This is odd... or maybe not
Apropos of totally nothing, FAUX News (Fair and Balanced, if you're to the right of Genghis Khan) ran a story on their headlines Thursday about a group of pastors who decided to denounce Planned Parenthood as a racist organization:
Holding a brief vigil and press conference in front of a Planned Parenthood clinic in Washington, D.C., the group of pastors and activists said they were incensed by the results of recent “undercover” inquiries into several Planned Parenthood clinics across the country.
“Every day … over 1,500 black babies are murdered inside the black woman’s womb,” said Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson, of Brotherhood Organization of a New Destiny (BOND). “This is a race issue.”
(1500 babies? That must be one spacious womb.)
The story goes on to describe an admittedly troubling conversation with an employee in Planned Parenthood of Idaho who accepts a caller's (one of the undercover inquirers) request to direct his donation to black women:
The "donor" proceeds to proclaim that “the less black kids out there the better,” followed by, “understandable, understandable,” by Kersey, who laughed as if he were joking.
Lord, a racist in Idaho. Imagine that. And "Planned Parenthood clinics in six states" were willing to accept donations from such creeps, which maybe shows more that they're willing to take money from anyone who's willing to donate it in tough economic times, rather than their inherent racist bias.
And let's drag out the "Margaret Sanger was a racist" trope, while we're at it:
Over the years, comments made by Sanger about reproduction among the poor and minorities have led to her reputation as a racist and a belief that she wanted to “weed” out blacks from society. Planned Parenthood has disputed that caricature and has pointed out her supporters in the black community, including Martin Luther King Jr., and W.E.B DuBois. Nevertheless, Childress and others repeatedly invoked her name as a major force behind a century-long “genocide” on the black community.
Well, the history of eugenics is unpleasant but also complicated, and just because the people of the early 20th Century were prone to casual paternalistic racialism doesn't necessarily mean anything they touched is tainted.
I mean, using that logic, the fact that the American Pledge of Allegiance was written by a Socialist should mean these guys would never let its words pass their lips. Which I don't think is the case.
But this "BOND" group - what about them? Let's spend some quality time with Teh Great Gazoogle and find out.
To Help Men and their Families, Particularly in Major Urban Areas find Spiritual and Personal Freedom through our Personal Development Programs and Community Outreach and Renewal Efforts.
And to evidently abuse the language as well through inappropriate use of capitalized words.
Since 1990, BOND has helped men and their families regain control of their lives and overcome life’s challenges. The commitment of the organization stresses the importance of self-reliance, honesty, and helping others through patience.
Well, I have to admit that sounds all well and good. But this is the modern-day a-go-go world of 2008, where we're evidently expected to judge black folks by who they associate with. So who does BOND associate with, anyway?
BOND has played an instrumental role in helping young men and women build lives which will help inspire the next generation. --Sean Hannity
How Liberals Lost a Liberal
The Democrats' Jimmy Carter Problem
A Living Lie
Robert D. Novak
What's the Matter With Obama?
Okay, WTF? Prager, Sowell and (Douchebag of Freedom) Novak are bad enough, but the MALKIN? They're willing to link their name with Ms. Neo-Nativist herself? Someone who's willing to pursue vendettas against small children and who looks for secret codes to Reconquista in vodka ads? Cripes. I'm surprised they didn't include an endorsement from Bill "M-Fer, I want more iced tea" O' Reilly while they were at it.
Is this really the best we can do for young blacks - patronizing, paternalistic Christian conservatives who're willing to associate themselves with racists, as long as the racism is directed at someone else?