Pastor Enters Third Week in Jail for Pro-Life Stand

April 7, 2009

From Citizenlink:

The Rev. Walter Hoye is beginning his third week in jail for holding a sign outside an Oakland, Calif., abortion clinic. He was jailed for a month and fined $1,000.

On Saturday, supporters held a rally and press conference in front of City Hall in Oakland. And life advocates from around the world can send him letters of encouragement.

Writing from jail, Hoye called on his fellow pastors to keep the scourge of abortion prevalent in the minds of their congregations.

“Brothers, in Black America alone every seventy-two seconds a black baby is murdered in the womb of his or her mother,” he wrote. “This holocaust is genocidal to the point that today a black child has less than a fifty-percent chance of being born. According to the 2006 U.S. Census, Black Americans are below the replacement level.

“In other words, death in Black America outpaces life. … There is no question pre-natal murder, abortion, is the number one issue in not only Black America, but in all of America today.”

You can send letters or postcards to Pastor Hoye at:

Walter B. Hoye II
Santa Rita Jail
5325 Broder Blvd.
Dublin, CA 94568-3309


Make Mine Freedom

April 7, 2009

Make Mine Freedom is a cautionary tale from 1948 of what can happen when people exchange freedom for promises of endless government largesse.  Interesting now as a cultural artifact from the forties, I think it also makes fairly shrewd observations of how different segments of society can be quite willing to make a faustian bargain with government if the promises made by snakeoil salesmen running for office are grandiose enough.  Obviously anti-Communist and pro-capitalist propaganda it does tell one glaring truth:  the bigger the government the smaller the freedom over the long run.