My message to ‘pro-life evangelicals for Biden’

My message to ‘pro-life evangelicals for Biden’
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In a period of less than 10 minutes on Monday, I read an article about candidate Joe Biden’s extreme pro-abortion views and then was sent a link to the home page for “Pro-Life Evangelicals for Biden.”

Michael Brown holds a Ph.D. in Near Eastern Languages and Literatures from New York University and has served as a professor at a number of seminaries. He is the author of 25 books and hosts the nationally syndicated, daily talk radio show, the Line of Fire.

The article cited Biden’s response to a question about abortion rights, where he addressed the potential of Amy Coney Barrett becoming a Supreme Court justice. Should that be the case, he said, and should the court overturn Roe v. Wade, “the only thing, the only responsible response to that would be to pass legislation making Roe the law of the land. That’s what I would do.”

This is in harmony with the Democratic platform, which plainly states, “We will repeal the Hyde Amendment, and protect and codify Roe v. Wade.”

In that light, how can you identify as a “pro-life” evangelical who supports Biden? Wouldn’t that be like declaring yourself a pro-abolition supporter of George B. McClellan, the Democratic candidate who ran against Abraham Lincoln in 1864? Or like declaring yourself an anti-segregation supporter of George Wallace? How can you identify as “pro-life” and yet actively campaign for the party of abortion?

The pro-Biden website states this, in all caps: “AS PRO-LIFE EVANGELICALS, WE DISAGREE WITH VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN AND THE DEMOCRATIC PLATFORM ON THE ISSUE OF ABORTION. BUT WE BELIEVE A BIBLICALLY SHAPED COMMITMENT TO THE SANCTITY OF HUMAN LIFE COMPELS US TO A CONSISTENT ETHIC OF LIFE THAT AFFIRMS THE SANCTITY OF HUMAN LIFE FROM BEGINNING TO END.”

In other words, while we think the slaughter of tens of millions of innocent babies is a bad thing, and we’re willing to sacrifice their lives before they even enter this world, we do prefer the other policies of the Democrats, so they get our vote. Seriously?

How much different is this than saying, “While we have a problem with Pol Pot’s genocidal policies, we do think his other reforms serve in the best interest of the country, and so he gets our vote.”

To be clear, I am not comparing Joe Biden to Pol Pot (please repeat that 10 times slowly, since I am not making that comparison). But I am comparing the slaughter of the unborn to other, mass moral atrocities, and for good reason. Thus, I find any evangelical justification of a vote for an aggressively pro-abortion candidate and party to be unethical. (Yes, this is my personal opinion. Each of us will give account to God, and He is the ultimate judge.)

2 Comments

  • Reply October 25, 2020

    Mark E. Roberts

    Where is the link to the rest of Brown’s article? Surely doesn’t end with this: ‘Poverty, lack of accessible health care services, smoking, racism and climate change are all pro-life issues.”‘

  • Reply November 11, 2020

    Byron Story

    So, I have Biden in my left hand and Trump in my right. Abortion is not the only moral issue I have with the Democrats. I must abide here in this sin cursed world until I die. I have been placed in this place by being born an unclean person, realizing that I turned to Jesus and become a citizen of the Kingdom of Heaven. The earthly Kingdom I am living in here on earth is ruled by “We The People” (WTP). I can’t avoid the fact that I am recognized as a citizen of The USA. I have an Alabama drivers license and for two years held the rank of Lieutenant in The US Army. Therefore I have a decision to make as a citizen of the USA, Biden or Trump, but my true allegiance is to King Jesus. God is a Spirit and we don’t worship on either of these mountains of Biden or Trump. The Samaritan Women at the well was told to de rank of the water that Jesus could give her and I believe she did, but her fleshly body still needed earthly water that came from an earthly well, so with her body she obeyed the earthly needs but with her Spiritual Body she served Jesus and although her earthly body ultimately died and rotted and returned to the earth but she is still serving for eternity King Jesus. But sometimes we are stuck with water from two muddy holes in the ground. (Introduction to a sermon , not yet preached).

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