CBS Outdoor, which also stood strong against pro-abortion ideologues in Atlanta who demanded TooManyAborted.com’s “Black Children are an Endangered Species” billboards be pulled in 2010, is again refusing to back down and pull 60 “Black & Beautiful” billboards in the Bay Area.
… Although it’s not for lack of trying, as Ryan Bomberger has chronicled. Northern California is a liberal bastion, which, of course, includes the press. This CBS5 news piece calling the billboards “blatantly racist” was yanked after Ryan complained on Twitterabout the obvious bias and absence of corroboration. (Explain again how “Black & Beautiful is racist?)…
Neverthless, as black pro-life leader Walter Hoye said in the above news pieces, any conversation about black abortion genocide is good. Hoye wrote on Facebook:
It has been said that one can be judged by the strength of his or her enemies. If this old adage is true and we consider those assembled against us (i.e., Congresswoman and former Congressional Black Caucus Chairwoman Barbara Lee, Oakland Mayor Jean Quan, theCalifornia NAACP, Trust Black Women of California, Black Women For Wellness, Black Entertainment Television, Asian Communities for Reproductive Justice and the American Civil Liberties Union), then by that standard alone our billboard campaign is formidable and by God’s grace and mercy is having the impact desired as a result of communicating His timeless truth of love and life in the public square (John 8:32).
The people need to know. It’s bad, very bad, as Alveda King tweeted only today (linking back to a post on my blog by Dr. Gerard Nadal)…
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Bound4LIFE Oakland – IHOP East Bay
Lord, raise up the Black Nazirites! Raise up artists for LIFE!
When Bound4LIFE began October 4, 2004, the Lord highlighted Ezekiel 4 to us. The language of the first three verses gave us understanding about what we were being called to. Ezekiel was called to participate in a strange activity and told that it would be a sign to the nation. He was told to lay siege to a figurative representation of Jerusalem. God revealed to him that out of it the siege of the real city would then literally be made manifest. “Set your face against it, and it shall be besieged, and you shall lay siege against it.”
For six and half years we have stood in prayer with red LIFE tape covering our mouths. This stand that began in front of the Supreme Court has now spread to courthouses and abortion facilities all around the nation (and other nations!). This is what we call “The Silent Siege.” For our Spanish-speaking friends it’s “El Sitio Silencioso.” It’s not a protest–It’s a prayer meeting.
What might seem like a pointless exercise to the uninitiated is in reality a powerful stand in both the spiritual realm and the natural. This stand is first and foremost a way to engage God’s people in the spiritual battle that is raging over a generation. In the process, countless believers have now received the Lord’s heart for the ending of abortion, and this is now what fuels their ongoing prayers and works of compassion. Secondly, the LIFE tape is a prophetic sign to the nation that sees it. It has been said that “LIFE tape subpoenas the conscience of the nation,” and we believe this is true. The media has taken the message of the LIFE tape and inadvertently spread it further than we ever could have with a megaphone.
Over the last few years some have asked, “Why a ‘siege?'” We know, it’s a strange word. A little antiquated, but this is the language that God gave us. The point of a siege is to pull down an opposing stronghold or outlast their resources that have been stored up. A siege cuts off the supply lines. Suddenly this word begins to make perfect sense when you consider that supply lines need to be cut off from the abortion industry–supply lines of taxpayer funding, young women seeking abortions, doctors willing to perform abortions, etc. We take our stand and cry out in prayer, “Lord manifest the siege of the abortion industry and this death decree.”
Ezekiel called for the siege of Jerusalem in a strange prophetic act, but then something amazing happened. In chapter 24, the Lord told him to mark the day on his calendar because a real siege had begun on the city. What started in prayer, then actually happened in reality.
On February 4 the New York Times ran a startling headline–“The Siege of Planned Parenthood.” Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, used this headline and declared to her entire email base that they were in fact under siege. I was so impacted by this headline. Who uses this kind of language? It was as though God was confirming to us that what we’ve been praying for all these years has now been made manifest. I marked that day on my calendar even as Ezekiel was told to do.
This siege has come in many forms, but all of them have erupted rather suddenly. The New York Times mentioned the Live Action undercover videos revealing Planned Parenthood aiding and abetting in sex trafficking. Fueled by the illegal activity revealed in the videos, many leaders in Congress are currently pushing to defund Planned Parenthood at the federal level. Associated Press quoted Guttmacher Institute yesterday saying, “It’s just this total onslaught…” in the article “Wave of anti-abortion bills advance in the states. ” The pro-abortion group NARAL tweeted that they are tracking 351 bills in the states related to abortion. In some states like South Dakota and Florida, unprecedented things are happening. By Planned Parenthood’s own admission the siege is real.
