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CELEBRATION OF DISCIPLINE and others in signing this statement:
AS PRO-LIFE EVANGELICALS, WE DISAGREE WITH VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN AND THE DEMOCRATIC PLATFORM ON THE ISSUE OF ABORTION. BUT WE BELIEVE A BIBLICALLY SHAPED COMMITMENT TO THE SANCTITY OF HUMAN LIFE COMPELS US TO A CONSISTENT ETHIC OF LIFE THAT AFFIRMS THE SANCTITY OF HUMAN LIFE FROM BEGINNING TO END.
Many things that good political decisions could change destroy persons created in the image of God and violate the sanctity of human life. Poverty kills millions every year. So does lack of healthcare and smoking. Racism kills. Unless we quickly make major changes, devastating climate change will kill tens of millions. Poverty, lack of accessible health care services, smoking, racism and climate change are all pro-life issues. As the National Association of Evangelicals’ official public policy document (FOR THE HEALTH OF THE NATION) insists, “Faithful evangelical civic engagement and witness must champion a biblically balanced agenda.“ Therefore we oppose “one issue” political thinking because it lacks biblical balance.
Knowing that the most common reason women give for abortion is the financial difficulty of another child, we appreciate a number of Democratic proposals that would significantly alleviate that financial burden: accessible health services for all citizens, affordable childcare, a minimum wage that lifts workers out of poverty.
For these reasons, we believe that on balance, Joe Biden’s policies are more consistent with the biblically shaped ethic of life than those of Donald Trump. Therefore, even as we continue to urge different policies on abortion, we urge evangelicals to elect Joe Biden as president."
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DENNIS P HOLLINGER
Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary
ROBERT A FRYLING
BRYANT L MYERS
Professor, Fuller Seminary
Palmer Theological Seminary
JOHN M PERKINS
Founder & Pres Emeritus,
The John & Vera Mae Perkins Foundation
Founder, Christian Community Development Association
SAMUEL T LOGAN
Westminster Theological Seminary
RONALD J SIDER
Evangelicals for Social Action
BRENDA SALTER MCNEIL
Reconciler, Professor, Pastor
Billy Graham's granddaughter
Board Chair emeritus
RICHARD J FOSTER
Author, Celebration of Discipline
JOEL C HUNTER
Faith community Organizer
Eastern Mennonite University
Professor of Global Urban Mission