Black Prolife Movement

Friday, April 17, 2009

Labeled To Intimidate!

DHS Attempt to Intimidate The Pro-life Community
By Pastor Stephen E. Broden

In an attempt to intimidate the Pro-life community, The Department Homeland Security have categorized as rightwing terrorist all who are fighting for the sanctity of life and unborn babies. I find this to be a curiosity. How can this be in America? A group of citizen exercising their first amendment rights be targeted and labeled as a treat to the homeland?

Without question, this is one of the more dangerous moves that the Obama administration has made since winning the election. What we are witnessing is a trail balloon, a kind of test to determine how the public would respond to their deliberate attempt to intimidate and label Americans. Thus far the strongest response has come primarily from our veterans. The Veterans community responded swiftly and boldly against DHS attempt to re-define them as terrorist. Because of their immediate reaction Secretary Janet Napolitano came forward and apologized to all veterans for the poor language describing them as terrorist.

Noticeably absent in her apology was any mention of this infamous reports blatant misinformation in labeling those who are involved in protecting the lives of the unborn as terrorist. In large part her arrogant disregard for our struggle, for our movement to change the conscience of Americans concerning the sanctity of life is because of the puny, and negligible response from we in the pro-life community who sit silently as the left defines us as terrorist.

In defining those who are “dedicated to a single issue, such as opposition to abortion or immigration” as right winged terrorist DHS is calling the Catholic community, the Protestant community, and all moral minded men and women all over this country terrorist. This is outrageous! If I didn’t know any better I would call this asinine. Simply because we hold to a Christian worldview on when life begins we are terrorist. This is a leftwing ploy targeted against Christians, nothing more than an attempt to intimidate the pro-life community into silence and out of the public debate.

Friends, The Department of Homeland Security, are calling every Jew, Gentile, Protestant, and Catholic who firmly believes that life begins in the womb a terrorist! May I say to every elitist at DHS and the so called intellectuals who put this report togerther, we are not terrorist because we believe life begins at conception, we are not terrorist because we resist the culture of death; we are not terrorist because we believe the constitution extends to babies in their mothers womb! Secretary Napolitano, hear us loud and clear, we are not terrorist because we call on every American to recognize that the abortion industry is engaged in the greatest act of terrorism ever perpetrated on innocent babies, women and their families; the evil practice prenatal murder! Above all, we are not intimidated!

I am convinced now more than ever that it is imperative that the pro-life community stands together with one voice and demand that this attempt to label and intimidate pro-lifers into silence is unacceptable! We cannot allow this powerful government agency to label us for the consequences could potentially shut down our constitutional rights to free speech, and to peaceably assemble. We cannot allow some ideologue to utilizes his or her bully pulpit to remove our voice from the public square. We must not remain silent when so many innocent lives are at risk.

President Thomas Jefferson said, “…forbid us tamely to surrender that freedom which we receive from our gallant ancestors, and which our innocent posterity have a right to receive from us. We cannot endure the infamy and guilt of resigning succeeding generations to that wretchedness which inevitably awaits them if we basely entail hereditary bondage on them.”

In keeping with the words of this great president we The Black Pro-life Movement demand a public apology from The Department Of Homeland Security. In addition we seek for Secretary Napolitano to acknowledge publicly that we have a constitutional right to free speech, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances without being called terrorist.

Pastor Stephen Broden
The Black Pro-life Movement
Senior Pastor Fair Park Bible Fellowship
Dallas, Texas

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Actions Are Louder than Words!

Actions Are Louder Than Words!
Don’t be fooled!

By Pastor Stephen Broden
Dallas, Texas
There is a lot being said by the actions of the Obama administration that’s different from what’s being said by them concerning the issue of prenatal murder and the abortion industry. For example, through executive orders President Obama has overturned the ban on the Mexico City policy, an action that has now made it possible for our tax dollars to be used to support international funding of prenatal murder. In addition the President has acted to lift the ban on embryonic stem cell research. This research makes possible the murder of embryonic babies in Petri dishes. Also seen in President Obama’s economic stimulus plan are provisions to provide millions of taxpayer’s dollars to fund the continuation of the abortion industry; an industry that targets black women and babies for prenatal murder under the deception language of reproductive health. All of these actions were done in rapid sequence to fulfill the President campaign pledge to Planned Parenthood and the abortion industry. All before the first 100 days of his administration. And now there is talk about reducing abortions.

