Democrats and their cronies in the corrupt corporate media so desperately want their radical, unpopular abortion agenda to save their party from its expected losses in the November midterms that they are willing to lie about what Jesus and the Bible say about life in the womb to their viewers.
MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough, for example, told his audience on Friday morning that Jesus deliberately avoided saying anything about the sanctity of unborn life.
Despite being what he said is a “backsliding” Southern Baptist, Scarborough said he “still” knows the Bible and that the sacred text’s most central figure, Jesus, never once tasked His followers with protecting life in the womb.
“Jesus never once talked about abortion,” Scarborough said. “Never once, and it was happening back in ancient times. It was happening during His time.”
As noted by multiple Christian theologians and pastors, this popular pro-abortion talking point blatantly ignores that Jesus didn’t need to explicitly restate what the Bible, God’s Word, already says about the existence and sanctity of preborn human life.
Both the Old and New Testament portions of the Bible frequently acknowledge and refer to life in the womb as sacred. That’s why harm to an unborn Hebrew child was met with swift financial punishment as described in Exodus 21:22-25. It’s also why Deuteronomy 24:16 forbids children from being put to death for the sins of their parents.
It also ignores first- and second-century Christian teachings such as the “Didache” and “Letter of Barnabas,” and the early church openly condemned the killing of children, unborn or born.
Scarborough furthered his blasphemous diatribe by claiming that “people perverting the gospel of Jesus Christ down to one issue,” saving preborn lives, are guilty of “heresy.” But it’s really Scarborough who is guilty of taking the Bible out of context to justify abortion.
“If you don’t believe me, if that makes you angry, why don’t you do something you haven’t done in a long time? Open the Bible. Open the New Testament. Read the red letters. You won’t see it there,” Scarborough said. “And yet there are people who are using Jesus as a shield to make 10-year-old raped girls go through a living and breathing hell here on Earth.”
Scarborough said it’s the pro-life community, not abortion activists like himself, who have “conveniently overlooked the parts of the New Testament where Jesus talks about taking care of the needy, taking care of those who are helpless, who live a hopeless life.”
“They believe, these state legislators believe, that life begins at fertilization and ends at childbirth,” Scarborough — willfully ignorant of Psalm 139, which acknowledges God “knit me together in my mother’s womb” — said incredulously.
This narrative is, of course, a lie often invoked by abortion activists who think that tarnishing Christians — who are more charitable with their finances than any other group — is a winning strategy. Not to mention, it completely ignores that God is explicitly involved in the creation, development, and end of human life, as reaffirmed in God’s message to the prophet Jeremiah in Jeremiah 1:5 and Job’s lament in Job 10:8.
“[Scarborough’s comments are] biblically, theologically, and historically ignorant,” Ryan T. Anderson, president of the Ethics and Public Policy Center and co-author of the new book “Tearing Us Apart: How Abortion Harms Everything and Solves Nothing,” told The Federalist. “It just reflects a profound ignorance of the Christian tradition with respect to abortion, along with bad-faith attacks on pro-lifers who volunteer time and treasure to assist mothers and babies in need, and work to enact laws and policies that will protect and support them.”
Dr. Alveda King, Founder and President of Speak for Life, offered The Federalist several Bible verses that she said clearly state God’s love for life in all forms.
“Psalm 127: ‘Unborn children are a gift from God.’ Should we destroy our gifts?” King asked. “In Matthew 19:14 Jesus says: ‘… Let the children come; do not hinder them.’ Abortion not only hinders unborn babies in the womb; abortion kills them. How clear is this? Deuteronomy 30:19: ‘I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live.’ Obviously, the Bible supports life, not murder. God detests the killing of the innocents.”
The attempt to smear Christians is nothing new for Scarborough or Democrats. Just last month, the Biden administration announced plans to brainwash men, women, and people of faith with “research” detailing the “physical and mental harms women face if they’re denied access to abortion.” That includes claiming that the medical costs associated with pregnancy and birth alone are enough to justify dismembering babies in the womb.
Jordan Boyd is a staff writer at The Federalist and co-producer of The Federalist Radio Hour. Her work has also been featured in The Daily Wire and Fox News. Jordan graduated from Baylor University where she majored in political science and minored in journalism. Follow her on Twitter @jordanboydtx.
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