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

1 comment:

  1. I have what I think is a very interesting bit of information that needs to be acted upon. The poet Maya Angelou, who is a highly celebrated black poet who speaks for and to blacks worldwide, was interview by the BBC after the election of Obama. In the interview, which I have audio on, she described her feelings but more importantly she described at some length and in great detail and color what the American slaves endured for 100s of years. At one point she spoke of how "even the fetus within the womb was the property of the slave owner." The parallels she drew of the inhumanity of slavery upon the unborn is powerful. I am not even sure she is pro life or if she was aware of the parallel. In this short space I can not describe clearly how moving and how directly related to the pro life message her words were. I wish you would listen to this interview as I am absolutely sure we should respond to her words in order to draw attention to her celebrated status and urge her to communicate to president Obama. I know she would have his ear as well as all blacks and "liberal" Americans who revere her. Please contact me and let me know what you think. I hesitate to bring this interview to light until that response can be crafted carefully and with maximum benefit to the Pro Life efforts. Please trust me that this description of Ms Angelou is powerful and relevant.
    Thanks, Teresa-Mary Baran