However, what we heard during the campaign from candidate Obama in a televised debate with John McCann was “no one is for abortion.” That’s what he said! We were all left with the impression that he was personally against abortion. Nevertheless, when one looks closely at what President Obama has done since he took office, one sees a contradiction in what he said as a candidate against what he is doing as President. Why is this relevant to us and most especially relevant to black community? Well, US News and World Report in a recent blog outlined the Presidents goals for reducing the need for abortions. This is a curiosity in light of this administrations action that promoted the continuation of prenatal murder through supporting the abortion industry both here and abroad. Now the Obama administration is announcing a plan to reduce the rate of abortions. I see your actions better than I hear you verbiage.

Recently a meeting was held with members of the pro-life community by the Obama administration to engender support for his plan to reduce abortions. Absences from that meeting were black pro-lifers who represent the community where over 14 million babies have been womb lynched since 1973. The black community has over 37% of all abortions in America. The black community is where the largest number of prenatal murder takes place. Why would President Obama the first black President not invite black pro-lifers to be at the table to discuss the number one scourge that is more dangerous than any other pathology that threaten the viability of our communities?

Is this just a simple blunder? I don’t think so; we in the black pro-life community are suspicious of the Presidents new plan to reduce abortion when he deliberately ignores the community where the abortion scourge is most out of control. We are watching what you are doing and not listening to what you say.

Another example of doing one thing and saying another was seen on March 27th in Houston Texas where Secretary Hilary Clinton was awarded the Planned Parenthood Margaret Sanger Award. The history of Planned Parenthood and its goals to eliminate black folk is common knowledge among blacks in the pro-life movement. It is well documented that Margaret Sanger sought to exterminate the black race here in America and across the world. However, this administration did not discourage one of its chief spokespersons from receiving that award. Margaret Sanger is offensive to most life loving blacks that know her history.

Now, may I ask you a question? Do you believe that this administration is truly seeking ways to reduce abortions? We hear a lot of conversation going on right now, but we have witnessed this administration supporting the abortion industry through executive orders and the funding of Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers with funds from those of us who don’t support the practice. Actions are louder than words. By the way black pro-lifers are not seeking ways to reduce this evil practice, we want to eliminate it out of our culture, out of America.

Senior Pastor Stephen Broden
Fair Park Bible Fellowship
Dallas, Texas 75223

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

The Failure of The Black Community

The Great Failure of The Black Community!
How Ancient Israel Parallels The Black Community

By Pastor Stephen E. Broden
The statement “Everyone did what was right in their own eyes” is found in the Old Testament book of the Judges. This statement speaks to the spiritual condition of the nation of Israel especially in its relationship to God.

God’s standard of righteousness and holiness was placed in subordination to the wants and desires of the nation, the people of Israel. The nation of Israel no longer sought what was right from the perspective of God; it was now what was right in the nations “own eyes.”

There is an eerie parallel between the nation of Israel and the black community. Both were in desperate circumstances beyond their ability to do anything about through their own efforts.

The black community during the Jim Crow era was totally dependent on God to advance their struggle for civil rights, first class citizenship, and access to the American dream. Israel was totally dependent on God to deliver them from the bondage of Egypt and to take them into the land that flowed with milk and honey.

In each case God gave victory, favor and blessings, which were undeniably the demonstrated power of God working on behalf of His people. But soon after the victory the book of Judges says this of Israel and I believe it can be said of the black community as well “ there arose another generation after them who did not know the Lord, nor yet the work which He had done for Israel.”

Notice the phase that says “who did not know the Lord” this friends is where the black community is living right now. This generation of young people does not know the works of the Lord during the Civil Rights Movement. Our current leaders, although the recipients of the benefits of the struggle do not know the prayers of countless men and women who prayed that our leaders would sit in the seat of authority on behalf of the beloved community.

Those words “who do not know the Lord” serve as a scathing indictment in spite of the many churches that dot the landscape in our community. In spite of the many mega churches with thousands upon thousands of members, there is a spiritual deadness, which is no doubt seen in the overall political, sociological, and psychological condition of our community. To put it simply, the black community is a mess!

The best indicator of the health of a community is the welfare of its women and its children. In the black community kids are doing poorly academically, the drop out rate is frightening among black boys, and our teenagers are out of ‘hip hop’ control. Black girls are growing up without fathers, and without knowing the value of true love from a paternal relationship that can help them know the difference between love and sex.

Single parent households out number two parent households. Our women are having more abortions than any other ethic group in America; post abortive women are physically and psychologically under great duress. Breast cancer is up among black women. Statistics demonstrate that there is an increase in the number of black women with diabetes and heart disease. Preemie births among black women quadruples that of any other ethic group in America because of Vacuum aspiration abortions. About 43% of pregnancies in black women end in induced abortions.

