The fallout of the recent Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe V. Wade revealed the broken and divided state of evangelicalism. Many conservative pro-life evangelicals rejoiced in response to the decision and praised God for using imperfect men and means to bring about the ruling that would allow them to ban abortion in their respective states. Many never-Trump evangelicals, such as Russell Moore, remain silent on the verdict, as the Trump-appointed justices fulfilled President Trump’s promise to appoint strong conservatives who would bring an end to the federal institution of court-mandated pre-born child murder.
The most shocking response to the ruling in the evangelical realm comes from historically black churches, whose members are statistically more likely to murder their own pre-born children. These churches typically align themselves with liberal politicians that pander to the black community. It is no surprise that such organizations would oppose the pro-life message, as they are beholden to the political idolatry of progressivism. Jamal Bryant, pastor of the 12,000 member megachurch New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, exemplified the defiance of many leftist pastors when he declared to his congregation that God is displeased with the Supreme Court and the Pro-Life movement.
This week, America turned back the hands of time and declared a war on women in this nation. I wanted us to stand resolvely [sic] to say to this nation that if America was authentically pro-life, then they would immediately abolish the death penalty. If they were really pro-life, then they would put more money into Head Start programs. If they were pro-life, they would seek to cure the opiate addiction in this nation. If they were pro-life they would make sure that teachers feel safe in their schools. If they were pro-life, there would be stiff, stricter measures about gun control in this nation. If it was, pro-life we would not have to deal with food insecurity.
The position held by Bryant and many other evangelical leftists unapologetically presents abortion as a choice that a woman must make without any interference from church or state, a Biblically indefensible position. Of course, Bryant, a serial adulterer, who should have been permanently disqualified from the pastorate long ago, wouldn’t let the scriptures get in the way of his personal desires or opinions. It is no surprise that pastors without personal integrity, who participate in sexual immorality, would favor pre-born child murder, especially when murder could potentially be used to cover up sexual sin. Bryant continued his godless rant, claiming the Supreme Court ruling will lead to a 30% increase in black infant mortality.
I want all of us all over this room, would you do me a favor? Would you celebrate the women around you who are competent enough to make decisions about their bodies, decisions about their life, and decisions about their future? We’re praying steadfastly, because what we are seeing is racism rearing its head again uh with this measure that has just taken place. Black baby infant mortality is going to rise by 30 percent, and hence we cover the lives of our mothers of our pregnant mothers and our unborn babies…today we stand in the gap for mothers and for emerging mothers.
The idea that 30% more black children will die with the elimination of abortion is an absurd perversion of the facts. The abortion rate for black women is nearly four times the abortion rate of white women. The elimination of abortion would lead to an increase in the total number of black babies born by more than 100,000 per year. Any increase in infant mortality would be dwarfed by the total number of black infants who would live because they were not murdered in the womb. Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood and eugenics proponent, advocated for the deception of black women by leftist pastors like Jamal Bryant.
It seems to me from my experience…that while the colored Negroes have great respect for white doctors, they can get closer to their own members and more or less lay their cards on the table which means their ignorance, superstitions and doubts. We should hire three or four colored ministers, preferably with social-service backgrounds, and with engaging personalities. The most successful educational approach to the Negro is through a religious appeal. We don’t want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population, and the minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members.
Ironically, after advocating for child murder, Bryant went on to officiate a baby dedication without even skipping a beat because he believes in the sovereignty of mothers to choose whether their children live or die over the Biblical sovereignty of God.
So today, proudly, we dedicate babies in our church. They’re coming at this time because we believe the children are the future. But we also believe that mothers have the right to elect where it is that they are in the season and the stages of their life, and they should not be criminalized for making decisions that will best suit them for where it is that they are.
The idea of deciding whether or not to murder a child on the basis of personal convenience and circumstance shows that churches like New Birth are not churches at all, but rather synagogues of Satan masquerading as houses of God. The writer of Judges chronicles an attitude of disregard for the law of God and the Kingship of Yahweh in all areas of life that was rampant in the nation of Israel in the days of the Judges. This attitude is present in New Birth Church and many other like-minded churches today.
In those days there was no king in Israel. Everyone did what was right in his own eyes.