Cory Booker supports ‘womb lynching’ of black babies: Black pro-life leader
NEWARK, NJ, August 19, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The 45 pastors who endorsed pro-abortion Senate candidate Cory Booker are “bringing confusion and doubt to their congregants about the priority of God's Word,” according to one of the state's leading black evangelical pro-life leaders.
“Corey Booker supports homosexual marriages,” Rev. Clenard Childress Jr., the founder of BlackGenocide.org, said. “Cory Booker supports abortion killing, or womb lynching.”
The Newark mayor's socially liberal policies did not stop 45 pastors from endorsing him on August 6 at the city's Metropolitan Baptist Church.
“People are returning to Newark because of the significant progress Mayor Booker and his team have made,” Dr. David Jefferson Sr., Booker's own spiritual advisor, told PolitickerNJ.com. “That’s the kind of person I want representing New Jersey in Washington.”
Spiritual leaders who put economic principles above the right to life have chosen “the ephemeral promise of politics” over their faith – not to mention the well-being of the black community – he said.
“This same Democrat Party endorses the slaughter of the innocent and fully supports the efforts of Black Genocide at the rate of 1,786 babies a day by the leading abortion provider, Planned Parenthood,” he said.
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He considered the Democratic Party's decision to strike God from its party platform in 2012, and then hastily reinsert Him, a decisive moment. When the party decided to add a reference to God back into the platform, “the quorum present in the hall riotously opposing with boos, but ignored by party officials, who had received their marching orders to force the modified passage.”
“After such madness, you would think God-fearing men of reasonable mind within the party would speak up and recognize the deterioration of the Democrat Party in general. Not a peep!” he said.
“The silence is deafening,” he said. “The reverence for the principles of faith and the church, non-existent.”
Bishop Thomas Tobin of Providence, Rhode Island, also cited the 2012 Democratic National Convention as the reason he changed his voting registration to Republican after 44 years.
At the convention, Mayor Booker gave a nine-minute speech to Planned Parenthood’s “2012: Yes We Plan” rally outside the NASCAR Hall of Fame. During the event – which featured women dressed as large vaginas and condoms imprinted with the message “Protect yourself from Romney & Ryan,” Booker boasted – “I was a co-chair of our DNC’s platform when we affirmed a woman’s right to choose.”
He added now is not the time, “by God, for a reduction in women’s rights.”
“I don’t understand how someone can say they love women when they are denying women access to health care,” he said.
In addition to the pastors' support, Booker enjoyed massive financial support from around the country and endorsements from stars like Oprah Winfrey and Eva Longoria. The unmarried 44-year-old won the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate last Tuesday handily.
Booker, a rising national star, is heavily favored to defeat Republican Steve Lonegan in the October special election to fill the seat vacated by the death of Frank Lautenberg.
Lonegan, the former mayor of the city of Bogota, led the effort to oppose state-funded embryonic stem cell research.
He challenged Chris Christie for the gubernatorial nomination in 2009, believing that Christie was not conservative enough to be governor.
“Christie and Booker have forged a strong relationship,” according to The Washington Post.
Lonegan has taken the fight to his popular opponent.
“This guy is an extremist,” Lonegan told the Daily Caller. “His three biggest issues are gay marriage, taxpayer-funded abortions and raising minimum wage to $10.15 an hour.”
Booker's decision to accept $100 million from Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg to change Newark's school system raised eyebrows on the far-Left. Booker turned over his e-mail communications with Facebook only after the ACLU successfully sued him for access.
So has the fact that Booker has made $1.3 million giving speeches since 2008.
The special election is scheduled for October 16.
