Rev. Peterson's organization, BOND, the Brotherhood Organization of a New Destiny, a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization, is celebrating its 20th anniversary this coming Saturday, October 16, in Los Angeles.
Rev. Petersen, who is the host of the nationwide Jesse Lee Peterson Radio Show, as well as a TV show host, and a frequent guest on national TV networks such as CNN, Fox, and MSNBC, does not skirt controversy and does not mince words. His comments regarding President Obama, Rev. Sharpton, and other black leaders frequently send liberal pundits and media mavens into conniptions. As, for instance, his comments that President Obama is a "socialist" who "hates white people," or his speech at a recent Tea Party event in Beverly Hills,
California, in which he decried the government policies that promote the breakdown of the black family and the "black genocide" that is taking place as a result of Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers targeting black communities.
This is a theme that Rev. Petersen regularly returns to, pointing out:
• Since 1973, when abortion became legal there have been more than 15 million black babies killed in the womb;
• Since 1973, more than twice as many blacks have died from abortion than from heart disease, cancer, accidents, violent crimes and AIDS combined;
• More than 1,500 black children are aborted each day in the United States.
He also notes that nearly 50 years of socialist programs that discourage marriage and subsidize illegitimacy have resulted in a tripling of black illegitimacy rates to over 70 percent, and a black-on-black homicide rate that is seven times higher than the combined white and Hispanic rate.
BOND's purpose is summed up it its motto: "Rebuilding the Family By Rebuilding the Man." According to Rev. Peterson, the black family has been destroyed by government programs that have taken the father out of the home. His Los Angeles-based BOND program includes a Home for Boys that focuses on teaching young men entrepreneurship and job skills. "We've done this without one penny from the government," Peterson emphasizes. He is also quick to point out that, unlike Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton, he has not extorted millions of dollars from private corporations through boycott threats.
Rev. Peterson is the author of SCAM: How the Black Leadership Exploits Black America, From Rage to Responsibility, and The Seven Guaranteed Steps To Spiritual, Family, and Financial Success guide. Joining Rev. Peterson as special guest speaker at the BOND 20th anniversary event on October 16 at the Radisson Hotel near the Los Angeles International Airport will be singer and actor Pat Boone.
Thumbnail photo at top: Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson