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Gruesome Newsom Invokes Christ for Evil Law

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September 20, 2022 1:44 pm

California Governor Gavin Newsom launched a series of pro-abortion ads in multiple states across the country. If that wasn’t evil enough, he invokes the Bible, Holy Scripture, in the ads to justify the killing of unborn children. Jay, Jordan, and the Sekulow team have a lot to say about these disgusting displays. This and more today on Sekulow.

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Today on Seculo, Gruesome Newsome evokes Christ for evil law. Keeping you informed and engaged, now more than ever, this is Seculo. We want to hear from you. Share and post your comments or call 1-800-684-3110.

And now your host, Jordan Seculo. So, do you need abortion? Are you in Indiana, Mississippi, Ohio, Texas, South Carolina, South Dakota, or Oklahoma because you're seeing ads that say, need an abortion? California is ready to help.

Learn more at abortion.california.gov. Now, if you look at the small print in some of these ads, you'll then see Mark 12 31. Love your neighbors yourself. There's no greater commandment than this. Paid for by Newsome for California Governor 2022.

Yet, let me remind you, these ads are in Indiana, Mississippi, Ohio, Texas, South Carolina, South Dakota, and Oklahoma so far. I mean, but the invocation of Scripture, Mark 12 31, love your neighbors yourself. There's no greater commandment than this. That's when Jesus said, this is the greatest commandment.

Love your neighbors yourself. The golden rule. That is what Gavin Newsome is invoking. For imaging in these states that he has nothing to do with for abortion access to California. In other words, he is utilizing Scripture to justify the killing of unborn children.

Yeah, and only part of the Scripture, the first part of that is love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength. He leaves that out and then invokes the second part of love your neighbor as if trying to protect a baby from being killed is not loving your neighbor. So complete left side spin once again, the abortion distortion, sticking up for the life of a baby, being pro-life is not loving your neighbor. But I mean, the fact that they're using, I mean, I'm trying to figure this out politically. What does he think this helps?

And why is he doing it? Obviously, he's planning on running against Joe Biden. Yeah, I mean, that's being reported widespread.

Even today, that's widespread. A lot of liberal news outlets are saying he is a 100% in if Joe Biden is out. What if Joe Biden's in? Will he be the Ted Kennedy that ran against Jimmy Carter?

They haven't been successful. So I mean, he'd be putting in a lot of money, spending, and you'd wonder, would that be your shot? And then you get pushed over for the next time. He is definitely where the left wing of the party is going is saying, see, he's someone that middle-class mobs will like, and so they won't listen to how liberal his policies are. This is a guy, it's like electing the former San Francisco mayor, which is what he was before governor. Right. So put up on the...

Pretty out of touch with American values. Put this up on the screen for our audience that are watching our social media application. So this is what it says, and I'll read it for a radio audience. Need an abortion question, which picture of probably about a 20-year-old woman. California is ready to help. Learn more at abortion.california.gov.

Then it says, love your neighbor as yourself. There's no greater commandment than these mark 1231 paid for by Newsom for California governor 2022, which he is the governor, but he's using his campaign funds to do this. This is the same California CC that tries to close pregnancy resource centers and make them refer for abortions.

Yeah. You know, California is definitely the abortion, one of the abortion capitals, I think New York definitely could be another one, but abortion in California governor Newsom has made, he's very apparent and upfront with his protection of abortion in his press release. You know, he said, here's my message to any woman seeking abortion care in these anti-freedom States, come to California. We will defend your, he says, constitutional right to make decisions about your own health. When Dobbs clearly states that the right to kill your baby is not a constitutional right, abortion is not in the constitution, but governor Newsom is still claiming that it is.

You know, here's the thing. I mean, it's bad enough that they take these ads. That's free country could take out ads. It's bad enough that they're promoting abortion because it's horrible. What makes it even worse, invoking the words of Jesus to justify this is disgusting.

And that's how I analyze it. We're going to take your calls on this 1-800-684-3110. I know we have got a lot of listeners in California.

I mean, you're one of our biggest markets, biggest audiences. What's your reaction to this? Others as well, 800-684-3110. Support the work of the ACLJ at ACLJ.org. That's ACLJ.org. We want to take your calls to 1-800-684-3110. You know, you read the fine print in these ads. You don't suspect to find, expect to find a New Testament Bible verse.

That is what you find in these ads 1-800-684-3110. Welcome back to Seculo. This is Jordan Seculo. By the way, a big election integrity win out of Georgia. We're going to get to that later in the broadcast. Rick Rinnell is also going to be joining us later in the broadcast, but we did want to focus in on this.

I'll put the ad up on the screen again. Because even when you put it up on the screen, depending on where you're watching and how you're watching the show, of course, many of you are listening to the show, but the big text is need an abortion question mark. California is ready to help. Learn more at abortion.ca.gov. They did very small text for any, wherever this is running, whether it's a banner ad, whether it's a billboard, there's a Bible verse. And obviously put there to cause this issue. Mark 12 31, love your neighbor as yourself.

