It’s no wonder Southern Baptist president, J.D. Greear, allows a pro-abortion woman to teach Bible study at his church — it’s difficult to find professing Evangelicals that are still pro-life. Despite the weak-hearted efforts of some Evangelical leaders to stand on Biblical truth, the fact is that most are too afraid to address the issue with any real urgency.
According to a Pew Research poll, 43 percent of Protestants are now in favor of keeping abortion legal. However, this number is skewed along racial lines as White Evangelicals are far less likely to support abortion while Black Protestants are far more likely to support abortion.
This trend is in line with the political views espoused by these respective groups as the majority of Black Americans overwhelmingly support progressive Democrat policies while White Americans are more evenly split. Among those groups, the numbers do not tend to change as they enter the Church. The vast majority of Black Southern Baptist pastors continue to support Democrats.
Also interesting is that Catholics — who have traditionally held very strong views opposing abortion — are now overwhelmingly in support of abortion with 56 percent in favor and only 42 percent opposed.