According to PolitickerNJ.com, the following pastors endorsed Booker:
- Reverend Dr. David Jefferson, Sr., Metropolitan Baptist Church, Newark
- Bishop David Evans, Abundant Harvest Ministry, Lindenwold
- Revered Dr. Guy Campbell, Jr., President, General Baptist Convention of New Jersey
- Reverend Dr. Calvin McKinney, Calvary Baptist Church of North Jersey, Garfield
- Pastor Mark A. Broach, President, Concerned Pastors & Ministers of Trenton and Vicinity
- Bishop Donald Hilliard, Jr., Cathedral International, Perth Amboy
- Reverend Kenneth D.R. Clayton, St. Luke Baptist Church, Paterson
- Reverend Reginald Pitts, Solid Rock Baptist Church, Irvington
- Reverend Dr. Vernon C. Walton, Mount Calvary Baptist Church, Englewood
- Reverend Dr. Steven B. Davis, Calvary Gospel Church, Newark
- Pastor Brian Rawls, Good Samaritan Church, Newark
- Reverend Eric M. Beckham, Clear View Baptist Church, Newark
- Reverend Dr. George Blackwell, III, Good Neighbor Baptist Church, Newark
- Pastor Kevin Greenwood, Morning Star Baptist Church, Newark
- Pastor Joe A. Carter, New Hope Baptist Church, Newark
- Reverend Dr. Joe D. McClain, Greater Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, Newark
- Bishop Gregory A. Woods, Revival Temple Center of Deliverance, Newark
- Minister Toby Carson, Christian Love Baptist Church, Irvington
- Pastor Douglas Williams, Zion Hill Baptist Church, Newark
- Pastor Barbara Glanton, Love of Jesus Family Church, Newark
- Pastor Johnny M. Caldwell, New Born Baptist Church, Newark
- Pastor Frederick Q. Smith, Old Ship of Zion Missionary Baptist Church, Monroe
- Reverend Ralph M. Branch, Jr., Mount Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, Newark
- Pastor Gerard Hart, Emanuel Missionary Baptist Church, Newark
- Reverend Leslie L. Jones, Jr., Charity Baptist Church, Newark
- Pastor Robert L. Cole, Jr., Holy Temple Unified Freewill Baptist Church, Newark
- Reverend Darrell L. Armstrong, Shiloh Baptist Church, Trenton
- Bishop George C. Searight, Abundant Life Family Worship Church, New Brunswick
- Bishop Hilton Rawls, St. Paul Unified Free Will Baptist Church, Newark
- Reverend Alexander Brown, St. Paul Baptist Church, Red Bank
- Reverend Paul E. Holloway, Tru Vine Memorial Baptist Church, Browns Mills
- Reverend Dr. Malachi D. Rountree, Macedonia Ministries, Newark
- Reverend Robert L. Morrast, St. Peters Missionary Baptist Church, Newark
- Bishop Alvin J. Crone, Pilgrim Cathedral of New Jersey, Newark
- Minister Marlon Boykins, Pilgrim Cathedral of New Jersey, Newark
- Reverend Dr. Linda Rozier, United Chaplain International Director, Newark
- Reverend Dr. Ronald L. Owens, New Hope Baptist Church, Metuchen
- Pastor Harold Vaughn, Soldiers of the Cross International Outreach Ministries, Newark
- Reverend John T. Teabout, Greater Friendship Baptist, Newark
- Reverend Nicholas A. Johnson, Good Neighbor Baptist Church, Newark
- Reverend Wendell F. McGinnis, Jr., North Baptist Church, Woodbury
- Elder Leon Roberts, Independent Church of Gods & Saints in Christ, Newark
- Reverend Raphael Sanchez, House of Worship, West New York
- Reverend Curtis W. Smith, St. Mark Baptist Church, Browns Mills
- Reverend Dr. Forrest M. Pritchett, Seton Hall University
‘Little miracles’: Mom gives birth to naturally-conceived quintuplets after refusing ‘selective reduction’
AUSTRALIA, February 5, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) -- A 26-year-old Australian mom has given birth to five healthy babies, all conceived naturally, after refusing the doctor’s advice that she must abort three of them in order to give the remaining two a better chance at life.
