…allow me to dive into a couple of Pastor Warren’s awful statements on abortion. Namely, his repeated remarks implying that women who have abortions — even in the cases of rape or (begin McCain dick fingers) “health of the mother” (end McCain dick fingers) — are committing crimes on par with the Holocaust. And people who support a woman’s right to choose are like holocaust deniers:
“If they think that life begins at conception, then that means that there are 40 million Americans who are not here [because they were aborted] that could have voted,” Warren said.
“They would call that a holocaust, and for them it would like if I’m Jewish and a Holocaust denier is running for office. I don’t care how right he is on everything else, it’s a deal breaker for me. I’m not going to vote for a Holocaust denier …”
Personally, and based upon what I’ve read, it’s seems clear that a human life biologically commences at conception. However, I also believe that this life, until viability, is a symbiotic life and therefore the carrier (mother) has the right to choose whether or not to terminate the zygote/embryo/fetus. Therefore, according to Rick Warren, I’m kind of like a Holocaust denier, right? Yes.
“Don’t tell me it should be rare. That’s like saying on the Holocaust, ‘Well, maybe we could save 20 percent of the Jewish people in Poland and Germany and get them out and we should be satisfied with that,’” Warren said. “I’m not satisfied with that. I want the Holocaust ended.”
In other words, even if a teenager is raped and impregnated, and then for a variety of reasons (informed or not) decides to have an abortion, she’s not unlike, say, a Nazi soldier murdering a Jew at Dachau.Again, there are plenty of ministers and pastors who might satisfy the “disagree” qualification by holding more conservative views on abortion and same-sex marriage, and they probably would’ve been passable enough to give the invocation without all of this unnecessary drama. But the president-elect chose a man who has used extreme and insulting (to say the least) language to describe his views on very these already incendiary issues. Being jolly, or, I don’t know, friendlier than Dobson doesn’t change the content of what Rick Warren has said.