s death, Planned Parenthood was among the largest beneficiaries of the new “Roe VS Wade” abortion enabling law of 1973. PPH has gone on to become America’s largest abortion provider; funded to the tune of over $500 million U. S. tax dollars annually. They also provide a lion’s share of the over 55 million babies aborted here since 1973.

Long ago, while the Trojan people were sleeping, the men hiding inside the wooden horse climbed out and opened the gates. The waiting Greek army entered Troy. That was the end of Troy.

In the 20th Century, while the churches and communities of America were sleeping, abortion crept in bearing gifts. The rest is history. Yet the clock is still ticking, and the tide is turning. It’s time for us to look that gift horse in the mouth, and say “whoa” to abortion.

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They Had a Dream: The Legacy of Granddaddy King – Father of Martin Luther King

May 22nd, 2015

By Kevin Burke

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“Kevin has been a source of insight regarding the impact of and connection to abortion and the role of the father figure in the life of a little girl who grows up to become a mother. I hope that his blog will bless many with the same insight with which Kevin has blessed me.” – Dr. Alveda C. King, Director of African American Outreach for Priests for Life

The King Family shared in a special way in the legacy of triumph and tragedy that marked the Civil Rights movement in the tumultuous decades of the 1950’s and 1960’s. It is widely known that their non-violent, prayerful resistance was a cornerstone of the strategy to dismantle the systemic structures of racism and violence that plagued so many African Americans. Dr Martin Luther King, Jr. and his brother A.D. King were very visible leaders of this movement. They embodied some of the best qualities of manly and fatherly leadership in their struggle for the civil rights of all Americans, especially the weakest and powerless in our society.

Where did these men find the courage and develop those Gospel-rooted values that led them to be such powerful advocates for the oppressed?

A lesser known part of the King Family legacy is the witness of Dr. Martin Luther King, Sr. Many years before the Civil Rights movement and his son Martin’s famous “I have a Dream” speech at the Lincoln Memorial in 1963, Granddaddy King was already a strong advocate for the vulnerable and powerless. Thirteen years before that iconic speech in Washington D.C., Granddaddy King also had his own very special dream.

Dr. Alveda King is the daughter of A.D. King and Niece of Martin Luther King. Alveda gives us a glimpse into the heart and soul of her grandfather:

In 1950 my mother was pregnant with me and scared. She was looking for a doctor to perform a D&C abortion procedure. Granddaddy King told my mother:

“They (Planned Parenthood) are lying to you. That is not a lump of flesh. That’s my granddaughter. I saw her in a dream three years ago. She has bright skin and bright red hair and she’s going to bless many people.”

Research confirms that a father or grandfather’s reaction to an unplanned pregnancy is a significant influence on the mother’s decision to parent or abort the child.(1) Thankfully Granddaddy King stood up and defended the life of his unborn grandchild. Granddaddy and Alveda’s father promised to help her through that first unexpected pregnancy and Alveda was born to A. D. and Naomi Ruth Barber King on January 22, 1951. Over the years, Alveda’s mother recovered from her anger, finding grace in her relationship with Jesus Christ.

Years later the King family would lead millions of African Americans to great victories over the forces of racism. Granddaddy King’s famous sons would peacefully but powerfully advocate for the poor and oppressed African Americans whose civil rights, economic opportunity and God given dignity were being aborted by the institutionalized evil of racism.

Yet they also suffered a number of causalities. A.D. King died in a suspicious and tragic drowning accident a year after the assassination of his brother Martin Luther King. The death of Alveda’s father inflicted a deep wound on Alveda’s heart and soul at the same time the sexual revolution and abortion rights were in rapid ascent. Alveda shares:

During those years of my life, I made some scared and angry decisions, including having two of what was presented to me as “safe and legal abortions.” The first procedure was an involuntary abortion. The pro -abortion philosophy was empowering physicians to use their considerable influence to advocate for abortion. Sometimes they simply took matters in their own hands and boldly played God with vulnerable women and their unborn children.

Shortly before the Roe v. Wade decision in 1973 I went to my doctor to ask why my monthly cycle had not resumed after the birth of my son. I did not ask for and did not want an abortion. The doctor said, “You certainly don’t need to be pregnant…let’s take a look.” He proceeded to perform a painful examination which resulted in a gush of blood and tissue emanating from my womb. He explained that he had performed a “local D and C.”

