Flip Benham Blames Baltimore Violence on Abortion

Flip Benham, one of the most extremist anti-choice zealots in the country, told Sandy Rios that the violence in Baltimore is a result of abortion. Because it’s all part of God’s judgment on America for abortion, through some unspecified mechanism.

“There’s murder everywhere,” Benham said. “Just look in Baltimore and see what’s going on there, it’s just murder, it’s chaos, it’s anarchy. God is saying, ‘Listen, you shed the blood of the most innocent baby boy or girl, you go ahead and do that, that innocent blood has a voice that cries out to God.’ And we are now under the remedial judgments of God as a nation because of almost 60 million little baby boys and girls killed since January 22, 1973.”

I don’t suppose by “murder” he’s referring to the police killing people, do you? I thought not. I never understand these claims that bad things done by human beings are part of God’s judgment. How exactly does a murder rate reflect God’s judgment? If the murderers would have killed anyway, this causal statement is meaningless. It only makes sense if God actually causes them to commit murder, which would mean he’s forcing people to murder other people who had nothing to do with abortion. And that’s pretty damn twisted and irrational, don’t you think? Plus, it violates that free will thing that Christians like to use to get out of the problem of evil.

He also spoke with Rios about the cancellation of a planned reality TV show starring his sons Jason and David Benham after their anti-LGBT political activism came to light. Benham said that his sons thought the show “was God’s answer” but that it was “all just taken away from them” after “Right Wing Watch [and] the homosexual community” reported on their extremist record.

But if the show was “God’s answer,” how could it be canceled? God can cause people to murder other people, but he can’t keep a TV show from being canceled? Sounds like a weak God, doesn’t it?

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  • StevoR

    Sounds like a god / goddess with her / his priorities wa-aay fucken wrong.

  • wreck

    “He also spoke with Rios about the cancellation of a planned reality TV show starring his sons Jason and David Benham after their anti-LGBT political activism came to light.”

    Reap what you sow, and all that.

  • reddiaperbaby1942

    The mechanism is always “unspecified”. That’s the beauty of this kind of thing. Nothing to either verify or falsify, nothing to argue either for or against, and whatever the outcome you can always say you were right. Why didn’t we think of that, instead of fooling around with rational arguments?

  • Nick Gotts

    Nothing to either verify or falsify – reddiaperbaby1942@3

    Well there is the fact that murder rates, along with crime in general, have been falling for the past 20 years or so. Does that show that God’s given up on his incitement to murder, do you think?

  • D. C. Sessions

    So it was all part of God’s Judgment when Cain killed Abel? Who was aborted to make that happen?

  • colnago80

    Re Nick Gotts @ #4

    I don’t see any evidence that the percentage of fertilized eggs that fail to implant is falling or that the number of fertilized eggs that do implant but spontaneously abort is falling. Seems that god, the greatest abortionist in the universe, is still up to his old tricks.

  • http://www.thelosersleague.com theschwa

    Some idiot driver cut me off on the way to work today, so I flipped him the Benham!

  • http://www.facebook.com/eo.raptor.3 eoraptor

    I keep seeing this 55 to 60 million number thrown around, but I don’t see where it’s coming from. I just googled the CDC, and came up with a report showing something on the order of 9 million legal abortions between 1973 and 2000. So that suggests 40 to 50 million abortions between 2000 and 2015? Really? Is there any support for the 60 million figure, at all?

  • Johnny Vector

    eoraptor, it probably works out if you include the abortions caused by God. Most of us call them “miscarriages” (when we know about them at all, which is least of the time). So he’s killing most of those snowflakes and blaming it on us. Cause he likes smiting, probably.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=523300770 stuartsmith

    To be fair, what he actually said was that his kids THOUGHT the show was God’s answer, but that it was taken away from them. His use of past tense implies that he agrees with you – the fact that it was taken away from them shows that it wasn’t actually God’s answer at all.

  • sigurd jorsalfar

    God hates it when innocents die. His solution? Making innocents die.

  • StevoR

    @ ^ sigurd jorsalfar: Including babies, feti and embryoes – God has along record of supporting abortion up til a babe is 1 month old as Betty Bowers points out here :

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cq3U09DeKpg