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On Thursday, August 27, 2015, EW Jackson and Ministers Taking A STAND were joined by countless others to call on the Smithsonian to remove the bust of Margaret Sanger from their “Struggle for Justice” exhibit.


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Press Conference: Thursday, August 27 at 10:00 AM EDT
National Portrait Gallery, 8th St NW & F St NW, Washington, DC 20001

When Bishop E.W. Jackson learned that Margaret Sanger’s bust was sitting in the National Portrait Gallery’s “Struggle for Justice” exhibit, he assembled a group of black pastors under the aegis of MINISTERS TAKING A STAND. The group wrote a letter to the head of the museum accusing the founder of Planned Parenthood of supporting eugenics to rid the nation of those she deemed “defective” and “feeble-minded,” by stopping the growth of their populations, particularly blacks and other minorities. The letter also cites the fact that Sanger spoke and was well received at a KKK rally.

Since the letter was published, more than 11,000 people have signed a petition calling for the removal of Sanger’s bust from the NPG, and the calls are increasing and growing louder. Support has come from black leaders such as former U.S. Ambassador to the UN Commission on Human Rights, the Hon. J. Kenneth Blackwell, Dr. Alveda King, Bishop Harry Jackson, Dr. Johnny Hunter, Walter B. Hoye, Rev. Dean Nelson, and Ryan Bomberger. The Family Research Council, Media Research Center, Priests for Life and host of other churches and organizations have signed on as well. Texas Senator Ted Cruz, the first Republican Presidential hopeful to support the effort, with Congressman Louie Gohmert (TX-01) have drafted a letter asking their colleagues in Congress to join them.

Jackson called the museum’s initial response “unserious and disrespectful.” “They say they are are simply acknowledging Sanger’s contribution to making contraceptives – and later abortion – available to poor women, not making her a hero. But displaying her bust in a ‘Struggle for Justice’ exhibit alongside Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks is calling her a hero. Sanger was no hero. Her motive was not to help poor women, but to stop them from having children that she didn’t believe were fit to live. She saw them as defective. Therefore, the NPG must remove her bust.”

MINISTERS TAKING A STAND will hold a press conference at the National Portrait Gallery on Thursday, August 27 at 10 AM. They will be joined by Brent Bozell, Tony Perkins and many other leaders who have joined the fight to bring down the bust, and educate the American people about Margaret Sanger’s dark legacy and the ideas she propagated.

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E.W. Jackson, National President of STAND and MINISTERS TAKING A STAND, is a Marine Corps Veteran, retired attorney, graduate of Harvard Law School, 2013 Republican Nominee for Lt. Governor of Virginia, a Senior Fellow for the Family Research Council, and Bishop of THE CALLED church.

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Calling Ministers to a Press Conference
at the National Portrait Gallery on
Thursday, August 27 at 10:00 AM

Dear Fellow Laborers in the Gospel,

I want to bring you up to date on an urgent matter.

The National Portrait Gallery responded to our August 7 letter this week, “respectfully” declining “to remove Margaret Sanger’s bust (sic)” from its “Struggle for Justice” exhibit. The letter was signed by ten black ministers who are STAND state leaders and active in Ministers Taking A Stand.

Last week, CNS News’ exclusive report on the letter quickly went “viral,” and was shared on Facebook and Twitter close to 60,000 times. The story later ran on The Blaze and was shared on social media an additional 30,000 times. The online petition that we launched in conjunction with the letter is still gaining signatures. and to date, has garnered close to 11,000 signatures. Extensive national media coverage and the large response to our petition, prompted theletter from National Portrait Gallery director, Kim Sajet.

Yesterday, Brent Bozell of the Media Research Center (MRC) asked me to consider a joint STAND/MRC press conference featuring the black ministers who signed the letter that brought the issue of Sanger’s veneration by the Gallery to the fore, and showcases the actual signed petitions we will be delivering to the Gallery.

The press conference is scheduled for Thursday August 27 at 10:00 AM in front of the National Portrait Gallery located at 800 F. St. NW in Washington, DC.

It is imperative that as many ministers and members of their churches as possible attend the press conference. A strong showing will demonstrate the strong and growing opposition in the Church and black community to taxpayer dollars being spent on veneration of someone who regarded blacks as “human weeds” to be eradicated. An added benefit will be raising public awareness of Margaret Sanger’s continuing Eugenic legacy in Planned Parenthood, the organization she founded, which locates 70% of its elective abortion facilities within walking distance of minority communities, and trafficks in the sale of aborted black baby body parts.

Please spread the word about the event in your networks in and around Washington, DC and encourage them to attend the press conference.

Please let us know if you will make it to the event by clicking “R.S.V.P for NPG Press Conference” below. We will update you on progress and details as they are nailed down.

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Read CNS News’ latest exclusive coverage of the story that was posted late yesterday afternoon.

Thank you for taking a stand.

God bless you,

Bishop E.W. Jackson

President

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On August 17, 2015, E.W. Jackson joined Shannon Bream on FOX News’s The Kelly File to discuss STAND’s efforts to remove Margaret Sanger’s bust from the Smithsonian’s “Struggle for Justice” exhibit. The Smithsonian’s response has, to date, chosen to ignore the harsh realities of Sanger’s programs to specifically target black communities and babies.

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