Dean Nelson w/ Gov. Kemp and the HB 481, The LIFE Act.

We are happy to be a member of the Frederick Douglass Foundation and Douglass Leadership Institute.

Thank you to our national president, Dean Nelson and prolife activist/member, Alveda King and Catherine Davis

With Governor Brian Kemp signing the HB 481, The LIFE Act. This is a historic step toward protecting all life in Georgia. May more states foll. May this bill be just the begining as they continue  working on Justice for pre-born. We are all Human!

 

This was the culmination of the dedicated hard work of so many peoples relentless, courageous, preparation, strategy, and passionate execution. The People pictured are heroes.

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NYS Pro-abortion Bill Targets Minorities LOCAL LEADERS TO SPEAK OUT ON MODERN DAY EUGENICS

 

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Ayesha Kreutz

press@fdfny.com

(585) 615.9551 – (585) 880-7580

 

ELECTIONS HAVE CONSEQUENCES: EVEN FOR THE PRE-BORN

NYS Pro-abortion Bill Targets Minorities

LOCAL LEADERS TO SPEAK OUT ON MODERN DAY EUGENICS

 

January 21, 2019

ROCHESTER, NY – Abortion is not a political or political-party issue. It is a humanity issue.

Governor Andrew Cuomo and the Democrat-controlled Senate and Assembly have created the most radical pro-abortion state in the US.  Local leaders will bring to light the shocking details inside the dangerous Reproductive Health Act that will destroy minority communities while continuing to devalue human life in New York State.

Is this who we are as a state?  Is this really about women’s health?  Find out January 22, 2019 at 10:45am on the steps of 135 University Avenue.  Speakers include local pastors, community leaders, and national pro-life leader Walter Hoye, author of Black and Pro-Life in America.

 

REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH ACT – THE RESPONSE

WALTER HOYE & COMMUNITY LEADERS

TUESDAY 1.22.2019

10:45AM 135 UNIVERSITY AVENUE, ROCHESTER, NY

 

The abortion expansion bill known as the Reproductive Health Act (RHA) (S.240-Krueger/A.21-Glick) moves far beyond codifying Roe v Wade, with two of its most egregious points being the removal of the existing protections for children born alive following an attempted abortion and the allowing of non-doctors to perform abortions.

Frederick Douglass Foundation of New York, President, Ayesha Kreutz, said, “The Eugenics movement is alive and well, and our humanity is paying the cost.” Adding, “It seems the Governor and the legislature no longer believe abortions should be a rare, safe and legal but, instead, legal, often and dangerous.

It says there will be no added cost to implement the RHA bill.

We ask what about the devastating cost: human life, human dignity and humanity? In recent years, NYS has been seeing a decline in the abortion rates. In NYC, we had been seeing a decline in the abortion rates of the black population – down from 116 abortions for every 100 live births to 99 abortions per 100 live births.  RHA is sure to put black folks back onto the endangered-species depopulation plan we are fighting so hard to get off of.

Statewide, 44.1% of all black pregnancies end in abortion. Outside of NYC it is 35.4%.  In NYC only, it is 47.7%. The biggest benefactor of this bill is Planned Parenthood, whose clear intent is to target minority communities for abortions. An intent made clear by their choice of locations for their “clinics”, which are mostly in neighborhoods with high numbers of Blacks and Hispanics.

Ayesha Kreutz says, “As science and medical technology advances, NY heads further back into the dark ages. Denying personhood to a group of people is oppression, and upholding the fundamental right for one group of people to destroy another is slavery. That is essentially what the progressives and pro-abortionists are celebrating.  When systemic oppression is celebrated by the legislature, it only goes to show us what they hold dear.”

Following the press conference, Walter Hoye will join hundreds of local pro-life advocates at 135 University Avenue (6p -730p) to mourn the murder of New York’s aborted babies, reject the passing of the Reproductive Health Act and the two companion bills which are sure to further devastate our communities.  The press is invited to attend.

“Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them.” Frederick Douglass

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Living Our Dual Citizenship

By Tera Ertz
“18 For many, of whom I have often told you and now tell you even with
tears, walk as enemies of the cross of Christ. 19 Their end is destruction,
their god is their belly, and they glory in their shame, with minds set on
earthly things. 20 But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a
Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, 21 who will transform our lowly body to be like
his glorious body,by the power that enables him even to subject all things to
himself.” Philippians 3:18-21
Over the last several years, there’s been a disheartening phenomena in the people who call themselves Christian in this nation. Many of us who profess Christ as Lord have allowed the world to make us focus on our bellies,
setting our minds on earthly things, and thus distracting us from the truth of who we are. Paul makes this distinction for us here in Philippians as well as in Ephesians 2. And we see a similar admonitions from the author of Hebrews and Peter that we are strangers and aliens here in this place because it is not our home. And to beware the things of this world.
As Christians, it’s critical for us to wrap our brains around this concept. Especially in days such as these where violence seems to be escalating. Hatred seems to be running rampant, over things both small and large.
Anger rages, and no longer even requires anyone to actually do anything. All it needs is a perception of what someone might do or think. We look at social media and the headlines and are inundated daily with the message that the world is coming apart at the seams. We base that certainty on two line memes or gotcha headlines without regard to reality. And rage flows freely. Worse, we’ve begun to turn that rage against our brothers and sisters, publicly and brutally, for the sin of speaking words of caution or principle into the noise. Prominent Christian debase themselves and speak false words about each other in support of or opposition to a political cause. Many who claim to be leaders of God’s people embrace abortion, calling the slaughter of innocents the work of God. Those who claim to support unity and grace vilify anyone who does not embrace homosexuality and transgenderism, and break covenant promises in service to that cause. Many who embraced Donald Trump viciously attack those who do not as unChristian, and twist Scripture to try to make Mr. Trump into the latest false Messiah.
Many who oppose Mr. Trump respond in kind.
Brothers and sisters, what are we doing? Have we forgotten whose we are? Have we forgotten whose household we belong to, where our citizenship lies? God, in Scripture, gives us very specific instruction on how we are to behave toward one another and toward the world. Right now, this nation isn’t reflecting those instructions. We are not demonstrating love, peace, joy. We are not behaving with grace. And we assuredly aren’t speaking truth, the basic, everlasting truth, that the only salvation there is or that we need is found in Jesus Christ. Administrations, parties, nations, rise and fall. Only God is eternal. And in the end, only His approval, provision, and plans will endure.
One the other hand, we are for the moment dual citizens. While we are here in the body, God placed us in a specific geographical location among a specific people. He placed us here for His purposes. We cannot run away and ignore the goings on in this beautiful country we call home. That is no more in keeping with the Gospel than backbiting and slandering. What is a follower of the King to do in this nation that seems on the brink of tearing itself apart?
Fortunately, God is all knowing, and desires us to be equipped to face the times we live in, whatever they may be. He left instructions for a time such as this.
Let’s go to a book many have used to advocate for Donald Trump. Through Jeremiah, God commanded His children how to behave when they found themselves in a place that was not their home:
5 Build houses and live in them; plant gardens and eat their produce. 6 Take
wives and have sons and daughters; … multiply there, and do not decrease.
7 But seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray
to the Lord on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare… Then
you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you. 13 You
will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart.”
Jeremiah 29:5-7, 12-13
In other words, live your lives. Pray to God. Seek the well being of your nation. And seek the Lord with all your heart. As you go about your business today, frustrated with your fellow citizens in this nation, remember where
your first loyalty lies. Christ called us out of the world, and into the kingdom of God. He sends us into the world to carry the gospel of the kingdom as His ambassadors. Nothing else we, or anyone else, does matters if we fail in that commission. All else is dross.
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Tera Ertz is the founder of Hope and Change Ministries, author of God Talk: The Beginning, wife, mother of five, and a child of God. You can find her on Facebook, or subscribe to Hope and Change Ministries to keep up with the latest.

Where the Bar Is Set

By Nat Sniatecki

I hate using the word ‘teenager’. It rarely has any positive connotations, as I’m sure you’ve noticed. Teenagers are rarely spoken of in a good light, and when they are, it comes as a surprise to the person reporting it. Before 1941, it never even existed. The idea of being in this strange place between adulthood and childhood never came to mind. Yet, now that the idea has not only been coined, but instilled in the minds of youth for generations, it’s a nearly inescapable notion.