There is no greater commandment than these. And then underneath that, you will see paid for by Newsom for California governor in 2022. Now, obviously you aren't seeing ads about going to get an abortion in California, in California.

So right now, where are they running? Indiana, Mississippi, Ohio, Texas, South Carolina, South Dakota, and Oklahoma. My question is this, who in those states is really looking up at that ad saying, you know what, that Bible verse, that encourages me to want to go get the abortion. To me, it's almost like a slap in the face of people that take the Bible verse seriously. And also maybe you think twice before the abortion when you read the Bible verse like that. I would think so.

So probably backfires, but the fact that they used it. And he's spinning like this. That's what's unbelievable to me. Now you're interesting in South Dakota. We just got word that on October 18th, we're going to be arguing before the eighth circuit court of appeals, a pro-life piece of legislation that after Dobbs is should be, I'm surprised you're even having an argument, on informed consent.

So we've got that going on October 18th. But you have to look at this and saying, this is the depths to which the pro-abortion industry, and I'm putting Gavin Newsom in that industry, the depths to which they will go to get their way and to get their message out. But then, I mean, adding the Bible verse to it does add a level of insult. It just does.

Well, yeah, and I think that was probably the intention all along. You know, California, once again, Governor Newsom's not content to just be governor of California. He's going to take his liberal beliefs and spread them into the more conservative states that have decided on their own that they're going to protect life. They're going to protect the life of the unborn baby. And Governor Newsom can't stand that, so he's putting these billboards up in those states. And again, like you said, using a Bible verse, it's offensive to me as someone who reads the Bible and believes in it.

And I hope that it does backfire and it's offensive to people who read it. This is also coming out of the governor of California. California is the state with New York that has gone the furthest in allowing abortion rights, including the perinatal issue that we've discussed so many times. But they're also the state that is trying to regulate out of existence. We've already taken it to the Supreme Court of the United States and once, but the person that was trying to regulate these crisis pregnancy centers, pregnancy resource centers, as they're now called, the guy that was doing that is now the secretary of HHS. So this is the most hostile state in the, I would say New York and California, be hard to tell which one, but California is certainly even more in your face than New York right now with this ad and that Bible verse.

Right. And they're trying to spread their pro-abortion stance across the board, across the United States. If you live in a, in a state now that doesn't, that believes that you should protect the life of a child in the womb, you know, Governor Newsom has now targeted you and is coming after you. And the perinatal law that we have fought the whole time in California, that law right now, it has passed and it's sitting on his desk waiting to be signed. And if he doesn't sign it before the end of the month, it will become law.

And California will not be able to investigate deaths of children after they're born. That is, I mean, that is so absurd, but this tells you the level at which they will go to get the rate. We're taking your calls at 1-800-684-3110. And we want to know your reaction to this ad and this move by California's governor, 1-800-684-3110. Coming up in the next segment, as Jordan said, big win on election integrity.

Let's go take the next call, Jordan. Yeah, I was going to read Irene's comment on YouTube. She said he should be very careful in mocking God. I think any time you're invoking scripture, you better be sure scripture's on your side and done some thought. Because when you get willy-nilly with it, which is what this is, this is just pull in something and say, let's throw this on the ad too to get more attention. He wants us to be talking about it right now.

So that's part of his goal. Doesn't like the way we're talking about it, but he also means the left is talking about it as provocative. I think when you start playing with the Bible verses to be provocative, you better make sure you're right. Because again, you're messing with a much higher power than governors or Presidents or leaders of the world. And to me, it also is trying to re, again, like take back the abortion debate to the Protestant church, which it used to kind of sit in as a place where we know it was pro-abortion. It was, that was actually not in conflict with scripture.

True. I mean, I think that's exactly right. Let's go ahead and take Nancy's call. She's calling from California.

We're taking others at 1-800-684-3110. Nancy, go ahead. You're on the air.

Hi, good morning, everybody. So glad you're touching base on this. I am from California, a Christian for over 25 years. This is a guilt campaign. And so you're using scripture to guilt somebody into believing like they have to give a life in order, you know, to fulfill this scripture. I mean, my concern is we've seen a recent falling away from the church going woke, CRT, BLM, et cetera. Even Franklin Graham used this scripture when he wanted everybody to get the vaccine and people lined up for it.

Do you think this is going to work? I think the scripture, which is Jesus said is the greatest commandment, love your neighbor as yourself. There's no greater commandment than these, is that those were the words of Jesus. And this guy, this governor is using it. You want, I'm going to say what Jordan said. I believe he's using this at his own peril.

I think he uses it. And I'm not saying the wrath of this or the wrath of that. I'm just saying it is a nasty heightening of this issue that shows you they will go at any length to put forward their view on this.

