Rubio, Dungy target Ga. Sen. runner 'pastor' for pushing unbiblical views

Sunday, November 22, 2020
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Michael F. Haverluck (OneNewsNow.com)

Marco Rubio 1As America’s attention shifts between the presidential and Senate races, prominent Christians are taking aim at the blatantly unbiblical positions touted by “pastor” Raphael Warnock – a Democrat who is in one of two runoffs for Georgia’s two Senate seats that will decide control of the U.S. Senate in January.

Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), former NFL head coach Tony Dungy, and NFL star Benjamin Watson all condemned Warnock for teaching that man cannot serve God and the military and for arguing the Bible supports abortion.

Misrepresenting God

Warnock – a controversial Democratic Senate candidate who many contend molds his view as the pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia, to his political agenda – was recently exposed by Rubio in a video the Republican senator tweeted, showing the far-left church leader leading his flock astray.

“Warnock has used his pulpit and pastoral position to back his political beliefs, saying abortion is biblical and also making a controversial remark about military service,” CBN News reported.

Rubio’s Twitter post featured Warnock on video insisting, "You cannot serve God and the military," while trying – during an April 2011 sermon – to connect his message to Jesus’ teaching that man cannot serve both God and money.

"Not shocked #Georgia Democrat Senate candidate Raphael Warnock said, 'You cannot serve God and the military' at the same time,” Rubio tweeted last week. “These & even crazier things are what the radicals who control the Democratic party's activist & small-dollar donor base believe."

The megachurch pastor who is against any restrictions on abortion also contended in a recent interview that abortion is “consistent” with his philosophy as a Christian minister.

"I believe that healthcare is a human right, and I believe that it is something that the richest nation in the world provides for its citizens – and for me, reproductive justice is consistent with my commitment to that," Warnock said in a WGAU interview in August. "I believe unequivocally in a woman's right to choose, and that the decision is something that we don't want government engaged in – that's between her and her doctor and her minister,” (noticeably leaving God out of the equation).

Not surprising to many, Planned Parenthood – the world’s largest abortion provider where Breitbart News says Warnock receives his talking points – endorsed Warnock’s candidacy last May, with both seeing abortion as health care.

“[During my campaign, I’ve focused on women's health, women's choice, reproductive justice – that is consistent with my view as a Christian minister, and I will fight for it," he added.

However, when Warnock was asked in the interview, "Do you think it's consistent with God's view – that God endorses the millions of abortions we've had in this country since Roe v. Wade?" Warnock dodged the question by saying, "I think that human agency and freedom is consistent with my view as a minister," indicating that it is his view – not God’s – that he touts from the pulpit.

Not a fan …

Dungy, who also served as an analyst for NBC’s Sunday Night Football, argued that Warnock derives his positions from anything but God and His Word.

"When you say 'a minister,' does that mean they represent a church?” the Christian football expert posed, according to CBN News. “I'd like to know what book the candidate uses as their foundation for truth and their guiding principles? It couldn't be the Bible."

As an outspoken Christian voice who played as a tight end under the Patriots, Browns, Saints and Ravens, Watson argued that Warnock’s call for so-called “reproductive justice” is actually a call for injustice in the eyes of God and preborn children.

"Equal access to kill a son or daughter is NOT justice,” Watson tweeted. “JUSTICE is the equitable distribution of punishment AND protection. JUSTICE is rooted in the dignity of every human endowed by their Creator. One cannot truly fight for JUSTICE while simultaneously denying it.”

Arguments firmly planted in sand?

CNN gave Warnock a chance to clarify his “God and the military” teaching, but his explanation omitted God’s call for His armies to fight for His honor in the Bible – and failed to address how men of God throughout the Old Testament served in Israel’s military against godless enemies … at God’s command.

"What I was expressing was that as a person of faith, my ultimate allegiance is to God, and therefore, whatever else that I may commit myself to, it has to be built on a spiritual foundation – so it was about priorities," he told CNN’s Donald Judd, complaining that it is his conservative Christian opponents who are attempting to "distort the message of Scripture" regarding the military and abortion … instead of the other way around.

Warnock a fan of Jeremiah Wright?

Warnock was also challenged over his defense of former President Barack Obama’s pastor – the notorious anti-Semite, Jeremiah Wright, who some thought would end Obama’s 2008 candidacy after his sermon calling upon God to curse America surfaced.

During Warnock’s Senate bid, his challenger, Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.), exposed through a resurfaced video his allegiance to Wright when he said during a 2003 sermon that he was “dispatched” to defend Wright.

Five years later, he still gave accolades to the anti-American and anti-Semitic “pastor” who also taught that Jesus was not a Jew, but a Palestinian.

“We celebrate Rev. Wright in the same way that we celebrate the truth-telling tradition of the black church, which when preachers tell the truth, very often, it makes people uncomfortable," Warnock told Fox News in 2008, calling Wright a both a “preacher and a prophet.”

 

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