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Black Church Leaders from COGIC pray outside Planned Parenthood

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Bishops and pastors gather at Missouri Planned Parenthood to condemn Black genocide

On November 11, 2017, a large group of Church of God in Christ (COGIC) bishops and pastors gathered outside Planned Parenthood of St. Louis to pray and decry Black genocide in their community as part of the COGIC’s Family Life Campaign, a partnership with Human Coalition. Catherine Davis, founder of the Restoration Project, called the event “historic,” adding, “Many who were out there were bishops. The significance of this was remarkable because of the level of influence each bishop and pastor has within the church and their various communities.”

Catherine Davis

Davis told Live Action News that the pastors and ministry leaders participating in the prayer vigil were attending the COGIC’s annual convocation in St Louis. Although many Black pastors have stood outside Planned Parenthood and abortion facilities around the nation, Davis said she was unaware of a group of clerical leaders of this size participating at one time.

The St. Louis facility commits abortions up to almost 22 weeks and is known for its high number of 911 calls; it has sent at least 65 women to hospital emergency rooms since 2009.

“This location is located between two colleges, where they are targeting Black women,” Davis said in her live Facebook video. “We will not allow Planned Parenthood to target our women and we are taking a stand.”

The attendees from across the nation recognized how abortion was decimating the Black community, Davis said, and the group wanted women entering Planned Parenthood to know that help was available through the COGIC.

Black women pray outside Planned Parenthood

“We’re out here… to encourage women who come here for abortions to chose life instead of death for their unborn babies,” one of the attendees stated.

Another said the group was “prayerfully and peacefully serving women and encouraging them to make a healthy choice for themselves and their children.”

“Not only does abortion affect the woman but it affects everyone around her,” said another member, “And so we just want to make it clear that we stand against abortion today. And, we’re going to continue to be a part of the movement within our lives, within our church, and the community. ”

Others noted that they chose to participate to “pray against genocide” and “pray against population control” and against what Planned Parenthood is doing in the Black community by “aborting our babies.”

Black Bishops denounce Planned Parenthood

 

Bishop Vincent Matthews, president of the International Missions Department for COGIC, estimated the crowd at approximately 150 and described Planned Parenthood as a “lynching spot in St. Louis” where, “they lynch people, mainly Black folks but all kinds of people. Black people, white people, Latinos, Asians….”

Bishop Vincent Matthews prays outside Planned Parenthood

“This is the same city [St. Louis] that Dred Scott came to, to be free and they told him ‘go back and be a slave….’ — that he was not a real person. And they want us to go back to being slaves,” Matthews said.

Bishop Mathews regularly encourages members to adopt children from the foster care system as well as babies in danger of being aborted. “It’s about going home, rolling up your sleeves, and taking care of a child,” he noted.

According to Davis, Bishop Matthews also told the crowd that the “Church of God in Christ will not be a Negro Project denomination.” Matthews was referring to eugenicist Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger’s “Negro Project,” pushing birth control on the Black community.

In a letter that Sanger penned to her financier Clarence Gamble, the Planned Parenthood founder schemed to use Black ministers to introduce their congregants to the “Negro Project” agenda because, she said, “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population,” and if it did, these ministers could “straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members.”

Pastor Dean Nelson, National Outreach Director at Human Coalition, attended the prayer vigil. Human Coalition has partneredwith the COGIC’s Family Life Campaign to “advance their common mission of making abortion unthinkable and unavailable in America.” Nelson called the Church of God in Christ “one of the most Christ centered, socially conscience Black denominations in the country,” and explained to rally participants how abortion disproportionately impacts the Black community. He also pointed out that in New York, where Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger opened her first facility, more Black babies are aborted than are born.

Dean Nelson of Human Coalition prays outside Planned Parenthood

“And, her [Margaret Sanger’s] words to Clarence Gamble, head of Proctor and Gamble at the time, was ‘we don’t want word to get out that we want to exterminate the Negro population. And she used ministers in her diabolical plot.”

