Black pastors assailed for giving their blessings to abortion, same-sex marriage advocate Hillary Clinton

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is greeted by a pastor at the House of Prayer Missionary Baptist Church after addressing the congregation about the Flint water crisis in Flint, Michigan on Feb. 7, 2016.Reuters

Christian author and radio talk show host Michael L. Brown is denouncing the pastors who last week blessed Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and declared her as "the next president of the United States."

Writing in his "Line of Fire" column in Charisma News, Brown says "it is shameful for ministers of the gospel to bless a candidate who stands for a woman's 'right' to shed innocent blood in the womb, who aggressively supports the redefinition of marriage and who calls for the changing of cherished religious beliefs."

"Shame on those who partook in this ceremony," Brown says.

In the ceremony held at the Mother Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Philadelphia, the African-American ministers "laid hands" on Clinton and prayed to "decree and declare the favour of the Lord" upon her, who is in a tight race with Bernie Sanders for the Democrat presidential nomination, according to LifeSite News.

Right after that ceremony, Clinton wasted no time in airing her opposition to the proposed legislation in Oklahoma designed to save pre-born babies.

Brown said, "It would have been one thing if [the black ministers] prayed for her in a biblical way, asking God to bring her to Himself and to help her fulfill her God-given destiny. By all means, we should pray for Hillary Clinton (just as we should pray for Bernie Sanders and for the Republican candidates)."

But "it is another thing entirely for these Christian leaders to say over her, 'Until He comes again, Secretary Clinton and President-to-be Clinton, we decree and declare from the crown of your head to the soles of your feet that the favor of the Lord will surround you like a shield, in Jesus' name,'" Brown wrote.

The radio talk show host reminded the Christian leaders that the "favor of the Lord does not surround those who call evil good and good evil, and it will not surround such people until they repent."

He told the black ministers that black babies are being killed in abortion clinics at "a disproportionate rate compared to the rest of the nation."

Quoting black pastor Clenard Childress, Brown said, "The most dangerous place for an African-American is in the womb," adding that "1,786 African-American children ... are killed each day in the womb."

He said he wrote an article in 2014 where he cited a report by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene showing that in New York City, more black babies were aborted than born in 2012.

"There were more black babies killed by abortion (31,328) in New York City than were born there (24,758), and the black children killed comprised 42.4 percent of the total number of abortions in the Big Apple," Brown said.

"How then can ministers of the gospel—of any color—proclaim the favor of the Lord over a radically pro-abortion candidate? What kind of blindness is that?" he asked.