Black Pastors Protest Margaret Sanger At Smithsonian

Margaret Sanger is a saint in the feminist church. She is a charter member of the progressive hall of fame. Liberals revere this woman who preached “race improvement” and denounced what she called “human weeds,” “morons,” “idiots,” “imbeciles,” and the “dead weight of human waste.”

Hillary Clinton glows that she is “in awe of” Sanger. She said so in 2009 upon receiving Planned Parenthood’s “highest honor” that year: its coveted Margaret Sanger Award. Likewise effusive was Nancy Pelosi when she proudly accepted the award in 2014.

Speaking to Planned Parenthood a year earlier, Barack Obama, America’s first African-American president, hailed the organization founded by this racial eugenicist committed to creating a “race of thoroughbreds” and purging America’s “race of degenerates.” “Thank you, Planned Parenthood,” and “God bless you,” said Obama to a giddy crowd of ecstatic pro-choice women. The president commended Planned Parenthood’s “extraordinary” and “remarkable work.”

The love by liberals for Planned Parenthood and its founder knows no bounds. A professor blogging at the New York Times argues for placing Margaret’s mug on the $20 bill.

And alas, no less than the Smithsonian, America’s museum, boasts a handsome bust of Sanger in its stately National Portrait Gallery. Margaret is there enshrined in the Smithsonian’s vaunted “Struggle for Justice” exhibit.

This brings me to my reason for writing here today: a group of African-American pastors are demanding the removal of Sanger’s bust from the Smithsonian.

“Perhaps the Gallery is unaware that Ms. Sanger supported black eugenics, a racist attitude toward black and other minority babies, an elitist attitude toward those she regarded as ‘the feeble minded;’ speaking at a rally of Ku Klux Klan women; and communications with Hitler sympathizers,” states the letter from Ministers Taking a Stand. “Also the notorious ‘Negro Project,’ which sought to limit, if not eliminate black births, was her brainchild.” The pastors quote an infamous December 1939 letter from Sanger to Dr. Clarence Gamble of the Eugenics Society, where, in the context of discussing the Negro Project, Sanger wrote: “We do not want word to get out that we want to exterminate the Negro population and the minister is the man who can straighten out the idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members.”

The succinct, powerful statement from the pastors adds: “Despite these well-documented facts of history, her bust sits proudly in your gallery as a hero of justice. The obvious incongruity is staggering!”

Amen to that.

Liberals must be baffled by this. This isn’t the esteemed Planned Parenthood foundress they learned to admire in their college classrooms. Margaret Sanger, a racist? Huh? They never heard that in American History 101. Where could these crazy charges possibly come from?

The answer is a myriad of authoritative sources. For starters, one might consult Sanger’s own words. On pages 366-367 of her 1938 autobiography, published by W.W. Norton, one of the leading New York publishing houses, she spoke warmly of her May 1926 speech to the women’s chapter of the KKK in Silverlake, New Jersey. Sanger seemed eager to speak to the group. After getting off the train, she was escorted by car along winding roads to a literal barn hidden in the country. There, the undeterred Planned Parenthood matron waited patiently for nearly three hours while her white-hooded sisters engaged in their incendiary routine. She observed “figures parading with banners and illuminated crosses. I waited another twenty minutes. It was warmer and I did not mind so much.” “Eventually,” recorded Sanger of the toasty atmosphere, “the lights were switched on, the audience seated itself, and I was escorted to the platform, was introduced, and began to speak.”

Sanger was tight-lipped regarding what she shared with the klanswomen at their rally, though apparently she was extremely successful and satisfied with herself: “I believed I had accomplished my purpose. A dozen invitations to speak to similar groups were proffered. The conversation went on and on, and when we were finally through it was too late to return to New York…. It was nearly one before I reached Trenton, and I spent the night in a hotel.”

The Planned Parenthood founder’s KKK talk was a smash hit. Not only did it go very late, after a long wait, but it earned Sanger a dozen new invitations from the klan-sisters. The KKK was quite excited about the work of Planned Parenthood’s founder.

Thus, it hardly comes out-of-nowhere when a group of African-American pastors today asks the Smithsonian: “How can a person like Sanger, who found common cause with the racial agenda of the Ku Klux Klan (KKK), be ranked among true champions of ‘justice?’”

