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Cory Booker supports ‘womb lynching’ of black babies: Black pro-life leader

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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.”

Lonegan and the New York Times have called attention to the way Booker profited from his involvement with Waywire, a fledgling tech start-up.

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

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‘You can’t have’ marriage equality ‘without polygamy’

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July 3, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – Motivated by the U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalizing homosexual “marriage,” a Montana polygamist has filed for a second marriage license, so he can be legally wed to two women at once.

"It's about marriage equality," said Nathan Collier, using homosexual advocates’ term to support marriage redefinition. "You can't have this without polygamy."

Collier, who has has appeared on the TLC reality show Sister Wives with his legal wife Victoria, and his second wife Christine, said he was inspired by the dissent in the Supreme Court decision.

The minority Supreme Court justices said in Friday’s ruling it would open the door to both polygamy and religious persecution.

“It is striking how much of the majority’s reasoning would apply with equal force to the claim of a fundamental right to plural marriage,” wrote Chief Justice John Roberts.

Collier and his wives applied for a second marriage license earlier this week at the Yellowstone County Courthouse in Billings, a report from the Salt Lake Tribune said.

Collier, who was excommunicated from the Mormon Church for polygamy, married Victoria in 2000 and had a religious wedding ceremony with Christine in 2007. The three have seven children between them and from previous relationships.

"My second wife Christine, who I'm not legally married to, she's put up with my crap for a lot of years. She deserves legitimacy," Collier said.

Yellowstone County officials initially denied the application before saying they would consult with the County Attorney and get him a final answer.

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Bigamy, the holding of multiple marriage licenses, is illegal all 50 states, but Collier plans to sue if his application is denied. Officials expect to have an answer for him next week.

While homosexual “marriage” supporters have long insisted legalization of same-sex unions would not lead to polygamy, pro-life and family advocates have warned all along it would be inevitable with the redefinition of marriage.

“The next court cases coming will push for polygamy, as Chief Justice John Roberts acknowledged in his dissent,” said Penny Nance, president of Concerned Women for America, after the Supreme Court ruling. “The chief justice said “the argument for polygamy is actually stronger than that for ‘gay marriage.’ It’s only a matter of time.”

In a piece from the Washington Times, LifeSiteNews Editor-in-Chief and the co-founder of Voice of the Family John-Henry Westen stated the move toward legal polygamy is “just the next step in unraveling how Americans view marriage.”

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Chris Christie: Clerks must perform same-sex ‘marriages’ regardless of their religious beliefs

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TRENTON, NJ, July 3, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – Chris Christie is not known for nuance. This time, he has turned his fiery personality loose on county clerks and other officials who have religious objections to performing same-sex “marriages.”

In a tone usually reserved for busting teachers' unions, Christie told clerks who hold traditional values, “You took the job, and you took the oath.” He would offer no exemption for an individual whose conscience would not allow him to participate in a union the vast majority of the world's religions deem sinful.

“When you go back and re-read the oath it doesn’t give you an out. You have to do it,” he said.

He told a reporter that there “might” be “individual circumstances” that “merit some examination, but none that come immediately to mind for me.”

“I think for folks who are in the government world, they kind of have to do their job, whether you agree with the law or you don’t,” the pugnacious governor said.

Since the Supreme Court voted 5-4 to legalize homosexual “marriage” last Friday, elected officials have grappled with how to safeguard the rights of those who have deeply held religious beliefs that would not allow them to participate in such a ceremony.

Christie's response differs markedly from other GOP hopefuls' responses to the Supreme Court ruling. Mike Huckabee, for instance, has specifically said that clerks should have conscience rights. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal signed an executive order granting such rights and ordered clerks to wait until a pending court case was fully adjudicated before any clerk issues a marriage license to a homosexual couple.

Christie gave up a legal appeal after a superior court judge struck down his state's voter-approved constitutional marriage protection amendment. New Jersey is the only state where such a low court overturned the will of the voters.

The decision to ignore conscience rights adds to the growing number of Christie's positions that give conservatives pause.

The natural locus of support for a Christie 2016 presidential run is the Republican's socially liberal donor class, for personal as well as political reasons. His wife works on Wall Street, and some of the GOP's high-dollar donors – including Paul Singer – have courted Christie for years.

However, this year Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, and to a lesser degree Scott Walker have eclipsed Christie as the preferred candidates of the boardroom donors – who sometimes prefer Democrats to Republicans.

Christie also used language during a speech before the Republican Jewish Coalition last year, which concerned some major GOP donors.

Christie is reportedly spending this weekend with Mitt Romney and his family at Romney's New Hampshire home. Romney declined to enter the 2016 race himself and may be able to open his donor list to Christie's struggling campaign.

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After having a girl with Down syndrome, this couple adopted two more

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LINO LAKE, MN, July 3, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – For most people, having five biological children would have been enough. In fact, for many Americans, large families are treated as a scandal or a burden.

But one family made the decision, not just to have a large family, but to give a home to some of the most vulnerable children in the world: Girls born overseas with Down syndrome.

Lee and Karen Shervheim love all seven of their children, biological or otherwise. Undeterred by having twin boys – Daniel and Andrew, 18 – they had Sam four years later.

They now have three daughters who are all 11 years old. All three have Down syndrome.

And two of them are adopted.

About the time their eight-year-old son, David, was born, Lee and Karen decided to adopt a child with Down syndrome to be a companion to their daughter, Annie.

They made the further unexpected choice to adopt a child from Eastern Europe with the help of Reece's Rainbow, which helps parents adopt children with Down syndrome.

“Between my wife and I, we couldn’t get it out of our heads,” Lee told the Quad City Press. “So many children need families and we knew we could potentially do something about it.”

After originally deciding to adopt Katie, they spent six weeks in Kiev, visiting an orphanage in nearby Kharkov. While there, they decided they may have room in their heart, and their home, for another child.

When they saw a picture of Emie striking the same pose as their biological daughter in one of their photographs, they knew they would come home with two children.

Both girls were the same age as their Annie. She would not lack for companionship, as they worried.

Lee said after the Ukrainian government – finally – completed the paperwork, they returned to the United States, when the real challenges began.

“The unvarnished truth,” Lee told the Press, is that adopting the Russian-speaking special needs children “was really disruptive to our family. They came with so many issues that we had not anticipated.”

After teaching them sign language and appropriate behavior, they moved to Lino Lake, Minnesota and found a new support group in Eagle Brook Church. There they found personal assistance and spiritual solace.

Every year in the past seven years has been better and better, they say.

“I think my girls can do almost anything they want to do,” he said, “and that’s what I want to help them become.”

The family's devotion is fueled by their faith, and it informs the sense of humor Lee showed in a tweet during the 2014 midterm elections:

It takes a special person to believe in the potential of the “mentally retarded,” as they were once labeled. Today, 90 percent of all babies diagnosed with Down syndrome in the womb will be aborted. The percentage is higher in some countries. Some have even spoken of "a world without people with Down syndrome."

Their God, and their experience, tell them that every child has infinite worth and potential, Lee told local media, and he would encourage anyone to follow his footsteps and adopt a Down syndrome child – or two.

“The message is that it really doesn’t matter where you started or where you came from,” Lee said. “There are endless opportunities for everyone, whether they have disabilities or not. They deserve a shot.”

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