African American Leaders Decry NAACP Endorsement of Homosexual Agenda, Say Issue also Linked to Abortion
Contact: Day Gardner, National Black Prolife Union, 202-834-0844
WASHINGTON, May 22, 2012 /Christian Newswire/ -- "Neither my great-grandfather an NAACP founder, my grandfather Dr. Martin Luther King, Sr. an NAACP leader, my father Rev. A. D. Williams King, nor my uncle Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. embraced the homosexual agenda that the current NAACP is attempting to label as a civil rights agenda," said Dr. Alveda C. King, founder of King for America and Pastoral Associate for Priests for Life.
"In the 21st Century, the anti-traditional marriage community is in league with the anti-life community, and together with the NAACP and other sympathizers, they are seeking a world where homosexual marriage and abortion will supposedly set the captives free," King added.
"Many Black people are realizing just how far off the mark the NAACP is with regard to the real issues and the most important problems facing the black community," said Dr. Day Gardner, founder of the National Black Prolife Union. "The NAACP organization was founded by blacks who had an understanding and strong faith in God. They were people -- pastors and congregations who knew that the Bible -- which is God's final word -- was indeed very clear on the immorality and wages of homosexuality and abortion. It is appalling that this one time super hero 'civil rights' organization supports the breakdown of traditional marriage and the ruthless killing of our unborn children -- as a civil right," Gardner said. "In its decision to please the world, the NAACP has turned its back on the things of God, therefore, we must encourage those who know the truth to speak out -- to stand firmly on the solid rock -- to not look to the right or to the left. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said: Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter," said Gardner.
Pastor Stephen Broden, Pastor of Fair Park Bible Fellowship in Dallas, TX said, "The black community is suffering from soaring unemployment, an extraordinarily high rate of abortions, a high school drop out rate among black teenagers that is breathtaking, an exploding rate of single parent households and the decimation of black families -- yet, the NAACP is making statements about same sex marriage. The NAACP has proven again to be an irrelevant organization as it relates to issues of survival for the black community."
King, Gardner and Broden are all authors in a new book LIFE AT ALL COSTS which addresses issues such as abortion and homosexuality. Other authors of the book write compelling articles on the subject:
"The homosexual community is demanding that their lifestyle be legitimized and viewed by society as a lifestyle that is right. We are subjected to the distasteful alignment of homosexuality with the 'Civil Rights Movement and with the argument that gay rights should be guaranteed under the Constitution. These two issues are incompatible." Rev. Clenard Childress, www.blackgenocide.org.
"My community seems to have more churches than any other community in America, described as 'most religious,' but by their vote support the most anti-Christian agenda in the history of this nation, including the abortion and homosexual agenda." Elder Levon Yuille, Pastor of The Bible Church, Ypsilanti, MI and founder of The National Black Prolife Congress.
Agreeing with Dr. Alveda King, the leaders further express concerns that the abortion agenda and the homosexual agenda are aligned.
"As a person who values human life, I feel very troubled that the youngest of our communities are not guaranteed the opportunity to have their day in the sun. As I speak to churches over half the states in America and abroad, I have seen people weep as they are confronted with the horrors of this holocaust. Still, the destruction continues." Dr. Johnny Hunter, National Director of LEARN.
The issue of gay or homosexual marriage has divided the black community, with many religious leaders opposing it. In California, exit polls showed about 70 percent of blacks opposed same-sex marriage in 2008.