Sadly, the rise of pro abortion feminism was empowering men to embrace values that were radically different than those modeled by Granddaddy King and his famous sons. Rather than defending and protected the powerless entrusted to their care, men were being corrupted by the philosophy and practice of abortion rights and the rhetoric of choice.

Just a few short years after Martin Luther King was assassinated for his mission to protect and empower those oppressed by racism, black fathers were now participating in the death of their unborn black children; the same children that Dr Martin Luther King dreamed would one day live in a country “where children…will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” (Speech of MLK 28 August 1963, at the Lincoln Memorial, Washington D.C.)

Alveda: I never was able to process the trauma from that forced abortion. Soon after the Roe v. Wade decision, I became pregnant again. There was adverse pressure and threat of violence from the baby’s father now that abortion was legal and readily accessible. The ease and convenience provided through Roe v. Wade made it too easy for me to make the fateful and fatal decision to abort our child.

Granddaddy King saved Alveda’s life in 1950. Twenty-five years later he once again stood tall and reached out to Alveda, now reeling after 2 unresolved abortion losses, to pull back from the precipice of deeper death and destruction:

Alveda: Granddaddy MLK, Sr. rescued me again in 1975. He and my son’s father promised to help me if I wouldn’t abort my next baby. I believed them, thank God.

But Alveda would still suffer the after affects of her abortion losses. She shares about the Shockwaves of Abortion and their impact on her life and family:

Over the next few years, I experienced medical problems. I had trouble bonding with my son, and his five siblings who were born after the abortions. I began to suffer from eating disorders, depression, nightmares, sexual dysfunctions and a host of other issues related to the abortion that I chose to have. I felt angry about both abortions, and very guilty about the abortion I chose to have. The guilt made me very ill.

My children have all suffered from knowing that they have a brother or sister that their mother chose to abort. Often they ask if I ever thought about aborting them and have said, “You killed our baby.” This is very painful for all of us. Also, my mother and grandparents were very sad to know about the loss of the baby. The aborted child’s father also regrets the abortion. If it had not been for Roe v. Wade, I would never have had that abortion. Thankfully, through God’s merciful healing we continue to recover and heal as a family from the pain and loss of those abortion losses.

When you look at the sacrifice and legacy of the King family in their battle for racial equality and justice, it is truly an abomination for Planned Parenthood and other abortion advocates to spread the propaganda that abortion is a woman’s civil right. The struggle for civil rights for African Americans was a movement led by men and women who were willing to make the ultimate sacrifice; they were ready to take a courageous stand and if necessary give their lives for those oppressed by racism and violence. Granddaddy King and his sons Martin Luther and A.D. King, and many other brave African American men embodied this model of manhood and fatherhood.

As we come to another Father’s Day celebration, let’s remember these men and emulate their values and sacrifice. Let us pray for those minority communities that have been especially targeted by abortion providers, and the fathers, mothers and families that have been devastated by the Shockwaves of Abortion.

“The Negro cannot win as long as he is willing to sacrifice the lives of his children for comfort and safety.”– Dr Martin Luther King
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1. Aborted Women: Silent No More, David Reardon, Loyola University Press, Chicago, 1987

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Fr. Pavone: We must act now to protect these babies

May 13th, 2015

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NEW YORK — Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, issued the following statement regarding today’s vote on the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H.R. 36) in the House of Representatives.

“It is very fitting that on the two-year anniversary of the conviction of late-term abortionist and murderer Kermit Gosnell , our federal government is poised to take action to protect babies from a brutal and inhumane death at a point when they can feel pain. Many of Gosnell’s victims were well past 20 weeks. This bill would have protected them.

“We know from our work that some healthy mothers of healthy babies choose abortion after 20 weeks for reasons that have nothing to do with rape, incest or threats to physical health or life. Our ministry recently was asked to try to stop a healthy woman who was 30 weeks pregnant from aborting her healthy baby, but the abortion proceeded because there was no law to stop it.

“We must act now to stop this barbarous practice and protect these babies.”

For information on Priests for Life efforts to protect babies from pain and stop dismemberment abortions, please go to www.StopDandE.com

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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Every Saved Baby Is A Step In The Right Direction

May 11th, 2015

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This week Members of the US House of Representatives will vote on the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H.R. 36). The vote was previously set for January 22, 2015; but a dispute regarding the language of the bill postponed the vote.

