California Governor Gavin Newsom is actually using a Bible verse in his abortion advertisements.
His campaign published this ad a couple of days ago pushing abortions in California, which included the verse “Love your neighbor as yourself” from Mark 12:31:
That unborn baby inside the womb is ‘your neighbor’, so now loving your neighbor means killing them? What an evil twisting of holy scripture.
A priest from Belmont Abbey called this “one of the worst distortions of a Bible passage ever”:
I think this has to be one of the worse distortions of a Bible passage I've ever seen. Shame on @GavinNewsom & his government.
The most basic level of loving your neighbor as yourself is not killing your neighbor, yet that's exactly what abortion does. https://t.co/5JHR6I2ZJ5
— Fr Matthew P. Schneider, LC (@FrMatthewLC) September 21, 2022
I agree, it’s absolutely horrendous. God hates abortion and only an atheistic leftist would twist scripture this way to condone murder.
And by the way, the greatest commandment is not just to love your neighbor, but to also love God with all your heart, soul and strength. I can assure you that killing your neighbor is the polar opposite of both commandments.