Joe Biden is struggling to reach religious voters.
It’s hardly a surprise. Biden is a pro-abortion Democrat who opposes religious freedom â€“ even for nuns — and wants to force taxpayers to pay for abortions.
But the likely Democratic presidential nominee is trying to sell himself to religious voters by touting his supposedly devout Catholic faith and surrounding himself with other liberal religious leaders.
The Washington Examiner reportsÂ Biden’s campaign launched a new faith-based outreach called Believers for Biden on Thursday with plans to host â€œpublic weekly prayer callsâ€� and other religious events for religious voters.
The launch event was full of empty religious rhetoric. U.S. Sen. Chris Coons, an ordained minister and fellow pro-abortion Democrat from Delaware, praised Biden as â€œa servant leader who sees, understands, and welcomes the breadth and diversity of the American experience,â€� according to the report.
Coons also claimed that Biden is â€œpersonally engaged in pastoring, caring, witnessing to the possibility of reconciliation in our nation.â€�
Here’s more from the report:
Josh Dickson, an evangelical whom the campaign hired in mid-July to start outreach to faith-based voters, framed Bidenâ€™s appeal to religious voters in more blunt terms.
â€œThis election is about two visions for this country that are diametrically opposed,â€� he said. â€œAnd we believe that Joeâ€™s vision is rooted in that idea of redemption and restoration.â€�
But Biden has no compassion for unborn babies, 61 million of whom have been slaughtered in abortions sinceÂ Roe v. WadeÂ in 1973. Unlike most religious Americans, Biden supports policies that would expand abortions by codifyingÂ Roe v. WadeÂ into federal law and forcing taxpayers to pay for them.
He wants to restore taxpayer funding to the billion-dollar abortion chain Planned Parenthood as well as to groups that promote and provide abortions overseas.
And while Biden claims to be a â€œvery devout Catholic and a person of deep faith,â€� heÂ opposes religious freedomÂ for Catholic organizations like the Little Sisters of the Poor, which serves the poor and elderly.
Unlike past Democrats, Biden has not talked about wanting to reduce abortions or make them rare. In April, he went so far as toÂ call the killing of unborn babies in abortions an â€œessential medical serviceâ€�Â during the coronavirus pandemic.
Most voters, especially evangelical Christians, strongly oppose abortion on demand and taxpayer-funded abortions. A recent AP/NORC Center for Public Affairs Research found 67% of white evangelicals support protections for unborn babies in almost all circumstances. Polls consistently findÂ strong opposition to taxpayer-funded abortions among voters, too.
Through the years, polling data has shown thatÂ the abortion issue is more motivating for pro-life voters than it is for abortion supporters.Â Polling among all age groups also finds strong opposition to abortion without restriction up to birth and taxpayer-funded abortions â€” the position that Biden now holds.