Leaders of several African American prolife organizations have issued a strongly worded statement opposing COGIC Bishop Charles Blake’s endorsement of the Obama healthcare agenda. We reported earlier that the Blake endorsement came just a month after Obama’s personal teleconference with over 400 leaders of the religious left where he accused the opposition of “bearing false witness”.
But leaders from the National Black Pro Life Congress, L.E.A.R.N Inc. (Life Education and Resource Network), the Network of Politically Active Christians said in a Monday press releases they were “outraged” at Bishop Blake’s support of the healthcare proposal.
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abortion is having on black women across America.We recommend in the strongest terms possible that this endorsement be withdrawn until such time that the Obama administration adds language to the health care proposal that specifically prohibits taxpayer funded abortions.
Although Blake has said that he is a prolife Democrat, during the Democratic National Convention, where he spoke at a left wing religious rally, he criticized Republicans who oppose abortion.
“Others loudly proclaim their advocacy for the unborn, but refuse to recognize their responsibility, and that of our nation, to the living. They are presently and historically silent, if not indifferent, to the suffering of our inner cities, the extreme levels of economic and social inequality that exist in this country and around the world, and to the ethnically indefensible restrictions blocking the access of some to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for all.”
Speaking of having a responsibility to the living, when is Bishop Blake going to speak out in defense of the innumerable children who have been sexually victimized by clergy in his denomination?
Bishop Blake really should save his criticism until he can get his own house in order.