“After my initial ultrasound I was told I could consider the selection method to give 2 babies the best chance in life,” wrote mom Kim Tucci in a Facebook post last September.
“I watched a YouTube video on the procedure and I cried. I could never do that! Was I selfish for not giving two the chance of 100% survival? All I knew is that I already love them and that every heart beat I heard I connect with them more. For me life starts when a heart starts beating and all I know for sure is that I will do whatever it takes to bring them into this world healthy,” she wrote.
Last Thursday Kim and her husband Vaughn welcomed the five new members into their family — one boy and four girls —increasing the number of their children from 3 to 8. The babies were born at 30 weeks, 10 weeks early, due to insufficient space in Kim’s womb. They weighed on average about 2.5 pounds.
The quintuplets’ story began last March, after Kim and Vaughn had been trying for six months to conceive just one more child for their family. Due to health complications, Kim wondered if she would ever become a mother again.
After what she thought was an extra long cycle, she decided to take a pregnancy test.
“I was feeling tired and a little nauseated and thought I would take a pregnancy test just to get the ‘what if’ out of my head. To my shock and utter excitement it was positive,” she wrote on a Facebook post.
The parents got the shock of their lives when doctors confirmed in an ultrasound examination that there was not one baby, but five.
“After a long wait for the ultrasound we finally went in. The sonographer told me there were multiple gestational sacks, but she could only see a heart beat in two. I was so excited! Twins!”
“I was moved to another machine for a clearer view and had the head doctor come in and double check the findings. She started to count, one, two, three, four, five. Did i hear that correctly? Five? My legs start to shake uncontrollably and all i can do is laugh. The sonographer then told me the term for five is ‘quintuplets,’” Kim wrote.
Even though Kim began to feel stretched to the limit with all those human lives growing inside her, she chose to focus on her babies, and not herself, referring to them as “my five little miracles.”
“It's getting harder as each day passes to push through the pain, every part of my body aches and sleeping is becoming very painful. No amount of pillows are helping support my back and belly. Sometimes I get so upset that I just want to throw my hands up and give in.”
“Sometimes my pelvis becomes so stiff I can barely walk and my hips feel like they are grinding away constantly. I'm finding it hard to eat as I basically have no room left in my stomach, and the way it is positioned it's pushed all the way back with the babies leaning against it.”
“My skin on my belly is so stretched its painful and hot to touch. It literally feels like I have hives! No amount of cream helps relieve the discomfort. I have a lot of stretch marks now. Dealing with such a huge change in my body is hard.”
“Is it all worth it? Yes!!!! I will keep pushing through,” she wrote in one Facebook post days before the babies were born.
The newborns' names are Keith, Ali, Penelope, Tiffany, and Beatrix. They were born at King Edward Memorial Hospital in Subiaco, Western Australia. Mother and babies are reported to be doing well.
UN rights chief tells Catholic countries to legalize abortion over Zika virus: bishops and cardinal react
GENEVA, February 5, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) -- The United Nations, following the lead of international abortion activists, is now urging Latin American countries hit by the mosquito-borne Zika virus to lift restrictions on abortion for pregnant women who have contacted the virus and whose pre-born children may be at risk for birth defects, including having smaller than normal heads.
The UN human rights office said today that it is not enough for South American countries to urge women to postpone pregnancy without also offering them abortion as a final solution.
“How can they ask these women not to become pregnant, but not offer… the possibility to stop their pregnancies?” UN spokeswoman Cecile Pouilly told reporters.
UN human rights chief Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein said that governments should make available contraception and abortion services.
“Laws and policies that restrict (women’s) access to these services must be urgently reviewed in line with human rights obligations in order to ensure the right to health for all in practice,” he said.
But Brazil’s bishops strongly asserted yesterday that efforts should be made to eradicate the virus, not the people who may be infected by it.
