128: Black and Prolife in America—Rev. Walter Hoye II

128: Black and Prolife in America—Rev. Walter Hoye II


Why does Planned Parenthood target black neighborhood for abortion for sale? Why are there so few high-profile black pastors who are known for pro-life advocacy? Why do so few people know that Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood was a diehard eugenics supporter?

Rev. Walter Hoye has answers. He also has some practical wisdom to impart, and a courageous non-violent witness to emulate. This helps explain why Alveda King, the niece of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., wrote the powerful Foreword to Walter’s biography (see link below). Hoye chose 30 days in jail time in 2009 for violating an absurd City of Oakland ordinance called a “bubble law” (which was created for him). What was his crime?

He held up a sign that read, “God loves you and your baby; let us help you.” No yelling, no intimidation, no pushy activism. Just a ministry of presence to give scared young women an alternative to what they’re about to choose.


In this episode you will learn

  • Why boldness is contagious and how you can reframe the way you think about “doing something” about abortion
  • How Rev. Hoye came to be arrested, and why he chose jail over an under-the-table deal that would require a guilty plea
  • Hoye’s insights into why contraception does not fit in the biblical framework of love and marriage and how it contributes to the abortion scourge
  • The reasons why Christian faith must be put into practice, when necessary in the public sphere
  • How he came to the point of forgiving the district attorney players, the abortion clinic director and the mob who lied about him and put him behind bars
  • Signs of hope that more and more young people are coming to see abortion as a violent, permanent solution to a temporary human problem.


Resources mentioned in this episode

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