Christian Leader at Barack Obama Meeting Says He’s Strongly Pro-Abortion
by Steven Ertelt
June 23, 2008
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — A leading Christian pastor who was one of several religious leaders to recently meet with Barack Obama says the presidential candidate is strongly pro-abortion. Dr. Rick Scarborough, a Southern Baptist minister, said the senator did nothing to reconcile his pro-abortion and Christian views.
"Claiming you’re a Christian isn’t enough" to reassure pro-life voters, Scarborough said in a statement sent to LifeNews.com.
"Here’s a man who doesn’t deviate one iota from the extreme left-wing of his party, when it comes to values issues," Scarborough charged.
Those views are most clearly represented in Obama’s position in favor of unlimited abortions paid for at taxpayer expense.
"He supports partial-birth abortion. As a member of the Illinois State Senate, he had a 100% perfect rating from Planned Parenthood," Scarborough added.
Scarborough, the head of Vision America, said Obama’s credibility as a Christian and his views on abortion would be more solid if he based them on Biblical principles. Instead, Scarborough says Obama arrives at his political positions based on a partisan worldview.
"For Obama, it seems, political correctness on certain social issues, rather that Holy Scripture, is his final authority for faith and practice," he told LifeNews.com.
Scarborough said Obama is disingenuous when he says he sticks to Christian values and then obliterates Biblical truth on the sacredness of human life and the inviolability of "thou shalt not murder" with his voting record and political stances.
"When a man publicizes his ‘Christianity’ far and wide, Christians have every right to check him out. Based on the record, one can only conclude that Barack Obama does not adhere to traditional Christianity," he concluded.
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