Raphael Warnock is known at Atlanta-based Ebenezer Baptist Church’s congregation as Reverend Warnock. To those following politics, particularly the January U.S. Senate runoff elections in Georgia, he is known as a Democratic candidate looking to take one of two seats up for grabs.
In a podcast appearance last Thursday on WGAU host Tim Bryant’s “Mission: Timpossible” Rev. Warnock claimed that abortion is “consistent with” his beliefs as a Baptist minister and promised to keep abortion legal if he wins the special election.
When asked by Bryant how his political party’s outspoken support for abortion rights coincides with his role as a “minister, a leader of the church, (and) a man of God,” Warnock stated that health care is a “human right” and “something that the richest nation in the world provides for its citizens.”
He went on to state that “reproductive justice is consistent with my commitment to that. I believe unequivocally in a woman’s right to choose.”
In addition, he mentioned that a woman’s right to choose is a decision that shouldn’t be left up to the government but is instead “between her and her doctor and her minister.”
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’s response was “I think that human agency and freedom is consistent with my view as a minister.”
Warnock obviously didn’t read the chapter on abortion in my book “Is God A Republican?” While a divisive topic such as abortion clearly delineates a Biblically minded conservative from a secular progressive liberal, Christians should stand firm at the forefront of the pro-life movement. As you can derive from the podcast interview, there is evil that lingers where we would expect it least. Cloaked in a respected position or title, it infiltrates our houses of worship and seeks to distort the very foundation of our faith and warp the Judeo-Christian principles of this country.
The direction of this country is not only pending with the official outcome of the presidential election, but more importantly, with the outcome of the January runoffs in Georgia. The two seats up for grabs will determine which side steers the nation – whether it shuts down a progressive pro-abortion Biden Administration or continues a prosperous pro-life Trump agenda. The Senate will ultimately determine the fate of our nation, and the protection of religious freedom and the pro-life movement hangs in the balance.