For as long as I can remember, I have been fascinated by volcanos and volcanic eruptions. The science of Volcanology tells us a great deal about predicting an eruption, and the different types of eruptions.
Some are like Mount St. Helen where the buildup of pressure is so severe that it blows the side off of the mountain in one cataclysmic bang. Other volcanos simply ooze molten lava from their fissures and caldera in rivers that travel far and wide, spreading out and creating an entirely new landscape by burning away all in its path and becoming the foundational rock for an entirely new ecosystem.
The eruptions are preceded by increasing tremors, small earthquakes that herald the arrival of the searing newness from within the earth. Those tremors are a warning to all in the vicinity that impending newness cannot be stopped, and will clear away the most recalcitrant inhabitants who do not respect the power below their feet that is rising up to meet them.
So it has been in New York City these past months with the Pastors from a broad spectrum of Christian churches, most especially those in communities of color. The government’s data on abortion have gone out and shocked the consciences of even ardent proaborts. 89% of all abortions in New York City are had by minority community members. Only 11% are had by whites. And now the slumbering giant of the inner city has been awakened.
It began in early January with a rally in northern Manhattan, near Harlem. At that rally, I gave the numbers to a heartsick packed church. 4.3 million abortions in NYC since 1970, with close to 3.3 million being black and hispanics. In 2008, there were 512 abortions per 1000 live births for whites, while there were 1,260 abortions per 1000 live births for blacks.
One year later, the numbers for whites remain essentially the same, but the percentage of black pregnancies ending in abortion rose to 60%, or 1,500 abortions per 1,000 live births. And so the tremors began.
Since then, pastors have been meeting and discussing the impending NYC Council Bill 371, which will silence pregnancy centers. They have been discussing it in terms of the numbers in NYC. The tremors have gotten a liitle bit stronger.
Then Lila Rose released her explosive videos last week of their latest sting, and the pastors began to question why this organization, Planned Parenthood, operates 78% of their business in their neighborhoods. They have begun to question that 78% in light of the fact that 79% of all abortions in NYC are black hispanic. And they were disgusted at the aiding and abetting of child sex trafficking. And so the rumbles grew louder.
Then, the other sponsor of Bill 371, NARAL NY president Kelli Conlin has been targeted for a probe into massive financial misdeeds. God is moving in a mighty way, and now the earth trembles further.
The House voted decisively to cut Planned Parenthood’s funding in the wake of the latest in a long train of scandals, and fissures opened in the landscape.
Today, an ecumenical gathering of five priests, approximately 30 pastors, chaplains, and two protestant bishops took place. Again, I provided the numbers and discussed the science. The age-old divisions between Evangelical, Baptist, Pentecostal and Catholic have crumbled as we are uniting in our common humanity, as sons and daughters of God. Thanks to Planned Parenthood, NARAL, and the proabort politicians, we see the ancient divisions as luxuries we can no longer afford. Praise God. Next week, there will be dozens more pastors gathering to unite in a new pro-life coalition of clergy from across the spectrum of Christianity, as well as Judaism.
Today the lava started flowing, and the magma chamber of righteous indignation at the decimation of communities of color, at the wholesale slaughter of the unborn cannot be stopped. It has begun to flow, not with a cataclysmic bang, but with a steady, consuming, incremental creep across the landscape. It will consume this abortion industry as the purifying and sanctifying fire of the Holy Spirit of God continues to renew the face of our land. And this righteous indignation at the slaughter of innocents will harden, as all lava hardens. When it does, it will become the new bedrock, as all lava flows do, upon which an entirely new ecosystem will form. A just and righteous people forming a Culture of Life and a Civilization of Love.
Those politicians and parties who refuse to change will simply be voted into political oblivion, such is the power that has risen up to meet them.
When Evangelical, Pentecostal, Baptist, and Catholic clergy all unite in love and fellowship, in solidarity and mutual admiration, it’s a sign as sure as the plume of smoke rising above the mountain:
It’s all over for the proabort left. Change or make alternative career plans. The Father has united His children in opposition to you, and the mountainous divisions that have been overcome should be a sign to you of the magnitude of both opposition and unity you now face.