Nelson said the COGIC ministers were taking a stand against this eugenic, racist agenda: “We’re engaging with men and women of God in this country who happen to be African American that are saying we’re standing up and saying ‘NO MORE,’ not on our watch.”

Planned Parenthood and the media usually describe Sanger as a “birth control pioneer,” but she also met with members of the Klan, advocated eugenics, and supported the use of sterilization to rid the planet of the “unfit” (which, in her mind, heavily included minority populations). Sanger wrote of her meeting with the Klan in her autobiography:

I accepted an invitation to talk to the women’s branch of the Ku Klux Klan…. I saw through the door dim figures parading with banners and illuminated crosses…. I was escorted to the platform, was introduced, and began to speak…. In the end, through simple illustrations I believed I had accomplished my purpose. A dozen invitations to speak to similar groups were proffered.

But Planned Parenthood‘s ties to eugenics go well beyond their founder Margaret Sanger — and its diabolical agenda of targeting the Black community for abortion has had staggering results.

For years, pro-lifers have contended that abortion disproportionately affects the African American community. They point to US Census Bureau data estimates, which show that in 2014, while Blacks made up approximately 13 percent of the US population, CDC figures for 2014 reveal that non-Hispanic Black women accounted for 36 percent of reported abortions for “race/ethnicity.” And, according to abortion numbers reported by Planned Parenthood‘s former “special affiliate,” The Guttmacher Institute (founded by a leader of the American Eugenics Society), 28 percent of abortions reported to them in 2014 were committed on Black women.

A recent survey published by Guttmacher (which is funded in part by taxpayers) revealed that Black women had a higher rate of prior abortions, because the availability of taxpayer-funded abortions were a contributing factor for women who had at least one prior abortion.

Guttmacher Prior Abortion Survey

 

The report found that Black women had a higher rate of prior abortions: “Slightly more than half of Black abortion patients had a prior abortion (54%), higher than any other racial and ethnic group.”

Members of the COGIC denounced the genocidal effects of abortion, holding signs that read, “COGIC DENOUNCES BLACK GENOCIDE…. ABORTION IS THE #1 KILLER OF AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NATION.”

COGIC calls abortion Black Genocide as Black ministers pray outside Planned Parenthood

Bishop Vincent Matthews and COGIC prays outside Planned Parenthood

COGIC Bishops pray outside Planned Parenthood

Blacks protest Planned Parenthood

Black ministers from Church of God in Christ oppose Planned Parenthood

Bishop Patrick Wooden also spoke in a Live Facebook feed while outside Planned Parenthood, announcing, “We are here to say that all lives matter, especially the lives of the unborn.”

Bishop Patrick Wooden COGIC pray outside Planned Parenthood

“We’re here to say that they matter…We are here and we are going to fight.”

As the members walked the sidewalk in front of the abortion facility you could hear them lovingly crying out to offer the women going to Planned Parenthood assistance. You could also hear them crying out to Jesus and praying that He would end the genocide. Many in the group also prayed for the doctors and nurses that worked inside the Planned Parenthood facility.

“We had to be here… we’ve joined the fight,” said Pastor Michael Gantz from Las Vegas. “We feel very moved to stand up against this genocide…. We can’t just talk about it – we’ve got to be about it.”

Bishop Matthews added, “We want women who come here to know we don’t condemn you…. If you don’t have options, we will adopt your baby…. just don’t have an abortion.”

  • This article is reprinted with permission. The original appeared here  at Live Action News.

Powerful vid of Black leaders opposed to abortion and Planned Parenthood

Posted in Black Babies, Black Church, Black Genocide, Black Neighborhood, Black Pastor, Black Women with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 15, 2014 by saynsumthn

Black leaders from LEARN – such as Dr. Johnny Hunter, Dr. Clenard Childress, Akua Ferlow , Star Parker president of C.U.R.E.