Now the language has been tweaked; the House will again work to vote on the bill which would protect babies 20 weeks of gestation or older from having to go through the horrific, painful dismemberment abortion.

Just as Rome wasn’t built in a day, abortion hasn’t ended as soon as a majority of Americans hoped. It was the same for abolishing slavery and ending segregation over the last many decades. Yet we know that as the Civil Rights Movement of the 20th century was about justice; the Movement continues today for the safety of mothers and their babies. Abortion isn’t a civil right; life is.

So abortion may not end all at once; so we must unify and keep moving forward. Every baby saved, every mother helped to choose life is a step in the right direction. Senseless infighting and friendly fire are our deadliest threats. The other side knows this. We must stop blaming and unify.

Remember, The 20th Civil Rights Movement did not achieve all its goals at once. Victory was accomplished in countless steps and hundreds of peaceful demonstrations. As one who marched, and was jailed and firebombed fighting for freedom and justice back then, I can assure you that we were not about to turn down any victory we could achieve just because it did not take us to the finish line all at once, right away. We had agape love, compassion and faith that we would eventually get there if we just persisted.

And just as with the Civil 20th Century Rights Movement, we of the 21st Century Civil Rights Movement will abolish abortion as long as we are persistent. So as we work together to save them all, we must also seek to save the babies and mothers we can right now.

Again abortion is not a civil right. Women’s rights is a civil right. Human rights are civil rights. And civil rights begin in the womb; from conception until natural death.

I join my colleague, Fr. Frank Pavone, in urging Congress to pass the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. To not pass this bill would be a civil wrong.

As Fr. Frank very has aptly stated, “It would be immoral not to support this bill.”

If you are reading this I implore you to contact your representative and ask him/her to vote YES on H.R. 36.

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Fr. Frank Pavone of Priests for Life Urges Congress to Pass Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

May 11th, 2015

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“It Would be Immoral Not to Support This Bill”

NEW YORK — Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, today called on the House of Representatives to pass the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H.R. 36) this week.

“Not only are five-month-old unborn babies pain-capable, but they are increasingly capable of life outside the womb at that age, too,” said Fr. Pavone.

“The unborn cannot say ‘Ouch!’ but their bodies – through analysis of the anatomical structure, through hormonal stress responses, and through full body responses to stimuli – tell us that they feel pain. This is enough motive for the government to protect them, and the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act will do precisely that.”

The House had been scheduled on January 22 to vote on legislation to protect from abortion unborn babies 20 or more weeks old, but the vote was delayed until this week.

“This week marks the anniversary of abortionist Kermit Gosnell’s murder convictions,” added Fr. Pavone. “I will never forget sitting in that courtroom listening to the arguments about how a few inches in the location of these babies would mean the difference between guilt and innocence for the man who killed them. By passing the Pain Capable bill this week, Congress can honor the memory of those and countless other babies.”

“Now I have heard some say that because this law does not protect all unborn children, that it is wrong to support it. Somehow they believe we are guilty for not doing what we cannot do. But actually, we would be guilty if we fail to do what we can do, and therefore to support a bill like this, in a form that will secure a majority of “yes” votes, is morally obligatory,” Fr. Pavone explained.

“Today and tomorrow Priests for Life is urging citizens and their Churches to contact their Representatives to urge a YES vote on H.R. 36,” Fr. Pavone concluded

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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My Angry Mother

May 8th, 2015

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My mother was not only angry in 1950. She was pregnant and scared; seeking a D&C. Thank God my Granddaddy Dr. Martin Luther King, Sr. had seen me in a dream in 1947; and he was looking and waiting for me.

Granddaddy and Daddy promised to help Mother through that first unexpected pregnancy. I was born to A. D. and Naomi Ruth Barber King on January 22, 1951.

Over the years, Mother recovered from her anger, finding grace in Jesus Christ.

If my family had followed the abortion friendly path prescribed below, I and my siblings may never have been born.

