Former Ohio Gov. John Kasich encouraged Republican and Christian voters Monday to consider voting for pro-abortion Democrat Joe Biden because he is a “man of faith.”
Biden claims to be a devout Catholic, but he supports taxpayer-funded abortion on demand and opposes religious freedom for nuns and other religious charities. Many are trying to downplay his radical positions, the accusations of sexual assault against him and other scandals as he challenges President Donald Trump in November.
In an interview with CNN on Monday, Kasich insisted that Biden is a strong “man of faith,” Breitbart reports. Kasich, who identifies as a pro-life Republican, is scheduled to speak at the Democratic National Convention in support of Biden’s nomination.
“I think he is a man of faith. I don’t sit down and talk about all of his religion with him, but I’m comfortable with him. I, like I say, I consider myself to be a man of faith. A flawed man of faith for sure, but aren’t we all?” Kasich said.
However, Kasich went on to attack Christians for supporting President Donald Trump because he, too, is a flawed man.
“So I don’t think anybody can speak for the entire faith community and try to say that this person is good and that person isn’t. A lot of people scratch their heads about why some of these very conservative Evangelicals support Trump. It seems not to be consistent with the things that they believe in as promoted in the Old and New Testament,” he said.
The former Republican governor encouraged Republicans to “take off your partisan hat” and consider the future before they vote.
“I would encourage other Republicans to … vote on the basis of what your conscience tells you about the future of our country, not just for yourself but for your kids as well,” he told CNN. “I believe Biden can bring us together. I’ll disagree with Joe on things, and [the DNC] expected that when they asked me to do this. I said yeah, there are things I’ll disagree with Biden on. There are things I’m concerned about. At the end of the day, I think he is a man of faith.”
But children’s futures is one of the biggest reasons so many pro-lifers, Republican and Democrat, will not support Biden. If elected, Biden would be “the most pro-abortion president in history,” pro-life Democrat leaders said in a recent piece at the Wall Street Journal.
Though the Catholic Church strongly opposes abortion, Biden does not. His support of taxpayer-funded elective abortions alone could lead to more than 60,000 more dead unborn babies each year, according to research by Charlotte Lozier Institute.
Even more unborn babies could be killed if he succeeds in restoring funding to Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion chain in America, as he promised to do.
Biden also said he is committed to “the constitutional right to an abortion” and to reversing “the Trump administration and states’ all-out assault on women’s right to choose.” He promised to “work to codify Roe v. Wade.” The infamous U.S. Supreme Court decision made the United States one of only seven countries in the world that allows elective abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.
Contrary to his so-called faith, Biden also opposes religious freedom for Catholic charities like the Little Sisters of the Poor and Christian businesses like Hobby Lobby that do not want to be forced to pay for contraception that may cause abortions. After the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in the nuns’ favor this summer, Biden vowed to reverse Trump’s actions supporting religious freedom.
“As disappointing as the Supreme Court’s ruling is, there is a clear path to fixing it: electing a new president who will end Donald Trump’s ceaseless attempts to gut every aspect of the Affordable Care Act. If I am elected, I will restore the Obama-Biden policy that existed before the Hobby Lobby ruling,” Biden responded.
Though Biden and his supporters like to highlight his faith, his actions demonstrate that he does not live it. And, as the old saying goes, actions speak louder than words.