Black NFL Star Burgess Owens: Don’t Vote for Pro-Abortion Obama

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Sep 6, 2012   |   5:27PM   |   Washington, DC

A black former NFL football star has a message for voters:  don’t vote to re-elect pro-abortion President Barack Obama.

Burgess Owens, a Super Bowl champion with the Oakland Raiders, is warning African-American voters not to support Obama for another four-year term simply because he’s black. Owens talked with WND about his reasoning.

“We are going to have to have black ministers stand up once again,” he said. “Unfortunately, I have been a little disappointed that we have issues out there like traditional marriage, abortion, school education, and we have so much silence from the black community, from black preachers, because they understand first hand the impact of all that. We can no longer support those who are against the faith.”

The progressive policies of the Democratic Party, he said, have created a culture of “defeat, breakdown, failure and collapse” in the African-American community, where abortion has taken the lives of 13 million black babies since 1973, an average of 325,000 deaths each year.

Owens has rejected “War on Poverty” government dependency in favor of the principles of our Founding Fathers.

“It is no accident that this country has been blessed with its abundance and its history as the freest and most productive in the world,” he writes in his book. “As its citizens humbly recommit to an acceptance of guidance from the God of our fathers, our nation will once again see the miraculous resurrection of the proud, responsible, visionary black father. And with him, his family and community will be lifted.”