Clenard Childress column
Clenard Childress
Rev. Dr. Clenard H. Childress, Jr., is the senior pastor of The New Calvary Baptist Church in Montclair, NJ. He is the founder of the website Blackgenocide.org and president of Life Education And Resource Network, Northeast. LEARN is the largest African-American pro-life group in the US. Rev. Childress is a leader in social activism and partners with the Center For Bioethical Reform, taking the Genocide Awareness Projects to college campuses around the country.

Rev. Childress and his wife Regina have 4 children: Clenard, Thomas, Tonya, and Tia.


The church in America has forgotten
Clenard Childress
June 12, 2014

We must never forget: everything Hitler did in Germany to persecute the Jews was "legal," and everything the Partisans and Individuals of Conscience did in any . . .


The federal government says "yes" to beards, "no" to babies....
Clenard Childress
May 19, 2014

The words of Dr. Martin Luther King still ring true and their relevancy has not diminished, for in fact: they have never been more relevant! We are presently . . .


Demon seed?
Clenard Childress
March 22, 2014

Bishop Paul Morton calls children conceived in rape, Demons... First, the good news: Bishop Paul Morton has declared he is no longer going to be a mindless . . .


Batman forever now or never
Clenard Childress
March 8, 2014

Fulton J. Sheen once said, "If the bringing of children into the world is today an economic burden, it is because the social system is inadequate; and not . . .


Under siege or infiltrated? Remember the city of Troy?
Clenard Childress
December 5, 2013

Once upon a time, a long time ago, there was an ancient city named Troy. Once upon a time, a long time ago, there was an ancient city called Washington, DC.  . . .


The epitome of hypocrisy... Obamacare
Clenard Childress
October 17, 2013

To all who ever doubted the callous, inhumane mentality of the Barack Obama administration, this recent revelation of Obamacare should remove any uncertainty.  . . .


A lesson from President Abraham Lincoln
Clenard Childress
September 10, 2013

What a man sows he shall also reap... In President Abraham Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address on March 4, 1865, he insightfully delivered a message reminding . . .


Homosexual activists bully Donnie McClurkin
Clenard Childress
August 20, 2013

The hijacking of the Civil Rights Movement by homosexual activists took a quantum leap with the barring of Donnie McClurkin from the Martin Luther King Concert . . .


Betrayal of principle
Clenard Childress
August 16, 2013

These are were the words of Cory Booker at Metropolitan Baptist Church in Newark as he received the endorsement of nearly 40 African-American Clergy for the US . . .


Trayvon Martin was walking home -- II
Clenard Childress
August 13, 2013

Pro-fil-ing 1. The use of personal characteristics or behavior patterns to make generalizations about a person, as in gender profiling. 2. The use of . . .


Trayvon Martin was walking home
Clenard Childress
August 2, 2013

Prior to the verdict of George Zimmerman, as the Rev. Jessie Jackson was being interviewed by a leading news station of his expectation of the decision of the . . .


Gosnell and crew should not be the only ones in trial
Clenard Childress
May 7, 2013

The trial of Philadelphia's most sadistic serial killer of all time is coming to a close in the City of Brotherly Love. Charged with seven counts of first . . .


The dawning of a KING'S dream -- addendum
Clenard Childress
February 22, 2013

In 2003, I wrote this essay to convey the prophetical insight of Dr. Martin Luther King's two most memorable speeches: "I Have A Dream" and "I've Been To The . . .


2013 -- African-American civil rights -- pro-life
Clenard Childress
January 23, 2013

Forty years ago America began to wander aimlessly within the realm of the Culture of Death. The law of the land stated you could legally kill innocent children . . .


They had their entire lives ahead of them
Clenard Childress
January 2, 2013

The heinous and unconscionable acts of violence witnessed at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton, Connecticut, remind us of the reality of the culture-of . . .


What America has left behind
Clenard Childress
November 15, 2012

This is The Urban Prophet's translation of II Chronicles 7:14 for America today as we ponder our present state of affairs. "If my people which are called by . . .