“Feminist theologian” Kristine Holmgren writes at the Huffington Post: “If you were born before women had access to safe, affordable, accessible abortion, chances are your mother was an angry mother.” She argues that the use of abortion and contraception can eliminate “angry mothers” and concludes, “This Mothers Day, I challenge American women to renew their commitment to responsible, thoughtful motherhood. Let’s protect our liberties, reclaim safe, accessible abortion and contraception as our birthright. This year – let us commit to a new future and a new promise. No more angry mothers.”

During the years of my life, I made some scared and angry decisions, including having two of what was pitched to me as “safe, legal and rare abortions.” Those abortions cost me three lives including my subsequent miscarriage.

“Be angry and sin not!”

Anger is one thing, dead babies are quite another thing altogether. Over the years, I have come to understand that I never needed those abortions and miscarriage. I needed help.

Granddaddy MLK, Sr. rescued me again in 1975. He and my son’s father promised to help me if I wouldn’t abort my next baby. I believed them, thank God.

Planned Parenthood and the entire abortion industry are wrong. Abortion is not a Civil Right. A woman has a right to choose what she does with her body; the baby is not her body.

How can the dream survive if we murder our children?

Please believe me; abortion and harmful contraceptives are dream killers. Abortion doesn’t cure anger; abortion brings death and anguish.

If we really want to help angry mothers and their children, we must offer them love, not abortion.

Choose life.

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Healing the Shockwaves of Abortion Reaches Out to Mothers in May

May 5th, 2015

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Mother’s Day is the hardest day of the year for millions of women who have lost children to abortion. This month, Healing the Shockwaves of Abortion will reach out to these moms with prayers and healing resources.

“After the baby, the mother who chooses abortion is the person most affected by that choice,” said Georgette Forney, co-founder of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign. “We want all of these women to know they can find healing from this loss.”

Silent No More’s Shockwaves initiative kicked off in January with the aim of focusing each month on a different group of people impacted by abortion, while also emphasizing how the wounds to each group are interconnected, and how the healing of each group advances the healing of the others.

Visitors to www.AbortionShockwaves.com can click on “May” and then “Healing Resources” to find programs nearby that can help. Those who have been healed are invited to join the Silent No More Awareness Campaign at any level they feel comfortable, even if it’s just registering their regret for the role they played in the abortion.

Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life and pastoral director of Silent No More, called upon clergy to get on board with Shockwaves and help spread the message.

“Many women who come to church every Sunday are hiding the pain and shame of an abortion wound,” he said. “Silence does not interpret itself. It’s time to speak up about abortion, so we can give them the courage to seek the peace of Christ and the welcome of his Church.”

Kevin Burke, co-founder of Rachel’s Vineyard and an organizer of the Shockwaves initiative, said mothers who “remain disconnected from the emotional and biological truth of what has been lost and their intimate and eternal connection to that child,” can discover, even years later, that abortion grief can have a negative impact on emotional and medical health, and personal relationships.

Although the pro-abortion movement insists most women feel only relief after an abortion, Janet Morana, co-founder of Silent No More, said the continuing growth of Rachel’s Vineyard, a healing program for the post-abortive, and the thousands of testimonies on the Silent No More site are evidence of the fact that abortion hurts women.

“We want every mom who has had an abortion to know we care about her and we know how to help her,” Mrs. Morana said. “Through Shockwaves, we hope to reach all those women who are walking around with a secret shame.”

To find resources, prayers, articles and insight, go to http://www.silentnomoreawareness.org/shockwaves/may/
To arrange an interview with anyone on the Shockwaves team or a post-abortive mother, call Leslie Palma at 347-286-7277 or email her at leslie@priestsforlife.org

The Campaign began November 11th, 2002. As of February 2015, the Silent No More Awareness Campaign has held 1,436 Gatherings in 17 countries & 48 states with 5,934 women and men sharing their abortion testimonies. Testimonies have also been shared at 104 high schools and universities in the last 4 years, 26 in 2014. There are 2,233 testimonies posted on the Campaign website, with 332 that are shared via video! Currently there are 16,225 people registered with the Campaign representing 77 countries. People who are not ready to join the Campaign, are invited to register their regret. So far, 4,890 women and 573men have said they regret their abortion or lost fatherhood. Another552 women and men have posted memorials to their children.

