Catholic Bishop Asks Joe Biden: How Will You Explain Supporting Abortions to God?

National   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Oct 12, 2020   |   10:29AM   |   Washington, DC

A Tennessee Catholic bishop asked Joe Biden on Sunday how he will account to God for his support of killing innocent unborn babies in abortions.

Bishop Rick Stika of Knoxville, Tennessee has not been shy about criticizing the Democrat presidential candidate. Biden claims to be a devout Catholic, but he supports abortions without restriction and wants to force taxpayers to pay for them. He and his vice presidential running mate, Kamala Harris, are being described as the most pro-abortion presidential ticket in history.

On Sunday, Stika posed an open question to Biden on Twitter.

“At your judgment before God, how will you explain changing your position about abortion and how will you explain promoting no limits and allowing all protections removed protecting the most innocent?” the bishop asked. “Will you tell God you supported the ultimate child abuse because of the American Constitution?”

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Stika wondered what God has asked other leaders who have prioritized government power over human rights and, in doing so, destroyed innocent lives.

“Many Catholics will need to answer this the first of many questions about the poor, the starving etc.,” he continued.

Breitbart reports Stika also called on Biden and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, another pro-abortion Democrat who professes to be Catholic, to recognize the value of unborn babies.

“Question to Mrs. Pelosi and Mr. Biden and all you self proclaimed faithful Catholics,” he asked on Twitter. “Is the baby in the womb human, with a soul, capable of pain and is the property of the mother and loved by God? Let’s take the faith angle out of the question.

“Why do you allow the mother to believe that she owns the baby and that, just because of some skin and a cord, the baby, capable of pain, should be denied the chance to live?” the bishop added. “Does not social justice demand that the baby be protected as it is the most innocent of humanity?”

Stika has been questioning Biden repeatedly about his pro-abortion stance. In early September, the bishop also criticized Biden for quoting Pope Francis on the campaign trail while ignoring the church leader’s frequent condemnation of abortion. Stika said abortion is “the absolute child abuse,” and he does not understand how any good, faithful Catholic can support it.

The Catholic Church clearly condemns abortion and teaches that every human life is valuable from conception to natural death. Biden claims to faithfully live out his Catholic faith, but he openly opposes the church’s teachings about the sanctity of human life. For these hypocritical claims, he is being called out by Catholic leaders across America. In 2019, a South Carolina priest even refused to give Biden communion because he supports killing unborn babies in abortions.

Biden supports the killing of unborn babies in abortions without restriction and wants to force taxpayers to fund them. In June, he said he supports abortions “under any circumstances” and wants to codify Roe v. Wade into federal law.

In March, Biden said one of his first acts as president would be to restore funding to Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion chain in America.

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.”

In April, he even called abortions an “essential medical service” – as if slaughtering a unique, irreplaceable human child inside his/her mother’s womb is something good.

His and Harris’s position on religious freedom also are deeply troubling. Biden claims to be a “very devout Catholic and a person of deep faith,” but he opposes a religious exemption from the Obamacare contraception mandate for the Little Sisters of the Poor, a nuns’ charity that serves the poor and elderly.