The ERLC is holding a conference in January dubbed the Standing for Life Conference which will feature prominent Southern Baptist speakers like Matt Chandler, Elizabeth Graham, and “Christian” hip hop artist who supports the pro-abortion failed Georgia gubernatorial candidate, Stacey Abrams.
Stand for life, the website declares, “is a collective impact alliance and movement that connects and unifies organizations, leaders, influencers and the public to affirm and protect the dignity of all human life.” Keep in mind that this is the same ERLC that opposes strong measures to end abortion. The current ERLC head, Brent Leatherwood, recently signed a joint letter calling on politicians to decriminalize women having abortions.
“Women are victims of abortion,” the letter reads, “and require our compassion and support as well as ready access to counseling and social services in the days, weeks, months, and years following an abortion.”
“As national and state pro-life organizations, representing tens of millions of pro-life men, women, and children across the country, let us be clear: We state unequivocally that any measure seeking to criminalize or punish women is not pro-life and we stand firmly opposed to such efforts,” the letter signed by the ERLC’s Brent Leatherwood stated.
Last year at the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting, ERLC employee, Josh Wester, argued against a resolution calling on Southern Baptists to affirm the complete and total abolition of abortion.
And last month, the ERLC posted on Twitter that the organization “will always advocate…toward a day when abortion is not just illegal, but both unnecessary and unthinkable.”
This idea, that abortion needs to be made “unnecessary,” stems from the idea that a lack of social justice, welfare, and communitarian collectivism is the actual reason we have abortions. Take for example what Russell Moore, former head of the ERLC and a self-described “communitarian”, recently wrote in an op-ed at the Washington Post.
“Moreover,” Moore writes, “the reason we have abortion at all is because of the loss of the sort of social trust that would enable communities and governments and religious bodies to care for women in crisis and for children, born or unborn.”
So, in the minds of these leftist social Marxists, we must not punish people who have abortions, we must not treat them as criminals, instead, we must support them socially and financially to such a degree that it is not “necessary” for them to have an abortion.
But let’s think about this logically through a thought experiment. Would these people, who are so hell-bent on implementing social justice and welfare programs, apply the same logic to sex abuse…or racism? “The ERLC will always advocate for racial equality…working toward a day when racism is not just illegal, but both unnecessary and unthinkable.” Or, “The ERLC will always advocate for women…working toward a day when sex abuse is not just illegal, but both unnecessary and unthinkable.”
Of course not. But see how the logic breaks down? This is not rational, biblical thinking and reasoning, and the ERLC is not advancing biblical, Christian morality or ideology. This is nothing more and nothing less than social justice cloaked in Christian garb masquerading as Christian ideas for the purpose of steering the Church away from biblical morality. The ERLC needs to be abolished!