DNC Chair Tom Perez speaks before the start of a Democratic primary debate hosted by NBC News at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Thursday, June 27, 2019, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
“For such men are false apostles, deceitful workmen, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ. And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. So it is no surprise if his servants, also, disguise themselves as servants of righteousness. Their end will correspond to their deeds.”
That’s a quote from 2 Corinthians 11:13-15. It’s just one of many verses in the Bible that warn us against false teachers who pose as Christian thought leaders but, in truth, are directly opposed to Christ and what he stands for. It’s a verse that describes Democrats when they attempt to sell Christians an anti-Christian agenda by twisting or cherry-picking scripture.
It happens quite often, and it happened again as DNC Chairman Tom Perez attempted to make abortion seem like something Christians should back. During an interview with Axios, Perez was musing about the faith of Trump supporters, stating that he doesn’t know what faith they follow.
“I think the challenge that I see among a lot of people that go to Donald Trump rallies, and then they will go to church on Sunday, and I’m not … I don’t know what faith they are worshipping,” Perez said.
“Donald Trump has done more to hurt the least of us among us than just about any president I can think of,” he added.
The interviewer brought up the fact that Cardinal Timothy Dolan made comments that Democrats once embraced Catholics but now slam the door on them due to, as Perez described, the Democrats’ position on support for abortion being “not negotiable.”
“Well, actually the majority of Catholics voted for Democrats in 2016. … You know, Matthew 25 is a pretty important teaching. And Matthew 25 says, you know, when you are hungry, I fed you. When you were naked, I provided you with clothing. When you were an immigrant, I welcomed you. I think one of the reasons why so many people are moving away from Donald Trump is that he’s abandoned all of those values,” answered Perez.
Axios fact-checked Perez, noting that the Catholic vote was split between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, with Clinton only slightly ahead.
As the Daily Wire highlighted, Perez should quote the entire parable. Doing so would give him a better understanding of what Christ was trying to say:
Additionally, the complete parable in Matthew 25 ends with Jesus saying, “‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.” As John Hirschauer of National Review notes, “As for Perez’s concern for the ‘least of these’– I can hardly think of a more vulnerable human being in our society than the unborn child that his party supports killing up until the moment of birth. Something Perez might contemplate if he reads the Last Judgment parable through to its end.”
What Perez is trying to sell is the idea of Christ approving murder of children because it helps the needy. However, a 2015 study from the Brookings Institute found that it was primarily wealthier women getting abortions, not poor women, as reported by Live Action:
The Brookings institute surveyed over 3800 women, and determined that those whose income was 400 percent or more higher than the poverty line were most likely to have aborted their last pregnancy. When asked whether or not they had aborted their baby the last time they were pregnant, roughly 32 percent of rich women said yes, contrasted with 9 percent of poor women.
The bottom line is that Democrats are tiptoeing around scripture and only quoting small parts in order to make it sound like God approves of what they do. However, God made it very clear that murder is against His laws. I know that because he flat out said it in Exodus 20:13.
“You shall not murder.”