Pro-life leaders demonstrating at the NAACP convention in Baltimore are taking issue with pastors who they say are leading African-Americans astray on abortion.
The Life Education and Resource Network, the largest African-American pro-life group in the U.S., is there engaging NAACP delegates in conversation and distributing pro-life literature, hoping in part to convince pastors to preach the pro-life message.
Rev. Clenard Childress, Jr., assistant to the national director of L.E.A.R.N., points to a statement by William Barber, a pastor and president of North Carolina's NAACP chapter.
"We're very frustrated with the words of Rev. Barber and his reference to the clergy praying for Donald Trump [and] insinuating that this administration is 'preying' upon black people, but it's just the opposite," Childress tells OneNewsNow. "The NAACP and Rev. Barber support abortion, which is causing black genocide."
Barber's comments were both "hypocritical" and "delusional," says Childress.
"... It's time for clergy to own up to the responsibility of shepherding their sheep and leading them away from the slaughter, not to the slaughter," he adds.
According to Childress, nearly 1,800 black babies are killed in the womb each day with the majority of abortion clinics located in minority neighborhoods. But progress is being made – Childress' group has passed out more than 5,000 pieces of pro-life literature at the convention ... and he contends that more black pastors are changing their view on abortion every day.