A radical pro-abortion group is calling activists to counter protest the pro-life Stand up for Life Walk in Oakland, California to, as they recently tweeted, stand up “against the vicious lie that #abortion is black genocide!”
Stop Patriarchy, a pro-choice group which recently gained notoriety for their bizarre protests against the Texas pro-life law, HB2 by dousing themselves with mock blood and blocking traffic, has posted this on their Facebook event, “On January 23, four Black Christian fascist preachers have the nerve to hold their “StandingUp4Life” event in Oscar Grant Plaza in Oakland (re-named in the memory of one of the thousands of unarmed Black men who have been killed by the police), rolling out their anti-woman agenda under the guise of saving Black lives. These reactionary preachers spread the lie that abortion is genocide.”
The Oakland pro-life event is being organized by Rev. Walter Hoye.
An page on Hoye’s website about the rally reads, “We walk because abortion in the Black community is a form of genocide, it is the Darfur of America. We walk because abortion in Black America is the civil rights issue of our day. We walk because abortion does violence, both physically and emotionally, to men and women, to their children, and to their families.”
Rev. Hoye spoke with Life Dynamics and said that they have invited half a dozen speakers for their without life nothing matters rally to be held on Friday, January 23rd, at noon at the Oakland City Hall at One Frank H. Ogawa Plaza.
“This is the same city hall that passed the ordinance which put me in jail,” Hoye said.
Hoye is referring to an ordinance the city passed that prohibited him from carrying a sign that said “God loves you and your baby – let us help you”, outside an Oakland abortion clinic.
“It was primarily black women going into the clinic and they would stop and get help,” Hoye explained.
The case was challenged before the Ninth Circuit which agreed with Hoye and in the 3-0 opinion authored by Circuit Judge Marsha S. Berzon, the court stated, “We agree with Hoye that there are grave constitutional problems with the manner in which the City has understood and enforced its Ordinance.”
Hoye has invited several Black pro-life leaders to speak at the Oakland rally including Rev. Clenard Childress and Connie Eller who were interviewed in Life Dynamics’ powerful documentary on abortion and Black genocide, Maafa21.
In addition, Hoye said that Pastor Bruce Rivers who leads Mount Moriah Baptist Church, Pastor Walter Moss who is the pastor of the Foursquare Church in Canton, Ohio, Evangelist Richard Lane who is the only full time Black American Lay Catholic Ministries in the United States of America, and Rev. Hoye will also speak.
Hoye said his message to the crowd is, “If Black lives are going to matter, they have to matter in the womb first. Because if they don’t matter in the womb, they don’t matter anywhere.”
“We will have two Maafa21 DVD stars at the rally,” Hoye told Life Dynamics, and then later at their Conversations for Life dinner, Hoye said Rev. Alveda King and Elaine Riddick also in Maafa21, will be speaking on a panel entitled “reaching communities of color.”
Stop Patriarchy has made plans to protest the March for Life in D.C. as well as the March for Life in San Francisco.
A series of tweets from Stop Patriarchy call Hoye and his speakers, “fascists” and then suggest that radical pro-choicers “confront” the Oakland Black pro-lifers.
We showed the tweets to Rev. Clenard Childress, who responded to Stop Patriarchy’s plans, “It would appear for those of a socialistic persuasion that “Black Life Doesn’t Matter,” he stated.
“When the most dangerous place for an African American to be is still in the womb of their mother, you would think that Black pro-lifers would be applauded for their efforts to bring women better alternatives and save innocent babies in the womb. 1,786 African American Children each day “had their hands up” and were torn to pieces in the womb. The conversation about Black Life must start at conception not only in police confrontations,” Rev. Childress said.
Stop Patriarchy is obviously ignorant of the racist roots of abortion as documented in Maafa21 (view in full here).
Hoye told Life Dynamics that he expects a good turn out at the rally and said that although he is not concerned about any counter protesting by radical abortion advocates, he will be notifying police about their intentions to be there.
For more information about Hoye’s rally click here.