Watchmen On the Wall - FRC

Prayer Targets: Blackwell; Pastors & Abortion; Judge Moore; SOTU Promises; Chief Cochran; Netanyahu

January 29, 2015

Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap, Galatians 6:7

FRC Senior Fellow, Ken Blackwell began his political career as one of Cincinnati’s youngest mayors. He went on to hold many other distinctions including Ohio’s Treasurer, Secretary of State, Undersecretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and was the first African American in Ohio to receive his party’s nomination for Governor. Educated at Xavier University, MIT and Harvard, he holds ten honorary doctorates (see Bio). Here are excerpts from his op-ed, released last week, on the 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade:

“Black lives matter” has become the slogan of anti-police protests across the nation, but the leaders behind the movement must be questioned. Do they really care about black lives? Or are they cynically exploiting isolated incidents... to advance their own political interests? ...
It’s time for black leaders to face up to the real danger threatening black lives in America. It isn’t the police. According to an anti-police brutality organization, the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, 313 blacks were killed by “police, security guards and vigilantes” in 2013. ... Rudy Giuliani pointed out on “Meet the Press,” Blacks are responsible for 93 percent of violent deaths among blacks. Sources estimate that between 6,000 and 8,000 blacks are murdered each year.
No, the greatest danger to blacks is found where we ought to be safest: in our mothers’ wombs. In 2010, the most recent year statistics are available, 138,539 black babies were aborted.
Thankfully, abortion is on the decline in America, down 3 percent between 2007 and 2010, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The number of surgical abortion clinics has plummeted, from 2,176 in 1991 to 551 today. Nevertheless, the CDC reports that in 2010, a staggering 765,651 abortions were performed in the U.S. Black women have the highest abortion rate of any ethnic group, with a gruesome 483 abortions for every 1,000 live births.
The bottom line - 138,539 black babies, nearly one baby in three, were killed in the womb in 2010. According to the CDC, between 2007 and 2010, innocent black babies accounted for nearly 36 percent of the abortion deaths in the United States, though blacks composed only 12.8 percent of the population. Some say the abortion capital of America is New York City. According to LifeSiteNews, the city’s Department of Health reported that in 2012, more black babies were aborted (31,328) than born (24,758). That’s 55.9 percent of black babies killed before birth. Blacks represented 42.4 percent of all abortions...
Legalized abortion is working out exactly as Margaret Sanger intended.Sanger, the founder of the nation’s largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood, was part of the eugenics movement in the 1930s. Her goal was to use abortion to cull what she considered inferior races from the human gene pool. Sanger: “Colored people are like human weeds and are to be exterminated.” Her first abortion clinics were in inner cities, and it’s no accident that even today, “79 percent of Planned Parenthood’s abortion facilities are located in black or minority neighborhoods.”
Babies aren’t the only victims of abortion. Sadly, more and more of the mothers are suffering and dying as well. Though many continue to deny it, the link between abortion and breast cancer has been amply documented, and this deadly consequence of abortion is plaguing greater and greater numbers of black women... (read more, including the clergy’s role in abortion problem.)
Abortion is the greatest threat to black lives in America today. People who claim to represent the black community while also abetting the black holocaust - abortion - are hypocrites. Any “civil rights leader” who genuinely believes that “black lives matter” should be working to see that every black baby is accorded the very first civil right - the right to life (Read Aborting Black America; More by Ken Blackwell; Maafa 21)

Pastors and Abortion – The prayers and voices of God’s pastors and people are the nation’s moral conscience, the key to our moral direction (Pr 14:34) and the hope for awakening. Men and nations face judgments in this life and on Judgment Day. Churches, too, face judgment for their failure to speak the truth (Eze 3:17-21; 1 Pet 4:17; Jas 3:1; Rev 2:12-29). This can easily be seen in the rapid decline of the mainstream churches across America that have become advocates of abortion, same-sex “marriage” and other behaviors that do not honor God’s design for families. Jesus said “Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? It is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men (Mat 5:13).

Where does the defense and protection of innocent human life fall on the scale of your church’s priorities? (see Jn 10:10 ff). If pastors and churches do not take an unbending, vocal stand on the sanctity of human life, who will? Ken Blackwell takes black pastors to task for contributing to the scourge of abortion among black women. But pastors and priests across America of all races and ethnicities share the guilt for the shed blood of 57 million unborn babies “legally” aborted since Roe v. Wade. We all do! Where are the fathers? God has given each and all of us responsibility to do what we can to stop the wholesale slaughter of the unborn (Pr 24:10-12). While we celebrate a decline in abortion statistics, FRC Senior Vice President Rob Schwarzwalder warns us that we have a long way to go and a fierce fight ahead. If your pastor did not emphasize Sanctity of Human Life Sunday with a pro-life message, call and urge him to stir your church to fresh engagement in the struggle for life until we have succeeded in ending the massacre of the innocents. (See must-read Schwarzwalder: Abortion 2015; Blackwell: Pastors; Pavone: Fears Clergymen Face; Piper: Pro-Life Christians Under a Pro-Choice President; God at Work in Every Womb; Love Your Unborn Neighbor; Reflections on Abortion and Racial Reconciliation; When Is Abortion Racism?Cureton: Choose Life; SOHLS not enough!

May God reinvigorate and grow the pro-life movement; May Life advance in every state, in Congress, and the courts; May God give us a President in 2016 for whom Life is a priority and may Roe soon be reversed! (Dt 21:91 Sam 15:22-29; 2 Kgs 24:3-5; Jn 10:10).

Judge Roy Moore Standing for Marriage, States Rights – Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, Roy Moore, has written Governor Robert Bentley (R), outlining his intention to honor Alabama’s Marriage amendment, confirmed by 81% of Alabama voters in 2006. His letter was critical of U.S. District Judge Ginny Granade’s ruling last Friday that the state’s refusal to issue same-sex “marriage” licenses is unconstitutional. Moore is no stranger to taking a stand for liberty. As a chief justice in the 90’s, he refused to remove a 10 Commandments monument from the Alabama Supreme Court Building. He was overridden by his colleagues and removed from office. But the people of Alabama later reelected him Chief Justice. The Constitution gives the state and the America people sovereign rights that have been violated repeatedly by federal judges. Natural marriage amendments were ratified by voters in 31 states. In only 3 of the 35 states and DC that have overturned natural marriage did the voters have their say (Stand!; Letter to Gov.; AL Marriage Amendment; 31 States; Judge Strikes Again; Perkins: Moore Justice).

Lord, are there more judges, governors and state legislators who will not bow the knee to unrighteousness, nor be persuaded by constitutional rulings, falsely so-called? Raise up more, we pray, In Jesus’ Name, Amen! (1 Kgs 19:18; Is 5:20, 21; 10:1; Dan 3:18)

Please pray over: 1) Items in President Obama’s State of the Union Speech (Conservative Analysis: Surprises; Right & Wrong), which was filled with sweeping borrow and spend promises that would grow the federal government and the national debt, already at the breaking point (see also 112 un-kept promises from previous SOTU speeches; video collage). 2) Chief Kelvin Cochran has filed a formal discrimination complaint with the EEOC and also plans to pursue his case in the courts. 3) President Obama won’t meet with PM Netanyahu when he addresses Congress, saying it is inappropriate for him to do so near to the Israeli election, but reports indicate that Pres. Obama has sent his campaign team to Israel to help defeat Netanyahu. Only God can turn the tide, in answer to prayer. Thank you for praying!