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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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Please, enough with the cult of pop stars. Our kids need real heroes.

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April 29, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – Two things happen each time a significant pop culture figure dies: Christians attempt to dredge up some moderately conservative or traditional thing that figure said at some point during his long career, and mainstream media attempts to convince a society thoroughly bored with such things that the person in question was a ground-breaking radical. The two most recent examples are the androgynous David Bowie—a cringe-worthy and possibly blasphemous video of him dropping to his knees during a rock performance and uttering the Lord’s Prayer circulated just following his death--and the pop star Prince.

I’ve had to suppress my gag reflexes many times as I saw my Facebook newsfeed fill up with memes sporting quotes from Prince about his faith and articles announcing that the musician who “embraced gender fluidity before his time,” according to Slate and “will always be a gay icon” according to The Atlantic, was against gay marriage. Sure, maybe he was. But only a Christian community so shell-shocked by the rapid spread of the rainbow blitzkrieg and the catastrophic erosion of religious liberty would find this remarkable. After all, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton said the same thing barely one election cycle ago. As one obituary celebrating Prince’s paradigm-smashing sexual performances written by Dodai Stewart put it:

Dig, if you will, a picture: The year is 1980. Many states still have sodomy laws. The radio is playing feel-good ear candy like Captain and Tennille and KC and the Sunshine Band. TV hits include the sunny, toothy blond shows Three’s Company and Happy Days. There’s no real word for “gender non-conforming.” But here’s what you see: A man. Clearly a man. Hairy, mostly naked body…a satiny bikini bottom. But those eyes. Rimmed in black, like a fantasy belly dancer. The full, pouty lips of a pin-up girl. Long hair. A tiny, svelte thing. Ethnically ambiguous, radiating lust. What is this? A man. Clearly a man. No. Not just a man. A Prince.

Right. So let’s not get too carried away, shall we? I know Christians are desperate to justify their addictions to the pop culture trash that did so much to sweep away Christian values in the first place and I know that latching on to the occasional stray conservative belief that may manifest itself in pop culture figures makes many feel as if perhaps we are not so weird and countercultural, but this bad habit we have of claiming these figures upon their passing is downright damaging.

After all, parents should be teaching their children about real heroes, titans of the faith who changed the world. Heroes of the early church who stood down tyrants, halted gladiatorial combat, and crusaded against injustice in a world where death was all the rage. These men and women were real rebels who stood for real values. If we want to point our children to people they should emulate, we should be handing them books like Seven Men: And the Secret of Their Greatness by the brilliant writer Eric Metaxas rather than the pop albums Purple Rain or Lovesexy by Prince. If parents spend their time glorifying the predecessors of Lady Gaga and Miley Cyrus instead of highlighting heroes like William Wilberforce, they can hardly be surprised when their children choose to emulate the former rather than the latter.

The mainstream media’s adulation of these pop stars is equally irritating. The unspoken truth of these obituaries is that the flamboyant antics of Prince and the rest of the so-called rebellious drag queens populating the rock n’ roll scene have been mainstream for a long time already. Want to see dozens of bizarre body piercings? Weird hairdos? Purple mohawks? Dudes with nail polish? Strange tattoos? Easy. Just go onto any university campus, or any public high school without a dress code. With headphones wedged firmly in their ear canals, they can pump the cleverly commercialized “counterculture” straight into their skulls 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

More than that, some of these courageous rebels have actually sued their employers to ensure that they can let their establishment-smashing freak flag fly at work, too. An Edmonton woman with 22 visible body piercings complained that her employer was unfair because apparently she was being discriminated against “based on body modifications.” Yeah! The Man must be told, after all. And if he doesn’t agree, we will lawyer up. I wonder what the shrieking rebels of the early days would think about the snivelling children of the current grievance culture.

So these days, the media’s eulogizing about aging culture warriors who went mainstream a long time ago rings a bit hollow. After all, most rock n’ roll stars these days look tame compared to what shows up in the children’s section at Pride Week. Freaky is normal now. Normal is radical. Welcome to 2016.