In addition, it is common knowledge that black males are absents from their leadership role in families all across the community. More black men wake up on Sunday morning in prison than those who go to church. I submit to you that we are witnessing a generation that does not know God or His works?

It seems to me that the influence of God in the black community has been marginalized through the cult of personality, materialism, and greed. This three head monster has blinded our community of its need for God. It is clear in the behavior of our youth and most especially in the attitudes of our leaders that we have stopped trusting in God and are now seeking to trust in a charismatic superstar, a political party, and the federal government. What ever happened to the biblical idea that Jehovah Jireh, the Lord will provide?

The bible says :
“curse in the man who puts his trust in mankind and makes flesh his strength and whose heart turns away from the Lord, for he will be like a bush in the desert and will not see when prosperity comes, but will live in stony waste in the wilderness a land of salt and without inhabitant.”
(Jeremiah. 17:5-6)

Wow, this is not a pretty picture to behold. Could it be that this scripture explain the harsh reality of what we are facing in our communities across America? When one began to see our community from the point of view of the word of God we see a community no longer under the covering of His protected hand. Those of us who study the word of God and the community see an interesting parallel with the nation of Israel and the black community. The solution to the mess of our community is in Jeremiah 17:7- 8: Its says:

“How blessed is the man who trust in the Lord and whose trust is the Lord. For he will be like a tree planted by the water, that extends its roots by a stream and will not fear when the heat comes but its leaves will be green and it will not be anxious in a drought nor cease to yield fruit.”

Simply put we must repent and turn back to our spiritual roots. Our trust should not be in a man or the government, but only in Jesus the sovereign God of the universe.

Contact: Pastor Stephen Broden
Fair Park Bible Fellowship
Dallas, Texas 75223

Friday, March 20, 2009

Human Embryos Under Attack!

Situation Ethics Rears Its Ugly Head and Human Embryos are the Losers

Pastor Stephen Broden
The fundamental tenet of situation ethics is the idea that the end justifies the means. Joseph Fletcher, who first set forth this idea in 1960, believed “that there are no absolute laws other than the law of agape love and all the other laws were laid down in order to achieve the greatest amount of this love.” Fletcher’s argument beings with the idea that there are no absolutes; his worldview removes absolutes in the law of nature, which is the law of God.

Fletcher further believed that “all other laws are only guidelines to how to achieve this love and thus they may be broken if the other cause of action would result in more love.” This leads me to ask who determines if the other cause of action equals more love? Essentially what’s being stated here is the argument of the greater good. This argument says it’s okay to violate a known ethical practice, law or principle for example “thou shall not murder” if by doing so you achieve a greater good. This, however, begs the question who will define what is the greater good? When you remove absolute truth or moral absolutes on what bases do you determine right or wrong? Implied in Fletcher’s situation ethic is a prescribed criteria developed by someone, some group or government who will arbitrarily apply that criteria to trump all other law if they believe a better result can be achieved.

In ‘How Should We Then Live’ Dr. Francis Schaeffer identifies situational ethics of this type as arbitrary law. A close look at what Fletcher contrived in his love scenario reveals that right or wrong is determined by an the arbiter, who defines a criteria, which determines the appropriateness of an action (means) if it has the potential of producing a results (end), that is greater than ordinary love, agape.

If this makes you a little uncomfortable, then you must feel the same uneasiness with President Obama’s recent announcement to lift the ban on “embryonic stem cell research.”

With the eloquences that can only be compared to that of Mephistopheles when he convinced Adam and Eve to abandon their faith relationship with God, President Obama justified the wholesale murder of human embryos for the unproven potential to benefit others with debilitating injuries, and diseases like spinal cord injuries and Parkinson disease and other sickness.

The President said this research “will ease and end human suffering.”
What was not said by the President at this his press conference is far more important than what was said. He did not mention that whatever benefit this research yields would be at the expense of life. The lives of babies . We must know that these are fertilized human embryos. A closer examination of what’s connected with this decision to lift the ban on embryonic stem cell research reveals a decision sourced in arbitrary law. Moral Absolutes, natural law is out and the elite few will determine what the greater good is for you, society, and me. As Fletcher said the greater good justifies the means

At the press conference President Obama framed his decision to lift the ban in philosophical language that sought to justify an immoral act to kill innocent babies in order to ease “human suffering.” Murder by any other name is murder.

