Maxine Waters obeys God? On abortion and same sex marriage?
SAN DIEGO. Rest easy, America! Maxine Waters is on a mission directed by God to get Donald Trump out of Washington! “You’ve gotta know that I’m here to do the work that I was sent to do,” she said recently at the First African American Episcopal Church in Los Angeles, “and as pastor said to me when I came in this morning, ‘When God sends you to do something, you just do it!’… So, I have a message. I’m going back to Washington tomorrow morning. I’m going to tell them Pastor told me to come here and just do it!”
Since she invokes the influence of her pastor and made the “holy” announcement at her church, Rep. Waters obviously means to suggest that her “call” comes not from some generic Deity. Rather, it comes from the God of the Bible, the same Bible that claims to be His Word.
There’s a problem with that.
Maxine Waters as Evangelist
In order to bring the God of the Bible into our discussions, we must be consistent enough to look at everything taught in the Bible.
With this in mind, should we assume that Maxine Waters, a liberal Democrat, believes only in traditional marriage between a man and a woman? Does she accept the rights of the unborn baby? The Bible quite clearly affirms both positions. Does Rep. Waters affirm them as well?
What the Bible says about marriage and abortion
Here is Paul’s statement about same-sex relations:
“Even their women exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones. In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed shameful acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their error.” (Romans 1:26-27 KJV).
In Luke Chapter One, when Mary, the mother of Jesus, visited her Aunt Elizabeth, pregnant with Jesus’ soon to be born cousin, John the Baptist, the Gospel tells us the following.
“And it came to pass, that, when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost (Luke 1:41).
Obviously, the Bible is portraying this unborn child as being alive. The passage provides the child’s age as well. Elizabeth’s baby was six months along, in the second trimester (Luke 1:36).
What god does Maxine Waters follow?
Many do not accept this account or any record of the Bible. This is fine. No law in our country forces people to embrace the belief that God inspired the words of Scripture. Sincere people hold to their own beliefs. However, there remains the small matter of consistency. If one claims the status of a believer, how can one also hold opinions that differ dramatically from from the words of Scripture?
More specifically, if Maxine Waters claims she’s on a mission from God, how can she also embrace the pro-choice position and gladly receive a 100 percent approval rating from NARAL?
And how can she square her support for LGBT rights with the word of God? Recall that she voted against the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in 1996.
In 2017, she re-iterated that support. Waters emphasized her position in an interview with NBC News:
“I have a long relationship in fighting for equality and justice for the LGBTQ community…”I’m part of the LGBTQ community, and I’m someone that can be counted on.”
The Bible is clear on the issues. Maxine Waters, not so much
Nevertheless, the Bible is quite clear on these matters despite the fact that Congresswoman Waters is apparently not taking the passages in question seriously.
That’s OK. She’s free to say and believe what she wants. So are the rest of us, which is why, when Rep. Waters claims she is being led by God, we need not take HER seriously.
This is Bob Siegel, making the obvious, obvious.
About the Author:
Bob Siegel is a weekend radio talk show host on KCBQ and a regular CDN columnist. His novel “The Dangerous Christmas Ornament” earned both the 2017 Independent Press “Distinguished Favorite” Award and the New York City Big Book Award. “About Read” lists this book as one of its Top 30 Recommended Action Adventure Books for 11-Year-Olds.