PHILADELPHIA — An evangelist with the Philadelphia-based ministry Repent America (RA) is rebuking a number of evangelical leaders and organizations for being purposely deceptive about Mitt Romney’s positions on abortion and homosexuality. As Tuesday marks Election Day, the ministry continues to urge Christians to adhere to the Biblical standards for law and government rather than their own personal philosophies.
While Repent America endorses neither Barack Obama or Mitt Romney, over the past several months, RA ministry director Michael Marcavage has become increasingly troubled by the number of prominent evangelicals that have been making false claims that Romney is “pro-life” and “pro-family.”
Organizations such as Evangelicals for Mitt, Family Research Council, Campaign for American Values, Christian Broadcasting Network and others have been actively promoting the presidential candidate, claiming that a Republican presidency would foster moral uprightness in the White House, Congress and the courts. Family Research Council, Christian Coalition and National Right to Life have been similarly distributing voter guides that portray Romney as being pro-life and pro-family, while conveniently leaving out concerning positions that the candidate espouses. Mat Staver’s Liberty Counsel, the legal organization affiliated with the late Jerry Falwell’s Liberty University, also recently released a document comparing the platforms of both the Republican and Democratic parties in order to give the impression that to vote Republican is to usher in morality.
While Evangelicals for Mitt has been advising Americans, “Governor Romney is for the sanctity of human life and he has proven it,” and National Right to Life stated, “Mitt Romney has taken a strong pro-life position and is committed to implementing policies to protect the unborn,” Romney has demonstrated the exact opposite. Out of all the candidates in the 2012 presidential race, Mitt Romney and Barack Obama were the only two that refused to sign the Personhood USA pledge, which affirms the belief that all life should be protected from conception. Romney instead released his own statement, outlining that he advocates the exceptions of “rape, incest and to save the life of the mother,” which is not a pro-life position.
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