Because I love the African-American communities I serve…
We need to speak up for the rights of all people in America. No matter what their size, their age, or their color.
I recently went on a field trip with our junior high students to the California Science Center specifically to see the RACE exhibit. It opened my eyes up the the fact that inequality and discrimination still in fact do exist very prevalently in our society. It brought up thoughts and questions to which there were no easy answers. But there was something more to this…a meaning that I would draw from it beyond the displays, videos, and knowledgeable facts.
It wasn’t until we were allowed into the “America I Am” exhibit that I began to understand.
They had an original copy of the Declaration of Independence. I looked for the words that gave hope to so many people over the last two centuries:
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”
There it was. Every one of us has the right to life.
Then I turned and read behind me:
“The Great Compromise of 1787 counted slaves as 3/5 of a person for representation to the House of Representatives.”
Today, we have reduced ourselves to a nation that does not recognize the personhood of the unborn child.
While we have made progress through the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s, few people are aware that abortion clinics were strategically and predominantly placed in minority communities to essentially reduce the population of African-Americans, Latinos, and others that inhabit lower-middle class neighborhoods. These clinics are all over the country.
This is a problem. A very big problem. Please see why…
It’s worth looking into. Plenty of information and resources are available on the Priests for Life African-American Outreach. Please…for the sake of God’s children…