ABORTION & THE CHURCH – Three Part Series Exposing the Abortion Position of the Denominational Church

INTRODUCTION: Is the Church prolife? Not really. It’s hard to even comprehend that we have to ask that question. In times past, abortion was never sanctioned even in ‘dire circumstances’, but since 1973 it has become a quagmire of relevancy so that no one is offended; millions are dead, millions are suffering. And the denominational church stood silent in agreement.

PART ONE – Katherine Ragsdale and the Episcopal Church

We’ll start off with the star of the show, the Episcopal Church and Katherine Hancock Ragsdale.  She is a is an American Episcopal Priest and a defender of abortion at any time or gestation:

“Well Operation Save America came, they saw, they harassed, and they annoyed; but they did not close the clinic. The clinic stayed open, no patients were turned away, and the doors never closed. We remain victorious. And that victory is a good thing – but, make no mistake, even though OSA has gone home; our work is not done.”

This excerpt is from her “abortion is a blessing” speech in Birmingham, Alabama dated July 21, 2007:

“Finally, the last sign I want to identify relates to my fellow clergy. Too often even those who support us can be heard talking about abortion as a tragedy. Let’s be very clear about this:  When a woman finds herself pregnant due to violence and chooses an abortion, it is the violence that is the tragedy; the abortion is a blessing…….When a woman finds that the fetus she is carrying has anomalies incompatible with life, that it will not live and that she requires an abortion – often a late-term abortion – to protect her life, her health, or her fertility, it is the shattering of her hopes and dreams for that pregnancy that is the tragedy; the abortion is a blessing.”

That particular sermon that was also on her blog was removed after 59 commenter’s told her to repent.

From Source Watch: Katherine Hancock Ragsdale is an Episcopal priest and advocate who served for 17 years (8 as chair) on the national board of the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice. As chair, she led the Coalition through a mission, name and organizational change that doubled the size of both staff and budget. She also serves on the board of NARAL: Pro-Choice America, The White House Project, the Progressive Religious Partnership, as well as the bi-national advisory board of The Center for the Prevention of Sexual and Domestic Violence. She has testified before the United States Congress as well as numerous state legislatures, and is a widely sought speaker on public policy issues affecting women, professional ethics, and lesbian/gay rights. She serves as Vicar of St. David’s Church in Pepperell, MA; and is the editor of Boundary Wars: Intimacy and Distance in Healing Relationships. [2009]

She’s under the impression that abortion is in the Bible. The site that hosted this speech is Spiritual Youth for Reproductive Freedom. It’s quite eye opening on how someone who says she is a Minister can lead so many young girls that are participating members of the ‘Church’, as they are shown it.

Then onto 2020, eleven years since we started researching abortion in the church, Ms. Ragsdale hasn’t skip a proabort beat. At all. Ms. Ragsdale has not been quiet about her beliefs, particularly “abortion is a blessing” and has been actively supporting abortionists for over 35 years. She has driven minor girls to abortion appointments behind their parent’s back and without apology. We wonder how many pedophiles and child sex traffickers she has enabled in her many years of abortion philanthropy.

And this is a Christian? How can one discern a Christian woman any longer when the benchmark this low? This is a social justice gospel, and would be apparent that Jesus was not needed as a sacrifice for sins, just a prop to soothe the sensitive seeker into the grand doors.

While researching this project, we could not find any Position Papers or the like regarding abortion and the Episcopal Church, but we did find this: “In 1994, the 71st General Convention of the Episcopal Church reaffirmed that all human life is sacred from its inception until death and that all abortion is regarded as having a tragic dimension. “While we acknowledge that in this country it is the legal right of every woman to have a medically safe abortion,” the resolution stated, “as Christians we believe strongly that if this right is exercised, it should be used only in extreme situations. We emphatically oppose abortion as a means of birth control, family planning, sex selection, or any reason of mere convenience.” Please refer to the first paragraph.

Emphatically oppose abortion? Have they met Ms. Ragsdale? The “extreme situation” is their true stance on abortion – even to minor girls – and the Episcopal priest herself:

“The Rev. Katherine Ragsdale, a member of RCRC’s (Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice) Council of Governors, welcomed the gathering with assurances that the religious community is behind them. “You can’t sustain a movement on outrage,” she said. “We are here to support the [abortion] providers, politicians, women and activists, and let them know that we respect them for their work and their commitment.” Ragsdale, an Episcopal priest, added that a punk rock concert was held in Washington April 24 to enlist young people in the movement.”