Skin for skin
Clenard Childress
October 23, 2012

Without question we are at the precipice, the cusp, of the most significant presidential election of our Republic's history. There has never been an election . . .


More murder and madness in Chicago
Clenard Childress
August 7, 2012

It was recently reported that within a one year period in Afghanistan, there were 145 combat deaths, and in that same period in Chicago, there were 246 . . .


No one would have predicted it...? Obama creates a more pro-life America...
Clenard Childress
June 23, 2012

Former presidential candidate, Gary Bauer, and current president of, American Values, opined last month that, "No one would have predicted it, but President . . .


NAACP once again decides without consensus
Clenard Childress
May 29, 2012

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, in these recent years, has been everything but for the advancement of Colored People. Its . . .


A line drawn in the sand -- or -- walking the plank African American clergy must decide
Clenard Childress
May 23, 2012

Dr. Martin Luther King's book, "A Stride Toward Freedom," was considered the handbook of the Civil Rights movement of the fifties and sixties. It was in this . . .


Apologize to Obama?
Clenard Childress
April 10, 2012

I had the privilege of being interviewed by Jonathan Coats, an Elder in Church Of God In Christ, and the host of the radio program, "Inside Politics," heard in . . .


Lurking within Health and Human Services
Clenard Childress
April 6, 2012

The Department of Health and Human Services actually offers very little to humans in the stage of their lives before birth. This present administration's lust . . .


Conscience -- the ultimate prize
Clenard Childress
February 19, 2012

The call which came from President Barack Obama to Bishop Timothy Nolan, on or near the eve of Roe Vs Wade, expresses the relentless efforts of his . . .


Homosexuality, abortion, and Martin Luther King
Clenard Childress
June 12, 2011

One of the more fascinating exchanges in Scripture which depicts the contemporary decorum of debate in our present-day culture is clearly seen when Jesus . . .


Why homosexuality is wrong
Clenard Childress
May 5, 2011

The 21st century has offered new challenges to the faith community and society. We are faced with social issues which have become increasingly more complex due . . .


The First Amendment -- its importance -- and possible demise
Clenard Childress
April 27, 2011

On July 13th, 1787, the Congress of the Confederation passed, "An ordinance for the government of the territory of the United States, north west of the River . . .


The most dangerous place for an African-American to be
Clenard Childress
March 29, 2011

Once again the ideologues of the of the Left are confronted with the reality of Truth and due to their frustrations with the logic of this Truth, resort to . . .


Abortion is black genocide
Clenard Childress
February 22, 2011

Writing in "Right to Life News" a beautiful document about our right to life, the Rev. Jessie Jackson asked an amazingly salient question which shouts across . . .


Still no shepherds cry
Clenard Childress
October 19, 2010

Prophetic voices point us to the future by causing us to remember and consider the cornerstone truths of our past — lessons learned though struggle and . . .


Who is they -- who is we?
Clenard Childress
July 10, 2010

The Reverend Jesse Jackson once said: "That is why the Constitution called us three-fifths human and then whites further dehumanized us by calling us 'niggers.' . . .


Malajusted
Clenard Childress
June 28, 2010

Solicitor General Elena Kagan, nominated by President Obama to replace retiring Court Justice, John Paul Stevens, has called the military ban on homosexuals, "a . . .


We hold these truths to be self evident...
Clenard Childress
June 25, 2010

The chief cornerstone of truth by which Dr. Martin Luther King and others of the Civil Rights movement staked their claim for social justice is recorded in the . . .


Sean James and Al Joyner -- punked by Planned Parenthood
Clenard Childress
February 12, 2010

The Plan? "We should hire three or four colored ministers, preferably with social-service backgrounds, and with engaging personalities." The Purpose? "We . . .


The hijacking of the civil rights movement
Clenard Childress
January 7, 2010

The perpetual slide down the slippery slope of irrelevancy for the NAACP was never more clearly seen then when Julian Bond testified before the New Jersey State . . .


