Father Frank Pavone from Priests for Life called upon Christians to live out their faith and choose politicians who support religious freedom, citing his right to pass moral judgment especially upon the topic of abortion.
Pavone called upon Christians to, “instead of focusing upon their failings, focus on the policies that prevent us from living out our faith.”
Pavone is known for attacking Democrats on abortion:
Joe Biden’s new campaign ad this week focuses on his #Catholic Faith.
He goes to mass, says the rosary.
It brings him solace.
We’re happy for you, Joe.
Isaiah 1 has a message.
“If you lift up your hands in prayer, I will not listen. Your hands are full of blood.“#abortion
— Fr. Frank Pavone 🇺🇸 (Text LIFE to 88022) (@frfrankpavone) February 21, 2020
“Some in the church have decided to let their freedom be taken away. Not me!” Pavone said in a Facebook video.
Pavone is the National Director of Priests for Life, President of National Pro-life Religious Council, Pastoral Director of Rachel’s Vineyard, and the Pastoral Director of Silent No More Awareness Campaign.
Priests for Life is a group, whose mission it is to “activate the church to end abortion.”
Pavone said, “Faithful religious freedom means that Catholics need to be free to teach and to live in their faith. If a politician comes along to snuff out the freedom of the church- we have the right to say that is wrong. We have freedom to follow God’s moral law. There are politicians, called the Democrat party, who want to take that away.”
In the videotaped remarks, Pavone said that former presidential candidate Hillary R. Clinton called on people to change their faith. He also called out Former Democrat President Barack H. Obama.
“This is war. I am going to DC to join with people who are going to push for pro-life in this year’s election. Trump does live up to Christian values. A bad tree can not bear good fruit,” Pavone said.
“I would rather have a president who might not live out my religious faith, than one who tries to make me stop living mine,” Pravone said.
Watch full video:
Some in the church have decided to let their freedom be taken away. Not me!
Posted by Father Frank Pavone on Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Trump was the first sitting president to address the March for Life, the annual march against abortion in Washington, D.C.
Abortion will be a key issue in the 2020 campaign, “an issue of vast importance to a core part of his base: conservative, evangelical Christians” according to The Hill.
Addressing the March for Life in January, President Donald Trump said, “Unborn children have never had a stronger defender in the White House.”