Stephen Broden Now Raising Hell in NYC With Quite the Black History Month Billboard

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Why, only yesterday Stephen Broden was at Dallas County Commissioners Court, speaking up for former Elections Administrator Bruce Sherbet whilst quoting Scripture to Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins. But today, the New York media turns its attention on the man who tried last year to take Eddie Bernice Johnson's Congressional seat.

Broden, turns out, is the board member of a Dallas-based anti-abortion group called Life Always, which today debuted at the corner of Watts Street and 6th Avenue in SoHo the billboard you see here.

At this late date there's no need to recap Broden's views on abortion; Jim covered that extensively back in the fall. Besides, Broden reiterates his stance in the press release issued this afternoon: "During Black History Month, we celebrate our history, but our future is in jeopardy as a genocidal plot is carried out through abortion. We have seen the heartbreaking effects of opportunists who happen to be Black Abortionists perpetrating this atrocity; it's not just babies who are in danger, it's also their mothers, and our society at large."

New York city officials are, to put it mildly, displeased, reports The New York Times. One says, "A mix of intolerance and bad judgment put this ad up, common decency demands it be taken down." Says another quoted on Gothamist, "To compare abortion to terrorism and genocide is highly offensive." Broden tells the Manhattan media the billboard will be up for three weeks and that the intersection was chosen due to its proximity to a Planned Parenthood location. Oh boy.


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Sentersrene
Sentersrene

I'm sadly disappointed with this mixed message board. However, it confirms that we still have not learned to accept and appreciate cultural differences.

Erik
Erik

Thank you white people for missing the point of Mr. Broden's anti-abortion stance. That's pretty white of you.

Pigskinnie
Pigskinnie

I am pro-life, but regardless of your view on abortion, the NYC officials' reaction is crazy. Have you seen some of the hundreds of tasteless billboards there? It seems to me that in a liberal city like NYC, it's the pro-life stance that they find offensive.

Win-Win
Win-Win

If you have ever walked in downtown Dallas in the middle of the day, you would walk away with the thought that more abortions need to happen.....oooo and it would help with our teacher crises, less ppl = needing less funds....and it would help with the carbon footprint and make all the "happies" happy. Win-Win-Win

Guest
Guest

George Bush doesn't care about black people.

Nick the Rat
Nick the Rat

@ThatsAbortion religion is the most dangerous thing in the world today

@ThatsAbortion i thought at 7 weeks fetus are white

@ThatsAbortion thought the most dangerous place for blacks in america was on the fried food line. dont more blacks die of clogged arteries?

John_McKee
John_McKee

Can you even imagine if this fool had any real political power? The teabaggers should be ashamed they even entertained the idea that this loon was even remotely qualified to hold office but then again they support Michele Bachmann so I'm guessing they don't care if their candidate is f-ing nuts as long as they keep using their dog whistle.

Lakewooder
Lakewooder

Broden obviously hasn't visited Vidor or Jasper.

Andy
Andy

Participating in an internet debate about abortion is, to my mind, one of the stupidest things anyone could ever do. So I won't. But I do think the NYC officials should mind their own beeswax -- what of this is their business? Unless a billboard is inciting violence or threatening someone or something I don't see any reason for city officials to chime in with their opinions.

MattL1
MattL1

I'm not sure about this. Seems like living next to a lead smelter in West Dallas for half a century is pretty damn dangerous...

Jack E. Jett
Jack E. Jett

Oh, did Mr. Broden have a bad abortion? Otherwise, he shouldn't have a say in any vaginal activity.

Jack E. Jett
Jack E. Jett

abortion seems like one of those issues that use to divide us decades ago.

now we have so much more shit to keep us in our separate corners. much of it never to be resolved.

Whalen_b_l
Whalen_b_l

I love this comment! Still laughing.

Phelps
Phelps

Anyone who uses the term "teabagger" should be ashamed of themselves for terminal lameness.

Phelps
Phelps

Ah yes, the old "if you have the wrong gender you don't get a say" argument. How 19th century of you.

Steve
Steve

You know, i'm just going to go ahead and tell myself that John McKee and jackejett are just playing dumb to be funny, because if they're really that ignorant and misinformed i might lose my faith in mankind and how could i Win The Future if that happened?

Jack E. Jett
Jack E. Jett

I believe tea baggers created the term tea baggers at one of their tea bagging conventions. Now, for some reason, once the tea baggers discovered what tea bagging really is, they decided it hits to close to home. I say, STANDUP TEABAGGERS and walk with your head held high. Anyone who would suggest shamel and lame in the same sentence as teabagger must be a tea......bagger.

John_McKee
John_McKee

For using the name that they came up with for themselves?

Jack E. Jett
Jack E. Jett

There is sexual reassignment surgery for those of the wrong gender.

And you are right. A woman does not get to make a decision regarding my vasectomy, circumcision or my recent penis reduction surgery.

If someone is so concerned about the fetus, then maybe they shouldn't be cutting back on educating them when they get older.

Steve
Steve

And there's the obligatory Jay Nordlinger column. You do realize that your entire premise is based on one sign that doesn't even contain the word "teabagger" don't you? So when you say "they started calling themselves teabaggers" what you really mean is"one person had a sign that didn't even say teabagger, but Anderson Cooper made fun of it and the rest of the media followed suit". But then that doesn't sound nearly as good as "they started calling themselves that" does it John?

Steve
Steve

Wherein John McKee shows he wasn't just playing.......

John_McKee
John_McKee

You realize that is the point, of course I knew what the prevailing cultural definition of "teabagging" was and is, that is why is was so funny when tea party members started calling themselves teabaggers. Frankly the whole thing so encapsulates the tea party that I choose to go with the term they called themselves before they figured out what it meant.

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