Clenard Childress
Dr. Martin Luther King speaks prophetically today of the KKK and apostate clergy
By Clenard Childress
January 19, 2017

"One of the shameful tragedies of history is that the very institutions which should remove man from the midnight of racial segregation participates in creating and perpetuating the midnight. In the terrible midnight of war men have knocked on the door of the church to ask for the bread of peace, but the church has often disappointed them. What more pathetically reveals the irrelevancy of the church in present day world affairs than its witness regarding war...?" the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther stated in his essay, "The Strength to Love."

That was 1963. I would say to Martin, if he were here today, that something, "More Pathetically," reveals the irrelevancy of the church in this day and that is the "deafening silence" of our pulpits on the issue of abortion, and most especially, within the Black Church. Dr. King pointed out that the very institutions that were to 'remove man from the midnight of racism,' were the very institutions that participates in creating and perpetuating the midnight. This has been clearly seen recently in two news stories which blatantly and pathetically show the two most trusted institutions African-Americans trust – the Democrat Party and the (quasi) church – continue to hurl unsuspecting and ill informed souls into the abyss of depravity, destruction, and unmitigated despair.

For the DNC, 1,786 African-Americans killed each day... was not enough. 52% of African-American pregnancies ending in abortion... were too few. Making abortion a part of their political platform still did not quench the blood thirsty elite when it comes to innocent children being brutally dismembered and then – confirmed by congressional inquiry – sold on the Black Market for lucrative profits. This is a crime yet to be prosecuted and punished.

Fortunately for babies, and African-Americans particularly, the "Grand Plan" was thwarted when the sound of the Trump tornadic political whirlwind caused Auntie Em's house to fall on the "Wicked Witch of the Left..." Thus, history could not be repeated by the evil perpetrated via the 'bully pulpit' in 1915. Hollywood and Democrats have seemingly always had an ungodly alliance.

D. W. Griffith's, Birth of a Nation, was a documentary of deception produced covertly by the most racist entity in America, the Ku Klux Klan. The then president of the United States was Democrat Woodrow Wilson and also a Klansman. Wilson used his office to promote the Klan's racist agenda. Regarding this, Richard Wormser of PBS reporting on D. W. Griffith's, "The Birth of a Nation," said
    "...presenting blacks as dominating Southern whites (almost all of whom are noble in the film) and sexually forcing themselves upon white women. The Klan was portrayed as the South's savior from this alleged tyranny. Not only was this portrayal untrue, it was the opposite of what actually happened. During Reconstruction, whites dominated blacks and assaulted black women. The Klan was primarily a white terrorist organization that carried out hundreds of murders. After seeing the film, an enthusiastic Wilson reportedly remarked: "It is like writing history with lightning, and my only regret is that it is all so terribly true." Klan membership and atrocities carried out against African-Americans exploded!
Now, believe it or not, in 2017 the plan is the same: create a film to garner public opinion to carry out our racist agenda against African-Americans and have the 'bully pulpit' of the presidency back it up. Voila! We have the birth of Planned Parenthood's propaganda movie, "'Terrible Virtue," the life story of Margaret Sanger based upon a book written by Ellen Feldman. This same Margaret Sanger who said, "Colored people are human weeds and they are to be exterminated..." and... you'll like this one... "The most merciful thing that a large family does to one of its infant members is to kill it..." This movie, fresh out of Hollywood, will be "Coming to a theater near you..." No doubt those quotes won't be in the film!

Suffering from a tarnished public image after being exposed for dismembering babies and selling their parts for profit, Planned Parenthood desperately needed a strong promo from a position of power. Planned Parenthood expected this movie to be birthed under the presidency of Hillary Clinton who said in her acceptance speech of the Margaret Sanger Award, "I admire Margaret Sanger enormously, her courage, her tenacity, her vision..." and, "I am really in awe of her, there are a lot of lessons we can learn from her life..." What, less people of color? Oh, those Democrats and their blatant, obvious racism, still ignored by most African-Americans. As an African-American, I adjure you to join myself and the 'Lollipop Guild' in celebrating the defeat of this dastardly plan and the welcoming of a Trump Administration that is defunding Planned Parenthood and would pursue overturning Roe vs. Wade.

The abominations continue, and too often, that other institution which pathetically reveals its irrelevancy, is the church. The institution which should be keeping wayward souls from the bleak midnight of racism, stands in solidarity with the leading killer of African-Americans: Planned Parenthood. More than twenty religious leaders, of different faiths, assembled January 13, to bless Planned Parenthood's new abortion mega (killing) clinic in Washington, DC, praising its "sacred work."

This is sacrilegious and an abomination. As Martin Luther King stated in his Letter from a Birmingham Jail, "The modern-day church is often a weak and ineffectual church often a staunch supporter of the status quo..." Once again, the plan is from the past. Margaret Sanger, in a letter to Clarence Gamble of Proctor and Gamble stated,
    "We should hire three or four colored ministers, preferably with social-service backgrounds, and with engaging personalities. The most successful educational approach to the Negro is through a religious appeal. We don't want the 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."
For clergy praising the dismemberment and the tearing apart of a child for profit as "sacred work," I would describe it more as 'satanic work.' To mock the God of the church, and the sanctity of life, these apostate impersonators of justice had the unmitigated gall at the benediction to sing, "This Little Light of Mine..." It's beyond being ironic! These facilitators of snuffing the lights out of our most vulnerable declare their light to shine... Unbelievable! Hypocrisy abounds when righteousness is abrogated.

I thank God some Black Folks are waking up to this treachery!

© 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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