All throughout history, in times of dire moral crisis, God has raised up prophetic voices with a clear message to save humanity from destruction. When people listen, they survive. When they do not, masses of people die. Stephen Broden is gifted with that voice and the message in Pawns of Change. Dr. Johnny McC. Hunter, D.D.All throughout history, in times of dire moral crisis, God has raised up prophetic voices with a clear message to save humanity from destruction. When people listen, they survive. When they do not, masses of people die. Stephen Broden is gifted with that voice and the message in Pawns of Change.
Dr. Johnny McHunter, D.D.
In Pawn of Change, Pastor Stephen Broden issues a clarion call with a voice of authority; repent and turn to God that our nation can live.
Evangelist Alveda C. King
Stephen Broden 's Pawns of Change is a must read for those who long to hear from a voice of reason, clarity and pro-found insight into the pathos of the Black Community. Once this book is read one will come away with an understanding of what we must do in such a time as this.
Dr. Levon R. Yuille, D.D.
Empirical documentation by both the Democrats and Republicans shows the black community votes overwhelmingly for Democrat candidates. Black loyalty to the Democratic party has been unwavering for more than 50 years. However, this dedication has produced marginal results in the unemployment rate among black men and teenagers, economic development and job creation, education of our children; the high dropout rate among black students is abysmal. Urban communities across America lie in shambles, and our families are falling apart. In other words, we have gotten nothing back for our loyal backing of progressives and their ideology.
Saul Alinsky is best known as a community organizer. He outlined 12 rules in his 1971 book, Rules for Radicals. Through the implementation of his methodology, progressives have created a reliable voting block to approve of their party platform in every election cycle.
Alinsky showed how to use the poor and oppressed as a battering ram to bring down the system. The mobilization of blacks has been most useful when issues of race, racism and expansion of government are mixed into public discourse. Concepts of “race” and “racism” are explosive. Right or wrong, they open old wounds for black people. The charge of racism acts as a filter. It removes facts and reality from any and all conversations about politics or what is best for the black public. Until our neighborhoods move beyond this hypersensitivity, progressives will continue to exploit race issues to manipulate black citizens for their own political purposes.
Most black Americans believe the Republican Party is a racist organization indifferent to the issues facing our community. For the most part, that belief is the result of a narrative framed and messaged into the community by progressives. The agenda of the left to fundamentally transform America is only possible when the poor are voting for their candidates. With the overwhelming support of the black public, progressives have re-defined marriage in our nation, removed prayer from the public square, and legalized abortion—which has resulted in the murder of over 60 million babies in America. More recently, legislation mandating gender-neutral showers and bathrooms are being instituted in our schools and public places. All these changes are the result of progressive ideology.
Thomas Jefferson said, “An educated citizenry is a vital requisite for our survival as a free people.” I desire to raise an awareness of the true agendas of the political entities seeking our allegiance. I trust this book will be the starting point for a new understanding concerning the challenges facing our community and to stimulate open dialogue to evaluate whether we need to change our political direction.