Since our original research regarding Abortion and the Church, Ms. Ragsdale went on to bigger and better things with the blessing of her denomination:

The “Very” Rev. Dr. Katherine Hancock Ragsdale, an Episcopal priest, is the President & CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF). Rev. Ragsdale was the Interim President and CEO of NAF from September 2018 – October 2019. Prior to joining NAF, she was the President and Dean of Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, MA, and Senior Fellow at the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations. Prior to assuming the presidency of EDS, Ragsdale was Executive Director of Political Research associates and Vicar of St. David’s Episcopal Church in Pepperell, MA. After leaving EDS, Ragsdale served as Managing Partner at RNL Associates LLC. [NAF]

“Using the word ‘baby’ is a manipulative lie…..a fetus is not a baby”, and she goes on to call the baby a ‘proleptic hope’. See the rest in the video below.

Friends, the Episcopal Church has not denounced Ms. Ragsdale’s unhinged, radical abortion stance. How much more can the Church endure when there is no Jesus, no accountability, no love for all human people? Words are important. Manipulation of them when discussing the humanity of unborn life is criminal. 

And speaking of criminal – From her own testimony to the Senate Committee one June 3, 2004:  “I recall vividly a day when I left my home near Cambridge, Massachusetts, and drove to one of the economically challenged cities to the north of me to pick up a fifteen-year-old girl and drive her to Boston for an 8 a.m. appointment for an abortion. I didn’t know the girl – I knew her school nurse. The nurse had called me a few days earlier to see if I knew where she might find money to give the girl for bus fare to and cab fare home from the hospital. I was stunned – a fifteen-year-old girl was going to have to get up at the crack of dawn and take multiple buses to the hospital alone? The nurse shared my concern but explained that the girl had no one to turn to. She feared for her safety if her father found out and there was no other relative close enough to help. There was no one to be with her. So I went….Then I took her inside and turned her over to some very kind nurses. I went downstairs to get a couple of prescriptions filled for her. I paid for the prescriptions after I was informed that they’d either need the girl’s father’s signature in order to charge them to his insurance, or the completion of a pile of forms that looked far too complex for any fifteen-year-old to have to deal with.” 

You can read Ms. Ragsdale’s blog here.

PART TWO – The Compromising Church

The founder of BlackGenocide.org, Reverend Dr. Clenard Childress, wrote, “The 2006 Census report tells us African-American birth rates are beneath the replacement rate at 1.97. You need 2.1 to replace the existing population.” Blacks are literally exterminating themselves, the government is allowing it and the Church is doing nothing about it. How can anyone NOT see this? Are we so deceived? [2011]

Rev. Childress addressed the deception of the black church regarding abortion when Obama was running for president and when he was elected. The Church of God in Christ saw a black man finally becoming president, Rev. Childress saw many more black unborn children losing their lives because of liberal politics. Obama signed away the lives of millions and the COGIC looked away, nodding in approval of an African-American president.

While there is no actual position on abortion in the COGIC that I could find, I did come across this bit – regarding the 2008 election, Rev. Dr. Clenard Childress writes, “Bishop Blake released the ‘fowls of the air’ himself by amending his insightful message with the age-old pro-abortion cliché: ‘I could never vote for a Republican because they don’t do anything for the child once they are here.’ And continued to say, ‘…it was coming from the presiding Bishop of the largest Pentecostal Denomination in America, with a membership of over 6 million people, Saved, Sanctified, and filled with the Holy Ghost, it was somewhat disturbing. How could the leader of such a prestigious and historic denomination, give such a jaded reason for support of the party which promotes Planned Parenthood, and advocates for the most destructive device in the African American Community since our inception: Abortion! Abortion is a modern day holocaust directly responsible for over 16 million African American deaths since 1973!

If you and/or your church is African-American and support Planned Parenthood in any way, then you also support Margaret Sanger who deemed the black population as ‘weeds’.

When Obama became president, Blake did the unthinkable leading many other black churches to do the exact same thing, some even blowing the shofar as if the Messiah had come. The Church of God in Christ was an on fire Pentecostal denomination, shaken by a perfect example of utter compromise. Bishop Blake suddenly became prolife AFTER birth when Obama became president. If you look at his videos you’ll see a somewhat prolife Bishop. So what Blake did was ignore the Word of God for another man’s agenda. Not uncommon, unfortunately. A little notoriety can make a person sway so far left you lose sight of them.

