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