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The Persecution of the Least of These

A speech delivered by Dr. Johnny Hunter, DD
At Persecuted for Christ! Coordinated Press Conferences on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019 at the National Press Club

Next Monday, our nation will be celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. One of his often quoted statements is: “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.”
― Martin Luther King Jr., Letter from the Birmingham Jail

And so it is with the atrocities upon innocent, defenseless children and the persecution of Christians around the world. Whenever God has raised up a leader in a generation with a great destiny of breaking the shackles that held it back, the enemy has targeted that generation. It was done during the time that Hebrews were slaves in the land of Egypt. As their population grew, Pharaoh ordered all male babies to be put to death at birth. However, the courage of two Hebrew midwives to let the children live, saved many, including Moses. The females in Moses’ life which included his mother, the midwives, his sister, Pharaoh’s daughter and her servants saved a child and a nation.

The enemy had a plot, but God had a plan. It was as if since Pharaoh had ordered the death of Hebrew males, God sent Moses to be raised in Pharaoh’s house, to pay his mother for feeding him, with royal servants educating him and teaching him to be a leader for 40 years. Then he was exiled for 40 years and lived a servant. Then in the next 40 years he returned as a servant-leader to bring deliverance.

And so it was when Jesus was born. Herod ordered the death of children throughout the land and Jesus’s parents had to take him to Egypt for a while to keep him alive. For Christians around the globe, Jesus Christ became the deliverer of all.

Yet, in this nation, like in the Bible, we had slavery first. After slavery, the agenda to keep the population down of those freed, was introduced. Margaret Sanger, a white supremacist, founded the American Birth Control League. Their motto was “More for the fit and less for the unfit.” She executed the Negro Project to eliminate people of color. When the atrocities of genocide by Adolf Hitler were exposed as the holocaust, Margaret Sanger changed the name of her organization to Planned Parenthood. Their motto changed to “Every child a wanted child.”

Not only did the eugenics institute control population with forced sterilization and birth control pills, they went all out to decriminalize abortion, the dismembering of babies in their mothers’ wombs. In 1973, abortion advocates succeeded in the Supreme Court of the United States with the Roe v. Wade decision.

Now, over 4,000 babies a day are murdered and extracted from their mother’s wombs by abortions and abortifacient drugs. Some abortions were even done by bringing the baby’s feet out and just as the head was coming, the abortionist stabbed the baby in the back of the neck. They used a machine to suck the baby’s brain out. Of the 4,000, murdered each day, about 1,400 are from the targeted minority – the black community. In this country, the vast majority of the abattoirs, human slaughterhouses, so-called abortion clinics (and clinics they are not – death not health) are in minority neighborhoods. Although, folks like Sanger knew that women in the white community would be aborting, that was considered collateral damage.

After the release of the documentary movie, Maafa 21 – Black Genocide in 21st Century America, many minorities were shocked to learn the true agenda of population controllers. The documentary made the case that this was a direct effort by eugenicists to deal with the descendants of slaves.

In 2009, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg confirmed that agenda in an interview for the New York Times Magazine when she said, “Frankly, I had thought that at the time Roe was decided, there was concern about population growth and particularly growth in populations that we don’t want to have too many of.”

Since Roe v Wade, in the United States, it is estimated 60 million unborn babies have been killed by abortions. In cities like New York, the number of abortions is greater than the number of live births. To make matters worse, with the help of the United Nations, abortion has been pushed upon other countries under the guise of healthcare.

My grandfather was the descendant of an Irish slave owner and one of his female slaves. I asked the late Arthur Colbert, a Josephite priest and pro-life activist in a wheelchair, why he was so dedicated to standing against abortion.  He stated that the Josephite order was created to help slaves. With tears in his eyes, he stated, “Abortion is worse than slavery. At least, the slave got to smell the flowers.” As a descendant of slaves, I agree.  Yet, I hold no ill feelings to those who held my forefathers captive. Like Joseph, because what was meant for evil, God used for good and caused me to be born in this nation to help save lives – especially the lives of those yet be born in this nation and abroad.

But repeating what Dr. King said, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.”

LifeSite recently reported that statistics compiled by Worldometers indicate that in 2018 there were nearly 42 million abortions world-wide.

Jesus’s teaching recorded in the 25th chapter of Matthew contains a haunting passage.

 “Then the righteous will answer Him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry and feed You, or thirsty and give You drink? When did we see You a stranger and take You in, or naked and clothe You? Or when did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?’ And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’”  Matthew 25:37-40

“Then they also will answer Him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to You?’ Then He will answer them, saying, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to Me.’ And these will go away into everlasting punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”    Matthew 25:44-46

When is a human being any least than when they are in their mother’s womb? Each child aborted is a child who was not fed – who never tasted their mother’s milk. Each child aborted is a child who was never given a drink of water. Each child aborted is a stranger whose names people will never know nor be adopted. Each child aborted will never wear a diaper, nor those cute little baby clothes.

As people lack compassion for the least of these; they lack compassion for Jesus Christ and all who are called Christians.

It is time to be like the civil rights movement and have an open casket for Emmett Till so that the world can see the hate behind the atrocities of persecuting fellow human beings.