Johnny Hunter Say SO

“Stop giving to groups that are trying to wipe us out. We’re calling on all Black folks that the way to stop this thing is a very simple solution. We’ve had to boycott buses in the past. We’ve had to boycott grocery stores; we wouldn’t even buy toothpaste if they didn’t like us. Well, I’ve got a solution- it’s a very simple thing. Let’s boycott the abortion industry.” ~ Dr. Johnny Hunter

Star Parker

“It is time for the Congressional leaders and the Supreme Court to understand that we need a new civil rights amendment, we need to overthrow Roe. V. Wade. It is time for us to stand up and say Roe v. Wade and Dred Scott read verbatim. And there is something wrong with calling a human being – a human life- PROPERTY. We are calling today for a boycott of Planned Parenthood. We want you to shut up your doors and leave our communities right now. We are calling on Black America to stop going into these clinics. They are convincing you that they are providers of health care and they are providers of slaughter and we want them to leave our neighborhoods…It is time for the pastors to stand up- get some back bone and see what is happening in our neighborhoods.”

Bishop Eddie Long

“If we believe murder to be wrong only because of human suffering involved we have an unstable foundation for making an ethical decision. The basic criteria for such decision will be the desire to minimize suffering instead of developing respect for life. Eventually that criteria or that basis provides the rationale for abortion of the handicapped and the deformed babies.”

“One of the problems with the fall of Rome, let me tell you how they became so immoral. That mothers were having children. They didn’t have abortions they would go ahead and have the children and put them on the street. And the government, the Roman authorities, forbid anyone to touch the babies, let them die. But, the Church, under the threat of death, would go out in the street and get the babies. And many of them were persecuted many of them were killed. But, they went out anyway and would pick up the children and take the children home and raise the children. That’s what a remnant church does. A remnant church isn’t just sitt’n up talking about how they’re going to get blessed and how they’re going to get debt free. A remnant church are those who are willing to go in the streets and pick up what was laying on the wayside and not sit up and talk about how inconvenient this might be. When do we place a value on life?” ~ Bishop Eddie Long

Pelosi – Latest Poster Child for Need to Deny Communion

Posted in Abortion, homosexuality, Pelosi with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 2, 2010 by saynsumthn

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Pelosi – Latest Poster Child for Need to Deny Communion
Editorial by John-Henry Westen and Kathleen Gilbert

June 1, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – It may come as a shock to some that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi addressed a group of Catholics last month telling them that public policy should be “in keeping with the values of the Word,” referring to Christ. Pelosi, who describes herself as “an ardent practicing Catholic,” is a leading political advocate for abortion and homosexuality. Already in 2008, her bishop, San Francisco Archbishop George H. Niederauer, said publicly that he was considering denying her Communion. Perhaps this latest scandal will tip the scales.

Pelosi, who took over the mantle of leadership for dissident Catholics in Congress after the passing of Senator Ted Kennedy, addressed the Catholic Community Conference on Capitol Hill May 6, telling them that her “favorite word” was “the Word, and that is everything.”

“And that Word is – we have to give voice to what that means in terms of public policy that would be in keeping with the values of the Word,” she continued. “The Word. Isn’t it a beautiful word when you think of it? It just covers everything.”

Those words of apparent deep faith are contradicted by the fact that they are spoken by the most prominent abortion advocate in US politics. Boasting a 100% pro-abortion rating by NARAL, Pelosi in 2000 voted against banning partial-birth abortions, in which children are delivered breech up to the head before scissors are jammed into the back of the skull and the brains removed.

But who can blame Pelosi for creating such confusion? Statistics seem to indicate a majority of Catholics agree with her positions on ‘choice’, contraception and ‘gay rights’. As well, there are likely a number of priests and theologians who have been giving her wrong direction, as now deceased Jesuit Fr. Robert Drinan did and just as he and other dissident priests did with the Kennedys. While Pelosi has been publicly reprimanded by a good number of bishops, including her own, she has never been denied Communion. Catholic schools and venues continue to invite her to speak at their functions.

