Leave it to Al Sharpton to fall back on the Bible to defend abortion, after all, he has exploited religion for much of his life for personal gain.
The so-called Rev. Sharpton appeared on MSNBC’s “Chris Jansing Reports” late last week and actually dispelled the notion that opposing abortion is a Christian thing to do, suggesting that “the Bible is about choice.”
“There was a Gallup poll back, I think it was the fall of 2020, showing the black community has slowly become more accepting of abortion over the past couple of decades, but there are deeply held religious beliefs playing into this, especially with older black voters who are incredibly reliable and incredibly important to Democrats,” host Chris Jansing said in setting up Sharpton. “So, how should Democrats be thinking about this? Because obviously they want and need to hold onto those voters.”
“I think that they must message it in a way that it is about choice. It’s not about saying I’m voting that I support abortion or not, it’s about I support people having the right to choose,” Sharpton opined.
Again, this is a man of cloth advising on how to deceptively message the killing of unborn babies.
“You’re not talking about whether people are going to be able to have an abortion, you’re talking about whether they’re going to have a safe abortion,” he continued. “We always had abortions, but we had these back alley, very risky abortions and we’re saying that rather than have people in those situations, they should be able to choose whether or not they want to do, even if it is something that I do not believe in.”
And this is where Sharpton brought the Bible into play.
“The Bible, if you’re using this as a religious argument, the Bible is about choice. You can go to heaven or hell. There’s nowhere in the Bible that says you had to go to heaven.”
In effect, Sharpton is suggesting that you can lead a horse to water, but… you can’t force people not to kill unborn babies?
“So, where do we get this theology of forcing something when the reality is you can’t even Biblically base that,” he said. “It’s a question of choice. If you are a minister, as I am, you can preach to people to convert them, you do not make laws to compel them.”
In effect, Sharpton is exploiting the doctrine of free will while conflating apples and oranges, but social media users weren’t fooled by the ruse.
Here’s a quick sampling of responses from Twitter:
What would this fraud know about the Bible?
— Brad (@bwdubya) August 7, 2022
Not sure what Bible he is reading but life from Genesis to Revelation is precious in God’s site. Perhaps he is reafing descriptive passages that show the sins of pagan practices and making them prescriptive. Nevertheless he is going to be held accountable for his error
— Rob Lundberg (@LundbergRob) August 7, 2022
As well as the 10 commandments. Though shall not kill covers all human life.
— Angels & Arrows (@SeegerC8) August 6, 2022
Then you are not a reverend. Show passage and verse? You can’t. Deut. 30:19 — call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse. Therefore choose life, that you and your offspring may live,
— Pastor Gabriel Varela (@gabevarela) August 6, 2022
Did someone ask him exactly where in the Bible it endorses that? Or does he think he gets to redefine the Bible as well? He will do or say anything uf he thinks he can make a buck.
— Brenda Malanga (@Brendamalanga) August 7, 2022
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