Great. Now do abortion:
Referencing the “devil’s schemes” from the Book of Ephesians, the New York senator said President Donald Trump’s administration qualifies for that label “if you were talking in Christian language.”
“To me? Yes, these are all things that come from the darkness that are ripping children from their mothers’ arms. That’s outrageous. I mean, that is not a positive, good thing. It is an evil, dark thing,” she told me in an interview for the latest episode of POLITICO’s Off Message podcast.
She ducked calling Trump himself evil, or saying that the person she accuses of acting out the devil’s schemes is the devil himself. But she said what he’s doing certainly is. …
The rest of that passage in Ephesians is about believers taking up the “armor of God”—the belt of truth, the breastplate of righteousness, the helmet of salvation and the sword of the spirit. Gillibrand goes to three Bible study sessions on the Hill each week, and really is the only Democrat who attends in the Wednesday group convened by Oklahoma Sen. Jim Lankford, really was there that morning in December when aides pulled her out after Trump’s tweeted about her “‘begging’ for campaign contributions not so long ago (and would do anything for them).” And she really does see herself as wearing the “armor of God” (including, in the words of Ephesians 6:16, the “shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one”).
Gillibrand got the third-most amount of money from Planned Parenthood in the 2012 cycle, just getting edged out by Patrick Murphy for #2 while Barack Obama won the abortion-mill’s gold medal. She’s currently in bronze-medal position for the 2018 cycle, behind Claire McCaskill and Sherrod Brown. That money comes from an organization responsible for the slaughter of hundreds of thousands of unborn children every year, whose operations receive government subsidies thanks to the politicians on these lists, including Gillibrand.
As another person who is largely opposed to Donald Trump’s policies put it this weekend, abortion is “what the Nazis did to purify the race … we do the same thing but with white gloves.” Progressives like Gillibrand love to quote Pope Francis when it comes to immigration and economics; why aren’t they quoting the pontiff on abortion if they want to wear “the armor of God”? If they’re interested in wearing the “armor of God” and fighting evil, maybe they shouldn’t take money from Moloch first.
Gillibrand might see these Trump actions as evil policies, but let’s not kid ourselves about the one and only sacrament of the Democratic Party. She belongs to the political organization that tried chasing out all of its pro-lifers and then settled on the formulation that they could stay as long as they kept their mouths shut. At least some Republicans oppose the Trump administration’s policies and can open their mouths to say so publicly.
Imagine, if you will, the media reaction that would have taken place had a Republican declared that they wear the “armor of God” against their political opponents. He or she would have gotten deluged with accusations of imposing a theocracy and violating the divide between church and state. Wait to see how many media outlets even bring those issue up when covering Gillibrand’s remarks; the answer will tell you everything you need to know about media bias.