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‘Necessary Roughness’ Actor Celebrates Murder

Image: ‘Necessary Roughness’ Actor Celebrates Murder Mehcad Brooks is seen at a USA Network function at Lincoln Center. (Getty Images)

Monday, 28 Jan 2013 09:25 PM

By Alveda King

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Just days after the mainstream media virtually ignored the more than half million attendees at the 2013 March for Life in Washington, D.C. — after the media celebrated 40 years of legal baby killing in America — the voices of the people still are not silenced.

The release of a pro-abortion video by an African-American actor was particularly abhorrent, not only to me, but to many other African-American men and women who continue to cry for justice for the unborn and their mothers.

In the heat of this great battle for life, Mehcad Brooks, an actor of the USA network’s “Necessary Roughness” and the pro-abortion Center for Reproductive Rights, released a gauche video in which Brooks, appeared dressed to kill, holding a rose and striking a cocktail glass with the line: “Hey baby, did you think I forgot?”

He continued over a backdrop of sinister-looking flames, “How could I ever forget our anniversary? All these years. So many people said we’d never make it. They’ve been trying to tear us apart. Take you away. Put limits on you. On me. On us.”

I can only say that the flames were the most appropriate part of this appalling video and Brooks should be ashamed for appearing in it. Brooks and CRR want America to celebrate the anniversary of the Supreme Court decision that has resulted in the deaths of an estimated 56 million unborn babies, many of them black.

The Brooks’ video was no longer available for viewing when last I checked, but there is no cause for celebration.

As a pastoral counselor to many young women, and director of African American Outreach at Priests for Life, I was upset to see a young African-American actor using his celebrity to encourage the slaughter of innocents.

A young woman in her 20s sent me her reaction to the video, which I found compelling: “I feel molested after seeing it,” she wrote. “Skanky, fitting for what it celebrates, sick. Is he married to abortion?’”

Like a number of other African-Americans who saw Brooks’ video, she does not plan to tune into “Necessary Roughness” in the future.

As an African-American man, Mehcad Brooks should be shielding women from abuse and working to foster new generations of good men. Instead, he is spreading slime over the airwaves.

I too felt violated and felt like I was observing the personification of evil. Women should be outraged

It is time for us to Challenge the NAACP and other leaders who are betraying the black Community with calls for a national year of repentance, remembering, recalling, restoring, and reforming this great country to the moral nation we once were.

We call on all churches and community activists to protest the leadership of the National NAACP and other groups like the Congressional Black Caucus and the Obama administration, for their failing to represent the health and well-being of the black community on critical issues such as abortion.

Dr. Alveda C. King grew up in the civil rights movement led by her uncle, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. She is a pastoral associate and director of African-American outreach for Priests for Life and Gospel of Life Ministries. Her family home in Birmingham, Ala., was bombed, as was her father’s church office in Louisville, Ky. Alveda herself was jailed during the open housing movement. Read more reports from Dr. Alveda C. King — Click Here Now.

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