Saturday, July 10, 2010

LEARN Leads Protest at NAACP Convention

KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 10 /Christian Newswire/ -- The Life Education and Resource Network will again present the case for an open forum on the issue of Abortion in the Black Community at the National NAACP Convention.

"When the most dangerous place for an African American is being in the womb of their African American mother it's time for the most revered African American institution to bring this issue to the forefront of discussion," stated, Rev Clenard H. Childress Jr., Director of LEARN North East.

LEARN has been assisted by the Center For Bioethical Reform at each of the NAACP Convention protest. CBR has provided 12 X 4 foot graphic signs that clearly portray the horror of abortion and its eugenic link. Local Center For Bioethical Reform director Bill Calvin has been overseeing the joint effort between LEARN and other Pro-life activist organizations who will be participating in the 3 day demonstration.

The theme of this year's demonstration is "Why No Out Rage" LEARN is demanding the NAACP addresses the racist comment by Supreme Court Judge, Ruth Bader Ginsberg. When asked by the New York Times her view on Roe vs. Wade. Ginsberg commented, "Frankly at the time Roe VS Wade was decided; we thought it was to control populations, especially populations we don't want too many of.

Rev Childress commented, "When you look at the absurdity perpetrated by Leon Jenkins and the LA. N.A.A.C.P over Hallmarks Hoops and Yoyo comments on "black holes in space" and absolutely no response by the NAACP, Rainbow Coalition, or National Action Committee it boggles the mind. This is probably the most racist comment since Oliver Wendell Holmes. Where are they?"

The LA. NAACP protested the Hallmark graduation card saying the cartoon characters claiming there reference to black holes actually sounded like "Black Hoes" The card had been available to customers for 3 years and this was the first time Hallmark had any complaint about the card. Hallmark capitulated and removed the card from its stores.

Childress's reference to Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wydell Holmes is from a statement Holmes made in 1927 in the Supreme Court case Buck Vs Bell which sanctioned eugenics policies. Holmes commented "Three generations of imbeciles is enough"

Bill Calvin of the Center For Bioethical Reform said, "Kansas City pro-lifers are greatly encouraged by Pastor Childress of '' confronting the delegates to the NAACP Convention with the ugly truth about abortion. They prophetically expose the tension between our common cultural belief in the special worth of all human beings and the tragically high abortion rate in the Kansas City African-American community - which is five times that in the white community."

A press conference will be held at 10:00AM Monday July 12th outside the convention.

Local Contact- Bill Calvin- 813-947-0770 
Rev. Clenard H Childress Jr - 201-704-9324