Denying Pelosi Communion would, in addition to dealing with the massive confusion and scandal being caused, be an act of pastoral charity toward the Speaker herself. As Ottawa Archbishop Terrence Prendergast once explained in an interview: “The Church’s concern is for anyone who persists in grave sin, hoping that medicinal measures may draw them away from the wrong path to the truth of our faith.” He said that “medicinal” remedies such as “denial of Communion” are employed to “draw them back to the way of Christ, Our Lord, the Way, the Truth and the Life.”

And Pelosi, by her comments at the May 6 event, believes there will be an accounting for one’s actions at the end of life. Speaking of “the Word made flesh,” she said: “He will come again. He will come again. So, we have to make sure we’re prepared to answer in this life, or otherwise, as to how we have measured up.”

While for the Vatican, from the Pope on down, it is crystal clear that Communion “must” be denied to pro-abortion politicians, the full body of U.S. Bishops has not yet settled on a stance.

However, the obligation to deny Communion to persistent pro-abortion politicians also has a salutary effect on the bishops’ own eternal calculus. Explaining his own decision to deny Communion to pro-abortion politicians, the retired bishop of Corpus Christi Texas, Rene Henry Gracida, quoted a section from the book of Ezekiel warning religious leaders that they must warn those transgressing the law of God of their impending doom. If they fail in their task, they are held responsible for the loss of the sinner.

….when you hear Me say anything, you shall warn them for me. If I tell the wicked man that he shall surely die, and you do not speak out to dissuade the wicked man from his way, he shall die for his guilt, but I will hold you responsible for his death. But if you warn the wicked man, trying to turn him from his way, and he refuses to turn from his way, he shall die for his guilt, but you shall save yourself” (Ezekiel 33:7-9).

Are the bishops not being faithful to their calling when they refuse to deny pro-abortion politicians Communion?

Former St. Louis Archbishop Raymond Burke, who has been appointed to head the highest court in the Vatican, had this to say on the matter: “No matter how often a bishop or priest repeats the teaching of the Church regarding procured abortion, if he stands by and does nothing to discipline a Catholic who publicly supports legislation permitting the gravest of injustices and, at the same time, presents himself to receive Holy Communion, then his teaching rings hollow.”

To contact Archbishop Niederauer:
info@sfarchdiocese.org(e-mail address hidden)

CCHD, San Fran Archdiocse Supported Abortion-Funding Health Plan

Posted in Abortion, Anti-abortion, Church, Left Wing, Liberal, pro-choice, Pro-Life, Soros with tags , , , , , , on January 7, 2010 by saynsumthn

By Patrick B. Craine
SAN FRANCISCO, California, January 6, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Members of Reform CCHD Now, a coalition of Catholic groups seeking a renewal of the bishops’ domestic anti-poverty arm (the Catholic Campaign for Human Development), have unearthed what they say is an “irony” in the organization’s treatment of the issue of health care.

The pro-life coalition has pointed out that at the same time as the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is working hard to keep abortion funding out of the national health care bill, the CCHD, the Archdiocese of San Francisco, and Archbishop George Niederauer have persisted in supporting an organization that successfully lobbied for two municipal universal health plans that fund contraception and abortion.

In fact, Reform CCHD Now (RCN) says that this support has had an important impact on the national health care debate: one of the health plans, promoted by the San Francisco Organizing Project (SFOP), has been held up as a model for national health care reform, even winning praise from President Obama.

SFOP has been slated for a grant of $35,000 from CCHD, despite a November report by Rob Gasper of the Bellarmine Veritas Ministry (BVM), which revealed that SFOP has prided itself on winning support for two health clinics, and that these clinics provide contraception and (abortifacient) emergency contraception. Without contradicting the evidence, the national CCHD office exonerated the organization, on the basis that SFOP has the support of the Archdiocese of San Francisco.

The Archdiocese, explained CCHD, “strongly supports the work of [SFOP] to expand access to health care to children.” Both Cardinal William Levada, formerly Archbishop of San Francisco, now Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, and Archbishop Niederauer have spoken at SFOP events, they said, and the organization has “met regularly with Archdiocesan staff to coordinate work on health care access and other issues that affect the poor and immigrant families.”

