A megachurch pastor in Georgia commented last week that he believes legalized abortion is "consistent" with Christianity.
Raphael Warnock, who pastors the 6,000-member Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, told WGAU's Tim Bryant that he believes "unequivocally" in the right to abortion. Warnock is one of three Democrats seeking the Georgia Senate seat currently occupied by Republican Kelly Loeffler in a November 3 special election.
"I've been focused on women's health, women's choice, reproductive justice," Warnock said. "That is consistent with my view as a Christian minister. And I will fight for it."
When Bryant asked the minister if he thought the millions of abortions committed since Roe v. Wade were consistent with God's view of human life, the Planned Parenthood-endorsed Warnock remained unflinching.
"I think that human agency and freedom is consistent with my view as a minister," he said.
Super Bowl-winning coach and NFL Hall of Famer Tony Dungy tweeted about Warnock, saying any minister justifying abortion must be using a different foundation for truth than the Bible.
? Warnock also raised eyebrows at the funeral of civil rights legend John Lewis when he paraphrased the famous messianic prophecy of Isaiah 53 to reference Lewis instead of Jesus.