If you’re not already, I strongly encourage you to begin to pray for the ending of abortion. This is more than just a good idea; this is the heart of God. I believe that in the place of prayer God will reveal to you His heart for this and any hidden strategies He may have for you. Leave nothing to chance. Don’t wait to see what happens next. Join with God’s heart now and give yourself to fighting for the next generation and the destiny of this nation. Refuse to make peace with abortion. Lay siege to it, and it will be besieged! “A wise man attacks the city of the mighty and pulls down the stronghold in which they trust.” (Pr 21:22 NIV)
Two of the five abortion clinics that closed last Monday were located in Oakland! Only one abortion clinic remains here! God moves at the sound of our voice! A group of us from IHOP East Bay went to the two closed abortion clinics in Oakland this past Sunday and found a sign on the gate of the Oakland-MacArthur facility (pictured to right).
The Oakland-Eastmont facility was located inside a shopping mall where people shop for clothes and shoes. Unfortunately, the part of the mall that the clinic was located in was closed at the time of our visit. We were able to pray at the glass doors locked doors inside the mall.
We declared over both facilities – “This abortion clinic will not open again as an abortion clinic! These buildings will be well-equipped, Christ-centered pregnancy clinics that will speak LIFE in Oakland! Romans 10:13 – “For “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved!” We plead a better blood than the blood that was spilled here! We plead the blood of Jesus over this facility! Redeem the land! Redeem the land! Restore every person affected by abortion at these facilities! “We cry out for the voiceless ones! We cry out for the voiceless ones! We will be a voice for the voiceless!” Abundant LIFE will be spoken at these clinics! Redeem the land! LIFE! LIFE! LIFE!”
In 2008, California had 522 abortion providers; the number of abortion providers in our neighboring states; Arizona – 19, Nevada – 13, Oregon – 29. In the United States, twenty-two states had 0-9 abortion providers, ten states had 10-19 abortion providers, seven states had 20-39 abortion providers, 11 states had 40-99 abortion providers, 2 states had 100 or more abortion providers. New York had 249 abortion providers second only to California. (SOURCE: “Abortion Incidence and Access to Services In the United States, 2008” – Guttmacher Institute 2008)
As of last Monday (March 1st), California has five less abortion providers in the Bay Area! We will rejoice in every battle won for LIFE and when the war for LIFE is won in California, God will get all the glory! California will be a pro-LIFE state! As California goes, so goes the nation!”
Many thanks to the many heros for LIFE, like Walter Hoye, who have given thier life to Oakland. Walter Hoye was falsely accused and imprisoned for sidewalk counseling in Oakland in 2008. In 2009, through much prayer and petition, all charges were dropped against him. Also, many thanks to all of the prayer from all the churches and houses of prayer in the Bay Area as well as those from out of state. I met a young woman from IHOP KC on a shuttle van from our hotel to TheCall San Diego in 2008. and as we talked, she found out I just started Bound4LIFE in San Jose and was so excited to meet someone she has been praying for. It was quite an encouragement to us fighting for LIFE here in California!
Our continued prayer for Oakland – “Reveal Yourself to the displaced workers of these previous abortion facilities! Reveal Your mercy! Reveal Your grace! Reveal Your unconditional love to them! Let Your kindness bring the workers and the owners to repentance! Abundant LIFE in Oakland! Abundant LIFE in Oakland! Abundant LIFE in Oakland! Nazirites arise in Oakland! Evangelists arise in Oakland! Revival arise in Oakland! Let a culture of LIFE arise in Oakland! Let the drug dealers hand out tracts instead of drugs with ‘clean hands and pure hearts’! ”
Pictures from Oakland intercession last Sunday:
Sign on church down street from Oakland-MacArthur facility- (with this facility closing, a lot of violence will end!)
