|Stephen Broden, the pastor|
Dallas, Texas is home to many minorities. It is also home to Stephen Broden, the pastor of Fair Park Bible Fellowship Church. Broden is urging his church, as well as all local African-American megachurches, to stand against the Planned Parenthood abortion facility that is making its way into the community.
Broden believes that the abortion facility has been strategically placed among young, black families for a reason—to entangle young women in a lifestyle of death and defeat. It stands in order to make young women fail and kill their children before they ever have a chance of even being born.
Eight feet of cold, hard stone surrounds the large abortion facility. The walls defy the essential values of the Christian community and the God that they serve. Broden seeks to rally Christian leaders and their congregations in a fight against the atrocities of abortion. He understands that in order to preserve God’s people, the local megachurches must take action. The pastor is determined to see that the community of Christ-followers takes on their responsibility for the well-being of unborn life. He believes that they must understand and engage their young members, even if they’ve just been conceived.
The pastor is in the middle of a hotbed political issue. Many feel that Planned Parenthood sees struggling black families as soldiers in their agenda to abort unborn children. They also feel that the organization works over time to make sure that black babies are believed to be better off dead than to be born in struggling families.
Pastor Broden is calling for young people to see their responsibility to raise and cherish the children of their community, just as he has seen his own responsibility to blow the trumpets among the megachurches. Thirteen places of worship are located within a five mile radius of the abortion facility. Broden urges these churches to keep their hands clean of the inevitable blood-shed that will take place among African-Americans at the facility. In other words, he believes that the children in his community should have an opportunity to live.
2 Lift ye up a banner upon the high mountain, exalt the voice unto them, shake the hand, that they may go into the gates of the nobles.
1 MACCABEES 2:
9 Her glorious vessels are carried away into captivity, her infants are slain in the streets, her young men with the sword of the enemy.
10 What nation hath not had a part in her kingdom and gotten of her spoils?