Carl Lentz, pastor at Hillsong Church NYC, is backtracking on comments concerning abortion that he made in 2017 on “The View.”
Previously, Lentz refused to call abortion by its name: sin. “God’s the judge,” Lentz told “The View” co-host Joy Behar after she asked him if he believed abortion is a sin. . .
Lentz uploaded an Instagram post in which he called abortion “shameful” and “demonic” on response to New York’s passage of a brutal abortion law that allows abortions after 24 weeks’ gestation. You can read more about the new law here.
“I spent hours talking to lawyers and people who hold opposing views on this issue,” he added. “Although it is layered and there is language in it that some are claiming will protect mothers in peril, the only way I can describe where we are and where this is all headed … is evil, shameful and demonic.”
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Found this old photo recently, and I remember it taking me years to process that these LITTLE PEOPLE, had come into our world! A miracle, without a doubt. And I’m saddened and angry that we are now a state that has made it legal to have an abortion even into the last day of a pregnancy. I spent hours talking to lawyers and people who hold opposing views on this issue. Although it is layered and there is language in it that some are claiming will protect mothers in peril, the only way I can describe where we are and where this is all headed..is evil, shameful and demonic. I dont use those words lightly, but they are applicable here. Some have said this is strictly a “women’s rights issue.” i dont disagree. We simply believe that WOMEN IN THE WOMB deserve the right to life, deserve the right to breath. Laws like this say unless you have a voice, if somebody deems you “viable/non viable” you have no protection. Psalm 139, tells us otherwise. I have hope still, that God will help us raise our collective voices, to see this change. This cannot stand. …I know @hillsongnyc and many many other churches and organizations have been working hard for years to create options and help for those dealing with a pregnancy that is overwhelming for many reasons. And we will continue to do so. I’m also aware that often “pro-life politics”(while also supporting the death penalty, of course) have been quick to condemn abortion and the people that have them and then be invisible and hypocritical when it comes to helping women in need, in poverty, those who cannot gain access to proper medical care and creating policies that can help those that dont choose abortion. Those are facts. But this law, isn’t about politics. This is about generations of babies that have no defense. Despite this dark day, our future is STILL bright because we know where our help comes from. #occupyallstreets
“Some,” he continued, “have said this is strictly a ‘women’s rights issue.’ [I] don’t disagree. We simply believe that WOMEN IN THE WOMB deserve the right to life, deserve the right to breath.” (Read more from “Megachurch Pastor Who Once Refused to Call Abortion Sin Switches Gears, Now Says It’s ‘Shameful and Demonic'” HERE)