Much to the surprise of my peers, I believe we are capable of things that adults can do as well; whether we rise to the challenge or not is a point yet to come. But when I say “It was a different time, and a different type of parenting”, no one seems to understand. I know someone who was just married last year at seventeen, and she’s perfectly happy and living well, and that’s come as such a shock to many of my friends, because they think of adulthood as this distant, vague entity they’re neither prepared nor willing to reach.

So now, once I reach my eighteenth birthday, I’m suddenly supposed to take on the responsibilities and legal duties of an adult, regardless of my personal capability to do so? Until that point I can do as I please and for all intents and purposes, stay a child, but once the clock strikes eighteen, I have to instantly become an adult and I’m expected to fully function in society? I’m not asking this out of complaint for the modern responsibilities of an adult, or even the fact that it comes so soon: quite the contrary, in fact. I’m asking this to question this ludicrous system that’s been put in place.

Look at King Josiah. He was eight when he ascended to the throne of Israel, and no doubt felt intimidated by the concept of ruling an entire nation. He could have shirked the responsibility of kingship. He could have ignored the problems of the nation, chiefly the rampant idol worship taking place. He could have fled the land and gone into exile. But instead of fearing responsibility and falling back on the handicap of his age, he decided to rise to the task. As king, he sought out and destroyed the idols and temples to false gods across Israel and followed God with an obedient heart, as we know from Scripture.Continue reading

A Plan That Is Not God Centered Is A Plan Destine To Fail

By Peter Vazquez

I am of the belief that a plan that is not God centered is a plan destine to fail.

Through government we have fed the poor, but yet we can’t end poverty. Through government we have pushed gun control, but yet those looking to cause harm still find ways to cause harm. Though government we find money, but yet we lack prosperity. Though government we seek guidance and a moral compass, but what we find is corruption, deceit, greed, lack of integrity and accountability, and no leadership.

Government promises a utopia to those who follow without question. A promises that your every need will be met so long as you do not insist on freedom – so long as you do not place your belief above theirs.

Just yesterday the following question was posed, “What does the resurrection mean to you (me personally)?” This was a question that I have never been asked before, but I realized the answer to this question was simple – the resurrection means everything, especially courage and faith. It is easy to not believe in the intangible. Most of us hide behind excuses to not stand up for what is right (i.e. I’ll lose my job, I’ll upset others, my life may be in jeopardy, etc.), but when one believes in the resurrection we understand that we no longer have to hide or be afraid; we understand that we cannot be hurt or harmed as we pursue prosperity, freedom, and an accountable government.

I have always had an interest in politics. As a child, I would watch CSPAN believing that the men and women that ran our government were a sort of special breed – untouchables that had to have been ordained individuals set aside from the rest of us. I once asked a family member if they thought it could be possible that I could be one of those ordained individuals… after laughing at me, for what appeared to be a long time, he said that I was a nut because people like me were not meant to be anything more then what we were – nothing. His response stuck with me and as a result I began to behave as such to the point that nothing mattered. I believed that if I was not (or could not be) one of those ordained individuals and if people like me were not meant to be anything more then what we were then what was the point on believing in anything – God included.

Fortunately, I have a family that lives in a manner that keeps God centered; parents that understood that any plan for our 10710280_992078827475740_7536128944968299561_ofuture that did not have God at the center was a plan that would not bear fruit. As I stated, nothing mattered to me so accountability, integrity, respect, (and self-respect) were not important attributes – why would they be? I became a teen parent, ran the streets doing silly things, resented my parents for not excepting welfare so that I can have the latest clothes, shoes and all the other cool things my peers had – I even ran away from home when I was 15yo after dropping out of school without their knowledge. I had nothing to lose and I believed I had nothing to gain. So as long as others (adults) could not see what I was doing (or not doing) I could never be punished – nothing mattered.

As I grew, I began to realize what my parents had been telling me all along – without God one always feels as if nothing matters. Government can give money and promise a utopia with no accountability, but government cannot give hope, change, faith, love, respect (or self-respect) nor can government make one understand what the resurrection means to you. Knowing that one is accountable even when someone is not looking because God is the center of all we do is the root to solving most of the issues we face in our community. There is evil – to know that there is a God, we must also know there is a devil.