We cannot emphasize enough that a denomination backing a Democrat for any reason kills unborn people 100% of the time. That does not deter the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice. They show up at ALL of the Democrat rallies and happily testifies for them on numerous bills keeping abortion accessible and legal:

“Faith traditions such as the Episcopal Church, Presbyterian Church (USA), United Church of Christ, United Methodist Church, Unitarian Universalist Association, and Reform, Reconstructionist and Conservative Judaism support reproductive choice as the most responsible position a religious institution can take on this issue. In fact, all have official statements in support of reproductive choice as a matter of conscience, adopted by their governing bodies. Together, these religions represent over 20 million Americans. Religious and religiously-affiliated organizations from these and other traditions, as well as independent religious organizations such as Catholics for Choice, are also doing incredible work to combat the notion that all religious people or institutions are always anti-abortion.”

Friends, there is no such thing as a ‘prochoice’ Christian. However, some church denominations are very pro-abortion while others use the ‘exceptions’ defense, and very few are totally prolife. The RCRC has always publicly endorsed Democrat extremists and represent many church denominations. Some are rogue, some are supported totally by their denomination. And if they are rogue, they should be held accountable to their denomination superintendents.

Democrats are often selling their campaigns to Planned Parenthood for their endorsement. It is a sad thing to see Democrats prostitute themselves to unborn people killers. And the Denominational Church is silent in approval.

PART THREE – The Denomination Abortion Position

The moral of this story is to trust God not your denomination, not your friends, not your partner/spouse…opinions without biblical fact can be a very human way of trying to be God. Humans are the highest form of God’s creative activity, and He is intentional in both their creation and destiny. We are made in His image, not as an afterthought. We are all known by God before the foundation of the world, born and unborn.

The excuse of the dire crisis pregnancy – ‘exception rule’ – is a very loose defense to abort. Can you look into the eyes of God one day and tell Him you trusted your doctor more than He? God alone can determine Life’s beginning and ending. We are entirely too human to decide such a thing; we are not perfect, though God is.

Here is a list of Denominational Church Abortion Position/Rule in no particular order:

Assemblies of God: “The legality of abortion in modern cultures is rooted in concepts of individual rights, autonomy, and privacy pushed far beyond scriptural teaching. We therefore expressly deny that this supposed legal “right” automatically confers upon the pregnant woman the moral right to abort her unborn child…..vague threats to the mother’s physical or emotional health must not become an excuse to place the child at risk. Any intervention required must have the intent of saving the mother’s life, not the prior intent of causing death to the child.”

Church of God, Cleveland TN: “BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that no individual should ever consider abortion as an option EXCEPT in the gravest circumstances, after medical and religious consultation of the most serious nature.”

Evangelical Presbyterian: “The Church must serve as a therapeutic community to those who have experienced physical, emotional, or spiritual wounds from abortion or giving up a child for adoption…..Both individual Christians and the Church should oppose abortion and do everything in their power to provide supportive communities and alternatives to abortion.”

Southern Baptist: “Procreation is a gift from God, a precious trust reserved for marriage. At the moment of conception, a new being enters the universe, a human being, a being created in God’s image. This human being deserves our protection, whatever the circumstances of conception.”

Episcopal Church: As I could not find any Position Papers or the like regarding abortion, I did find this bit…..“In 1994, the 71st General Convention of the Episcopal Church reaffirmed that all human life is sacred from its inception until death and that all abortion is regarded as having a tragic dimension. “While we acknowledge that in this country it is the legal right of every woman to have a medically safe abortion,” the resolution stated, “as Christians we believe strongly that if this right is exercised, it should be used only in extreme situations. We emphatically oppose abortion as a means of birth control, family planning, sex selection, or any reason of mere convenience.”

“The Rev. Katherine Ragsdale, a member of RCRC’s (Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice) Council of Governors, welcomed the gathering with assurances that the religious community is behind them. “You can’t sustain a movement on outrage,” she said. “We are here to support the [abortion] providers, politicians, women and activists, and let them know that we respect them for their work and their commitment.” Ragsdale, an Episcopal priest, added that a punk rock concert was held in Washington April 24 to enlist young people in the movement.”

Evangelical Lutheran: “A developing life in the womb does not have an absolute right to be born, nor does a pregnant woman have an absolute right to terminate a pregnancy. The concern for both the life of the woman and the developing life in her womb expresses a common commitment to life. This requires that we move beyond the usual “pro-life” versus “pro-choice” language in discussing abortion….. Abortion ought to be an option only of last resort. Therefore, as a church we seek to reduce the need to turn to abortion as the answer to unintended pregnancies.”