As of February 28, due to lack of funds, Golden Gate Community Health is closing 5 abortion clinics in the Bay Area. On March 1, GGCH posted an official press release on its website citing finances as the reason for closing its doors. Last August, Planned Parenthood removed their name as well as their funding from this affiliate claiming gross financial mismanagement that consisted of 7 clinics in San Francisco, Sonoma, Marin, Alameda and San Mateo counties. Golden Gate Community Health leaves behind a legacy of tragedy and poor ‘choices’. In 2003, Eighteen year old Holly Paterson died due to complications a prescription of RU-486 from a Planned Parenthood Golden Gate Facility. In 2005, Planned Parenthood Golden Gate produced an animated cartoon, ‘Super hero for Choice’ which depicted an African-American woman as a super hero who shoots pro-lifers with a gun filled with condoms. Once the pro-lifers are covered with a life-size condom, they are disintegrated bringing great joy to the ‘Super Hero for Choice’. The video also portrayed a man teaching abstinence to a group of teenagers as a demeaning, ignorant, outdated, superstitious cartoon villain who is then verbally insulted and thrown in a garbage can by the super hero. There are many other violent acts against those who disagree with the super hero of “choice”.
In 2007, PPGG also produced “Safe is Sexy” TV ads which were too inappropriate to post on this blog and just a few months later attempted to remove pro-life radio ads that promoted scientific facts of human development. When GGCH lost its affiliation and funding in 2010, it was inevitable that the five remaining clinics would eventually close its doors.
Prayer – “Lord, comfort the hearts of the workers who are without jobs, encounter their hearts with Your love for them! It is by Your kindness are we lead to repentance. Turn the Sauls into Pauls! Dreams and visions of You! Let these workers be trumpets for the unborn! Those who will give themselves for a culture of LIFE! Miraculously meet every emotional, physical and financial need of these workers! Comfort every heart that has been affected by abortion in these clinics! Speak Your truth of forgiveness and grace to ever mother and father who choose to abort! Root and ground them in Your love! In Your amazing love!”
Declaration – “Christ-centered, well-equipped pregnancy clinics will rise up in place of these abortion clinics! LIFE for babies, mothers and fathers will be declared in these pregnancy clinics! Encounters with the One true living God will occur in these clinics because ground has been taken for Your Kingdom! The blood of Jesus is enough to wash away the blood that has been shed in these clinics! Your precious blood is enough!”
April 2007 – Planned Parenthood Golden Gate releases a ‘Safe is Sexy‘ TV condom ad mocking religion as well as other ‘Safe is Sexy’ TV ads (too inappropriate to show).
January 2008 – Planned Parenthood Golden Gate attempts to remove Pro-life radio ads.
August 2010 – Planned Parenthood Golden Gate loses its affiliation with Planned Parenthood, renamed Golden Gate Community Health. They close two of the clinics which left 5 clinics open.
February 2011 – Golden Gate Community Health closes remaining 5 clinics.
In Christ’s love,
New York City billboard names the ‘Most Dangerous Place for an African American’
NEW YORK, Feb. 22, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – “The most dangerous place for an African American is in the womb.” That’s according to a new SoHo board that was placed by the group Life Always about half a mile from one of three New York City Planned Parenthood abortion facilities which jointly reported nearly 17,000 abortions in 2010.
“During Black History Month, we celebrate our history, but our future is in jeopardy as a genocidal plot is carried out through abortion,” said Life Always Board Member Pastor Stephen Broden.
“We have seen the heartbreaking effects of opportunists who happen to be black abortionists perpetrating this atrocity; it’s not just babies who are in danger, it’s also their mothers, and our society at large,” he added.
The campaign launch is designed to raise public awareness of Planned Parenthood’s targeting of minority neighborhoods. It comes just weeks after the city health department’s annual Vital Statistics Report revealed that the abortion rate in the city is 41 percent – nearly twice the national average. The percentage was much higher among black women. Planned Parenthood’s annual report states that they perform 300,000+ abortions annually.
“This campaign highlights the tragedy that abortion is the number one killer since 1973 in the black community and the truth that we must confront in a city with a near 60 percent abortion rate for black women,” said Life Always Board Member Rev. Derek McCoy.
The campaign points to the Website thatsabortion.com which features recent Census and Centers for Disease Control data showing that African Americans constitute about 13 percent of the American population, yet receive 36 percent of abortions.
This billboard is Life Always’ first in the state of New York and kicks off their national campaign. For more information, visit www.thatsabortion.com .
Life Always describes itself as “a nonprofit organization which aims to raise public awareness of life issues through advertising. Life Always campaigns share research and confrontational truths about life issues to educate and empower individuals to choose life, always!”