08 August 2015

Black Pastors Demand Removal of Bust From Smithsonian

No, not Jeff Davis or Thomas Jefferson. We would be talking about the offending bust of Margaret Senger, founder of Planned Parenthood. How timely this news came shortly after my last post about the hypocrisy of many historians moral reformers.
A band of black pastors is calling for the removal of a bust of Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger from the Smithsonian Institution’s National Portrait Gallery.
Ten pastors with Ministers Taking a Stand — a nonprofit that promotes educational choice, family principles and entrepreneurship — signed onto a letter Friday arguing that Sanger was not really a “champion of justice” and thus her bust should be removed from the Smithsonian’s “Struggle for Justice” exhibit, which honors “great achievements…striking down long-standing segregationist practices and discrimination in American society.” [Source.]
This is known as reaping the whirlwind. While Dylan Roof's callous murder of 9 African-Americans at a church in Charleston, SC and his association with the Confederate battle flag spurred a national conversation and movement against all Confederate icons, Sanger's "baggage" is far more damning than Confederate icons as her "legacy" is far more lasting and impacting in real ways than anything associated with the Confederacy. And the pastors are pulling no punches:
How can a person like Sanger, who found common cause with the racial agenda of the Ku Klux Klan (“KKK”), be ranked among true champions of “justice?” She was a purveyor of grave injustice against the most vulnerable.

Planned Parenthood continues to suppress the growth of minority populations by locating 70% of its abortion facilities within in or near black and Latino communities. The Life Issues Institute has an interactive map showing this at: http://www.protectingblacklife.org/pp_targets.

This explains why elective abortion remains the number one cause of death among black Americans, higher than all other causes combined. We will not remain silent while the National Portrait Gallery venerates someone who sought to eradicate our very existence. Ms. Sanger was a racist, elitist, and her beliefs led to massive destruction of unborn human life. She was no hero. [Source.]
So what about all the politicians who have praised Planned Parenthood and taken donations from that group? Will we see demands for retractions and apologies? Will we see demands they return the funds? Will they be hounded from office? Will we see historians moral reformers jump on the band wagon and post "TAKE IT DOWN" on their blogs and twitter feeds? (And let's not forget, this is a government building.)

Cue the crickets.


Chaps said...

Last Sunday my sermon was on the moral outrage of selling baby parts by Planned Parenthood. I mentioned that Margaret Sanger was a eugenicist and racist. My most progressive congregant stood and stomped out (a first for me) saying "That's not true." After service was over, several others expressed their opinion that my whole sermon was terribly inappropriate for church. Waiting to see if I still have a job. :-)

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

"In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act." - George Orwell

Praying for you brother. Stand fast.