There is one more bit of information that was not addressed by our President. There was no mention of Adult Stem Cell and the many successes that have been achieved over the years. There are over 72 cures listed by The Coalition of Americans for Research Ethics that should renders any justification for embryonic stem cell research unnecessary. Why do we desire to murder babies when we can achieve with adult stem cells what we say embryonic stem cell research will accomplish?

Pastor Stephen Broden
Fair Park Bible Fellowship
Dallas, Texas

Saturday, February 14, 2009

There is No I in Team!

I love football and I am a big Dallas Cowboy fan. I guess you can image how disappointed I was to see what was commonly reported to be one of the more talented teams in the NFL go crashing down at the end of the season. Of course all the armchair analysis pointed to many reasons why a team as talented as the Cowboys could not make it happen last season. However, one of the more astute analyses I encountered came from my son Jamaal, who is a lifetime Cowboys fan. Jamaal’s analysis basically said although the “Boys” had the talent to win it all, they did not play as a team. “The Cowboys simply did not play as a team, but rather as individuals.”

Could this be a major reason why the pro-life movement is not winning the struggle against the culture of death and the community of pro-aborts? One of the great challenges of the pro-life community continues to be their need to connect with, and work with the black conservative pro-life movement. Any astute observer recognizes that the conservative black community stands four square with the pro-life community on issues of life and traditional marriage.

Most of our friends in the majority community acknowledge there is a need for us to connect with one another in order to present a unified front against our common foe. However, more has to be done to include black conservatives in the planning and development of strategies and tactics that would facilitate greater mobilization of our respective communities across our country. The Pro-life movement has not maximized for mobilization en-masse with black folks who agree wholeheartedly with the fundamental suppositions of the pro-life movement. Frankly, there has been an incredible disconnect between the majority community and the black community. Our community is being devastated by Plan Parenthood’s targeted efforts to make pre-natal murder a common practice among us. The black community constitutes 35% of all pre-natal murders performed in America. We deeply desire to work as a team with our allies.

I have been involved on and off in the struggle for life since 1983. I have worked with white warriors who have helped to rescue babies all over Dallas. There has been incredible support from individuals; I’m sure all over this country that those who worked together with black individuals with some degree of success would agree that the joint effort make the task easier. Working together we have witnessed the closing of clinics and helped mothers turn away from the door of abortionist. However, you must know that occasionally, during this football season the Cowboys quarterback, Tony Romo would throw a touchdown to Terrell Owens. But, one touchdown very seldom won the game. Having a few successes is good, but we want to win the game. We need to plan and develop together a national strategy in order to win the game.

As things are currently, the pro-life community is facing an incredible challenge. We are witnessing a rapid fire administration that seeks to establish laws, and executive orders that will set back all that we have accomplished over the years to keep the culture of death in check, and to slow down their programs of death.

The results of this presidential election have put us in a position of having to recalibrate our strategies and methods to stay in stride with a clever and subtle foe that slickly hisses, “no one is for abortion, only for a woman’s right to choose.” As we recalibrate a strategy to show how we will move our team over the next four years, let us take a lesson from the Cowboys and play this one out as a team.

The black pro-life movement is a natural ally in the struggle to end the scourge of baby murder in our country. We are being impacted by it at an alarming rate. Our contribution is to mobilize the black community and bring their collective voices to the table to speak out against this evil practice. Our voice when heard cannot be ignored or misrepresented as trying to besmirch the first black President. He is from our community and he most not ignore our cry to stop the killing of our children. When we collectively bring to the nation’s consciousness the horrors of baby killing in our communities and how it is practiced in unabated furor we will win the day. For the next four years, we need to play this one out as a team if we are to win!

Pastor Stephen Broden
Fair Park Bible Fellowship
Dallas, Texas

Friday, February 6, 2009

Inaugural Blues

Inaugural Day Blues
We’ve got so, so far to go!

January 20th the world watched as America inaugurated its first man of color to be their President. Without doubt it was a historic occasion in light of the legacy of pain experienced by blacks in this nations early years. The ideals of this great nation were probably best expressed in that moment on that day in Washington DC. Through all the toils and adversities connected with 100 years of lynching, ‘Jim Crow laws’ and second-class citizenship the voice of the Declaration of Independence expressed an idealism that challenged the ill practices and treatment perpetrated on blacks. On inaugural day that same voice could still be heard loud and clear as Mr. Obama took the oath of office. “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.” Those words were best articulated and realized in that moment on that day in Washington DC when a black-man took the highest office in the land.

