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Pro-Life Black Pastors Oppose President Obama's Healthcare Plan 'Outraged' by Church of God In Christ Bishop Blake's Endorsement of Obama Healthcare

by Staff
September 29, 2009
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WASHINGTON, (christiansunite.com) -- The following statement is in response to the recent public endorsement of President Barack Obama's healthcare plan by Bishops from the "Church of God in Christ," led by Bishop Charles E. Blake Sr.

This statement is made by Black ministers and pastors actively involved in the Pro-life Movement, including the chair of the National Black Pro Life Congress, the national director of L.E.A.R.N Inc. (Life Education and Resource Network), and the executive director of the Network of Politically Active Christians. They pastor congregations in California, Texas, North Carolina, Michigan and Washington, D.C.

The Black Pro-life Movement is outraged by the recent endorsement of this administration's health care proposal by some clergy of the Church of God in Christ.

As God-fearing individuals we encourage COGIC leaders to read and evaluate the President's plan, including the Capps-Waxman Amendment, rather than merely parroting his words. If unborn children cannot depend on the Church to carefully examine this bill to see if their lives will be protected from state- funded genocide, on whom can they depend?

Such an endorsement does not consider the devastating impact abortion is having in the black community. Over 1,400 black babies each day are lynched out of their mothers' wombs. Clearly, this rate of prenatal murder in our community outpaces death by heart disease, diabetes, cancer, HIV/AIDS and violent crime combined.

We find it troubling that this endorsement does not acknowledge the deliberate targeting of the black community by Planned Parenthood and the abortion industry, nor decry the mental and physiological impact abortion is having on black women across America.

We recommend in the strongest terms possible that this endorsement be withdrawn until such time that the Obama administration adds language to the health care proposal that specifically prohibits taxpayer funded abortions.

Pastor Stephen E. Broden
Fair Park Bible Fellowship
Dallas, Texas
www.fpbfellowshipchurch.org

Pastor Dion Evans
Chosen Vessels Christian Church
Alameda, CA
www.alldifferent.org

Reverend Walter B. Hoye
Issues4Life Foundation
Union City, CA
www.issues4life.org

Reverend Dean Nelson
Executive Director
Network of Politically Active Christians
801 K St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
www.wellingtonboone.com

Dr. Johnny Hunter D.D.
L.E.A.R.N Inc. (Life Education and Resource Network)
Fayetteville, North Carolina
www.Learninc.org

Dr. Levon R. Yuille, .D.D
Chair: National Black Pro Life Congress
Host : Joshua's Trail Talk Show (WDTK)
Member of The Michigan Advisory Committee
U.S. Commission on Civil Rights

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