Black Girl--Black Boy
Many in the Black church seem confused about who they should protect. The care of Black children within the Black church appears often ignored. There are many news reports of the rape of Black children by those who hold a Bible in one hand while clutching the hand of their next child rape victim in the other.
The Daily Local News reported that 65-year old Homer Richard Clifford, Sr., a Pennsylvania pastor, was found guilty of raping children. The most disturbing aspect of his trial were church members who rallied on behalf of this admitted child rapist stating he was an upstanding and good, family man. How disgusting!
In another news report from KTLA.com Los Angeles, an Inglewood pastor was charged with nine felony counts of child rape. These are just a few of the disturbing pedophile acts perpetrated by Black ministers who have a committed following of parishioners.
The saddest aspect of such crimes and these Black pastors is the child rape victims are treated as though they were the ones who committed the crime. Although these pastors admitted raping children, some church members continue to rally behind these child rapists. Authorities in these cases believe there are more victims, which isn't a surprise. Many child rape victims are too afraid and ashamed, especially when the adults who are supposed to love and protect them turn on them.
Where is the NAACP, Al Sharpton, and Jesse Jackson during these Black children's times of pain and sorrow? Where are the Black leadership organizations when the care and safety of Black children are at risk?
When the NAACP gives awards to child rapists who are music artists and performers, it is no surprise that Black children are the least important within the Black community. Who will protect Black children in America? That's a question that must be answered; and the prosecution and lengthy prison sentences for child rapist is a good and just start.