Reverend Warnock Is under Fire for His Pro-abortion Stance

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Democrat Reverend Raphael Warnock received a letter from fellow black ministers criticizing him for his pro-abortion stance.

The Democrat candidate is coming under fire due to his support for abortion rights. Last Friday, he received a letter which reads, “We believe these statements represent grave errors of judgment and a lapse in pastoral responsibility, and we entreat you to reconsider them.”

However, despite the letter from ministers, Warnock said that his support for abortion rights remains. He was quoted saying, “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.”

On the other hand, Sen. Kelly Loeffler, the Republican contender, calls herself an enemy of abortion rights, just like most Republicans in Georgia. Because of her stand against abortion, she gained support from pro-life groups. She was even endorsed by The National Right to Life Committee and others. 

Warnock and his dark past

Warnock has been working as a pastor since 2005 at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta. However, the church where he previously worked for was filled with controversy.

In 2002, before moving to Ebenezer Baptist Church, Warnock served as a pastor for Baltimore Church. Said church was plagued with child abuse, health code violations, and the Democrat candidate was to an extend even arrested by police for intervening in a police investigation for the abuse claims. He even blocked a camper from directing officers to other witnesses. 

One year later, Camp Farthest Out, located in rural Carroll County, was shut down by the Department of Health of Maryland because of poor health measures after the Department found at least 11 violations. In addition to this, the Camp also failed to report five findings of child abuse or neglect. 

Locked in a tight race with Sen. Kelly Loeffler

There is a tight election race in Georgia between Rev. Warnock and Sen. Loeffler. The said electoral race is one of the two Senate contests in Georgia and will decide who will control the Senate next year. Candidates from both parties are doing intense campaigning to secure a seat. 

Previously, Loeffler has been giving voters a warning that Warnock is a “radical left” who would “change America.” In response to this, Warnock stated that these merely smear ads were made up by his Republican opponent.

However, Warnock’s stand at the debate revealed more about how far left he is:

  • First, he did not deny that he wanted to eliminate cash bail.
  • Second, he did not deny that he did not want to empty the prisons.
  • Third, he did not deny he supports raising taxes in Georgia to fund the “Green New Deal.”; and 
  • Finally, he did not deny about packing the courts. 

In addition to his failure to deny that he wanted to eliminate cash bail and empty prisons, he also promoted the “false narrative,” which states that police disproportionately kill blacks more than whites. 

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Meanwhile, Sen. Loeffler also warned the people how Warnock would raise taxes in Georgia, allegedly to fund the “Green New Deal.” The Senator also added that government will take over private health insurance if ever Democrats win. 

Refused to answer questions about packing the courts

To add more to this string of issues, Warnock also refused to answer whether or not he would support the Democrats’ most radical scheme of packing the courts. 

In the debate between Warnock and Sen. Loeffler, the moderator asked Warnock a question about court-packing. The debate moderator said, “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?”

Instead of answering the question, Warnock avoided it and instead said, “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 further added, “I know that’s an interesting question for people inside the beltway to discuss.”

After avoiding the question a few times, the debate moderator asked him again whether or not he supports packing the Supreme Court. Warnock refused to answer and said, “I’m really not focused on it.”