The Silent No More Awareness Campaign is a joint project of Anglicans for Life and Priests for Life. For more information, please visit our website: www.SilentNoMoreAwareness.org

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Alveda King Prays for Life, Peace in El Centro

May 4th, 2015

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El Centro, CA – On her most recent leg of her “Peace and Justice Tour,” while promoting her latest book KING RULES, Dr. Alveda King, Director of African American Outreach for Priests for Life is stopping to pray with concerned citizens in El Centro. “There are many “Macedonian Calls” lately, asking me and my team to come over and pray about current events and pressing concerns. Most recently, we are stopping in El Centro to address a strange dichotomy. There is a disconnect in the community that must be addressed in prayer.”

King is speaking of the planned opening of an El Centro Planned Parenthood facility near the Mexico border. “Everyone knows that Planned Parenthood is after money, offering abortion and harmful byproducts; and in that process they target the most vulnerable American women and families; Latinos and African Americans. Now they are after the women of Mexicali and their babies, because they are easy prey to their lies that they offer ‘safe, legal and rare’ abortions. These women don’t need death care, they need help. Pregnancy care centers, adoption and agape love are available in El Centro. Families just need to know where to look.”

The outspoken evangelist is on an “extended tour” to promote peace, justice and “righteous civil rights.” She explains how her book KING RULES offers solutions to the unrest that is beleaguering our nation and the world. “KING RULES is a gift to our nation and the world, with real life examples from the family of my famous Uncle MLK about how to overcome the challenges of living in today’s world.”

Pointing to the opening of the new MLK Sports Pavilion and the anticipated opening of a new Planned Parenthood, both in El Centro, King said: “The MLK Pavilion offers help for the youth of the community, while the Planned Parenthood facility offers death.”

Making a word play on the caption of the MLK Sports Pavilion announcement: “DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. SPORTS PAVILION OPENS, TIME TO PLAY” FROM A December 12, 2014 press release, Alveda says: “The Pavilion is open, now it’s time to pray that Planned Parenthood doesn’t move in with its well planned killing machine. Please don’t allow the leaders in El Centro, or anyone for that matter, whether it’s ISIS, race riots in Ferguson and Baltimore, or anywhere; don’t let anyone use the name and legacy of Uncle MLK to promote death. He was a man of God.

“As to El Centro, they can’t open a gym on one side and a killing mill on the other. That’s not civil rights. That’s a civil wrong. True Civil Rights begins at conception in the womb and should end with natural death.”

While in El Centro, Alveda will be discussing her books and praying with members of the local prolife community.

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Alveda King to Baltimore Mayor: My dear Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake

April 27th, 2015

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Your invitation to “give space for those who want to destroy” is unbelievable. This interpretation of rights to free speech is dangerous Ma’am.

In 1963, my father Rev. AD King, after the firebombing of our home in Birmingham, Alabama, urged hostile protestors to abandon violence and turn to God in prayer instead. Thank God they listened to him, and the even greater voice of his brother, my Uncle MLK, during those turbulent days.

Now, you are inviting violence to your city? Who, Ma’am, will incur the moral and economic costs of picking up the pieces? The innocent taxpayers?

We at www.restorethedream2015.com are very concerned. Ma’am, people are not entitled to pillage and destroy. That is just plain wrong. Our affiliates on the ground in Baltimore are willing to help quell the violent tide. And make no mistake about it; something must be done to save our cities.

How did we get here? Where do we go now? Think about this: Baltimore 1965 vs. Baltimore 2015, compare and contrast:

1. Money spent on public schools then vs. now.
2. Amount spent on social welfare payments then vs. now.
3. The size of Government Bureaucracy then vs. now.
4. The number of black elected officials then vs. now.
5. Number of black children born in Baltimore to an intact nuclear family.
6. Number of Black lives MIA by abortion and incarceration.

If you look at all six questions/comparisons what you will see is the only statistics to have decreased (1965 to 2015) is the number of black children born in intact nuclear families.

Something is wrong. We must stop the killing and advance the healing now!

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Overcoming evil with good…

April 24th, 2015

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“All that is necessary for evil to succeed is for good men [and women and children] to do nothing.” – Edmund Burke (1729-1797)

She “just didn’t think it was fair”? That’s what actress Jemima Kirke recently said in reference to her child that she aborted years ago in college. She didn’t think it was fair to give birth to a child when she wasn’t ready to be a parent.