Precisely. Such words pierce the liberal heart like a dagger. As many conservatives have experienced, when you point out to liberals that Planned Parenthood aborts (by far) a disproportionate number of unborn African-American babies, they go wild with rage and name-calling. You’re apt to be reflexively called every name in the liberal playbook for raising this one. As we watch weekly the ghastly Planned Parenthood video exposé released by the Center for Medical Progress, in which Sanger’s organization’s “medical personnel” nonchalantly discuss dissecting baby parts while sipping Chianti and nibbling Caesar’s salad, bear in mind that most of these babies are African-American. Which among them might have been another Rosa Parks, Ben Carson, Martin Luther King Jr., Arthur Ashe, or even Barack Obama?

These African-American pastors know that. Indeed, they show (with a map included) that 70 percent of Planned Parenthood abortion clinics are located in minority neighborhoods. Thus, they’re undertaking their own exposé. Their letter, they say, will be but one “in a series of actions we will be taking to expose the evil of honoring Margaret Sanger and Planned Parenthood.”

Again, amen to that.

If liberals genuinely care about justice, they should join these African-American pastors in seeking the removal of Margaret Sanger’s bust from the “Struggle for Justice” exhibit at America’s preeminent museum.

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Can Federal Judges Run Public Schools?

Judicial tyranny, specifically in the American court system, has usurped legislative jurisdiction–and I am so bold as to add Divine jurisdiction–in our Constitutional Republic.

We saw its egregious head again this past weekend after a Mississippi school district canceled Brandon High School’s marching band’s playing of the Christian hymn “How Great Thou Art” during halftime at Friday night’s football season opener.  

The reason?

It was decided that singing a hymn was too similar to a recent ban by U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves given to the Rankin County School District on July 10, saying it promoted Christianity during school hours after it agreed to stop. So Reeves fined the district $7,500 and again ordered it to stop sponsoring prayers at graduations, assemblies, athletic competitions and other school events, WLBT-TV reported.

“That means administrators, teachers and staff of the Rankin County School District may not participate in any religious activity, or solicit or encourage religious activities at school or while performing duties as a RCSD employee,” Reeves added.

However, this didn’t stop dozens of parents and students and fans from performing “How Great Thou Art” on their own.

Parent Kimberly Moore said: “It bothers me because you look at the schools and all of the school shootings and all the bad things that are happening, and wonder why. It’s because we’re allowing evil to step in.”

Lamentably, America has encouraged this evil for decades. With examples like Engel v. Vitale (1962) and Abington School District v. Schempp (1963), the U.S. Supreme Court established what is now the current prohibition on state-sponsored prayer in schools.

Evil is succinctly summed up by what the Ten Commandments prohibit, and to display this warning sign to potential violators in public was never questioned until the Supreme Court ruling in 1980 of Stone v. Graham that students could not even be permitted, voluntarily or otherwise, to see a display of the Ten Commandments. The majority view stated: “If the posted copies of the Ten Commandments are to have any effect at all, it will be to induce the schoolchildren to read, meditate upon, perhaps to venerate and obey, the Commandments. However desirable this might be as a matter of private devotion, it is not a permissible state objective under the Establishment Clause.”

So, the legal question I present to you is whether this clause has been violated. In other words, does singing a hymn equate to Congress making a law, the effect of which is to establish an official United States religion?

Well, the answer seems to clearly be “NO” for at least two very simple reasons:

  1. Brandon High School is NOT the “Congress”; and,
  2. A hymn being sung is not a “law.” It is simply a song.

In order to find that a hymn sung in Mississippi (or anywhere else) is a violation of the Establishment Clause, the first thing you have to conclude is that Brandon High School is, in legal contemplation, the Congress of the United States.

Crazy, you say?

I agree.  But this is exactly the conclusion the Judge maintains through a “legal fiction” the courts call the “Incorporation Doctrine.”

This unconstitutional usurpation of Federal authority over America’s schools is the source of our issue and something I will expand on more in the weeks to come. You will find out that this overt attack on our students’ faith is part of a bigger plan.

I leave you with the words of founding father Fisher Ames, who provided the wording for the 1st Amendment that every judge I have referenced used as a legal basis to eliminate Biblical references. “The Bible”, said Ames, “is the source of sound morality and behavior in America and that we must never let it be separated from the classroom.”

 

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Planned Parenthood Butchery Revealed; Have We Had Enough Yet?