American Baptist Church: “American Baptists believe that ministry to persons in situations of crisis pregnancy and abortion is a concern that primarily rests within the local churches….. Many of our membership seek legal safeguards to protect unborn life. Many others advocate for and support family planning legislation, including legalized abortion as in the best interest of women in particular and society in general.”

Catholic Church: “The Catholic Church has always condemned abortion as a grave evil.” But there are rogues in the Catholic Church that advocate for so-called ‘reproductive justice’ that have not been sanctioned by the Church which included ‘Catholics for Choice’, Nuns on the Bus, etc.

United Church of Christ: “The United Church of Christ has affirmed and re-affirmed since 1971 that access to safe and legal abortion is consistent with a woman’s right to follow the dictates of her own faith and beliefs in determining when and if she should have children…..The United Church of Christ is one of the founding faith groups of the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, formed in 1973 as the Religious Coalition for Abortion Rights.”

Lutheran – Missouri Synod: “The sin of willfully aborting a child, except in those very rare situations where it may be necessary to save the life of the mother, is a sinful act, totally contrary to the will of God…..While the emotional arguments for abortion in these [rape & incest] situations might seem compelling, the fact of the matter is that it is wrong to take the life of one innocent victim (the unborn child), and further burden the life of the other victim of these horrible situations, the mother. It is indeed a strange logic that would have us kill an innocent unborn baby for the crime of his father.” Well said.

Judaism: “Reform Judaism understands the original position of the Talmud wherein is described the notion that an abortion should be performed only for the sake of the life of the mother, and even as late as the moment before the head of a baby emerges from the birth canal. However, Reform goes beyond this narrowly defined period and gives sanction to its members (and all others for that matter) to elect to terminate a pregnancy when confronting other circumstances: as a result of rape or incest; when through genetic testing, it is determined that the child to be born will have a disease that will cause death or severe disability, and the parents believe that the impending birth will be an impossible situation for them; and other circumstances.”

Church of God in Christ: While there is no actual position on abortion in the COGIC that I could find, I did come across this nugget – regarding the 2008 election, Rev. Dr. Clenard Childress writes, “Bishop Blake released the ‘fowls of the air’ himself by amending his insightful message with the age-old pro-abortion cliché: ‘I could never vote for a Republican because they don’t do anything for the child once they are here.’ And continued to say, ‘…it was coming from the presiding Bishop of the largest Pentecostal Denomination in America, with a membership of over 6 million people, Saved, Sanctified, and filled with the Holy Ghost, it was somewhat disturbing. How could the leader of such a prestigious and historic denomination, give such a jaded reason for support of the party which promotes Planned Parenthood, and advocates for the most destructive device in the African American Community since our inception: Abortion! Abortion is a modern day holocaust directly responsible for over 16 million African American deaths since 1973!”

Mormon: “Human life is a sacred gift from God. Elective abortion for personal or social convenience is contrary to the will and the commandments of God. Church members who submit to, perform, encourage, pay for, or arrange for such abortions may lose their membership in the Church…..Those who face such [rape & incest] circumstances should consider abortion only after consulting with their local Church leaders and receiving a confirmation through earnest prayer.”

In conclusion – Awareness and Discernment

This is not an exhaustive list. Be aware that there are satellite churches of these denominations that are more prolife or more pro-abortion than their denominational position papers articulate. It’s like trying to hit a moving target. The Church needs to put the issue of Life back in the pulpit. Growing up, most of us completely trusted our parents, friends, teachers, and Church. But more often than not, they coerce most abortions committed in the United States. Churches that promote or are quietly pro-abortion is the silent killer of the millennium. Imagine if the Church was the true sanctuary that it was in times past. What a different world we would be in now!

So many use the God of the Bible to perpetuate more abortions. In a prison interview, I heard Kermit Gosnell use the Bible to condone abortion and that life begins outside of the womb, at ‘first breath’. NOTHING could be further from the truth. Jeremiah 1:5 makes it perfectly clear when life begins.

The exceptions ARE the rule of legal abortion. Abortion could have been illegal by now if it were not for people wanting to kill their babies conceived in rape, disabled or infirm unborn child up to the moment of birth in some states. And it is the exceptions rule that Churches and Democrats hold onto hardest. It keeps abortion alive and well.

