As the Southern Baptist Convention’s annual meeting wrapped up last week, several of the pastors, leaders, and entity heads made it clear as to what their allegiance is to—and for an alarming number of them, it isn’t to Scripture. To the applause of the majority of the crowd, the sitting president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC), Brent Leatherwood, made it clear that he did not want, nor was it the position of the SBC’s pro-life movement, to hold mothers accountable for aborting their children.
During that speech, he tells the audience: here’s the reality, you’re not going to get me to say that a woman who has willfully had an abortion should be behind bars. The clip of that statement can be seen below:
Leatherwood’s argument is that mothers aren’t complicit, in any way, shape, or form, in the murder of their unborn children when seeking an abortion. Instead, they are victims.
Below, we would like for you to meet one of these women that Brent Leatherwood believes would not be complicit in the murder of her unborn child, but rather a victim. Here, she tells the world that she would get pregnant for no other reason except just to kill her baby:
To make matters worse, when a messenger at the microphone directly asked Brent Leatherwood what law of God the mother who is having an abortion is breaking, Leatherwood called up the ERLC Vice-Chair of the Board of Trustees, Kevin Smith, who arrogantly answered “the Ten Commandments, thou shalt not kill.” An obviously correct answer, but one that demonstrates the rank hypocrisy of Leatherwood and the ERLC who in one breath acknowledge that mothers are murdering their children yet in another breath, declare that it is not biblical, or the view of the Southern Baptist Convention, that mothers be held accountable for murder.
You really should need no further reason to support the defunding of the ERLC and, in reality, a split or mass exodus in the Southern Baptist Convention. The denomination is clearly under the judgment of God as so many have been deceived into believing lies.
9 The coming of the lawless one is by the activity of Satan with all power and false signs and wonders, 10 and with all wicked deception for those who are perishing, because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. 11 Therefore God sends them a strong delusion, so that they may believe what is false, 12 in order that all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness. —2 Thessalonians 2:9-11