Skip to comments.Megachurch Pastor: Abortion 'Is Consistent with' Christianity and 'I Will Fight' to Keep it Legal
Posted on 08/26/2020 5:18:14 AM PDT by Gamecock
A pastor of a Georgia megachurch who also is running for U.S. Senate said last week he believes legalized abortion is consistent with Christianity and he would fight to ensure it remains legal.
Raphael Warnock, senior pastor at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, and a Democratic candidate trying to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler in Novembers election, made the comments to WGAUs Tim Bryant.
Bryant asked Warnock how the pro-choice views of the Democrat Party square with his role as a minister, a leader of a church, a man of God.
I believe that healthcare is a human right, said Warnock, who has served as senior pastor of the church since 2005. And I believe that it is something that the richest nation in the world provides for its citizens, and for me reproductive justice is consistent with my commitment to that.
I believe unequivocally in a woman's right to choose, and that the decision is something that we don't want government engaged in that's between her and her doctor and her minister. And I will fight for that in the United States Senate, and at the same time continue to fight so women can receive the kind of services that they need in order to have a healthy pregnancy and healthy babies. We have a maternal death rate in this country that is exceedingly high, particularly to be the richest country in the world.
Referencing his career as a minister and in public service, Warnock added, I've been focused on women's health, women's choice, reproductive justice. That is consistent with my view as a Christian minister. And I will fight for it.
Bryant then asked, Do you think it's consistent with God's view that God endorses the millions of abortions we've had in this country since Roe v Wade?
Warnock responded, I think that human agency and freedom is consistent with my view as a minister.
Ebenezer Baptist has more than 6,000 members and is affiliated with the Progressive National Baptist Convention.
Planned Parenthood endorsed Warnock in May.
Last week, television commentator and former NFL coach Tony Dungy referenced the interview after Bryant tweeted he had spoken with a minister who believes abortion is healthcare and reproductive justice and God is cool with it.
I spoke with a Dem candidate for US Senate (and minister) today.
Abortion is healthcare and reproductive justice and God is cool with it.
And a question about the murder of Secoria Turner yielded an answer about opioids.
Tim Bryant (@TimBryantRadio) August 20, 2020 It isnt clear if Dungy knew Warnock was the pastor Bryant had interviewed. Dungy tweeted, When you say a minister does that mean they represent a church? Id like to know what book the candidate uses as their foundation for truth and their guiding principles? It couldnt be the Bible. Dungy later tweeted, Anyone familiar with Psalm 139 would be against abortion.
When you say a minister does that mean they represent a church? Id like to know what book the candidate uses as their foundation for truth and their guiding principles? It couldnt be the Bible. https://t.co/UF3f7D5pFj
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2 Thessalonians 2:3-17
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3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
Ebenezer Baptist? Isn’t that Dr. King’s old church??
The black church in the USA has become the handmaid of this world, instead of the bride of Christ.
Yes, just as you can identify a tree by its fruit, so you can identify people by their actions.
Matthew 7:20 NLT
What an evil man! So he has no problem whatsoever with millions of women having abortions, says it’s consistent with Christianity? Wow! What about murder? Is he fine with people who choose to murder other people? Does he believe God supports freedom of choice for that?
Even if God believes in free will—and I believe He does—He also is a holy God who absolutely opposes sin.
These pastors who talk about free choice, how much time do they spend telling people that God absolutely doesn’t want children aborted? Does this pastor say there are good and bad choices, and abortion is an evil, vile sin, often the result of other sinful choices, like adultery or fornication? Does he tell his flock to go forth and sin no more, to stop making evil choices, like abortion?
Abortion can be condemned on secular grounds as a form of barbarism.
If you want Black children to be killed by their mothers, does that mean you hate Black people?
I’m so confused!
The purpose of religion is to strengthen the family and provide it with a moral core around which it can grow. Christianity and the culture that developed around it has led to the greatest human civilization in history. Other religions are hitching a ride on what Christianity has created. Were it not for Christianity, Islam would still be in the ninth century. They never left that century culturally, but they now have cell phones and medicine. If Christianity went away, Islam would soon be without cell phones, medicine and electricity.
The demographic collapse of Western civilization is due to Christianity being systematically stripped from the culture by governments. No Christianity, no children. The corollary being, no Christianity, pro-abortion.
3 For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mothers womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
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You have searched me, Lord,
and you know me.
You know when I sit and when I rise;
you perceive my thoughts from afar.
You discern my going out and my lying down;
you are familiar with all my ways.
Before a word is on my tongue
you, Lord, know it completely.
You hem me in behind and before,
and you lay your hand upon me.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
too lofty for me to attain.
Where can I go from your Spirit?
Where can I flee from your presence?
If I go up to the heavens, you are there;
if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.
If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
if I settle on the far side of the sea,
even there your hand will guide me,
your right hand will hold me fast.
If I say, Surely the darkness will hide me
and the light become night around me,
even the darkness will not be dark to you;
the night will shine like the day,
for darkness is as light to you.
For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mothers womb.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
My frame was not hidden from you
when I was made in the secret place,
when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
Your eyes saw my unformed body;
all the days ordained for me were written in your book
before one of them came to be.
How precious to me are your thoughts,[a] God!
How vast is the sum of them!
Were I to count them,
they would outnumber the grains of sand
when I awake, I am still with you.
If only you, God, would slay the wicked!
Away from me, you who are bloodthirsty!
They speak of you with evil intent;
your adversaries misuse your name.
Do I not hate those who hate you, Lord,
and abhor those who are in rebellion against you?
I have nothing but hatred for them;
I count them my enemies.
Search me, God, and know my heart;
test me and know my anxious thoughts.
See if there is any offensive way in me,
and lead me in the way everlasting.
Please review, compare and contrast with this pastors’ opinion.
Thou shalt not kill and call it healthcare.
The “minister” must not have heard the speech at the RNC last night by the former Planned Parenthood lady.
What in heaven’s name is “reproductive justice?”
Come on, he is just preaching to his customers. That is what they want to hear.
Not a Christian. Not a church. Anybody who attends this building is NOT A CHRISTIAN. Run away!
Evil. He will answer to God for that.
Neither the son nor the father MLK would have agreed with that in their times. Jesse Jackson had pro-life views until he saw the “green grass” or “green cash” of politics in the 1980’s.
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