People are going to cause harm to others (and themselves); people have been doing nasty things to others since the beginning of times – human nature cannot be legislated. People who cause harm to others can (and should) be held accountable and people who don’t, should have the ability to protect themselves when needed – common sense. BUT until people begin to understand that any plan that is not God centered – crimes and harm against others will only increase as we see throughout the world in countries where government has decided to exclude Faith and behave as the people’s salvation.

Contrary to the cover page of today’s @dailynews – God has fixed this! As #Godisnotdead! We do not need gun control or people control for that matter – what we need is to control our government! Yesterdays, heinous act in #SanBernardino has mobilized many in America to embrace the resurrection of Christ and stand up to the lawless government our great country has endured for so long.

What is happening now is an attack on God as those who support and believe that government is the answer and our salvation have finally learned the American experiment is ordained by God which is why America has defeated all attacks.

God Bless America and God Bless all those who chose to defend her!

Peter Vazquez

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Christians What is Normal? We need a New Normal

Christians Need a NEW NORMAL

provBy Providence Crowder

I remember enjoying television as a child. Among my favorite sitcoms were: Cosby Show, A Different World, What’s Happening Now, Good Times, Amen, 227, Family Ties, Growing Pains, Punky Brewster, Alf, Different Strokes, Family Matters, Webster, Home Improvement, Fresh Prince of Bel Air . . . and others. I also LOVED Happy Days, The Jeffersons, Brady Bunch, Leave it to Beaver, I love Lucy . . . many of the sitcoms my parents loved.

I remember every now and then sneaking to watch Lavern and Shirley  when my mom wasn’t home. I know it wasn’t right. I confess, I’m not perfect and the show was funny to me! She forbade us from watching that show because my mother believed the content was too inappropriate for my young eyes and ears. Just let that sink in for a minute. Lavern and Shirley was considered inappropriate not even a whole generation ago because the some of the content was sexually suggestive and risqué! There were a few other shows in that category. The Benny Hill Show comes to mind. However, slowly but surely, more and more shows became risqué until the risqué were no longer risqué but normal.

Fast forward to today, Lavern and Shirley would be rated “G” by today’s television standards. Today, sex outside of marriage, single parents, disobedient and disrespectful children, sexually active teenagers, alternative lifestyles . . . THIS is the NEW NORMAL.

Even people in the Church, Christians, have adapted to the new normal, and many of us no longer take active measures to guard ourselves from the influences of modern culture. We watch and laugh at raunchy movies and jokes, myself included. We listen to music about sex and cheating. We give Hollywood a nice portion of our wealth to see movies that promote wholesale sin. Sex, lies, drugs, cheating, betrayal, scandal, murder, crime, filth . . . We love it!

I am not implying that the sins that embody say . . . sexual immorality for example, are exclusive to this generation, because they are nothing new.  However, our willingness to accept them and celebrate them is a clear sign that we are off course. We’ve become indifferent to sins such as fornication (sex between to people who are not married) and adultery, and have accepted the new normal in which fornication and adultery are accepted behaviors. They occur so frequently even among members in the church that these sins are rarely preached against. And we wonder why homosexual behavior is prominent, even in the church. We’ve let sin in the camp. We’ve accepted wicked behaviors as normal. The Bible says, “What do righteousness and wickedness have in common? What fellowship can light have with darkness?” (2 Corinthians 6:14). Can both light and darkness occupy the same space?

Music, television, Hollywood, and famous figures have been demonically influenced to move fornication and adultery into the normal realm. The same influences—music, television, Hollywood, famous and political figures—are working together moving homosexuality into the normal realm. Homosexuality is the NEW new normal. There is even a sitcom promoting such a lifestyle bearing the same name, the New Normal. Once we’ve totally embraced the New new normal as normal, what will be the next new normal?

The Church has an obligation to protest sin and warn against sin so that people will understand and recognize what God says concerning our sin and know sin’s remedy—Jesus. We should be leading people to Christ so that though they may sin, they will not die in their sin . . . though they may sin, they will not make a habit of sin . . . though they may sin, they will not glorify and celebrate sin.

