Pastor Walter B. Hoye: “Abortion is the number one cause of death”

(Editor’s Note:  Pastor Walter B. Hoye II is a Salt and Light Biblical Citizenship Ministry Content of Character Series speaker—defending and promoting life, natural marriage, and constitutional and religious liberties.  Eight events have been hosted since September 2017 featuring more than 23 Black speakers. A Ventura County Content of Character event is planned for Oct. 25-26th. For more information: see https://saltandlightcouncil.org/content-of-character-series/.)

NEWBURY PARK—“In my community, abortion is the number one cause of death” said Black Pastor Walter B. Hoye II at Godspeak Calvary on Sunday.  “Forget cancer, forget strokes, forget heart diseases, all 13 leading causes of death, including homicide; and abortion kills more people.”

Pastor McCoy in introducing Pastor Hoye claimed that the Black community “makes up 13 percent of the population; and if half of this population is female then 6.5 percent of the population are Black women; with approximately four percent of the population in childbearing years; yet they account for 38 percent of all abortions.”

According to Pastor Rob McCoy because of the possible “annihilation of an entire race of people,” Pastor Hoye spends at least one hour a week with a sign in front of an Oakland abortion clinic that says:  “God loves you, God loves your baby.  How can I help you?”   The City of Oakland’s response to Pastor Hoye: pass an ordinance that no one could protest within a 100 yards of an abortion clinic.  The City then throws Hoye in prison and waits to see if the ordinance is constitutional?”

“A woman whose abortion is done,” says Pastor Hoye, “walks by me on the sidewalk before being picked up.  She rolls down the window and says:  ‘I did it; my child is dead, gone.  But will you help me now’?

“It is one thing to help someone before an abortion, there is some hope.  Maybe in these last minutes (before entering an abortion clinic), you can make a difference.   But can we help someone (afterwards) when they have already done their abortions and it is too late to save the baby?” 

In a Gospel of Mark account, Pastor Hoye said, the father of a demon-possessed son seeking a healing from Jesus (Mark 9:14-29) says:  “have compassion on us and help us” (Mark 9:22) and Jesus responds:  “If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes” (Mark 9:23).

When Jesus heals the son,  His disciples question Him on why they could not cast out the “unclean spirit, ”  and Jesus says:  “This kind can come out by nothing but prayer and fasting” (Mark 9:29).

“God reminded me…He had a message for me.   Where was I wrong?   In the area of fasting and prayer.  I challenge you, ‘Don’t underestimate the power of prayer.   Sometimes God arranges a situation so that He will do it (respond).  All He wants from us, is to trust Him enough.

“This is a battle we can’t win.  The odds are in the enemy’s favor.  But this was not about me.  Was I giving room for God?  When God performs a miracle nobody but Him, gets the glory?”

“We are facing the end times.  We are facing irreversibility.  We have 30 years left if we continue at the same rate of abortions, it is over.   So what can I do?  I can bring it to Jesus and lay it down at His feet.”

Pastor Walter B. Hoye II, photo by Michael Hernandez

(Editor’s Note:  For more information on Pastor Hoye’s ministry go to: www.Issues4Life.org.  His website is promoting A Stand Up 4 Life Rally/Walk on Friday, Jan. 24, 2020 from 12 noon to 2 p.m. at the Oakland City Hall.  Those wishing to read his Nov. 2018 biography can go to: “Black and Pro-Life in America:  The Incarceration and Exoneration of Walter B. Hoye II.”  According to his website:  “We walk because abortion in the Black community is a form of genocide, it is the Darfur of America.  We walk because Abortion in Black America is the Civil Rights issue of our day.  We walk because abortion does violence, both physically and emotionally, to men and women, to their children, and to their families.”) 

Michael Hernandez, Co-Founder of the Citizens Journal—Ventura County’s online news service, founder of History Makers International—a community nonprofit serving youth and families in Ventura County, is a former Southern California daily newspaper journalist and religion and news editor.  He has worked 25 years as a middle school teacher.   Mr. Hernandez can be contacted by email at [email protected].


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