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Pelosi's Decision Bigoted, Racist, Elitist and Anti-Child says Christian Defense Coalition

Contact: Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney, 202-547-1735, 540-538-4741 cell


WASHINGTON, January 26 /Christian Newswire/ -- Christian Defense Coalition calls Speaker Pelosi's decision to add contraceptives to the economic stimulus package bigoted, racist, elitist and anti-child.


It is unthinkable that the Speaker of House would try to stimulate the economy by seeking to reduce the number of children.


Our political leaders should do all within their power to protect, support and encourage America's children, not crush and destroy them.


This policy would lay the foundation for racism and eugenics because it would seek to reduce the number of children to the nation's poorest economic groups, which tend to be persons of color and other minorities.


It is now becoming clear that the Democratic leadership intends to use the economic crisis to push forward a radical anti-family social agenda.


The Christian Defense Coalition will do all within its power to see that hundreds of millions of dollars are not used for contraceptives.


Speaker Pelosi's actions are even more troubling and hypocritical when one realizes she herself has five children.  Perhaps she thinks they have more value because they are white European children.


Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney, Director of the Christian Defense Coalition, states, "I was stunned to learn that on a national news program Speaker Pelosi defended a move to make contraceptives a part of the economic stimulus package.  This is one of the most bigoted and anti-child policies I have ever seen embraced by a public official.


"It is hard to believe that this kind of legislation is coming out of America.  One would expect it more from China or other oppressive governments.


"Speaker Pelosi shows a clear lack of compassion and understanding of social justice by laying the groundwork for racist and eugenic social policies.  Clearly the focus of the distribution of these contraceptives would center on minority communities which tend to be poorer and more economically challenged.


"This situation is even more troubling when one realizes that Speaker Pelosi has five children herself.  Does she believe that children born to white parents deserve the right to live more than other children?


"I would challenge the Speaker to put those millions of dollars to foster job creation and help Americans keep their homes rather than crushing families and children.


"The Christian Defense Coalition will do all within its power to see this money is not used for contraceptives and that the new Democratic leadership does not use the economic crisis to push through a radical, anti-family social agenda."


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Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney at 202.547.1735   Cell:   540.538.4741