BVM and American Life League (ALL), another RCN member, have now revealed, however, that SFOP has also been a key player in developing two health care programs in San Francisco that offer abortion and contraceptive services. According to ALL, “it is perfectly clear and completely undeniable that SFOP is actively involved in promoting abortion and birth control, in direct violation of Catholic Church teaching and CCHD guidelines.”

First, SFOP worked with the San Francisco Health Plan (SFHP) to secure the adoption of the Healthy Kids (HK) program, which provides universal health care for children. SFOP’s role was considerable, as their efforts were even mentioned in a city resolution supporting a similar statewide program. They also have been credited with enrolling 2,000 children in the city initiative.

According to the SFHP website, “family planning” services are offered to San Francisco’s youth through HK. These services include both contraception and “elective abortions.”
California’s bishops also backed the statewide HK bill, despite its commitment to abortion and contraception. According to the public record, the California Catholic Conference offered arguments in favour of the bill, supporting it alongside Catholic Charities of California, the Alliance of Catholic Health Care, and Catholic Healthcare West. The Conference sided against the California Right to Life Committee, who, as the sole opposition to the bill, argued “that teenage girls will be brought into government-funded programs promoting birth control and abortion services without parental consent.”

SFOP also prides itself on securing the implementation of Healthy San Francisco (HSF), a pioneer universal health care program begun two years ago that is intended to serve the city’s uninsured residents. Community Catalyst, a national non-profit dedicated to promoting health care access, lists SFOP as a key player in rallying support for the program, alongside ACORN and others. Like HK, HSF also provides abortion, contraception, and (abortifacient) emergency contraception.

“The Archdiocese of San Francisco and the CCHD continue to flash their pro-life credentials, but how do they explain the glowing endorsement both gave for the SFOP’s involvement in the pro-abortion Healthy San Francisco and Healthy Kids programs?” asks Michael Hichborn of ALL. “The USCCB has called the pro-abortion provisions in the National Health Care bill ‘unacceptable,’ and yet these provisions are similar to those in the Healthy San Francisco plan, which the Archdiocese of San Francisco supported through the efforts of SFOP.”
The Archdiocese of San Francisco’s support for SFOP is deep, as the national CCHD office indicated. They are listed on SFOP’s website as a partner, along with nearly a dozen Catholic parishes, and nine Catholic churches are listed as having SFOP organizing committees. The Archdiocese lists an SFOP employee, Sarah Nolan, as their Parish Organizer/Outreach Coordinator, giving her SFOP e-mail address.

Being the first universal health care program of its kind in the U.S., numerous sources, including media and San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, have touted Healthy San Francisco as a model for national health care reform. In a February address to the nation’s mayors, President Obama praised Newsom, saying “Instead of just talking about health care, mayors like Gavin Newsom in San Francisco have been ensuring that those in need receive it.”

Other key players have taken notice as well. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has met with Mayor Newsom about the city’s health care experience, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, representative for San Francisco, has supported Newsom in his efforts.

“Essentially, the current health care package Congress is trying to ram down our throats drew heavy inspiration from the Healthy San Francisco plan,” Hichborn observed. “So we have the Archdiocese of San Francisco, the CCHD, and the California Catholic Conference to thank for this mess!”

In his most recent report on SFOP, Bellarmine Ministry’s Rob Gasper asks that the Archdiocese clarify its positions regarding the two health plans promoted by SFOP. “Without such action, Catholics may become confused due to the appearance of disagreement between the USCCB and San Francisco Archdiocese regarding support for health care reform which includes abortion funding,” he writes.

“We expect the Archdiocese of San Francisco and CCHD to consider the facts and begin the process of severing ties with SFOP immediately,” said Hichborn, “and await Bishop Morin’s correction for calling our accusations ‘outrageous’ and ‘untruthful.’”

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