When Christians are posting nostalgic tributes to the rebels who helped inoculate their children against the radical views of Christianity in the first place, you know that the victories of the counterculture are complete and Stockholm syndrome has set in.



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Target boycott climbs to over 1 million

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April 29, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – Over 1 million people have signed a pledge to boycott Target over its new policy allowing men to access women’s bathrooms. 

The American Family Association’s Boycott Target petition gained traction immediately, reaching the one million mark in only nine days.

“Corporate America must stop bullying people who disagree with the radical left agenda to remake society into their progressive image,” said AFA President Tim Wildmon. “#BoycottTarget has resonated with Americans.  Target’s harmful policy poses a danger to women and children; nearly everyone has a mother, wife, daughter or friend who is put in jeopardy by this policy.  Predators and voyeurs would take advantage of the policy to prey on those who are vulnerable.  And it’s clear now that over one million customers agree.”

Target defended its policy in a statement saying that it believes everyone “deserves to be protected from discrimination, and treated equally” and earlier this week, a Target spokeswoman defended the policy as “inclusive.” 

The AFA said that unisex bathrooms are a common-sense alternative to allowing men unfettered access to women’s bathrooms.

“Target should keep separate facilities for men and women, but for the trans community and for those who simply like using the bathroom alone, a single occupancy unisex option should be provided,” the petition says. 

The AFA warned that Target’s new policy benefits sexual predators and poses a danger to women and children. 

“With Target publicly boasting that men can enter women's bathrooms, where do you think predators are going to go?” the petition asked. 

There have been numerous instances of predatory men accessing women’s bathrooms and intimate facilities in the wake of “transgender” bathroom policies allowing them to do so. 

“We want to make it very clear that AFA does not believe the transgender community poses this danger to the wider public,” said Wildmon. “Rather, this misguided and reckless policy provides a possible gateway for predators who are out there.”



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Amazing new video captures the flash of light the moment life begins

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CHICAGO, April 29, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – Life begins with a spark – literally.

Researchers at Northwestern University have documented the striking event in a new video that accompanies a study published this week.

At the moment of conception, the egg releases massive amounts of zinc, which creates a spark that can be seen with the aid of a microscope.

“It was remarkable,” said Teresa Woodruff, a professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Northwestern University's medical school. “To see the zinc radiate out in a burst from each human egg was breathtaking.”

The research team had noted the zinc sparks before in mice eggs but had never observed the process in human beings.

“All of biology starts at the time of fertilization,” Woodruff said, “yet we know next to nothing about the events that occur in the human.”

One of the researchers, Northwestern chemistry professor Thomas O'Halloran, explained the science behind the process in 2014.

“The egg first has to stockpile zinc and then must release some of the zinc to successfully navigate maturation, fertilization and the start of embryogenesis,” he said. “On cue, at the time of fertilization, we see the egg release thousands of packages, each dumping a million zinc atoms, and then it's quiet.”

“Each egg has four or five of these periodic sparks,” O'Halloran said. “It is beautiful to see, orchestrated much like a symphony.”

Since the amount of zinc in an egg correlates with successful implantation and birth, the Northwestern researchers are highlighting that their research may be used to assist in vitro fertilization.

But that raises concerns given the grave moral issues with IVF, which involves creating numerous embryos that are either killed or frozen. Moral theologians also emphasize that IVF is an injustice even for the children who are born as a result, as they are created in a lab rather than in the union of man and woman.

The study may have far-reaching consequences the research team did not intend, such as strengthening public belief in the longstanding scientific consensus that life begins at the moment of conception/fertilization.

Many of those who saw the Northwestern video said it testifies to the beauty of life and the shallow lies that buttress the argument of abortion-on-demand.

“I saw this, and I was blown away by it,” said Rush Limbaugh on his nationally syndicated radio program Thursday afternoon. “For anybody in the mainstream media to openly admit that life begins at conception” defies arguments that an unborn child is only “tissue mass.”

Researchers released a separate video of the zinc spark taking place in a mammalian egg more than a year ago:

The paper, which is entitled “The Zinc Spark is an Inorganic Signature of Human Egg Activation,” was published by Scientific Reports on April 26.



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