Former NFL star Benjamin Watson hit out at Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.), the Georgia lawmaker who prides himself on being a "pro-choice pastor."
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Watson, an outspoken Christian and proponent of the pro-life movement, issued a snappy response after Warnock tweeted about women's rights.
Warnock, pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, tweeted, "As a pro-choice pastor, I've always believed that a patient's room is way too small for a woman, her doctor, and the United States government."
Warnock made the remarks on the 49th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision.
Clearly taken aback by the lawmaker's tweet, Watson fired back, "Is a patient's room too small for a child as well? 76% of women in those rooms say they would prefer to parent if circumstances were different."
"A Pastor knows the value of human life," he thundered. "A Senator knows how to support mother AND child. Sir, you know better. Stop being scared."
Watson later added that Christians need to beware of people who emphasize their "position in the church before stating what THEY have always believed NOT what God's word says."
“They’ve sacrificed moral credibility to accrue power and used their religious position as cover for an agenda. It doesn’t have to be this way,” he pointed out.
In December 2020, a coalition of at least 25 black pastors rallied against Warnock, slamming him for supporting abortion.
In an open letter, the pastors said that they felt "compelled to confront" the reverend for what they said were his "grave errors of judgment" and a "lapse in pastoral responsibility."
A month earlier, Warnock tweeted that he would "always fight for reproductive justice," and shortly after that, Warnock said he believed the "right" to abortion is a product of "human agency and freedom."
A portion of the letter read:
As a Christian pastor and as a black leader, you have a duty to denounce the evil of abortion, which kills a disproportionate number of black children. Your open advocacy of abortion is a scandal to the faith and to the black community.
Abortion is fundamentally in conflict with the plain reading of the Bible. The Bible clearly teaches that human life is created by God beginning at conception.
As Psalm 139 proclaims: "You knitted me together in my mother's womb. I praise you, for I am wonderfully and fearfully made." What human being could possibly have the right to blot out an innocent life that God has wonderfully and fearfully made? Abortion prematurely thwarts God's providential and loving plan for a promising human life.
And by terminating an innocent unborn life in the womb, abortion directly violates the seventh commandment: "Thou shalt not kill."
(H/T: The Christian Post)