(CNSNews.com) - Pastor Luke Robinson, who leads The Voice of Truth and Life Ministries and is pastor of the Quinn Chapel A.M.E. Church in Frederick, Md., told CNSNews.com that the news media does not want people to know “how horrible abortion is.”
Robinson was one of the featured speakers at last month’s March for Life in Washington, D.C.
“When I look back at a woman named Mamie Till, her son, Emmett Till was killed,” Robinson said in an interview with Online With Terry Jeffrey. “He was abused in Mississippi and he was horrible to look upon. And the undertaker said, ‘Let’s not show this thing. Let’s keep the coffin--’
“She said, ‘No. I will open this thing up so America can see what hate will do to a people.’ And so she had the coffin opened up,” said Robinson.
“And then magazines like ‘Look’ and ‘Life’ and all of those magazines began to portray this, and that moved into 1955 with Rosa Parks,” said Robinson.
“So the momentum is moving to that, but you’ve got to begin to pull back the covers and expose,” said Robinson. “So in America, they don’t want to tell you--the news media will not tell you--how much, how horrible abortion is. They don’t want you to know that. Because if you know how horrible, and what they do with women and the baby human that they denied—that human being. If you saw that, you would walk away.
“So that’s why people are talking about personhood amendments, and all this kind of thing,” said Robinson, “because they want the human baby inside of his mother to get equal treatment under the Constitution of the United States.”
Emmett Till was a 14-year-old boy from Chicago who was murdered in Mississippi in 1955 while visiting his relatives there.
“In August 1955, a fourteen-year-old black boy whistled at a white woman in a grocery store in Money, Mississippi,” PBS said about the murder. “Emmett Till, a teen from Chicago, didn't understand that he had broken the unwritten laws of the Jim Crow South until three days later, when two white men dragged him from his bed in the dead of night, beat him brutally and then shot him in the head.
“Although his killers were arrested and charged with murder, they were both acquitted quickly by an all-white, all-male jury,” PBS reported. “Shortly afterwards, the defendants sold their story, including a detailed account of how they murdered Till, to a journalist. The murder and the trial horrified the nation and the world. Till's death was a spark that helped mobilize the civil rights movement. Three months after his body was pulled from the Tallahatchie River, the Montgomery bus boycott began.”