We should be leading because the Bible says we, believers, are salt and light.

“You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.

“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven” (Matthew 5:13-16).

But it is difficult to lead people out of darkness with a dimly lit light. It is even more difficult for people to find their way out of darkness when they can see no light.

People cannot see the Jesus in us when we’re so engulfed in sin that we can barely see our own way. People cannot see God in us when we’re so indifferent to sin that we tolerate, celebrate, and partake in it.

In Scripture, we are warned not to have fellowship with the world:

Adulterers! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God.  Or do you suppose that it is for nothing that the scripture says, “God yearns jealously for the spirit that he has made to dwell in us”? But he gives all the more grace; therefore it says,

“God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.”

Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. Lament and mourn and weep. Let your laughter be turned into mourning and your joy into dejection. Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you. (James 4:4-10).

We are not perfect but we are His and so we ought to behave as such—loving what God loves—hating what God hates. Christians, we need a new normal, one where God is supreme and His ways are our ways. We need a normal where all sin is cast down, not just the few.

Call & Act today: No to the Iran nuke “Deal”

UNITED  is a key word at this historic time and we cannot remain silent since Congress will make the most important foreign policy decision in a generation during their current 60 day review period. Their vote will occur in the first two weeks of September.
Here are actions I encourage you to take in the next four weeks “for such a time as this” based on Esther 4:14:

Let your voice be heard:

1. Call your all your representatives and urge them to block the current deal with Iran.

If you are in NY, it is imperative that you call Senator Schumer at 202.224.6542. Let him that he is our greatest hope to stop the passage of this dangerous deal with Iran.

2. Watch the senate hearing and educate yourself on the serious implication of this deal: http://www.c-span.org/video/?327246-1/secretaries-kerry-moniz-lew-testimony-iran-nuclear-agreement

3. Educate everyone you know about the serious implications of this deal and ask them to contact their representatives
Important information and details HERE

 

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  • Use your voice immediately by calling your Member of Congress asking them to oppose the Iran agreement. Hundreds of calls are needed. Maintain the character of our Christian faith by speaking respectfully no matter what party your elected official represents. Ask your churches and friends to do the same. Remember Proverbs 25:11: “A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in a setting of silver.” When you call, picture in your own mind Moses standing before the Pharaoh and Esther having dinner with her king. They had a speech. Here is a suggested speech for you:
“I’m a constituent. I’m calling my Senator/House Member to express my serious concern about the Iran agreement. I’m respectfully asking my elected official to oppose this deal. This deal does not block Iran from getting a nuclear weapon. War is not the alternative. The alternative is to get a GOOD deal with Iran by following historic precedent during Democrat and Republican administrations where re-negotiating a bad deal led to a good deal. Thank you.”
Here is the Capitol Switchboard number: (202) 224-3121 or to ensure that you locate your Members of Congress click here for your House member and here for Senators.
  • If you learn that your Member of Congress — Democrat or Republican — will oppose this dangerous agreement, please ask them to make a public statement to that effect.
  • Log on to your elected officials’ web pages to see if they are holding Town Halls in your district. Attend and invite your Christian friends and again, in a respectful way, make your concerns known and ask them to oppose the current bad deal.

The Confederate Flag, a Symbol of What?

By Providence Crowder

 

Providence CrowderUp until this moment, I have remained completely silent on the latest controversy surrounding the Confederate Flag. I’ve seen heated discussions fired back and forth among my Conservative brothers and sisters about what the Confederate Flag represents and where it should be exhibited. I’ve listened to the free speech arguments, the racist arguments, the “it’s history” arguments, the Southern pride arguments, the good, the bad, the ugly . . .

In the aftermath of the church shootings in Charleston, South Carolina, our nation is completely gridlocked on what to do about that old Confederate flag. It took awhile for me to absorb it all, to figure out exactly what is it that I feel about the flag. To be truthful, I dont feel much of anything. I do not believe everyoneContinue reading

Give Your Children Parents: Change the World

For Men By Men

~Alan M Aszkler

Want to Change the World? It’s simple give your children the parenting you never had!

