This week, popular conservative blogger Matt Walsh tackled the question of whether Christians can vote Democrat because of the party’s increasing devotion to the abortion industry.
Writing for The Blaze, Walsh penned an open letter to a reader who said she is a Christian and a Democrat. He responded to her by pointing out how the Democratic Party has changed in recent years. The party is now adopting and openly flaunting anti-Christian positions, especially on abortion.
Walsh pointed to the Democratic National Convention as evidence:
On Tuesday night, the DNC trotted the CEO of Planned Parenthood, Cecile Richards, up to the podium to deliver a 15-minute sales pitch for abortion. The next night, after the sales pitch, the president of the National Abortion Rights Action League strode confidently onto the stage to give a sort of client testimonial. Not only does she run the abortion industry’s propaganda machine, but she is, as she happily professed, a satisfied abortion customer. She bragged about her abortion, explaining that she had to kill her child because he would have been too inconvenient at the time. The crowd roared with applause.
Literally cheering for abortions. That is the modern Democrat Party.
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… Would Jesus be in that crowd applauding as a mother boasts of killing her child? Would Jesus nod approvingly at politicians who take money from families and use it to fund an industry that slaughters a million kids a year? Is Jesus pro-abortion? Can you be pro-abortion while at the same time believing in and trusting Him?
Later, he continued:
You tell me — no, tell Him– how you can remain a Christian after insisting that He was, in His earliest moments on Earth, an unhuman puddle of disposable material. Just be careful and consider that you’re much better off committing heresy against Planned Parenthood than against the Almighty God.
If the point needs to be driven home any harder, remember that Jesus told us on multiple occasions that whatever we do to the least of these, we do to Him (Matthew 25:40). If we feed or clothe the vulnerable and the helpless, we feed and clothe Him. But what if we rip them apart, limb from limb, and toss them in the dumpster? I suppose then we’ve ripped Christ apart and tossed Him in a dumpster. And what if we vote for politicians who will passionately protect the right to rip babies apart, and who promise to fund the practice and make it more accessible across the country? Well, according to Christ, we’ve voted for politicians who passionately protect the right to rip Him apart, and who promise to fund this brutal sacrilege and make it more accessible across the country. And what if we support a political party that makes this one of the foundational tenets of its platform? You get the idea.
Though a minor point in his letter, Walsh also brought up how older Democrats often are not aware of how extreme the party has become. It’s an important point, but it is arguable that it’s not just older Democrats who are unaware.
Until recently, the Democratic Party has done its best to hide just how extreme and out of touch its position on abortion is. For many years, pro-abortion politicians like Hillary Clinton hid behind the rhetoric that abortions should be “safe, legal and rare.” They knew that most Americans oppose most abortions and are morally troubled by them. And they won votes by painting themselves as moderates on the issue.
But the Democratic Party is not hiding its allegiances to the abortion industry any more, and Christian voters need know the truth.
The Democratic Party is now not only celebrating the legal killing of unborn babies at its conventions, it’s also pushing to force taxpayers to pay for them. Its platform also supports legalized abortion on demand for any reason up until birth.
Outreach must be done to educate the uninformed Christian voters, those who still wrongly believe that the Democratic Party is moderate or even pro-life on abortion. Some Democrats, like the group Democrats for Life, are fighting to change the party and take it back to the days when it welcomed those who defended the unborn.
But more needs to be done. There are 1.1 million unborn babies every year who are being legally aborted in the U.S., and many of their mothers are being physically and emotionally injured by the profit-driven abortion industry. The Democratic Party wants to expand abortions even more and force taxpayers to pay for them.
As Walsh argued, Christians must step up against the horrific injustice of abortion and defend vulnerable, innocent unborn babies, as Jesus taught. And one of the best ways they can start is by educating their friends about the Democratic Party’s radical position on abortion.