Greetings Friends of Life
So March 2015 Day 3
The prior evening we all sat at the table to have our
evening fellowship supper at the Home Town Buffet just
outside of Washington DC. We all had stories to share from
our past events that weekend but we had to remind ourselves
its not over, one more day to go! Perhaps it was probably
more me than the rest of our travelers that had to be
reminded of that because after Sunday, I was ready to go
home Monday AM.
We loaded the bus and vans and made are way to our staging
point then began our March to the Supreme Court. Debbie
Bays, the driver for CBR Maryland has been an
outstanding co-laborer. Debbie drives the "Choice Truck"
circling our displays on streets near our location. Debbie’s
timely assistance contributes greatly to our project's
success. Debbie was on assignment with us at Fayetteville,
North Carolina and we are proving that collaboration with
cooperation not only saves money, but makes us exponentially
It’s a beautiful day for the March and we arrived on time
and we were able to greet many of the visitors at the
Supreme Court with the reality of just under 4,000 babies
killed each day by abortion. There were far more schools and
tour groups visiting than previous Say So Marches. I
personally was engaged earnestly by two Chinese Students who
wanted to carry the message of abortion more earnestly in
China. I asked, "wouldn't you fear being arrested?" The two
Chinese students’ said." you have to determine the rules
of engagement and stretch the boundaries as much as you can
without inciting the government." I gave them our
website addresses and they moved on.
Oddly enough with all the students and tourist that passed
by us for roughly two hours there were far more nods of
approval and for some astonishment. It is typical for many
to believe that African Americans are for and not against
abortion. So our protest is confusing to them. "You are here
against abortion, is that right?" one passerby asked, I said
yes, politely but with a demeanor of “isn’t that obvious?"
The narrative in the minds of many planted by mainstream
media is that African Americans are supporting Abortion
rights, when the true story is that they support the
Democratic Party and thus are constrained to be silent on
the issue of abortion.
African American silence has resulted in a generation that
was deceived about abortion and Planned Parenthood. They are
now waking up and it will determine the destiny of the
Democratic Party platform and the party's influence in the
Pastor Hunter preached a message in front of the Supreme
Court reminding our team and passersby of the religious
symbols and the words of scripture that were prominent in
the construction of the Supreme Court. Presently there is an
on going effort to remove the "old landmarks" of our
faith and it is up to the faithful not to let that happen!
We load our buses again for our last stop, the Smithsonian
Portrait Gallery where the bust of Margaret Sanger is. In
this age of political correctness it shows you how deep the
roots of racism are when the Smithsonian Museum can
honor and protect the image of one of the most devout racist
of our times. We all need to see how egregious this is. It
should also be observed that it is only the pro-life
community that's demanding its removal.
We utilized five of the 12 x 4 foot signs and 20 of the hand
held graphic signs in front and across the street of the
portrait gallery. It was obvious that museum security had
not been given the word of our coming. Security came out
enforce to question us but due to (presently) the First
Amendment rights of American citizens there was not anything
they could do legally to remove us. When moving us was not
an option, the predominately African American security team
asked the question, “Why are you here?" I would have ducked
for them but it was too late! Pastor Bruce Rivers and Johnny
Hunter gave them an ear full of the racist background of
Margaret Sanger and how it is so disgraceful that you would
honor her in the Smithsonian and then put her bust in
between Martin Luther and Rosa Parks!
All of you reading this do you think that was not by design???
The security guards began to apologize but then pleaded,
"that has nothing to do with us we didn't make that
decision." We were trying our best to be respectful and
they treated us with respect but their logic was very jaded.
The guards concluded since we did not make that decision why
should you make our jobs more difficult. This is typical of
the culture today, always choose the least path of
resistance and refuse to take the road least traveled. I
finally told the most boisterous security guard," We are not
blaming you, so you should not have any objection with us."
“Please let these tax payers who pay your salary, voices be
heard and our civil right to protest be unimpeded."
Once again their was considerable traffic and busses passing
us by with our "Black Life Matters" signs front and
center. Gods timing is awesome! We picked the time an
estimated 40 male students from Howard University showed up!
What an opportunity for dialogue.
Minister Billy Dalger and his wife Tami, Rev Hunter and his
wife, I and my wife Regina and Pastor Bruce Rivers ceased
the moment and sewed precious seed.
All of our students went on tour of the portrait gallery in
shifts that our positions would not be compromised. Towards
the end Lauren Handy the DC area coordinator for the "Anti
Choice Project" joined us and reunited us with our MAAFA21
poster. We all posed behind it and it was again a reminder
to what we all can do being on the same page and honoring
our different gifting. We are the body of Christ!
We had prayer and boarded the buses back to New Jersey.
Funds were low and with our large contingency of youth,
stopping for an evening meal would be a challenge. Pastor
Johnny and Pat sowed an emergency seed not upon request but
from possibly hearing some growling stomachs. We took the
chance but even with their unsolicited gift it would be
close. We pulled up to the rest stop and began to ration out
meal assignments when a quarter of the way through my wife
runs in and lets me know that the Bus driver came in and
brought fried chicken and fries for most of the bus!
Whether he was stereotyping or not it was a welcome blessing
that was just another small miracle of our heavenly Father.
In all my 41 years of Church and secular bus rides the
driver always had his hand out and NEVER brought anything
for anybody. Our God choose the best time to give us a
driver who had a heart for the young people and demonstrated
it with his gift. It was a glorious weekend!
Could you express your love and desire to end abortion by
supporting our ongoing crusade against abortion,
Planned Parenthood and everything that would prevent a
Childs right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness!
In His Service,
Rev. Clenard H. Childress Jr.