Tony Campolo, former spiritual adviser to President Bill Clinton and self proclaimed "pro-life Democrat," is saying that pro-lifers should support Hillary Clinton for president because her awesome policies will lead to a fifty percent reduction in abortion in the United States.
What, she will support a ban on late-term abortions? No. She'll support a restriction of taxpayer funding of abortion? Nope.
“Some of my evangelical friends raise questions about her views on abortion,” he stated. “But Hillary Clinton is one of the few candidates on the political stage who has a plan for cutting the abortion rate in America by at least 50 percent.”Abortion is not an economic issue. It's is a moral tragedy. Any effort to get you to believe otherwise is just deceit.
“She is committed to addressing [economic] problems, and thus diminishing the urgency that drives so many oppressed women into having abortions,” Campolo said. “As a pro-life Democrat, I am encouraged by the possibility that Hillary could be our next president.”
Campolo, who is a proponent of the “emergent church” movement, and is the co-author of the social justice book “Red Letter Revolution” with Shane Claiborne, said that he believes that Clinton is a Christian woman who is devoted to prayer.
“I know Hillary Clinton to be a committed Christian,” he said. “The youth pastor of her Methodist church mentored her through her teenage years into being the kind of holistic Christian who faithfully engages in the spiritual disciplines of Bible study and prayer.”
Wasn't this the same reason we were given for voting for Obama? How's that worked out? Have we seen a 50% reduction in abortion? So how would Hillary Clinton's economic policies differ from Obama's? Any reductions we have seen have been more likely due to state restrictions which have been excoriated by the left.
Campolo said that he would be glad to create an Evangelicals for Hillary group so expect him to become one of the most favorably cited Christians by the media in coming months.