Black prolife pastors oppose Blake endorsement

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We recommend in the strongest terms possible that this endorsement be withdrawn until such time that the Obama administration adds language to the health care proposal that specifically prohibits taxpayer funded abortions.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

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7 thoughts on “Black prolife pastors oppose Blake endorsement

  1. Bishop Blake said: “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.”

    Everyone is responsible for their own actions according to the Word of God. Of course I’m not taking away from the struggles of black people during the times of slavery but if they had Christ as their Lord and died as a slave then their eternal reward is in Heaven and the abusive slave master Hell.

    Now we want validation and success in the world and sacrifice our own souls in the process. For What? The Focus needs to be on pleasing God, getting into Heaven and storing treasures for ourselves in that order.

    As far as economic and social inequality sorry but that doesn’t cut it, the Bible says God is our provider and He knows all our needs.

    The problems in America are rooted in false god worship especially of baal and moloch with the issue of abortion. If you do the opposite of what the Bible says to do there are consequences to your sinful behavior. How many times does God warn us to Not give our babies to pass through the fire to moloch and baal?

  2. Exactly Robert. Why is he accusing the Republicans of being “historically silent and indifferent” when he refuses to address the growing cases of child an adult clergy sexual abuse in his own denomination? There’s a word for that. Hypocrite.

  3. “Others loudly proclaim their advocacy for the unborn, but refuse to recognize their responsibility, and that of our nation, to the living.”

    Well this is an absolutley criminal statement if you ask me and a ridiculous attempt to hide from his responsibilty as a Church leader. To say people neglect the living as if the unborn are not living is quite simply a vicious statement.

    If we murder the unborn “living” is it any surprise that the born “living” will be neglected?

    Thank God, I commend these organizations for standing up for righteousness!!

    May The LORD strengthen them for the battle!

  4. The Christian community, particularly the pentecostal/charismatic segment, needs the COGIC committment to biblical principles as never before. As an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God, there has always been great respect and wonderful fellowship with collegues from COGIC. Bishop Blake is a spokesman, but not the final Word.

  5. BISHOP BLAKE IS A PASTOR IN A MODERN DAY SODOM AND GOMORRAH, CALLED THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA. BISHOP BLAKE IS SURROUNDED BY GANG VIOLENCE AND HARD CORE HOMOSEXUALITY AND HOMO ACTIVISTS YET HE IS VERY SILENT IN CONDEMNING THESE SINFUL ACTIVITIES. YOU NEVER SEE BISHOP BLAKE ON THE MAJOR NETWORKS SUCH AS FOX CNN, MSNBC, ETC. TALK AGAINST THESE ISSUES. AND THERE IS A VERY HIGH RATE OF ABORTIONS IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY. ABORTIONS IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY WAS ONE OF THE MAJOR GOALS OF PLANNED PARENTHOOD WHEN IN ITS EARLY HISTORY. BISHOP BLAKE IS QUIET ABOUT FIGHTING ABORTIONS OR SEXUAL MISCONDUCT IN THE CHURCH.
    THE BOARD OF BISHOPS IN COGIC NEED TO STOP ACTING LIKE A MENS SOCIAL CLUB AND QUESTION THE LEADERSHIP OF BISHOP BLAKE.

  6. I so agree with the response by Melvin Jones. Bishop Blake, in his position, sits too passively on the sidelines. Why is this? Is he just wanting to win the massive crowds, celebrities, gain accolades, and have the wealth continue to flow? He is gifted with great orator abilities but is he really using it to bring God glory or himself adoration and praise? The is no place in the Kingdom of God for vanity!!

    True child of God know that we are living in that time right now where many of the faith are deceiving themselves. The bible tells us of those that “are lover of themselves” and come falsely in His name……some of those hold esteemed leadership positions in the church. The holy spirit will give you dicernment of false teachers when you’re connected to Him. So child of God, don’t be dismayed or alarmed as to the things that come. Hold fast to God’s unchanging hand and know that in this day, He will safeguard those that walk uprightly. Continue to fight the good faith and never compromise God’s word. Too many have compromised the Word in an attempt to win the lost but the lost will NEVER be won with “watered down” doctrine and by weak Christians. God is calling for a righteous people. People that will take a stand for holiness. A people that will be a light in this dark world.

    Child of God, know who you are following. Do not be deceived. Those living a lie and twisting God’s Word will have their day at judgement. Trust me, no one get’s away from the long hand of God. He sits high and looks low and is taking account of all….in the end ONLY the righteous will be saved and spend an eternity in heaven.

    To God be ALL the glory!!! Amen.

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