Blogger Pacific Pundit had a brief article up today about a petition being circulated by a group of Churchians to the Junta protesting inclusion of abortion funding in the so-called Covid-19 Relief Bill. While I agree with taking that provision of the Bill (along with other handouts for the Elites), I had to do a double-take reading the premises behind the petition. It reads:
"As pro-life leaders in the evangelical community, we publicly supported President Biden's candidacy with the understanding that there would be engagement us on the issue of abortion and particularly the Hyde Amendment. The Biden team wanted to talk to us during the campaign to gain our support, and we gave it on the condition there would be active dialogue and common ground solutions on the issue of abortion. There has been no dialogue since the campaign.We feel used and betrayed and have no intention of simply watching these kinds of efforts happen from the sidelines. Many evangelicals and Catholics took risks to support Biden publicly. President Biden and Democrats need to honor their courage."
I thought at first that this had to be fake news, but no; it's for real. Granted, the Republican Party has a pathetic record of selling out to the Abortion Industry too; but when did the Democrats ever take a pro-life stand? There used to be some pro-life Democrats---I don't know if there are any left---but seriously: "As Evangelicals, we publicly supported Biden's candidacy?" These were people who were in the streets breaking down statues of Jesus and burning churches; and these yahoos actually thought that the Junta would work with Christians?
This group calls itself Pro-Life Evangelicals for Biden and was launched in September, 2020. "Thousands of leading Pro-Life Evangelicals—including the former chair of Christianity Today, Billy Graham’s granddaughter, numerous evangelical college presidents, and mega church pastors—released a statement in September announcing the launch of Pro-Life Evangelicals for Biden," says the group's website. "These pastors cited four key principles for pro-life voters to prayerfully consider:
1.Biden will do more to actually reduce abortions than Trump,
2.Overturning Roe will have little impact on abortions,
3.Pro-life Christians must consider their responsibility to protect life after birth as well before, and
4.Trump poses a deep threat to the Christian witness."
I would suggest that (assuming their claims are actually true) since most women who get abortions are politically Liberal, the numbers go up under Republican Administrations because they feel less hopeful about the future. All that we need recall is the hysterical behavior of Liberal women during the Trump Administration and ask if that isn't a real possibility. I would wager that the number of prescription antidepressants went up among them too.
The compromising, toadying, do-nothing Right has once again sold us out. Now they're complaining that the Junta doesn't respect them. What did they expect? The Junta represents a body of men who want to wipe out traditional religion and replace it with themselves as earthly gods. Now that they've seized control of the United States, the Churches should be the very ones opposing them. But, they're showing us all what their true colors really are.