Skip to comments.Evangelical leader: Vote for Hillary Clinton, she’ll cut abortion rate in half
Posted on 04/23/2015 7:27:08 PM PDT by presidio9
A national evangelical Christian leader has written that his fellow believers should vote for Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton, because she will radically reduce the abortion rate.
Hillary, in whose campaign abortion industry lobbyists play a conspicuous role, favors abortion-on-demand throughout pregnancy. Yet Tony Campolo believes a second Clinton presidency will halve the number of abortions nationwide.
Hillary Clinton is one of the few candidates on the political stage who has a plan for cutting the abortion rate in America by at least 50 percent, Campolo, a sociology professor emeritus at Eastern University, wrote in a debate on Religion News Service on April 13.
His piece, entitled Why Christians Should Vote for Hillary, admitted that some of my Evangelical friends raise questions about her views on abortion, but that is misplaced.
Abortions will not be ended through legislation, he wrote. Instead, America needs a president committed to implementing interventionist economic programs and diminishing the urgency that drives so many oppressed women into having abortions.
Campolo, who acted as an adviser to President Bill Clinton following his affair with Monica Lewinsky, praised Hillary's faith and role as a committed wife.
I know Hillary Clinton to be a committed Christian, because she was one of the most faithful attendees of the Senates weekly prayer meetings, he vouched.
Her decision not to divorce Bill Clinton after his serial philandering went public, he said, showed that the promises she made to her husband on their wedding day were binding through better and worse.
On the subject of marriage itself, Campolo favors government-recognized civil unions for homosexuals. Hillary recently endorsed same-sex marriage as a constitutional right.
In the opinion piece for the liberal religious news outlet, Campolo extolled Hillary's public record from her days as first lady of Arkansas through her service as Secretary of State, calling her a brilliant negotiator. Although she was by no means perfect in making policy decisions, particularly her decision to vote for the authorization of the use of force to topple Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein in 2002, she is committed to progressive policies, and her future carefulness will keep her from making that kind of mistake again.
As a pro-life Democrat, I am encouraged by the possibility that Hillary could be our next president, he concluded.
Hillary Clinton has attempted to present herself as an evangelical, saying last year that the Bible was and remains the biggest influence on my thinking. However, enthusiasm is notably absent from most Christian brethren, among whom Clinton polls poorly. Her record on abortion and other social issues contradicts their most deeply held views.
When Bill Clinton vetoed the partial birth ban, which passed the Republican-controlled Congress, he said that he and Hillary had prayed about it before killing the life-saving legislation. As a U.S. senator, she earned a 100 percent voting record from NARAL Pro-Choice America, including votes against the partial birth abortion ban, parental notification, and in favor of expanding embryonic stem cell research.
During her 2008 presidential campaign, the pro-life group Democrats for Life of America deemed her pro-choice in all circumstances, adding that Clinton was not directly opposed to physician assisted suicide.
In his rebuttal to Campolo, National Review writer David French also questioned her competence, dismissing her eight years in the U.S. Senate as undistinguished at best, with no notable legislative accomplishments and casting doubt on her tenure as the Obama administration's top diplomat.
After the United States launched an undeclared air war to drive Muammar Gaddafi from power in Libya, Obama and Clinton so mismanaged the transition of power that the American ambassador and three other brave Americans were not only killed, but jihadists drove Americans from our embassy and later filmed themselves swimming in the ambassadors pool, he wrote.
In Egypt, the United States actually backed the Muslim Brotherhood the same organization that helped launch al-Qaeda and Hamas, he added.
Clinton's tenure as Secretary of State was so light that she once boasted the U.S. Embassy played an instrumental role in bringing Lady Gaga to Italy for a gay pride concert in Rome.
Although she seems unlikely to have the same appeal among evangelicals that her husband did, Hillary is considered the likely 2016 Democratic nominee. Potential challengers including Martin O'Malley and Elizabeth Warren likewise favor abortion-on-demand, often at taxpayers' expense.
None of the declared or likely Republican presidential candidates support abortion.
No nope unh-unh
Never heard of him.
Another apostate who somehow speaks for “evangelicals”. I’m glad to be a fundamentalist, so far our definition hasn’t been watered down. One of these days we’ll have to identify as “severe” Christians for people to understand that we’re Bible-believing fundamentalist separatists.
What an idiot. He is pro gay too.
Alzheimer’s is an insidious disease.
“As a pro-life Democrat”
Those would be as numerous and ethical as pro Jew Nazis.
I think a minimal requirement for being an “evangelical leader” is, you have to be at the very least a Christian.
If Campolo is evangelical, he is way out there far-far-left evangelical. That word pretty much means whatever you like these days.
Wikipedia claims ole Tony was a spiritual adviser to Bill Clinton .... LOL
Tony Campolo and Ben Johnson, what a sad commentary on the state of the ministry in the US today.
His wikipedia entry says he was a “spiritual adviser” to Bill Clinton. I think I have heard of him.
She is more likely to cut babies in half rather than cut abortion in half.
And, if she did cut babies in half, it would have no effect on her poll numbers. If she did it on prime time NBC, it might enhance them.
committed to implementing interventionist economic programs
even MORE welfare!?
is he KIDDING, or what?
unmarried women are having thousands of babies all over USA right now....to collect on the already-existing welfare benefits they get for this
its breaking up families and bankrupting the country
the very last thing we need (at least in the larger picture, and allowing for some possible exceptions) the very last thing we need are even higher incentives for women to have babies out of wedlock, babies that we then have to support for the next 20 years or more
the very last thing
Waz this guy smoking?...
If someone would show him that Hillary! would do just the opposite, he would say that abortion is a good thing.
That’s what happens when men allow themselves to be confounded by evil.
Here come the fools led not by Christ, but by the opposite, to trick the nominal ‘believers’ into voting for EVIL-it worked with Obama (think Rick Warren, others..) WHY wouldn’t it work NOW??
Hillary Clinton is one of the few candidates on the political stage who has a plan for cutting the abortion rate in America by at least 50 percent, Campolo, a sociology professor emeritus at Eastern University, wrote in a debate on Religion News Service on April 13.”
There’s a sucker born every minute.
An “evangelical leader” talking about the solution to abortion and doesn’t once reference faith, God or spirituality.
He’s an evangelical for the church of Hillary.
Tony Campolo evangelist? HA HA HA HA HA HA AAAAAAAAAAAAA
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