Newsom Torched for 'Satanic' Use of the Bible on Pro-Abortion Billboards


California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) probably thinks it is pretty clever to strip one verse out of the Bible to slap on pro-abortion billboards.

In a couple of tweets, the California governor’s account tagged Republican governors and revealed billboards would be going up in “7 of the most restrictive anti-abortion states.”

Newsom said the billboards would “explain how women can access care–no matter where they live. To any woman seeking an abortion in these anti-freedom states: CA will defend your right to make decisions about your own health.”

Some billboards had short and basic messages such as, “Texas does not own your body. You do.”

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You can argue it is offensive for Newsom’s campaign to put up those billboards in other states, or a waste of money. You can even argue that it is morally wrong.

But those billboards are far less ghoulish than the ones designed for Mississippi and Oklahoma.

Those billboards stated, “Need an abortion? California is ready to help.”

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And then, in a sick twist, in italic letters, the billboards included the verse Mark 12:31, which reads, “Love your neighbor as yourself. There is no greater commandment than these.”

On a basic level, there is something quite obviously missing here. While the verse implies there are multiple commandments, the billboards only include one.

To get a fuller picture, you need to include verses 29 and 30, which state that the most important commandment is, “‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’” Then comes Mark 12:31.

There are some Christians who believe abortion is acceptable. But for those who believe it is wrong and murder, they understand you cannot fulfill the first commandment in this section of the scripture while violating the commandment prohibiting murder. Likewise, you cannot love your neighbor by allowing them to sin — or even supporting it.

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Loving your neighbor is not simply smiling and patting someone on the back and supporting them in whatever they do.

The billboards understandably drew a lot of strong reactions:

One pastor responded, “This is satanic.”

Meanwhile, Catholic Answers wrote, “Imagining the devil in his advertising office at the top of the highest skyscraper in hell giggling to himself as [Newsom] uses Jesus’ own words to support killing babies.”

Check out some of the other reactions below:

It is one thing if Newsom and his campaign want to pay for billboards advocating for abortion access.

But don’t use a Bible verse poorly taken out of context to promote access to abortion. That’s twisted.

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