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March 12, 2021

Evangelicals for Biden Discover Reality

A Biden support group finds itself disappointed by his actions. Welcome to the club.

As Family Research Council President Tony Perkins opined, certain evangelicals can’t say they weren’t warned.

But, as expected by most people who have the (rapidly disappearing) ability to do critical thinking, the “Pro-Life Evangelicals for Biden” group was bitterly disappointed that Joe Biden didn’t find a way to negotiate renewal of the Hyde Amendment into the most recent ChiCom virus “relief” bill just passed by the Democrats in Congress and signed by Biden on Thursday. “In 13 debates, multiple campaign ads, and a Planned Parenthood townhall, no one had any doubt that if this man won the White House, his folksy faith talk would take a backseat to his political deal with the far-Left,” wrote Perkins. “If Evangelicals for Biden want to say they never saw this COVID bill and its abortion funding coming, then they were the only ones.”

Admittedly, this Biden-backing pro-life cabal is a tiny group of diehard believers who thought they may have some sway with the nominally Catholic president. In fact, the overall Evangelicals for Biden organization claimed to be thrilled with the latest COVID bill: “The fact that 3-out-of-4 Americans support this Relief package indicates what is possible when we elected leaders of integrity who reflect our values. We are proud of the role Evangelical [sic] for Biden played in helping make this moment possible.” Please.

Surely knowing in their heart of hearts that Biden would go in this direction, the notion that such lemmings could even exist makes a little more sense when you understand their definition of pro-life. According to the group’s initial statement, which is no longer on its site:

We believe that a Biblically shaped commitment to the sanctity of human life compels us to a consistent ethic of life that affirms the sanctity of human life from beginning to end. … Poverty, lack of accessible health care services, smoking, racism and climate change are all pro-life issues…

Knowing that the most common reason women give for abortion is the financial difficulty of another child, we appreciate a number of Democratic proposals that would significantly alleviate that financial burden: accessible health services for all citizens, affordable childcare, a minimum wage that lifts workers out of poverty.

Unfortunately, these folks seem to have forgotten that Liberty is impossible without the life to enjoy it.

So, after this Big Government giveaway was passed, it’s hardly a surprise that the portion of the group that actually cared about the preborn was somewhat left out of the excitement felt by the Religious Left. Pro-Life Evangelicals for Biden spokesman Dr. Richard Mouw sounded crestfallen. “I don’t see any reason why a Catholic president like Joe Biden, who certainly has understood the teachings of the church, could not at least say we want to cut back on the number of abortions, we don’t want to federally fund abortions except in extreme circumstances,” complained Mouw. “I don’t understand where he’s going with this … [or] why he would be so open now about wanting to dump the Hyde Amendment language, which for many of us was a boundary that we don’t want to cross.”

Political analyst Gary Bauer was having none of it. “I’m hard-pressed to think of a more naive group of activists,” he said. “Soviet leaders had a name for people like this who could be convinced to betray their own interests. They called them ‘useful idiots.’”

The Biden-backing pro-lifers believe they received the wrong signal from the Biden/Harris administration, but we knew that to be the case well before November 3 or March 11. Now the green light is shining in the direction of Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers, and it’s in large part because evangelicals like this chose a feeble man’s “nice personality” over a committed pro-life president’s abrasive one.

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