Americans have been horrified by the new depths of butchery and depravity – at the hands of Planned Parenthood – revealed in the videos released by the Center for Medical Progress. At this writing, four of them have been revealed; and at least half a dozen more are on the way. The most recent release was in defiance of a California judge’s order forbidding it. CMP knows it is both illegal and unconstitutional to suppress speech in America before it has been spoken. Instead of wringing their hands or depending on the uncertain future of an appeal, they invoked the doctrine of prior restraint with their own hands. Their exercise of their constitutional rights without awaiting the permission of a contemptible judge dares that judge to hold them in contempt. Yeah!

But what is on those videos should be of far greater concern to decent people – regardless of their belief. It begins with Planned Parenthood’s senior director of medical research, Dr. Deborah Nucatola, pricing human baby body parts. She was crass enough to demand enough to support purchasing a luxury car. She is a medical doctor who takes an oath to “do no harm” practicing medicine. Does she think it harmless to harvest human hearts or livers for research once the human has been killed?

PP head Cecile Richards apologized for the uncompassionate tone displayed by Nucatola. Richards went on to complain that the video was heavily edited, even though the unedited three-hour version was posted on the same site at the same time. She decried the secretive recording, even though nobody complained that Mitt Romney’s remarks about the “47% who don’t pay income taxes” were secretly recorded. (Romney is not pro-abortion.) But to turn the old rhetorical dodge on its head, it is not the way she said it, Ms. Richards; it is what she said…and what she admits she does.

A second video featured another PP doctor describing a “less crunchy” method of aborting babies so as to protect the integrity of the organs to be harvested. This one even admits to postponing the abortion as long as possible in order to facilitate greater development of the organs in question. Kristen Powers quotes her colleague, Michael Wear: “It should bother us as a nation that we have use for aborted human organs but not the baby that provides them.”

It should bother us even more – if that be possible – that these butchers receive half a billion taxpayer dollars each year – and that is from the feds alone. Since the revelations contained in the videos, three states – of fifty – have defunded Planned Parenthood. At least three criminal investigations are underway into state and federal laws broken by the trafficking of human body parts. Meanwhile, the US Senate failed to agree with the House on a resolution to defund the behemoth at the federal level, although a majority of senators voted ‘aye.’ It is an irony of Senate rules – at best – that it takes a larger majority to bring a measure to a vote than to merely pass it once brought to a vote.

Planned Parenthood has been exposed as the monster it is more times than I can count on my fingers. Counselors have been filmed advising human traffickers on how to obtain abortions for underage girls and avoid prosecution; avoiding charges for rape and other kinds of violence have been exposed. The reality that two thirds of PP clinics are located in black neighborhoods, coupled with founder Margaret Sanger’s well-known views on eugenics and a society free of minority members, is on the record. None of these revelations have generated sufficient outrage to bring PP down. Is it time at long last for consequences?

One thing is clear. Once again, there is no such thing as a victimless crime. We delude ourselves that abortion – like prostitution – is a voluntary act and so of no real harm. We pretend the baby is not human-like; we pretend the prostitute is not coerced by her handlers. Reality is when we break a natural yet God-given law – like thou shalt do no murder – there are always consequences; and there are always more victims and more broken covenants just down the road. We Americans were placed into history by a God of blessing and not of cursing. We can – led by the Body of Christ – right a wrong foisted on us by a rogue Supreme Court in 1973. That is a blessing from God Himself. Or we can push our heads down a bit further into the sand. But if we do, we curse ourselves with the sand choking us from within our own mouths.

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Adulterers, ‘Your Sin Will Find You Out’

“Woe to the world for temptations to sin! For it is necessary that temptations come, but woe to the one by whom the temptation comes!”– Matthew 18:7

“Judge not, lest ye be judged” is among the most frequently-uttered passages in the Bible, particularly by those who wish to shut down any discussion on some objectively immoral behavior.

Even so, this opening verse from Matthew 7:1-3 is also among the Scriptures’ most misrepresented and, consequently, misunderstood passages. As verses 2 and 3 conclude, “For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you.”

The “judge not” passage is in no way an admonition against casting judgment upon sin. It is, rather, and clearly so, a warning against another sin – the sin of hypocrisy. In the eyes of the moral relativist left, and when applied exclusively to Christians, hypocrisy, incidentally, is the only sin that matters.

Still, this is the one thing – literally the one and only thing – that moral relativists have right.

Hypocrisy is sin.

