Clenard Childress
2013 -- African-American civil rights -- pro-life
At The Door of "The Dream"
By 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 made in the image of God with impunity and profitably. The most violent act against humanity had become law and the war against the womb, which began then, still rages on. In 1967, the State of Colorado was the first State in the Union to legalize the mass murder of children within the womb. The conscience of America refused to rally to save the children first slated for America's holocaust. Then, six years later, Roe vs. Wade would become law constitutionally guaranteeing our nation's right to slaughter the innocent on an even grander scale. This was the beginning of the eroding of the conscience of America and the Culture of Death ensued. Forty years from 1967, we would recognize on the following year for the first time since polling began regarding Abortion, America polled Pro-life. First shift had taken place – the next would have to be greater.

It is now 2013, forty years from 1973, and the next shift is here. This year the Pro-life movement will score its greatest victories and reach the audience that needs to hear it the most. Noah's shift came after forty days and the rain ceased. After forty days Jonah's preaching was able to turn the city of Nineveh from certain judgment. Jesus began his ministry after forty days in the wilderness and the Children of Israel finally got to go into the Promised Land after a forty year operation designed to extract from them their slave mentality. Forty is the threshold to transition and the next shift will be greater than the last. It was nice to gain positive polling within public opinion, but the laws permitting the decimation of our future, and the destruction of our creed, still remain in need of change.

For African-Americans, it is a Jubilee Year. That's where the greatest victories in the Pro-life arena will be. In 1863, 150 years ago – three Jubilee Years ago – there was Lincoln's signature victory: The Emancipation Proclamation. The African Slave was declared free across the land. The oppression, along with their Oppressors, lost the legal right to enslave others. In the Book of Leviticus we read that every fifty years there is to be a Jubilee Year declared. The slaves are to be released and returned to their own possessions. Fifty years ago, the greatest Prophet of our times, preached from the Lincoln Memorial in the Centennial Celebration Year of the Emancipation Proclamation. At the core of his message was the demand that Americas would live out their creed which states before all mankind,
    "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."
The cry of freedom on the Second Jubilee since the Emancipation Proclamation for African-Americans would transform the social fabric of our nation and eradicate unjust laws such as Segregation and Discrimination. African-Americans would gain access to the American Dream and were granted the right to pursue happiness.

It is now fifty years later – a third Jubilee Year since the Emancipation Proclamation – but America still has yet to live out its creed, for the Oppressor has changed his methods, but the intent is still the same. The victimization and abuse of African-Americans has gone to another, more lethal level. The Oppressors have listened to the racist, Margaret Sanger, and espousing her thoughts, have "hired some colored ministers to facilitate its diabolical purpose." Malcolm X called them, 'house negroes,' for they were to keep the slaves in order so the avarice, greed, and material gain of the Oppressor would be unimpeded.

Speaking of the House of Representatives, it's amazing how the Congressional Black Caucus has been in lock-step with the most destructive forces ever levied against the Black Community in our history. Their shield has been to demonize their opponents as 'Racist' so African-Americans would need their voice in government to protect them against those 'nasty racists' so their rights might be preserved. It's worked like a charm! This prestidigitation – this slight of hand – is taking place while the Congressional Black Caucus 'House Negroes' support a Public School system which has utterly failed African-American children; who fight against the only system which has elevated our children: School Choice; who continue to support the Planned Parenthood Abortion Agenda and machine which has killed of 20 million African-American babies since 1973; who sanction Planned Parenthood's proven poisons such as RU46 and Depo-Provera which exponentially accelerates the genocide of African-Americans; who continue to advocate the homosexual agenda whose goal is not marriage, but the indoctrination of school children to accept unnatural acts, along with an unnatural lifestyle, as being wholesome and acceptable. This is unacceptable.

Remember: for African-Americans, it's a Jubilee Year! The Oppressors loose their hold on their victims and the people who have been enslaved by them are set free. Its forty years since Roe vs. Wade and the promise of the land is now in view – 'Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness..." This shift after forty is greater than the last. The voices of truth will tear down the walls of censorship and deception, and truth and rigorousness will cascade down like a mighty river, for as Dr. Martin Luther King stated on the last Jubilee moment on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in 1963,
    "This is no time to engage in the luxury of cooling off or to take the tranquilizing drug of gradualism. Now is the time to make real the promises of democracy. Now is the time to rise from the dark and desolate valley of segregation to the sunlit path of racial justice. Now is the time to lift our nation from the quick sands of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood. Now is the time to make justice a reality for all of God's children. Yes I know the Church has been sleeping and Pharaoh has refused to yield and the prophets of Baal still prophecy their lies but remember, God has promised to set a table before us in the presence of our enemies."
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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 and president of Life Education And Resource Network, Northeast. LEARN is the largest African-American pro-life group in the US... (more)


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