The disease is “no justification whatsoever to promote abortion,” they said in a statement, adding that it is not morally acceptable to promote abortion “in the cases of microcephaly, as, unfortunately, some groups are proposing to the Supreme Federal Court, in a total lack of respect for the gift of life.”
Honduras Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga has also come out strongly against the notion of “therapeutic abortions” as a response to the problem. Unlike Brazil where abortion is legal in the case of rape or health of the mother, abortion remains entirely illegal in Honduras.
“We should never talk about ‘therapeutic’ abortion,” the cardinal said in a homily at a February 3 Mass in Suyap. “Therapeutic abortion doesn’t exist. Therapeutic means curing, and abortion cures nothing. It takes innocent lives,” he said.
While the World Health Organization (WHO) declared an international public health emergency February 1 on account of concerns over the virus, critics have pointed out, however, that not one death as resulted from the virus. Even on WHO’s own website the virus is described in mild terms.
“It causes mild fever and rash. Other symptoms include muscle pain, joint pain, headache, pain behind the eyes and conjunctivitis. Zika virus disease is usually mild, with symptoms lasting only a few days,” the website states. “To date, there have been no reported deaths associated with Zika virus,” it added.
Critics suspect that the crisis is being manipulated to advance an anti-human agenda on the pre-born.
“Is Zika, actually, a hideous virus that threatens to spread uncontrollably across the world creating an army of disabled children with tiny heads and low IQ’s? Or might this be a willful misinterpretation of the scarce data to manipulate public opinion and legislatures?” wrote pro-life critic Mei-Li Garcia earlier this week.
“It becomes very clear that the publicity surrounding this story has a very little to do with medicine and a lot to do with a convenient crisis that is being used by those pushing for the legalization of abortion around the world,” she wrote.
Hillary’s litmus test for Supreme Court picks: They must ‘preserve Roe v. Wade’
DERRY, NH, February 5, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) - Hillary Clinton has a litmus test for Supreme Court nominees - several, in fact. At a Democratic event on Wednesday, Clinton unveiled her criteria in selecting a judge for the nation's highest court.
“I do have a litmus test, I have a bunch of litmus tests," she said.
"We’ve got to make sure to preserve Roe v. Wade, not let it be nibbled away or repealed,” she said.
That echoes her recent call to arms speech before Planned Parenthood last month, when she stated that taxpayers must fund abortion-on-demand in order to uphold the "right" of choice.
“We have to preserve marriage equality,” Clinton said, referring to last summer's Obergefell v. Hodges case, a 5-4 ruling that redefined marriage nationwide. “We have to go further to end discrimination against the LGBT community."
Her views differentiate her from the Republican front runners. Ted Cruz has called the court's marriage ruling "fundamentally illegitimate," and Donald Trump told Fox News Sunday this week that he would "be very strong on putting certain judges on the bench that I think maybe could change things." Marco Rubio has said he won't "concede" the issue to the one-vote majority.
All Republican presidential hopefuls say they are pro-life and will defund Planned Parenthood.
Her husband, Bill Clinton, raised the makeup of the Supreme Court early last month in New Hampshire, saying it receives "almost no attention" as a campaign issue.
On Wednesday, Hillary said "the next president could get as many as three appointments. It’s one of the many reasons why we can’t turn the White House over to the Republicans again.”
Clinton said her judicial appointees must also reverse the Citizens United ruling on campaign finance and oppose a recent decision striking down a portion of the 1965 Voting Rights Act. In 2013's Shelby County v. Holder, justices struck down Section 4(b) of the act, which said that certain states and jurisdictions had to obtain permission from the federal government before changing their voting laws.
At one time, most politicians frowned upon any "litmus test" for judicial nominees, emphasizing the independence of the third branch of government. "I don't believe in litmus tests," Jeb Bush told Chuck Todd last November.
But with the rise of an activist judiciary in the middle of the 20th century, constitutionalists have sought to rein in the power of the bench.