Rev. Raphael Warnock is coming under from fellow black ministers over his support for abortion rights.
Last Friday, Warnock received a letter from fellow black ministers in his state due to his support for abortion rights. In the letter, it reads, “You have publicly expressed your views that abortion is an exercise of ‘human agency and freedom’ that is entirely consistent with your role as a shepherd of God’s people.” They added, “We believe these statements represent grave errors of judgment and a lapse in pastoral responsibility, and we entreat you to reconsider them.”
Black ministers send open letter to Warnock asking him to change pro-choice stance https://t.co/NeXFmnAaQE
— AJC (@ajc) December 12, 2020
Since 2005, Warnock has been working as a pastor at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta. However, before he worked in Atlanta, he previously served as a pastor of a Baltimore church.
The Baltimore church was plagued with abuse and health code violations. And in 2002, Warnock and his colleague were even arrested for interfering with a police investigation for abuse claims.
He was taken away in handcuffs after interfering with a police interview with a camp counselor about possible abuse. According to a resurfaced Baltimore Sun article, Warnock even blocked a camper from directing officers to other witnesses.
A year later, Camp Farthest Out in rural Carroll County was closed by the Maryland Department of Health due to poor health measures after the Department of Health found 11 violations. The camp is also said to have failed to report five child abuse findings or neglect, the Washington Free Beacon reports.
Warnock is currently locked in a tight election race in Georgia against Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler. The electoral race is one of two Georgia Senate contest that will decide the control of the U.S. next year. To secure a seat, both Democrats and Republican candidates are doing intense campaigning.
In the previous weeks, Loeffler has been warning American voters that Warnock is a “radical left” who would “change America.” Warnock stated that his Republican opponent is merely running “smear ads.”
However, at the debate attended by Warnock and Loeffler, he did not deny that he wanted to eliminate cash bail and empty the prisons. In addition to his, the Reverend also promoted the “false” narrative saying police “disproportionately kill blacks more than whites” that are suspected of crimes.
Meanwhile, Sen. Loeffler warned the people how Warnock would raise the taxes in Georgia to fund the “Green New Deal.” She also claimed that the government will take over private health insurance if ever Democrats win. These allegations by Loeffler was not denied by Warnock either.
In addition to the issues that Warnock refused to answer, he also did not answer whether or not he would support Democrats’ most radical scheme of packing the Supreme Court. The Reverend merely told the debate moderator, “I’m not really focused on it.”
In the debate against Sen. Loeffler, Warnock was asked by the debate moderator a question about court-packing. The moderator asked, “If Democrats do win control of the U.S. Senate, there will be pressure to increase the size of the U.S. Supreme Court. Would you support adding more justices to the Supreme Court to offset President Trump’s recent appointments?”
However, instead of answering the question, Warnock ignored it and stated instead, “I want to point out that Kelly Loeffler actually voted to defund the police. And as I move all across the state,… people aren’t asking me about the courts and whether we should expand the courts.” He then added, “I know that’s an interesting question for people inside the beltway to discuss.”
After he avoided the question a couple of times, the debate moderator then asked Warnock whether or not he supports Supreme Court-packing. Warnock refused to answer and said, “I’m really not focused on it.”
Kelly Loeffler slams Raphael Warnock:
"I'm not going to be lectured by someone who uses the Bible to justify abortion.”https://t.co/6OWavNTYYv pic.twitter.com/gQKEz1igCN
— LifeNews.com (@LifeNewsHQ) December 7, 2020
Sen. Loeffler, like most Republicans in Georgia, calls herself an enemy of abortion rights. She has also been endorsed by pro-life groups like The National Right to Life Committee and others.
Despite the letter that was received by his campaign officers last Friday, Warnock said that his support for abortion rights still remains.
Warnock said, “As a pro-choice pastor, I believe in a woman’s right to choose, and that it’s a decision between her and her doctor – not the government.”