In Wake of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile Police Shootings, Christian African American Pro-life Leaders Demand Action

Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton (2nd L) listens to a speaker at a "Black Lives Matter" protest for Philando Castile in front of the Governor's Mansion in St. Paul, Minnesota. (REUTERS/Eric Miller)
Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton (2nd L) listens to a speaker at a “Black Lives Matter” protest for Philando Castile in front of the Governor’s Mansion in St. Paul, Minnesota. (REUTERS/Eric Miller)

Prominent pro-life leaders in the African-American community now mourn the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, who were killed this week by police officers. 

Pastor Stephen Broden, Bishop Jim Lowe and Evangelist Alveda King said, “Our youth, children and families are understandably devastated by the recent killings. We pray for the loss of the families of these dead men. Their lives matter very much to us and to God. Humanity, every human life matters. We call for a moratorium on violence and immediate investigations into these deaths.”

Pastor Stephen E. Broden, President of Protect Life And Marriage Texas:

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“These shootings are horrifying and shocking to our sense of justice and fairness. Something is terribly wrong when the police are operating out of fear with power to kill people. These recent killings are precipitated out fear—fear of black men and fear of police by blacks. Our culture and society are in big trouble if we don’t come to realize all lives matter from the womb to the tomb. We will see an ugly result for our communities, our nation if we don’t stop this mistrust of one another. Professional agitators will use these recent incidents to foster hate and conflict between black communities and police personnel across our nation.”

Bishop Jim Lowe, Pastor of Guiding Light Church: 

“Violence against any human being must be resisted religiously. Violence is abhorrent to God and nature! Even as Dr. Martin Luther King did during his lifetime, we are calling for one voice against violence against humanity.”

Alveda King, of Priests for Life’s Civil Rights

“My children and grandchildren are devastated at the mounting deaths of their peers by violent treatment of their peers from law enforcement officers who should be protecting our communities rather than using force to eliminate more and more young people. This issue transcends race; this is war on life. Our children are dying from human trafficking, abortion, mass incarcerations, poverty, drugs, racism, sexually transmitted diseases, abuse, assaults and many other evils. It’s time to repent and save our children. Human life is sacred to God from conception until natural death.

“My Uncle MLK once said, ‘When we truly believe in the sacredness of human personality, we won’t exploit people, we won’t trample over people with the iron feet of oppression, we won’t kill anybody.'”

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SOURCE: Charisma News
Leslie Palma

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