Life begins at conception. But to God, it began when He spoke it. Every person, born and unborn, has a path in which to walk, a life to be lived, and an expected end. Literally everyone knows that a human baby is killed during an abortion. Who is to say who’s born or aborted? We only have ONE God and those who choose abortion have made themselves ‘god’.

Listen carefully to your Church and denomination. They are reflection of YOU.

Gaslighting 101: Zuck’s War of the Words

WORDS MATTER. There is a war of the words plopping right onto your lap. This upcoming election is twisting words into screaming emotions. Some can’t sleep at night with worry. Some are plotting. Some are Red Bulling it to the point of emotional break. We are at WAR.

Facebook, et al, is murdering free speech, we all know that. But now out loud actively shutting down particular hashtags that reflect anything that would imply something other than far left-wing rhetoric? ALL social media outlets are forcing you to bend to their chosen words to take this election from President Trump, simply by twisting words and doctrine to suit their narrative.

None of this is a coincidence even though Facebook says it is taking more steps to encourage voting, minimize misinformation and reduce the likelihood of post-election civil unrest.” This thing initiated by Zuck is like an elementary primer of Gaslighting 101. So stinking obvious, as if we’re too stupid to see it. And Zuck’s doing this to get you too battle weary to care anymore.

Just to be clear: Anything decent, moral, conservative, Christian, the color red, is ‘misinformation’. Zuck goes on to say, “This election is not going to be business as usual. We all have a responsibility to protect our democracy.” Considering Zuck isn’t shutting down real ‘misinformation’, we call that a one-sided monopoly.

So let’s put this in prolife terms because as all prolifers know, this war on words has been going on for DECADES. And we see through it every time: Fetus. Choice. Blob of cells. Not a baby yet. Misogyny. All words to make you doubt the humanity of unborn human people. We deal with it, we oppose it, we fight it, literally every day since 1973. We are not unaware of proaborts intent to discredit and make you doubt everything you believe in.

“But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us. We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed,” [2Cor4:7-11].

But we’re onto ’em. This has been going on for a long time, since the ’08 and ’12 election. Zuck has tried too hard to manipulate all of us to get a left-wing Democrat in office, but even his billions can’t stop what God has started [Acts 5:38-39].

We are battle weary and political fatigue feels like it’s going to swamp us. This war on words is not new. But with anti-social media, it’s become an Olympic event, in your face 24/7, all to get you to hate yourself enough to vote how Zuck and mainstream media wants you to. As we’ve mentioned in previous posts, we are being shadow banned on Facebook. It’s part of the battle. We know this.

This could be the civil war Zuck and others have been begging for.

Read the Book of Acts and get ready because if this sways Zuck’s way, all we’ll have is the few things the Apostles had to keep spreading the Gospel in a social and economic tyranny of epic proportions.

BREAKING: New Facebook Terms of Service to Sacrifice YOUR Freedom of Speech

Facebook. Zuck is an anti-Constitution billionaire socialist. And just in time for the election of the millennium he makes new ‘terms‘. Interesting timing.

Like little sheep we abide by their so-called ‘standards’ or banished to the gulag in the outer reaches of the graynet. And we do it. No real pushback, just bowing to the god Zuck. We have made Facebook an idol, a type of god, that Zuck wants you to worship and never question. Zuck wants you to forego your Constitutional freedoms and Christianity.

Imagine not agreeing to FB’s terms of ‘service’. Imagine not buying ads or buying from their ads or ‘services’. Imagine a Facebook BLACKOUT to show OUR ‘terms’ of service. We are being groomed to sacrifice our freedom as Americans with something as useless and non-essential as Facebook.

As Christians, we have thrown our beliefs on the altar of Zuck, much like how the Ammonites put babies to be sacrificed on the altar of Molech. 

As conservatives, we skirt the ‘terms of service’ (service…what a joke) to stay out of the outer reaches of the gulag. It’s almost a rite of passage to get that banishment from the Facebook overlords. 

As prolifers, we are shadowbanned and shut down while FB allows deathscorts to bully and intimidate and terrorize true peaceful protesters. They use filthy hate mongering rhetoric, always doxing prolifers, gaslighting truth, all with the permission of Zuck. 

But what do we sacrifice to stay in Zuck’s good graces? And never mind about our own sensibilities. All we do is tell the truth and get splayed on the Facebook Altar of Sacrifice. What is the cost? Our voices and opinions are shut down to oblige the many minions of Zuck who seem to be offended with anything decent and good and Godly.  

Facebook HATES Christians and God.
Facebook HATES Republicans and Conservatives.
Facebook HATES President Trump.