The black community in vicarious joy breathed a sigh of collective relief as Mr. Obama concluded his commitment to uphold the constitution. “We’ve come a long ways baby,” could be heard by the community’s older citizens as they applauded our new President. We have come a long ways, but we’ve got so, so far to go.

In the face of this extraordinary event the condition of the community is worst now than it’s been since the signing of civil right legislation in 1964. The pathologies of the community are unbelievably deplorable and pervasive such that they blackened the eye of this incredible accomplishment. Indeed the significance of this moment is marginalized when we examine the number of black single parent homes, the black male and female incarcerations rate, the high school drop out rate among black boys, HIV aids among young black women, and the number of unskilled black men and women in a 21st century economy.

Perhaps the most glaring example of how dreadful things are in the black community is the number of black babies dieing daily across America. Over 1,500 black babies die every day before the sun goes down. That’s 10,500 in a week, 42,000 in a month, 504,000 in a year. The most vulnerable among us are being attacked in their mother’s womb at a phenomenal rate. For every four pregnancies in our community, three end in pre-natal murder. Black abortions among black women are almost five times the rate of white women.

Unfortunately there’s a deafening silence from the communities leadership concerning this appalling practice. Silence typifies their response concerning other known pathologies plaguing our families, and especially our children. Black elected officials and leaders seem to watch quietly as the number one organization responsible for the murder of black babies, Plan Parenthood target’s our babies and women to fulfill their money making schemes to depopulate black people. These eugenicist walks freely into our neighborhoods cloaking their intent with language design to deceive. Language that employs terms such as “reproduction health, and unintended pregnancies, which dupes the uninitiated into believing they have a moral choice to murder babies. The bible calls these “the doctrines of demons.” The fallout of this attack is devastating the lives of babies at an alarming rate. Black women too are being touch by this evil, which shows itself in the mental and physical health of black women who have been seduced into THE CHOICE TO MURDER their babies. It has been reported that breast cancers in now scientifically tied to the pre-natal murder.

We have indeed come a long ways, but God help us we have got to find a way to stop the madness of murdering our babies! I guess that why I’ve got the blues, and you should have them too!

Pastor Stephen Broden
Senior Pastor
Fair Park Bible Fellowship
Dallas, Texas

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Black Political Leaders, Marked Absent!

I was struck by the noticeable absence of black elected officials at the January 22nd March for Life in Washington DC. Not one leader from the black congressional caucus was present. This was especially curious to me in light of the fact that the rate of pre-natal murder among black babies is higher than any other group in America. Statistics recorded on numbers of abortions in the black community are now commonly reported on in major media throughout the nation. We have all heard and read of staggering numbers of womb lynching by Plan Parenthood along side of other abortionists and these numbers are appalling and frightening to all decent minded men and women in our community. Over 1,450 black babies are murdered in their mother’s womb daily, and three out of every four black pregnancies end in a womb lynching. These facts are frightening and indicate that black women and their babies are the target of the 1.8 billion dollar abortion industry in America.

These statistics demonstrate that there is a holocaust of epic proportions happening in our community. Why haven’t our black elected officials responded to this malady? Black Americans elect politicians/legislators to protect their interest. Our interest includes a wide range of social, political, educational, and health related needs. However, our children should be first on the list of those who need most our protection and certainly the protection of our political leaders.

The practice of pre-natal murder is without question having a deleterious impact on the very existence of our community. It has been reported by population demographers that 2 to 2.5 children per house whole are required in order for a family to replace itself. The number of children being born in black households across America is less than 1child per family. The black community is not replacing itself and no doubt pre-natal murder is a major contributing factor. The silence of the Black Congressional Caucus is unthinkable when the community they serve is at the door of extinction.

Pre-natal murder is the 900-pound gorilla in the community. Its impact is far more devastating than aids, heart disease, diabetes, and drug abuse which by the way is contributing to the extinction of our people here in America. Needless to say the combination of these pathologies will wipe us off the face of America's map if we don’t do something about them now starting with pre-natal murder.

So, the absence of black elected officials at an this extraordinary event which was designed to bring national attention to a practice that is murdering countless numbers of babies annually, is more than just a curiosity it’s a down right rotten dirty shame! The community is starting to take notice of those who tacitly watch the destruction of our babies and our women. You who deliberately withhold power and influence to stop the insanity of pre-natal murder will be held accountable come Election Day!

Pastor Stephen E. Broden
Senior Pastor
Fair Park Bible Fellowship
Dallas, Texas