Immediate Press Release
May 21, 2012
Contact Person: Timothy F. Johnson, Ph.D.
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
An Open Letter From The Frederick Douglass Foundation to the POTUS, NAACP, Members of the Congressional Black Caucus, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton and Margaret Sangers Negro Leaders
It is sad that in today’s society, our first black president isn’t willing to answer his critics himself and needs liberal groups to smear any detractors as racist. The NAACP has used this cultural extortion to embarrass the Black community, betray its’ membership and shame the Reverend Franklin Graham into apologizing for not being able to whole-heatedly admit that he believes that President Obama is a true Christian without feeling like he’s lying. By the NAACP’s assumption that this is a racial issue, it seems that they’re claiming that the rules of God for a black man are different than those for a white man.
We, at the Frederick Douglass Foundation, condemn the NAACP’s recent passing of the resolution in support of marriage equality and the attack on Rev. Franklin Graham, because we understand his seeming unwillingness to proclaim and honor President Obama’s Christian devoutness. We all need to look at ourselves in the mirror in the morning. Pretending he believes that President Obama is truly devout in his worship of the Christian God would likely make the Reverend feel like he’s being forced to sacrifice his credibility in order to fulfill some politically correct dictate. It seems that the NAACP thinks that questioning President Obama is the same as hating him for being black. And that’s a shame.
The existence of the black man’s equality rests upon his believing that he must live by the same rules as the white man. Instead, demanding that the white man treat the black man with unquestionable delicacy while at the same time treating the white man as if he were guilty of racial animosity without proof is a sure way to violate the agreement society has come to in regards to equality.
So, in standing with Rev. Franklin Graham, here are some things about President Obama that make us question his Christian sincerity. Please note, we, like Rev. Graham, are not questioning his salvation. Only God can judge that. We are only pointing out that President Obama’s actions do not necessarily match his words.
As a State Senator in Illinois, then Senator Obama voted against the state’s Born Alive Infant Protection Act. This was a law that said that infants who survive abortions should be given medical attention. In the state Senate Debate on April 4, 2002, Senator Obama said:
“As I understand it, this puts the burden on the attending physician who has determined, since they were performing this procedure, that, in fact, this is a nonviable fetus; that if that fetus, or child — however way you want to describe it — is now outside the mother’s womb and the doctor continues to think that it’s nonviable but there’s, let’s say, movement or some indication that, in fact, they’re not just coming out limp and dead, that, in fact, they would then have to call a second physician to monitor and check off and make sure that this is not a live child that could be saved. Is that correct?”http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/225404/why-obama-really-voted-infanticide/andrew-c-mccarthy?pg=2
A similar bill passed the US Senate before President Obama was there by a vote of 98-0. Not even NARAL opposed it.
When a baby decides he or she doesn’t want to go out like this in the abortionist’s office, Senator Obama voted to allow it to die alone in a cold metal cupboard. He was concerned that the mother and abortion “doctor” would be burdened with having to make a life or death decision that might conflict with the mother’s previous decision to kill her unborn baby, or “fetus” as he likes to call it. This is infanticide. The Christian God commands: “Thou Shalt not murder.” Murder by neglect is still murder, and Senator Obama voted for murder by neglect. These are not the sentiments of a devout Christian.
In the NAACP’s open letter to Rev. Graham, you write: “We are appalled then and now by the venomous insinuation that a sitting Democratic President who cares deeply ‘for the least of these’ is Christian in name only.” With his recent statements declaring his personal support for same sex marriage, words and actions in support of the Anti-Life agenda, how in any way does President Obama seem as though he does indeed care at all “for the least of these, i.e. unborn child?”
Regarding his Obamacare mandates that all insurance plans cover birth control, sterility and abortifacient drugs, President Obama again shows his disdain for Christians. This has much more to do with religious freedoms than the media suggests. They seem to focus on the forcing of Catholics to pay for insurance plans that cover birth control, but what about sterility and abortifacient drugs? These two mandates offend Christians of all denominations. God said that we should be fruitful and multiply. He didn’t say get sterile, have no kids and rely on the socialist welfare state as you near death.