I grew up in the 60’s having parents from the Tune in Turn on generation. While my parents were so busy doing their own thing us kids were to be seen and not heard.  Parenting consisted of short lectures sans discussion with vast amounts of time alone to figure it all out.

Discipline was conducted during severe outbursts of rage and punitive corporal punishment mainly because it was never convenient and interfered with my parents “good time” seeking activates. I have no resentments; my parents did the best they could. When the time came I married a fine lady who grew up in much the same environment. We both approached parenting from the same perspective. As a parent I remembered all of the parenting I never had. I took direct and specific action to see that my child would have that parenting.

Let me tell you gentlemen this amazing journey of self-discovery turned out quite well!

Pay attention to your child, I did. Look at the wide eyed wonder in their eyes.

Realize that you are the center of their universe. I realized this is a gift not a burden.

You have the total attention of the next generation of you!

You can right many of the wrongs in your life. Improve upon all the lessons learned.

Make a better you through the parenting of your child.

Good God! What an opportunity! I can be a child again as I parent my child?

Starting at a young age I took my child by the hand through all of things in life that I loved to do. Finding those areas of mutual interest that became my child’s passions was not an easy task. We discovered these passions together as I realized it’s not about me it’s about them. Fully supporting them in their interests even if they are not my interests. I learned new things through my child’s eyes. What they liked I fostered. We spent as much time as I could doing this with them.  We shared a mutual love for history so we spent a lot of time learning and experiencing History together. We played the Sports and Games together. Coaching and training together when possible. I cheered from the sidelines striving to never not be there to watch my child perform. We struggled together through the homework, school work, and life work.

A parent should be there when they fall down to help them through the tears. I had to be strong, telling them it’s going to be OK even when it was not OK. Life isn’t always fair but a parent should always be there, like it or not that’s the job.

Discipline was always just and fair. When my child did something wrong there was a price to pay. Surprisingly a three year old can understand and accept this concept when they are respected. We discussed this topic together to set the boundaries. And yes even Dad spent some time in time out!

Bad Parenting and bad child behavior are both unacceptable.  Oh those results? Everybody tells me what a wonderful child I have and that their Mom did a great job rising them! I just smile and nod. My reward? My child told me that even though we don’t have a lot of money like the other parents we do get to spend a lot of time together! In my humble opinion that is what changing the world looks like!

~Alan M Aszkler

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REFLECTIONS ON FERGUSON: By P. Crowder

REFLECTIONS ON FERGUSON

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Here we are once again in this nation, witnessing together the aftermath of a tragedy in Ferguson, Missouri, made national because of the implications of racism.   Those in the “know” understand that the insertion of racism into any scenario spirals that scenario into an abyss of emotional mayhem.  Whether or not racism was a factor in the events that unfolded during Officer Darren Wilson’s encounter with Michael Brown on the afternoon of August 9th in Ferguson matters little.  If the perception of racism exists, the perception alone is a threat to public peace.

For the past couple of months, I’ve sat and watched the news coverage of Ferguson.  This debacle brought the same civil unrest in the black community as the trial of “white” Hispanic George Zimmerman, the man accused of murdering “unarmed” “black” teen Trayvon Martin in 2012—the media’s emphasis.

Just as it did during the George Zimmerman trial, the mainstream media played a huge role in heightening the racial tension already present between law enforcement and the black community in Ferguson.  The charge of racism immediately changed the event from a question, “Was police officer Darren Wilson justified in his actions?” to a conclusion, “Racist White cop murders unarmed Black teen.”  From the moment race was injected, the facts surrounding the case no longer mattered.  The officer was guilty in the court of public opinion no matter what the evidence suggested.

One thing is for certain, if Michael Brown was white, few of us would know who Brown of Ferguson, Missouri was. If Michael Brown was white, the question would have remained, “Was police officer Darren Wilson justified in his actions?

The Black Community

In black communities all over this nation, countless black teens die daily at the hands of other blacks.  Often times, no witnesses come forward for these crimes leaving no persons to prosecute, there is sometimes little to no neighborhood cooperation with police investigations, and there is a no snitching street code that is strictly adhered to.  Blacks often turn a blind eye, harbor and abet, and in some cases glorify the “street killers” among them.  There are no rallies, no marches, no Jesse, no Sharpton, no NAACP, no outrage.  No “Justice for Mike Brown” or “I am Trayvon Martin” mantras, only silence.

