Abortion Is Not a Bible Issue

Last week, Franklin Graham said the following:

“It’s not a biblical command for the country to let everyone in who wants to come, that’s not a Bible issue.”

Well, I have news for Graham—following his logic, it’s not a biblical command for this country to ban abortion, either. No, really. Comb the Bible. Nowhere does it say to ban abortion—not even in the Old Testament levitical code, which outlined the law for the nation of Israel. Using Graham’s logic, I can deduce that it is certainly not a biblical command for the U.S. to ban abortion—it’s not a Bible issue.

Graham went on, adding the following:

“We want to love people, we want to be kind to people, we want to be considerate, but we have a country and a country should have order and there are laws that relate to immigration and I think we should follow those laws.

Following the logic here, we can see that Roe v. Wade is the law of the land, and we need to stop fighting about abortion and follow that law. But of course, Graham would never say that. He opposes abortion even though Jesus does not once mention it (and neither does the levitical law). But despite the fact that the Bible actually has a lot to say about welcoming immigrants and refugees, that is not a Bible issue.

I am so sick and tired of the hypocrisy I am seeing from evangelical leaders. Do you know what isn’t in the Bible? Customs. The Israelites didn’t exactly have passports. You know what? I’m going to declare visas unbiblical.

Yeah. I just did that.

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About Libby Anne

Libby Anne grew up in a large evangelical homeschool family highly involved in the Christian Right. College turned her world upside down, and she is today an atheist, a feminist, and a progressive. She blogs about leaving religion, her experience with the Christian Patriarchy and Quiverfull movements, the detrimental effects of the "purity culture," the contradictions of conservative politics, and the importance of feminism.