Black Pro-Life Leader Says NAACP Wrong to Target Tea Party, Ignore Abortion
by Steven Ertelt
July 21, 2010
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — The NAACP has voted to repudiate supposedly racist elements within the Tea Party Movement, but it has taken no action to combat abortion and how it targets black women and unborn children. That concerns one black pro-life leader who says the NAACP’s priorities are misplaced.
Day Gardner, the head of the Black American Pro-Life Union, says she is surprised the NAACP spent so much time on something so unimportant.
"Surely, [NAACP president] Benjamin Todd Jealous knows (as we all do) that there will always be a few nutty people out there who live on the fringes of every organization including both the Democratic and Republican parties," she told LifeNews.com on Monday.
"For the NAACP to actually take the time and energy at their national convention to focus on what a few people may or may not have said to a few other people is totally ridiculous," she added.
But Gardner said the bigger issue is why the NAACP is ignoring abortion.
"If anyone dares to oppose President Obama on anything at all–like the big bailouts, the trillion dollar debt amassed since he took office, joblessness, forced Obamacare or the fact that he supports using our hard earned tax dollars to kill unborn children by abortion–they risk being labeled racists," she said.
"The TEA Party movement is not about race–it actually transcends race. Tea Partiers are young, old, black, white and in between. They are disappointed, angry and just plain sick and tired of the downward spiral of the United States–especially since Obama took office," she added.
Gardner says it is issues like the Tea Party condemnation that make it so African Americans are realizing just how far off the mark the NAACP is with regard to the real issues and the most important problems facing the black community.
The NAACP was once a super hero "civil rights" organization fighting for truth and justice, she said, but now "the bright and shining halo that once surrounded the organization has not only dulled but has become non-existent, and I find that very sad."
Gardner says the racism charge "is just a thin, wispy smoke screen used in an effort to conceal the fact that there is a huge concern throughout the United States about the policies of President Obama."
"Many Americans feel like I do–that the Obama administration is clueless–failing and even ruining our country," she said.
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