Asked how Democrats should feel about the “deeply held religious beliefs” playing into the black community’s views on abortion, Sharpton replied, “I think that they must message it in a way that it is about choice. It’s not about saying ‘I’m voting that I support abortion or not.’ It’s about ‘I support people having the right to choose.’”
But of course, it’s not about simply the right to choose. It’s about choosing to kill an inconvenient child. Would he also be against murder but support the right to choose to murder?
“We’re not talking particularly in the black community and I would say large portions of the Latino community … about whether or not people are going to be able to have an abortion,” he continued. “You’re talking about whether they’re going to have a safe abortion.”
“We always had abortions, but we had these back alley, very risky abortions,” he continued to try to rationalize, becoming increasingly incomprehensible. “And we’re saying that rather than have people in those situations, they should be able to choose whether or not they want to do it, even if it’s something that I don’t believe in.”
Is he saying he’s pro-life and pro-choice at the same time? It’s hard to know, because Sharpton is second only to Kamala Harris in his inability to express himself in English.
The purported reverend then claimed that “the Bible is about choice. You can go to heaven or hell; there’s nowhere in the Bible that says you have to go to heaven. So where do we get this theology of forcing something when the reality is that you can’t even biblically base that?”
Huh? Yes, God grants us choice — free will — but He doesn’t want us to choose wrongly; there are consequences for doing so. That’s not the same as being pro-choice on abortion, in which choosing abortion is considered just as acceptable and morally equal (if not more so) as choosing life. This supposed Man of God is saying that the most important part of the equation is the right to choose, not how we choose.