Catholic School Teacher Under Fire for Handout on Abortion’s Black Genocide
Although black babies are aborted at five times the rate of whites, there are calls to oust a Catholic high school theology teacher for informing his students of this.
Gavin Ahern teaches theology at the Catholic girls’ high school Xavier College Preparatory in Phoenix. He is under fire from critics for handing out a flyer (pictured below) to students that discusses how abortion is genocide against blacks. A former alum has started a petition to fire him, calling the flyer hate speech, “women-shaming,” sexist and race-baiting.
According to the site Jezebel, a student complained to her mother about the flyer, who then went public about it. Her mother said in an email to Jezebel that it is “propaganda that demeans a particular race.”
The flyer refers to and draws material from an an organization called Black Genocide, which was founded by a black pastor in New Jersey. The group’s homepage quotes Pastor Clenard Childress, Jr.: “The most dangerous place for an African-American is in the womb.”
Ahern is the moderator for the high school’s Right to Life club. As a theology teacher at a Catholic high school, when protecting unborn human life is central to Catholic moral teaching, it’s hardly surprising he would be concerned about the high number of black children who are aborted. The petition to remove him claims that this is “merely the latest manifestation of Mr. Ahern’s misogynistic rhetoric against women and their ‘proper place’ in society supposedly backed up by Catholic theological pedagogy.”
Yet it is no secret that blacks are aborted at a much higher rate than whites. The Black Genocide site states, “According to the Alan Guttmacher Institute, black women are more than five times as likely as white women to have an abortion.” The Alan Guttmacher Institute is a left-leaning organization that promotes the freedom of “sexual behavior and reproduction,” yet they fully admit the numbers are accurate.
Although the petition to remove Ahern has been signed by over 4,000 people, only 677 are from Arizona, suggesting outside interests are involved in the petition drive.