It is hypocrisy, for instance, to run around cheating on your wife, and to then self-righteously rebuke others for the sin of adultery or some other sexual depravity. But the sin being rebuked remains sin nonetheless, even when he who rebukes it is a hypocrite.

Indeed, we don’t have to judge sin, because that which is sin has already been judged so, irrevocably, by the final Judge Himself, Christ Jesus. To call sin sin is not to judge, but, rather, is to merely state a fact.

Here is a fact: Adultery is sin.

Here is another fact: “[Y]ou may be sure that your sin will find you out” (Numbers 32:23).

And how.

Some 32 million paying customers of the vile adultery website Ashley Madison, which makes a fortune off the backs of families it helps to destroy, have just learned this truth the hard way. The site, which boasts of being the “most successful website for finding an affair and cheating partners,” was hacked by a group calling itself the “Impact Team.” The hackers published the identities of Ashley Madison “customers” online for all to see.

Their sin found them out.

And “the wages of sin is death” (see Romans 6:23). That includes death of marriages and families.

Evidently, one of the site’s adultery-seeking clients was former reality star and pro-family activist Josh Duggar. In a statement released Thursday, Duggar seemed to admit guilt, saying, “I have been the biggest hypocrite ever. While espousing faith and family values, I have secretly over the last several years been viewing pornography on the internet and this became a secret addiction and I became unfaithful to my wife.”

Duggar, who earlier this year was caught up in another scandal when it was revealed that he had apparently fondled five minor girls while a young teen, concluded: “I humbly ask for your forgiveness. Please pray for my precious wife Anna and our family during this time.”

I don’t mean to kick Josh while he’s down. Having been a serial fornicator myself as a young man, before I surrendered my life to Christ, I think I’ll drop my stone in the sand. Still, I can, we all can, rightly judge as sin the adulterous and hypocritical behaviors of both Josh and the millions more busted cold in this heart-wrenching scandal.

We “judge not” when we call sin sin, because God has already passed judgment. As Proverbs 6 rhetorically asks: “Can a man carry fire next to his chest and his clothes not be burned? Or can one walk on hot coals and his feet not be scorched? So is he who goes in to his neighbor’s wife; none who touches her will go unpunished … of his house. He who commits adultery lacks sense; he who does it destroys himself.”

Our nation watches in shock as these timeless truths become manifest. As the media’s hungry eyes comb over the now revealed identities of Ashley Madison clients, there can be little doubt that other high profile names will emerge in coming days. More importantly, more marriages and families will be torn apart.

Indeed, our hearts must grieve for Josh Duggar, his wife Anna and their four children. We must also mourn the millions of other families devastated by the willful sins of both wayward family members and Ashley Madison employees. They all need our heartfelt prayers, and they certainly have mine.

We are sinners all, you see – lost, selfish and in desperate need of a Savior. Absent the saving grace of Christ Jesus, Creator of the heavens and earth, we are each destined to get exactly that which we deserve.

But there is redemption available.

There is redemption available for Josh Duggar.

There is redemption available for these Ashley Madison tools of their father, the devil.

And there is redemption available for the millions of our fellow sinners who, tragically, chose to avail themselves of this sick site’s sinful “service.” While they have become fully exposed, utterly humiliated and, for many, even ruined by a most selfish and lustful ambition, total redemption is yet within reach.

“For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 6:23).

Redemption is available.

Eternal life is available.

But they are available through Christ Jesus alone.

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Donald Trump To Take The Fight To Those Who Attack ‘Christmas’

Another day, another assault against political correctness by Donald Trump. In a radio interview Friday, he said he wouldn’t stand for attacks against Christians.

You know when I see really, beyond liberty, there’s an assault on anything having to do with Christianity.

They don’t want to use the word Christmas anymore at department stores..

Sims: Hah, right!

There’s always lawsuits where, and unfortunately a lot of those lawsuits are won by the other side.

Mr. Trump argued he would take the fight to those who try to stifle the word “Christmas.”

So, I mean there’s a great assault on Christianity in so many ways. I will assault that. I will go so strongly against so many of the things when they take away the word Christmas.

I go out of my way to use the word Christmas.

While it’s admirable for Mr. Trump to defend Christians, it shouldn’t come as a shock when they are persecuted.

1 Peter 4:12-14 says:

Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice insofar as you share Christ’s sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed. If you are insulted for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you.

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