When a black man kills another black man, there are no cries, no moral outrage, and no indignation.

Michael Brown the Martyr

This leads me to conclude that the happening in Ferguson really had nothing to do with Officer Wilson or Michael Brown at all. If it did, facts would matter, but they don’t.  In this particular instance, Officer Wilson is an offense because he is a white cop, and because there seems to be a concerted effort by the media et al to push a radical agenda that will eventually lead to a race war, Wilson has been dubbed every racist White cop, and Brown –a martyr—in this war for racial justice.

After the death of Trayvon Martin, Reverend Jesse Jackson is quoted as saying, “Trayvon Martin is a martyr. . . Martyr’s have power.  He represents us all . . . How do we go from a moment to a movement that creates fundamental change? If it’s a moment, we go home. If it’s a movement, we go to war.  Movements are made of serious substance. … There is power in the blood of the innocent.”

The powers that be have snatched Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown from the reality and facts surrounding the lives they once lived, and christened them as martyrs for the cause.  This is why black people will protest and even riot in the name of justice for Martin and Brown in cities far away, but are silent when black people are murdered in much greater numbers by the hands of their own in their own backyard.  It is evident that black on black crime creates only moments, not movements.

Black Leaders Speak Out

Jesse calls for war, but like other race baiting liberal operatives with an agenda, he will suffer no injuries in this war.  There is no sacrifice for him.  He is shielded by political power and privilege and is paid considerably well by his political party for creating racial strife and keeping black people angry.

If Jesse was truly concerned about racial profiling, racist cops, unlawful searches, and black teens being killed by white cops, he would discourage blacks from becoming confrontational with police and encourage them to join the force.  What greater way to ensure people are treated justly at the hands of police officers than by being a police officer that treats all men fairly.

As of late, random acts of violence and terror against whites are on the rise.  If black so-called leaders are truly concerned about justice, why are they not condemning this evil done to others, the same evil that they claim is being done to them; this evil that only stands to substantiate racial stereotypes that black men are violent animals.  These wicked acts are among the greatest tools for white supremacy groups to recruit people to their cause.

If black so-called leaders are truly concerned about justice, why not call for an end to the black on black violence with the same zeal as they do white on black violence.  With over 90% of black men killed being killed by other black men, we appear hypocritical when we decry white on black violence and close our eyes to the black on black violence within the bounds of our communities.

How Do We Combat Racism?

I will never deny that racism exists.  It is alive and well, and has been since near the beginning of human history.  Yet, do we combat racism by inciting divisions, violence, and hate?  Do we allow politicians and race baiters to profit from stirring fear and distrust among the races?  Do we reckon racism as political when it is spiritual?

Those of us who know God understand that true peace will not be wrought through human effort. The Bible teaches us that nation, or races, will rise up against nation.  Things will get worse.  Wickedness will increase.  Racial strife will intensify.  But we should not lose hope.  As believers, we are given a mandate to lead the charge against racism in a way that will bring people into the Kingdom of God.  We hold the answers and have the moral authority to speak to the root of the problem, which is sin.  “We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us.”  We are to implore others on Christ’s behalf to “Be reconciled to God.”  Because, “God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.” ~ 2 Corinthians 5:11-21.

Conclusion

So I say again, racism is a spiritual matter that cannot be remedied solely through human effort. I pray that Christians everywhere would obey Christ’s command to, “love your neighbor as yourself” and teach others to do the same.  If we are standing on the side of right, our conscience will lead us to fight injustice, not by promoting hate, but demonstrating love and respect for all people.

The abolitionists stood on the side of right, the Civil Rights leaders stood on the side of right, and all who stand against injustice, stand on the side of right.  Even so, racism remains.

If we claim to hate racism and its destructive fruits, we would seek not only to right wrongs through human effort, but attack the “ism” problems (racism, sexism, classism, etc.) at their roots, through the ministry of reconciliation.  We need to be reconciled unto God through Jesus Christ so that we can see people as God sees them.  In Jesus Christ there is no partiality.

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