During the turn of the century in a small rural town called Rosewood, Florida, residents found themselves hunting down and killing African Americans with blood lust and zeal. Men were hung, burned, stabbed, or shot to death. Women were summarily executed if they resisted the will of the mob. Children were subject to the whims of the crowd. Sometimes there was mercy, and at other times…
Not long after the violence ceased, our country reeled at the news that such violence could senselessly spread so quickly within the United States. Decades after the genocide had ceased the ancestors of the victims received an apology from the United States government. Today, the mere mention of the word “Rosewood” moves some to anger and others to tears or sorrow.
Nevertheless I contend that a greater tragedy than Rosewood is taking place every day. What’s worse is that this tragedy is strangely familiar to what happened in Rosewood. However, this tragedy is one million times more dangerous because it is taking place in every state in our Union.
Furthermore, this tragedy is sanctioned by the United States government, supported and promoted by those it destroys, and defended with religious zeal. Truly, those exploited and victimized by this genocide mistakenly believe they are being helped when instead they are being hoodwinked. They call evil good and good evil. They call light darkness and darkness light. They are backward, upside down, and turned around.
Perhaps the greatest irony of it all is that the organization that carries out these atrocities, Planned Parenthood, is now, more than ever, fulfilling the mission of its founder, Margaret Sanger. What was that mission?
In a letter to a friend Margaret wrote, “We don’t want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population…”
Did Sanger know where this would lead? Under the guide of women’s right, contraceptives, and freedom, millions of Negroes have been murdered.
Unfortunately, the lives lost are only the tip of the iceberg. Nationwide, the African American population is reeling from the loss of human capital and potential that we’ve laid down at the alter of Planned Parenthood clinics. Our neighborhoods are filled with scarred women who deal with the guilt of having their own infant’s blood on their hands. Jails are filled with men who try not to remember the children they lost in abortion clinics.
And all the while, Planned Parenthood gets richer while the poor get poorer. Science is “advanced” when the carcasses of aborted infants are sold for “research.” White liberal supremacy shouts for joy because the African American family is almost extinct, while the African American population is decimated.
So what’s the answer to this problem? You are. Remember, Jesus said you are the light of the world and the salt of the earth. Light repels darkness and salt preserves life. Now more than ever you are needed to get involved physically, mentally, and spiritually. What should you do?
First, educate others. Share what you know personally and online. Next, volunteer to work with pregnancy centers that are offering alternatives to abortion. Third, give financially to organizations that are doing something about this terrible genocide. Lastly, fast and pray for our nation.
Photo credit: Students for Life
Kenneth Fontenot is a member of the Cure Clergy Network and Senior Pastor of Bethel Baptist Church in Wilson, NC.
The views expressed in opinion articles are solely those of the author and are not necessarily either shared or endorsed by Black Community News.
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You are so right. I was 17 when Roe v. Wade became law. I wondered what kind of society were we living in where murder could be a “choice”. I always thought murder was a crime. It scared me and I felt that our society was on a highway to hell. At the time, I didn’t know how right that was. Black people didn’t support abortion, nor did we support “alternative lifestyles. I’m 63 yo. I don’t remember Black women being all that involved with feminism. Black women always had to work outside the home and Black married couples had to work together because it took two incomes to make a better life.
While I don’t believe anybody’s tax dollars should go to funding abortions, Black people’s tax dollars have been forced to fund a disgusting organization, Planned Parenthood, that was founded by a disgusting human being. Margaret Sanger was a racist and eugenicist who wanted to exterminate our race and sterilize anyone else she felt was “unfit” to be fruitful and multiply! She had a Klansman, Lothrop Stoddard, on the Board of Directors of her precursor organization to PP, the American Birth Control League. She also gave a speech at a luncheon hosted by Ladies of the Ku Klux Klan. She came away with many offers to speak at similar events. I wonder want this Hitler-In-Dress had to say that was so interesting to these “Ladies”? The Left has tried to deny (read: dismiss) her racism and has tried to “clean up” her remark about “not wanting word to get out” that the birth control and eugenics movement wanted to exterminate the Black race. However, there’s not enough lye soap, water, bleach, disinfectant, or elbow grease that could possibly “clean up” this vile racist. You couldn’t sandblast Margaret Sanger into being anything other than then the monster she was! What she meant by that remark was crystal clear!
Republicans and Conservatives have long been calling for the defunding of Planned Parenthood and the repeal of Roe v. Wade. I would LOVE to see this! I do have a question. Would the funding of Planned Parenthood for other women’s health services and/or research in eugenics continue? Planned Parenthood not only needs to be defunded—it needs to be put out of business and shut down permanently! PP is not the only clinic that can provide women’s health services.