NAACP: In Default

According to the organization Black Americans for Life, over 400,000 black babies have been aborted this year alone. In addition, the abortion rate among black women is three times higher than the abortion rate among white women. This is astonishing considering that only 13.7 percent of our nation’s women of child-bearing age are black. To make matters even worse, over 70 percent of all abortion providers are located in minority communities.

By taking a pro-abortion stance, the NAACP is embracing the genocide of black people while claiming to be for the advancement of black people. What could be crazier than claiming to advance the cause of a group of people while supporting their genocide?

Dr. King in his famous “I Have a Dream” speech on August 28, 1963 in Washington, D.C., said that the civil rights marchers were in the nation’s capital to cash a check:

When the architects of our republic wrote the magnificent words of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, they were signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir. This note was a promise that all men, yes, black men as well as white men, would be guaranteed the “unalienable Rights of Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.” It is obvious today that America has defaulted on this promissory note insofar as her citizens of color are concerned.

It has also become obvious that our current national leaders and now, the NAACP, have defaulted on this promissory note as far as our unborn children are concerned.

For many years I avoided getting involved in politics. I was raised as a Jehovah’s Witness and the Witnesses are discouraged from contributing to society by using their right to vote. In fact, a Jehovah’s Witness who votes is usually disciplined by their religious organization and may even be shunned for it. The Jehovah’s Witnesses teach that the world and its governments are run by Satan and that for one of them to participate in democracy is to support a Satanic governmental system.

Jehovah’s Witnesses, though they take separation to an extreme, are not alone in taking an aloof stance toward participation in “worldly” affairs. Some Protestant groups have held similar views, with the result that Christians in this country ceded a great deal of territory to secularists during the 20th century. Our country has suffered as a result.

In reality, as Christians, we are called to be a light to the world. Jesus said that a person does not light a lamp and put it under a basket. As Christians, we can be a light to the world for the defense of the unborn and we can use our right to vote be this light and protect life. In fact, as a Catholic layman, a registered voter, and an American citizen, I am obligated by the Lord to try to change this terrible situation. By using my right to free speech and my right to vote, I can encourage our leaders and the NAACP to help our nation to keep its promise of a Right to Life for all people — no matter what color they are and no matter how small they are. Furthermore, I encourage all people of good will to do the same.

Jeffery Schwehm is a former member of the Jehovah's Witnesses' Headquarters Staff in Brooklyn, New York and a former Lutheran. He currently serves as an Assistant Professor of Biochemistry at Lakeland College in Sheboygan, WI and is a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Kohler, WI. He is scheduled to be a guest on EWTN’s The Journey Home on May 10th.

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