On cue, just ahead of elections, media runs stories about pro-abortion Christians

By Dave Andrusko

With the efficiency and regularity of swallows returning to Capistrano, as we near the end of each election cycle, we read about religious leaders whose embrace of abortion “break with stereotypes.”

Rev. Raphael Warnock, who is running for a full term and faces pro-life Herschel Walker in the Senate race in Georgia, has long since broken with “stereotypes.” He is a Baptist minister who says his “ultimate allegiance is to God.” Yet he is comfortable with abortion, as are all Democrats, with a handful of exceptions.

Indeed he is co-sponsor of the Women’s Health Protection Act, legislation that would operate like a wrecking ball, smashing all protection for unborn babies.

Then there are lesser known figures such as Debra McKnight who is a reverend in Omaha with the United Methodist Church. Here’s the lead from Erin Bamer of the Omaha World-Herald:

When Debra McKnight showed up to a Planned Parenthood rally last October wearing a pastor collar, people thought she was wearing a Halloween costume.

She knows what the public knows: Rev. McKnight is so vastly outnumbered even pro-abortionists think she must be kidding:

“McKnight is a reverend in Omaha with United Methodist Church, and she firmly supports abortion access. Her views, she said, run counter to the common assumptions people often make about her: That, as a religious leader, she is staunchly anti-abortion.

Such assumptions are not uncommon, and they’re not entirely without merit. Public polling has shown a correlation between views on abortion and faith, particularly among Christian faiths. And some faiths, such as Catholicism, are explicit in their moral objections to abortion.

Of course the remainder of the story touts her “growth”; her bravery; and the public’s misunderstanding of the subtleties of faith and abortion. To wit,

McKnight and several other religious leaders said perceptions regarding faith and abortion fail to capture the nuance within religious groups.

No story of this ilk would be complete without telling us how and why she outgrew her childish faith:

McKnight said she grew up in a Republican household across the street from a Methodist church from the time she was 9 years old. She said she never really questioned the issue of abortion access until she reached college and was exposed to anti-abortion views held by fellow Christians.

Etc., etc., etc. Micaiah Bilger captures the spirit of selflessness at work in the Christian community:

True Christianity raises up the most vulnerable, defends the defenseless and offers compassion to the suffering. And it is primarily Christians who are providing support and encouragement to pregnant and parenting mothers in need – although pro-lifers of other faiths and no faith are doing this, too. Through pregnancy centers, maternity homes and many other charities, Christians across the U.S. are providing baby supplies, housing, financial assistance, parenting classes and more to help millions of mothers and babies thrive.