‘Pro-Life Evangelicals for Biden’ launched today to much fanfare, and after a quick perusal of their mission statement and signees, it quickly becomes apparent that it’s about as dismal of a group as one might expect. After months of waiting to see which treacherous high-profile evangelicals would go a-dancing with the Democrats, it has become clear that no one really has.
Calling themselves “Evangelicals leaders’ and deeming the Democrat’s overall agenda to be closer than the Republicans of what they understand a “biblically balanced agenda” to be, the list of primary signers include:
Richard Mouw, President emeritus of Fuller Seminary (And The Gospel Coalition contributor)
John Huffman, Board Chair emeritus, Christianity Today
Jerushah Duford, “Billy graham’s granddaughter”
Ron Sider, President emeritus, Evangelicals for Social Action,
Brenda Salter McNeil, Pastor and Racial Reconciler
Pastor Richard Foster
That is…a highly unimpressive list ripe with liberals and progressives. As such, so goes their arguments. This can clearly be seen in their mission statement, which we’ve seen many times before. They reason that while it’s true that abortion kills, so does ‘racism’ and ‘smoking. ‘ While the Democrat’s may be in support of the actual killing of babies in the womb, they’re on the ball in defending other pro-life issues like ‘climate change,’ which makes up for the unfortunate business of babies getting their brains sucked out or ribs scrapped apart with a curette.
As pro-life evangelicals, we disagree with Vice President Biden and the Democratic platform on the issue of abortion. But we believe a biblically shaped commitment to the sanctity of human life compels us to a consistent ethic of life that affirms the sanctity of human life from beginning to end.
“Many things that good political decisions could change destroy persons created in the image of God and violate the sanctity of human life. Poverty kills millions every year. So does lack of healthcare and smoking. Racism kills. Unless we quickly make major changes, devastating climate change will kill tens of millions. Poverty, lack of accessible health care services, smoking, racism and climate change are all pro-life issues.