As well, abortifacient drugs are just another method of abortion. Incidentally, if you watch Maafa 21, you’ll learn that the company that makes the RU-486 morning-after pill also made the Zyklon-B gas that the Nazi’s used in the gas chambers during the genocide of World War II. That company is Hoechst AG. President Obama assures us this is for the health of women. A devout Christian knows that killing babies within the first 63 days of conception has nothing to do with the health of women.
Furthermore, if one doesn’t want to pay for an insurance plan that covers the abortion pill, one will have to go without insurance. And if one goes without insurance, one will be fined by the government- the same government that mandates that we pay for insurance policies that cover the abortion pill. These fines will then be used to fund the insurance of poor folks who can’t afford a policy, including the coverage of the abortion pills for these folks. Knowing this, if one decides that his conscience will not allow him to pay this fine, this individual can be put in jail. President Obama is essentially making us all pay for abortion- even it violates our conscience- or go to jail. This is dictatorial and demonic. It is not something a devout Christian would do. It also isn’t something that one, who respects the Constitution enough to have read the First Amendment, would do either.
So if the Rev. Franklin Graham said that he believed that President Obama was a devout Christian, it would be just as much a lie as when President Obama says that he’s against gay marriage. He says one thing, but does another. He has instructed his Justice Department not to defend the President Clinton-signed Defense of Marriage Act in Court because he contends it’s unconstitutional.
If defending marriage, an institution created by God in Genesis, is unconstitutional, then President Obama should just declare himself god. Marriage existed with a God-given meaning before our Constitution was written and before the United States even existed. When a man of government takes it upon himself to wink-wink his way through the nation-wide redefinition of marriage, he is a man who spits in the general direction of God. If marriage has a meaning that can be redefined by the whims of man, then marriage has no meaning at all. A devout Christian would understand that.
It is not necessarily racist to be hesitant to proclaim that a black man is a devout Christian when that man’s actions suggest a severe disdain for those who are devout. The NAACP should be better than this. They refused to speak up for President Bush when liberals were doing plays about his assassination. They refused to stick up for him when the daughter of James Byrd said: “So when Governor George W. Bush refused to support hate-crime legislation, it was like my father was killed all over again.” The NAACP actually ran that ad with her voice. Nonetheless, hate-crimes legislation wasn’t needed to get James Byrd the ultimate penalty. On September 21, 2011, white supremacist Lawrence Russell Brewer was executed by the state of Texas.
Did the NAACP apologize to President Bush for accusing him of racist motives and of dropping the ball? The only reason the execution took so long was that there were a bunch of liberal lawyers out there trying to keep him alive. Additional hate-crimes legislation would have done nothing to speed up his execution. The legislation would instead simply perpetuate the premise that the black man isn’t equal by writing the inequalities into law.
Since President Obama refuses to answer to his critics personally and since his teleprompter doesn’t seem to care what we think, we, at the Frederick Douglass Foundation, invite the NAACP to answer our concerns on his behalf. The members of the NAACP seem adept at wielding the Living Word of God in defense of the first black president. Please feel free to try and justify your position or the President’s positions above. Forcing the Rev. Graham to lie by vouching for the supposed devoutness of a man with an apparent demonic coldness towards all that is Christian, simply because it is a white man and a black man, is not the way to achieve racial equality in society. Until a white man can judge a black man by “the content of his character” without it automatically being a racial issue, there is no equality.
Timothy F. Johnson, Ph.D.
Founder and President of the Frederick Douglass Foundation
Former Vice Chairman of the North Carolina Party (2009-2011)
NC Passes Resolution in Support of Marriage Equality http://www.naacp.org/press/entry/naacp-passes-resolution-in-support-of-marriage-equalit
NC NAACP: Religious Leaders Forum
From One Born Again Evangelical to Another: An Open Letter to Rev. Franklin Graham and the Evangelical Christian Community
NAACP faith leads speak out on Franklin Graham
Link to Roland Martins Washington Watch website. There are several links to the African American Pastors meeting with Franklin Graham
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