Is abortion racist? An African-American Montclair pastor thinks so. The Rev. Clenard Childress, pastor of the New Calvary Baptist Church in Montclair, recently made headlines outside the annual NAACP convention in Philadelphia, when he erected a huge banner displaying the Confederate flag.
The banner depicted the controversial flag side by side with an aborted fetus. Underneath, the slogan read: “Which is more hateful? Evil done to us? Or evil done by us?”
Speaking to Philly.com, Childress claimed that more than 13 million African-American women have had abortions since 1973, more than five times the rate of Caucasian women.
During the convention Childress called for the NAACP to reverse its position on abortion.
Childress, the creator of the website BlackGenocide.org, has claimed that “the most dangerous place for an African-American is in the womb.”
According to 2010 census data, African Americans make up 12.6 percent of the U.S. population, but the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported that black women accounted for 35.4 percent of all abortions in 2009.
Originally published at Montclair Patch on July 21 2015