Civil rights is not the same as same sex rights
Clenard Childress
December 15, 2009

As an African American who has known both the pain and heartbreak of a centuries-long struggle for equality in this nation as well as the joy and exhilaration . . .


A crisis of conscience at Church of God in Christ
Clenard Childress
October 15, 2009

During the Democrat National Convention in Denver in 2008, I attended an Ecumenical Religious service where I heard Bishop Blake give one of the most stirring . . .


The Negro cannot win
Clenard Childress
May 12, 2009

As I've written before, "The Negro cannot win if he chooses to sacrifice the future of his children for immediate comfort and safety...." This quote from Rev. . . .


Obama and your conscience
Clenard Childress
March 24, 2009

"That is why right temporarily defeated is stronger than evil triumphant. I believe that even amid today's mortar burst and whining bullets, there is hope for a . . .


Barack Obama's betrayal of the Black Church?
Clenard Childress
March 9, 2009

As I write this, Obama has just signed an Executive Order lifting restrictions on Embryonic Stem Cell research, a move he said, rejects the "false choice" . . .


Open season on the innocent in Oakland
Clenard Childress
February 12, 2009

Oscar Grant, a young African-American male whose friends and acquaintances describe as a "peace maker" can be viewed on YouTube pleading with his friends to be . . .


Still the question of birth -- Mombassa or Bethlehem?
Clenard Childress
December 30, 2008

Sixty-six percent of American citizens will celebrate Christmas this season as a religious holiday. It is the day of the year where the globe recognizes the . . .


The best thing happened to end black genocide
Clenard Childress
November 19, 2008

The people in darkness will see a great light Now is the time to ride the wave of the Spirit of social justice and free those who have been unlawfully . . .


Where do we go from here?
Clenard Childress
November 13, 2008

Where do we go from here? This is probably the most asked question presently in America since the end of the Civil War, but I am wondering: who is asking it . . .


What Martin Luther King called evil, Barack Obama calls good
Clenard Childress
October 28, 2008

I had the pleasure of meeting Gianna Jessen earlier this year at "Walk for Life San Francisco." Gianna's vibrant energetic personality is therapeutic.  . . .


Black America's hope for a president -- at what price?
Clenard Childress
September 29, 2008

My Dear Brothers and Sisters, In less than 35 days America will go to the polls and choose a President to lead them for the next four years. Never in our . . .


Delusion in Denver
Clenard Childress
September 18, 2008

The stage is set. It's August 28th, 2008 and the timing couldn't be better. Everyone's expectations are running high. All eyes are focused on the democratic . . .


Amos and Andy in black responsibility
Clenard Childress
July 31, 2008

The Presidential campaign of 2008 has had more theatrics than Broadway could ever hope to produce. The invidious candor of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright; the . . .


When is a racist a racist?
Clenard Childress
July 19, 2008

Imagine for a moment you heard the following comments over the air waves or read them in your local newspaper. Would you consider this person to be a Racist?  . . .


Black leadership owes Don Imus an apology
Clenard Childress
May 10, 2008

"Race is an issue that I believe this nation cannot afford to ignore right now. We would be making the same mistake that Reverend Wright made in his offending . . .


Shepherds leading the sheep to the slaughter
Clenard Childress
April 14, 2008

Here are the birth statistics for African-American babies in the City of Philadelphia just a couple a years ago: 10,880 born, 9,259 aborted. Nearly half or 46% . . .


Margaret Sanger would have loved Barack Obama
Clenard Childress
March 15, 2008

Revelations of eugenic ideology and the racist practices of Planned Parenthood are unfolding more and more. The public is just beginning to believe what . . .


Obama nation: What would an Obama presidency mean?
Clenard Childress
February 6, 2007

The Democratic Party has for years given lip service to the African-American community. They have talked about prominence without fulfilling the promise. They . . .


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