Her comments remind me of President Ronald Reagan’s comment, “I’ve noticed that everyone who’s for abortion has already been born.”

We’ve all heard someone say, whether talking about abortion or not, some variation on the sentiment, “It would be wrong to bring a child into this horrible world.” But really, if it’s such a horrible world, why are we so busy pursuing and often finding our own happiness? If the world is so terrible that a child would be better off dead, how is it that the world is an OK or even a great place for us?

The answer, of course, is that when we say it wouldn’t be fair to bring a child into the world, what we really mean is that it wouldn’t be fair to us.

That’s even what’s going on in the rape, incest and human trafficking debates. Since abortion can’t cure any of these evils, is it fair to further victimize the women and their babies with more pain and subsequent death of their babies and maybe themselves? Isn’t it time to speak up and tell the truth?

“Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.” Romans 12:21

Let’s talk more about fair and unfair. In Georgia, where I live, a court case has just concluded where “APS 11″ school teachers were involved in what’s being called the worst cheating scandal in our nation’s history.

Apparently, since 2005 a number of Atlanta elementary school teachers have provided students the answers to tests or changed the students’ answers on papers so as to improve test scores. By improving test scores, these teachers got raises.

While these educators and their superiors lined their pockets, however, their students were denied a proper education. Children were promoted who couldn’t read and write in accordance with their grade levels. Federal money that could have paid for remedial education for these youngsters was never used because their teachers were lying about their achievement.

Years of high level profiteering may have dulled the consciences of those involved – I don’t know. I wonder, though, how much or even if these teachers and their superiors thought about the students they were using for financial gain. Did they tell themselves that they were helping kids by making them look good on paper? It’s all so unfair.

Several of the teachers are facing jail sentences. A day of reckoning has arrived.

That day always arrives, no matter how much we try to tell ourselves it never will.

When the world comes crashing down on the falsehoods we tell ourselves, we are left facing harsh realities. When it’s all too obvious that we were only thinking of ourselves, the words, “I was only thinking of [fill in the blank],” don’t fly anymore. What a downright frightening place to be.

I don’t mean to point fingers here. All of us, without exception, will face judgment. It may not be in a court of law in Fulton County or in the court of public opinion, but that day is coming and it will come like a thief in the night.

The question we must all consider is, are we ready?

Being ready begins by acknowledging the truth about ourselves.

When we say that it’s not right to bring a child into the world; that the child will face poverty or abuse or whatever, let us examine those statements.

The first truth is that if a woman is pregnant, she has already brought a child into the world. She is already a mother.

Secondly, every single person faces poverty and abuse – obviously, some more than others. Economic or spiritual poverty, physical or mental abuse, or a lack of love are faced by countless numbers of people. All of these things are horrible, but they can be overcome – by love.

We are called to love our neighbors as ourselves. A variation on this is the Golden Rule – to treat others as we would want to be treated. In considering whether to love or destroy an unborn child, let us ask, “If I were that child, would I want a chance at life?” The answer is obvious. Where there’s life, there’s hope.

But if we’ve already made bad decisions, if it’s too late to change what we’ve done, is it too late for us?

It’s never too late for love and forgiveness.

C.S. Lewis wrote that there are no ordinary people. We are all extraordinary, in part, because our souls are immortal. And Lewis reminds us that we will be immortal either in splendor or in horror.

Those immortal in splendor can be those who, like me, have aborted children or, perhaps like convicted teachers, have used children for financial gain. Everybody hasn’t committed these sins; but everyone has many times fallen short of what is right, what is true, what is commanded by God.

Those immortal in splendor, though, will only be those who are eternally forgiven, having humbled themselves, repented, and loved the Lord.

As I continue to read the news every day, there is always another story, actually many stories, about what my Uncle MLK called man’s inhumanity to man. But there are always stories of love and forgiveness as well – We just don’t usually see enough of good news in the media. Yet, if we look hard enough, beyond our selfish needs and problems, we can see that there is still good in the world around us: Because God is good.

Sometimes people forget this. Preachers, politicians, rich business owners, everyday people; we all tend to forget sometimes that we really aren’t running this show. It’s time to give the reins back to God, isn’t it?

God’s love bears fruit in the actions of those once broken and now healing. We have all been born broken – let us desire the Truth and let the healing begin.

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