Facebook LOVES domestic terrorists. They placate and bow down BLM and Antifa. They court fake ‘peaceful protesting’ that looks like terrorism and rioting. 

All at the cost of your First Amendment Rights as Americans.

Then the question is WHY isn’t anyone really doing anything about this? Facebook has been altering YOUR THINKING for Democrat outcomes for years. They have paid to play to get the candidate Zuck thinks YOU should have that will run our country right in to the ground. 

But I could opine about the irony of it all. Wealthy socialists tell us how wrong we are but never give up a dime to help anyone in real need or distribute their wealth like they want to force you to do. Look at the aftermath of Hurricane Laura, has Zuck or Bezos or Gates or BLM or Antifa shown up to tangibly help one person? AT ALL? 

It’s time to tear down the high places, the altar of Baal…I mean, Facebook.

Deut 12:1-4

Bible Study: Inaction of the New Passive Aggressive Prolife Movement, Part 2

We are continuing our Bible Study regarding Biblical prolife ministry and rescues. Click here and here to read the previous posts. This study continues to answer the question of prolife rescues and outreaches are biblical.

Today, we go to the Book of Galatians, and we see in Paul’s letter to the Galatians that they have departed from the faith and has gone back to a works based religion rather than Faith in the Finished Work of Christ. Very much like the ‘New Prolife Movement’, they have left their first love and decided to be as God rather than putting their faith in Him only.

We ask the question, again, are prolife outreaches and rescuing biblical – YES: “…who gave Himself for our sins that He might DELIVER us from this present evil age, according tot he will of our God and Father, to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen,” (Gal 1:4-5). Using Strong’s Concordance, the word ‘deliver’ in the Greek is ‘exaireo‘ (to rescue,GK1807rescue deliver – properly, to cause to be rescued), emphasizes total removal (“wholly out from”). This refers to a complete rescue, bringing a person into full deliverance.

So, when Christ ‘delivered us’, He RESCUED us from a burning hell, from a sinful life, out of the hand of the devil himself.

But this is just the tip of the new passive aggressive prolife movement iceberg, one that is trying to drain the ocean to sink the ship of a real and active prolife movement, preaching another gospel, which is no Gospel at all. Their message is secular and arrogant, has no ‘meat’, and definitely no Jesus.

“I marvel that you are turning away so soon from Him who called you in the grace of Christ, to a different gospel, which is not another; but there are some who trouble you and want to pervert the gospel of Christ,” (Gal 1:6-7).

The real prolife message has been perverted by this new passive aggressive prolife movement, a ‘new’ gospel that has nothing to offer. But even worse, the ‘new and improved’ prolife movement is lying to you, taking your money, bringing a secular message to the lost and dying. DO NOT BELIEVE that inaction is action just because the new passive aggressive prolife movement says so.

Rescues are biblical. Rescues show the hand of God extended to those who cannot speak for themselves, vote, or even have an opinion. Rescues are the Church in ACTION. The unborn relies on the Church, not the Abbys and Laurens, to have the right to life TODAY.

A Political Conversation

A POLITICAL CONVERSATIONby Jeremiah Johnson Ministries

Is it unreasonable to ask Christians to simply vote for the candidate they feel best represents biblical values?

I openly confess that I have NEVER understood the wars surrounding politics. Here is my process:

Every election year, I blot out Democrat or Republican and I also blot out the candidates names. I then check whatever boxes best represent biblical values.

✅ Pro Life
✅ Pro Israel
✅ Pro Religious Liberty

And on and on…

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The candidate and party that has the most checked boxes is who I vote for. Period. White, black, hispanic, male, female, etc. If any Democrat or any other party had the most checked boxes, I would vote for them in a heartbeat. Period.

For example, in the 2016 Florida Primaries, I voted for Tedd Cruz over Donald Trump. Why? Because I believed he more rightly represented biblical values.

In November when the election became Donald Trump versus Hillary Clinton, I again, blotted out the political parties and names and simply checked the boxes. I then had no other option but to vote for Trump.

When Christians start bashing Joe Biden or Donald Trump for their demeanor, competency, decisions etc, I personally do not understand. Put the men and political parties aside and just check boxes based off biblical values. Why is this so hard?

I look at the 2020 election and don’t even begin to understand what the debate is among Christians as to who to vote for. Without tearing down either man, can we just look at the Bible to determine our vote? Can someone help me understand what I’m missing?

Jeremiah Johnson