This “pro-life evangelicals for Biden” thing is just really embarrassing

Just stop.

Encourage people to vote for Biden, tell everyone that Trump is racist, use all of your public influence and personal persuasion to motivate the masses to go blue in 2020. But just stop with the pretension that doing so is the discriminating choice for those who are truly “pro-life.”

Maybe it’s an effort to justify something they know to be wrong. Maybe it’s an attempt to deceive those who are actually pro-life but have strong reservations about the character and leadership of President Trump. But whatever it is, for the sake of intellectual honesty and moral sanity, this whole, “pro-life people will actually vote for Biden” thing just needs to stop.

  • Joe Biden has given his tacit support to the macabre position of legal abortion until the moment of birth.
  • Joe Biden has, under pressure from major donors in the abortion lobby, reversed his opposition to financing abortion by tax dollars.
  • Joe Biden has promised to end the contraception and abortion-finance exception for the Little Sisters of the Poor and other faithful believers.
  • Joe Biden has announced his intent to “codify Roe v. Wade” to make it the law of the land.

And the list goes on. When it comes to the human rights of children deemed inconvenient or unwanted, Joe Biden is not just an unacceptable option, he’s no option at all.

Now, let’s be quick to clarify that such an obvious conclusion does not warrant, on its own, a vote for Donald Trump.

Andrew T. Walker said it best:

This is exactly right.

So, by all means, make the case that Christians voting for Trump are denying Christian values, that they are hypocrites making a mockery of biblical faith, that they are sell-outs to a white nationalist populism that destroys the public witness of the church.

But supposed “pro-life evangelical Christians for Biden” must be held to the same standard themselves. Which means when they deflect away from the child-killing and say, “but being pro-life means stopping climate change and supporting Black Lives Matter,” that they are forced to answer for it.

  • Are they not hypocrites for claiming to be pro-life while supporting a man who wishes to “codify Roe v. Wade?”
  • Are they not denying Christian values and making a mockery of biblical faith when they favor energy policies and “new deals” that would lock the third world in perpetual poverty, depriving them of the ability to industrialize and modernize?
  • Are they not destroying the public witness of the church when they tie the name of Jesus to support of (or at least abject refusal to decry) movements like this:

Let’s be clear: if you are too conscientious about your pro-life convictions to vote for Donald Trump, so be it. But if that’s the case, you won’t get within the same political solar system of Joe Biden.

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