How Can I Celebrate Black History Month?

February 17, 2013 09:00 AM

By Pastor Stephen Broden

We are now well into the month that is celebrated as “Black History Month.” Black communities across this nation will celebrate this month and, with deep appreciation, laud the first black president as the most significant event in our history. Schools, churches, and other institutions in our community will speak of Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and many others who made extraordinary contributions to our nation’s history. 

However, there is a dark cloud that hangs over our community a specter of self-destruction through the murder of our babies by the evil practice of abortion. It taints our community pride and casts disparagement on those who preceded us and also on their accomplishments. The irony of our celebration this year is evident in recently published abortion statistics that indicate that upwards of 1,500 black babies a day are murdered in their mother’s wombs. While we as a community celebrate our history in America, it is increasingly clear that our future is being systematically destroyed by a eugenic-based philosophy targeted specifically toward black babies and black women.

Unfortunately during this month’s celebration little will be said about the 15 million plus black babies thrown away by the bloody hands of abortionists since 1973. How can we laud our history and at the same time ignore a holocaustal scourge that is decimating the future of our existence? Perhaps a glimpse at the history of Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood and mother of the abortion industry in America, will help us see reasons why our current history is fraught with the blood of innocent babies.

Years ago, Margaret Sanger implemented a plan called the “Negro Project” designed to control population in the black community. Sanger said, “Negroes are like weeds, we need to get rid of them.” In a letter to one of her supporters she said, “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population.” These statements by Sanger reflect her eugenic belief in a superior race. In 1970, I. I. Gottesman, a director of the American Eugenics Society, defined the meaning of eugenics in this way: “The essence of evolution is natural selection; the essence of eugenics is the replacement of ‘natural’ selection by conscious, premeditated, or artificial selection in the hope of speeding up the evolution of ‘desirable’ characteristics and the elimination of undesirable ones.”

With the help of W.E.B. Du Bois and black pastors, Sanger set in motion a eugenic plot of dysgenic genocide in the black community. That plan is still at work today under the rubric of reproductive health and a “woman’s right to choose.” Because of laws and policies supported in all three branches of our government, Planned Parenthood and the abortion industry have had, since 1973, unfettered access to our community to work their plan of depopulation. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg affirmed this idea in an interview in the New York Times when she said, “Frankly I had thought that at the time Roe (1973) was decided, there was concern about population growth and particularly growth in populations that WE don’t want to have too many of.”

The irony of our celebration this month is also seen in the recent stories of four black abortionists who were exposed on our nation’s public stage for atrocities perpetrated on black women and babies in California, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and Maryland. In January of 2011, an indictment of abortion practitioner Kermit Gosnell for murder of seven late-term babies and one of his female patients in his Philadelphia clinic dominated Internet news. Exposed in January of the same year were Nicole Riley in Maryland who, through a botched abortion, seriously injured a woman by perforating the wall of her uterus and pulling out part of her intestines; James Pendergraft, who runs an illegal late-term abortion facility; and Andrew Rutland, exposed for frightening women into agreeing to unnecessary hysterectomies, botching abortions, lying to patients, falsifying medical records, over-prescribing painkillers, and having sex with patients. All four are black abortionists working for personal gain.

How can we celebrate our history in light of this abortion scourge? In the days ahead, BET television and other media outlets will present historical facts about how blacks contributed to our nation’s success, but I will find it difficult to celebrate knowing the ugly facts connected with abortions and the impact on black babies and black women. Our babies, children, and women are exposed and victimized through the mantra and deceptive lie of “a woman’s right to choose.” This mantra has led to an abortion scourge that is threatening our very survival.

Major media will neither cover this story nor communicate the horror of abortion in the black community. But one must ask: Where are black print and electronic media? Why have they not covered this holocaust? Surely they are aware of the affliction of abortion and its impact! Could it be that they, like Du Bois and other community leaders recruited in the 20th century by Sanger, are complicit in her eugenic plan to control the black population? Where are the voices of our leaders? The Congressional Black Caucus is not to be trusted, for it has voted unanimously to support Planned Parenthood and the abortion industry to refill its re-election coffers. Community activists like Sharpton and Jackson have become apologists for abortion rights. Perhaps more disturbing is the silence of the black church and its shepherds when it comes to fighting for babies and women in our communities.

So, I guess it’s up to “we the people” to engage in pushing back against the abortionists and eugenicists in order to protect our babies, our community, and our future. We must hold our elected officials, churches, and pastors accountable if they are to lead us—or we should get rid of them. Then and only then will we be able to celebrate our history, our future, and our nation.

Stephen Broden is founder and senior pastor of Fair Park Bible Fellowship in Texas and is a political commentator on FOX News Channel. Pastor Broden is a champion for the sanctity of life and the protection of the preborn. He expresses grave concern that the staggering number of abortions within the African American community is threatening the sustainability of the African American race in the United States. Broden is also the recipient of the Ronald Reagan Gold Medal Award.

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