Clenard Childress
At the crossroads of conscience
By Clenard Childress
August 25, 2015

"As much as I deplore violence there is an evil that is even worse than violence and that's cowardice." If a believer does not take a stand in the world, if he or she only talks about faith, what do you have? Nothing. Nothing really Christian at any rate. Faith requires action. And it is inconceivable to imagine that the Civil Rights movement could have had the successes it did without the actions taken by its supporter..."
    Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
America is at the crossroads of conscience. We are standing at one of – if not the most – critical times since the inception of America. The magnitude of this moment should not be taken casually because the days ahead will determine the magnitude of the response to us from our Creator. Whether we choose to recognize it or not, the universal principle "What a man sows so shall he also reap..." has always been viable and it appears that a devastating harvest of our errant seed is about to manifest. The charge against America is "the murder of the innocent." The conclusive evidence of this evil work is being exposed nationally as it was during the Civil Rights Movement. "A picture is worth a thousand words..." can be apply applied to the 1960s and those pictures caused a significant shift in culture and justice for African-Americans. When the picture of the open casket of Emit Till's body displaying the horrific brutality of a racially motivated attack was published across the country, there was horror and shame among decent citizens of all ethnicities. When the police dogs of Sheriff Bull Conner were seen ripping the shirts off of young demonstrators in Kelly Ingram Park in Birmingham, Alabama, and when women and men were viewed on the evening news being beat with billy clubs while attempting to cross Edmund Pettis Bridge in Selma, Alabama, there was holy outrage from millions of persons of conscience in America. Those people in America increased the public appeal for justice for people of color and a demand that the laws reflect their enraged cry for justice.

We are here once again!

"Black Life Matters..." the mantra funded by the fountain of leftist ideology and dollars has turned out to be a "well of living water," and a significant boost to an anemic Black Pro-Life Movement. Black Life Matters has plowed up the fallow ground in the African-American Community and has created the platform for "All Black Life Matters." Can you believe that I owe a debt of gratitude to George Soros for elevating the message of Black Genocide in the free and open marketplace of ideas in America? I can think of nothing that has been done by anyone on this scale to begin a conversation regarding the decimation of the Black community by abortion via the leading provider, Planned Parenthood, who treats African-Americans with disdain and abuse and certainly has no regard at all for Black Life. It's "Got to be a God Thing..."

When have you ever since the beginning of this holocaust ever thought you would see Presidential Candidates having to give a definitive statement concerning their support, or non-support, for Planned Parenthood?

When has there ever been such concerted efforts from various organizations and cultures of the Pro-life community (a total miracle) to come together to rally against Plan Parenthood on the same day lifting up a harmonious cry demanding Planned Parenthood be defunded?

America's moment on the witness stand has come to a climax due to the efforts of the Center for Medical Progress. David Daleiden – who could have been aborted legally by his mother and I am sure Planned Parenthood is still in an emotional tirade having missed the chance – has given America the picture of Emit Till, the police dogs at Kelly Ingram Park, and the billy clubs at Selma. By drawing back the curtain and exposing the heinous and depraved acts of Planned Parenthood, what was not completely understood, now has the faces of the doctors and staff who like Dr. Josef Mengele, actually harvest body parts for sale later on.

America, what will be your response? It is clear that these culminating events are of divine order and I perceive, as it was for Cain, so it is now for America. The question is being asked, "Where is Thy Brother?" The evidence has been laid before you, America. Cain took the question casually, not realizing Able's Blood was crying out from the ground, and God was giving him a chance to repent and ask for mercy. By the way: Cain never said he was sorry, he despised his responsibility for his brother, and lied about his guilt – will that be us? For whenever innocent blood is shed there comes a time when God eventually shows up to make inquisition for innocent blood, and as He did with Cain, He is doing now with America. It's a promise in His word and we are now at the cusp of that promise. (See Psalms 9-12)

As with Cain, God knew the answer. God wanted a confession of guilt and a change of heart. America, the question is now being asked and God wants the same from America. Will He get it or will we be as Cain....
    Rescue those who are unjustly sentenced to die;
    Save them as they stagger to their death.
    Don't excuse yourself by saying, "Look, we didn't know."
    For God understands all hearts, and he sees you.
    He who guards your soul knows you knew.
    He will repay all people as their actions deserve. (Proverbs 24:11)
© Clenard Childress


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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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