Kamala Harris has been in the spotlight constantly since Joe Biden announced her as his vice presidential running mate on Tuesday.
Fawning liberal news outlets have described the Democrat U.S. senator from California as “moderate” and a Christian, but Harris has a radical pro-abortion record that contradicts both.
According to Eternity News, Harris identifies herself as a Black Baptist and her home church as the Third Baptist Church in San Francisco, led by the Rev. Amos Brown. In a recent interview, Brown said Harris is “an activist, thinker and fighter” in the tradition of Martin Luther King Jr. and Mahatma Gandhi.
Growing up, Harris attended the 23rd Avenue Church of God in Oakland, California with her sister and a neighbor, Religion News Service reports. The church centers itself around the mission, “No creed but the Bible,” but Harris either missed the message or abandoned it when she grew up.
As a politician, she has supported abortion on demand and infanticide, opposed religious freedom cases against the government and called a judicial nominee an “extremist” because of his membership in a prominent Catholic organization.
Ignoring “Thou shalt not kill” and the Christians whose charities and livelihoods have been threatened by an Obamacare mandate, Harris has tried to portray herself as a compassionate Christian who cares about people in need.
In a speech in 2017, Harris spoke about her faith, citing Proverbs 31:9: “Speak up for the poor and helpless, and see that they get justice …”, according to the report.
“And I grew up in Oakland, then, attending the 23rd Avenue Church of God, where we’d learn about caring for the least of these,” she said at the time. “And I sang in the choir about how faith combined with determination will always see us through difficult times.”
Harris said her Baptist faith and her mother’s Hindu faith impressed upon her the value of pursuing justice for the most vulnerable people in society. During her presidential campaign, she often referred to the Good Samaritan parable to emphasize the importance of caring for one’s neighbor, too, according to RNS.
But Harris has a selective view about who her “neighbors” and “least of these” are. Nuns who run religious charities, devout Christian business owners, undercover journalists who expose unethical practices within prominent political organizations, unborn children and newborns who survive abortions are not among them.
Harris has a 100% pro-abortion voting record and has defended abortions up to birth. Last year, the California Democrat said she supports women making the decision whether to terminate the life of their unborn baby even if that abortion occurs just before birth.
Harris’s comments came just days after she voted with U.S. Senate Democrats to block an anti-infanticide bill to require medical care for babies who survive abortions.
“I think it’s up to a woman to make that decision, and I will always stand by that,” she told TheDCNF. “I think she needs to make that decision with her doctor, with her priest, with her spouse. I would leave that decision up to them.”
Harris also co-sponsored a radical pro-abortion bill that would have legalized abortions for basically any reason up to birth. Nicknamed the “Abortion Without Limits Until Birth Act” by pro-life groups, the bill would have invalidated nearly all state and federal abortion regulations, including waiting periods, informed consent requirements, bans on late-term abortions and sex-selection abortions and more.
Her past statements and actions also raise serious concerns about the future of religious liberty and freedom of the press. She recently came under fire for discriminating against a judicial nominee simply because he is a member of a Catholic fraternal organization, and she opposed the Hobby Lobby case, which challenged the Obamacare contraception mandate.
Notorious in pro-life circles, Harris became well-known after she raided the home of undercover journalist David Daleiden, who exposed Planned Parenthood’s baby body parts trade. Harris was the attorney general of California at the time, and the state’s prosecution of Daleiden is on-going. If convicted, he could be sent to jail – even though his investigation led to the shutdown of two companies that sold aborted baby body parts.
Harris’s prosecution of the undercover journalists, while accepting campaign donations and other support from Planned Parenthood, was met with harsh criticism. Even the pro-abortion Los Angeles Times editorial board criticized her office for prosecuting journalists in a way that jeopardizes the freedom of the press, calling it a “disturbing overreach.”
Her ties to Planned Parenthood go even deeper. For years, Harris employed former Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards’ daughter on her staff.
Pro-life leaders are calling Harris and Biden “the most pro-abortion presidential ticket in American history,” and prominent Christian leaders are expressing serious concerns about the future if they are elected. They support the killing of unborn babies in abortions for any reason without limits and want to force taxpayers to pay for it. They also support giving hundreds of millions of tax dollars to Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion chain in America. If elected, their policies could lead to tens of thousands more unborn babies being slaughtered in abortions each year – and billions more dollars in the pockets of the abortion industry.