Right. And right in the face of the Bible and the word of God. And like you said, these were Jesus's words. And the fact that he's putting this on a billboard saying, kill your baby, which is completely against anything a Christian believes and the Lord believes life is precious and should be protected. It is flying in the face and there is a higher power here and he does need to be concerned about that.

But Jordan, this was no accidental, let's think about it. They put this, they thought about this before they put it on that ad. Yeah. I mean, this is a political ad. So it's paid for, this wasn't paid for by the state of California because Lord knows the atheist might get involved in and say, you can't put that on the ad.

Right. And here, what he did was he took his political campaign account, which he's been doing uniquely around the country. And why is he doing that? To build a national profile. He wants, Gavin Newsom wants to be a name, he already was a pretty big name being governor of California, but he wants to be a name considered in the top.

And he already jumps to like the top of the field. He's like a DeSantis in the sense that he is kind of a major state governor who on the left, like DeSantis does on the right, makes a lot of news for pretty radical policies for the left. So throwing the Bible verse in there, I think again, it's trying to reshape the issue.

I think it's very dangerous. I think it would backfire in most of the states where he's running this, like in Indiana and Mississippi, because I don't think anyone's reading the Bible to say, go out and intentionally take another life. No, but you know, it's interesting because this is on the legal point and that this coming in from Richard on YouTube and he asks, how can you use campaign funds to do this? Now the campaign funds are pretty broad and where they can be used, but you do have to ask yourself, I mean, what is that to be registered with the states?

Of course. Why, what does this have to do and you do a lot of that law, what does this have to do with this campaign other than he's building his national profile for his next campaign? As long as you know, he's not violating any California law by spinning outside of the state, which I'm sure he's got teams of lawyers that made sure that's the case and you register the right way in these states, you could utilize the funds this way. Now, most political candidates would say, why are my donors really okay with that? His obviously are ready for him to take the next step. They want him to be considered to be the front runner, to be the Presidential nominee if Joe Biden does not run. I think people saw that CBS interview and they think there's a pretty good chance this guy does not make it to a second term.

Well, he's good because he's pretty much said it. Now we're getting a lot of calls from California. Let me just say 800-684-3110. Let's take a Jeannie on line two. Jeannie, go ahead.

Hey Jeannie. Yeah. Thanks for taking my call guys.

Yeah. I just want to give a sort of a different perspective than maybe some of the callers prior to me. And that is that I want to encourage any caller and anyone is listening anywhere in California. If your pastor is not stepping up at the pulpit and calling this out, I urge you two things, get another pastor, get another church if you're not going to be in a church that they're calling this stuff out. But I just think that the church has remained silent on this for far too long. This is exactly what we saw in Nazi Germany. Well, I don't think the church has been, I appreciate everything you said, Jeannie, and I appreciate your enthusiasm, but let me tell you, I don't think the church is actually being silent. Listen, we just saw the overturning of Roe versus Wade.

So let's put this in perspective. So of course they're running Bible verses to try to justify their evil position because they just had a gigantic defeat at the Supreme Court of the United States. The case they feared the most, they just lost basically six to three. Five to overturn Roe, six saying the law in Mississippi was constitutional. So of course they're going to add Bible verses to their signs to try to promote this because that's what they're doing.

They're doubling down on it. But I don't think it's fair to say that the country's asleep and the church is asleep. The fact of the matter is it was, it was the pulpits talking about abortion for 45 years that kept this movement going. And it was the spiritual leaders of our country that were on the front lines defending life.

I know that because I defended them for 40 years. So I know who was out there doing this and promoting. I used to go to those prayer meetings with those pastors at five o'clock in the morning in Atlanta, Georgia.

So I know how they were doing it. So I appreciate the enthusiasm, but I want to give credit where credit's due. It goes to God, but these pastors were motivated. And so we're members of the church. I think that's why we saw a great victory in Dobbs.

All right, welcome back to Seculo. So again, this ad running, and I'm sure there's something similar inside California, but this is more provocative for outside the state, especially because it's running in Indiana, Mississippi, Ohio, Texas, South Carolina, South Dakota, Oklahoma. These are more conservative states to say the least.

This is not where Gavin Newsom is going to have a base of support. No, but what they are trying to do is erode. I mean, this is the politics of it.

Take out the Bible verse part of it, which is hard to do. They want to erode the suburban base so that even in states they really can't play in where the Republicans are struggling because of this issue. But I think to that caller's point when you just said, the reason this is happening is because we are winning. They're not doing this because we're asleep at the wheel. They're not doing this because your pastor's not doing the right job. They're doing this because we all were doing the right job. We got Roe versus Wade overturned at the US Supreme Court.

We got justices on the Supreme Court that would take that vote, that would make that vote on the Supreme Court, and they did. So you awaken some demons when you do the right thing. So when we use the word evil, and I would only do that because they chose to put religious references here, right? They chose to go there. And if they go there, we can talk about the idea that when you start winning on these big issues like saving lives, you awaken evil. And I think that's what you see through these ads. They see it as dividing the country.

I see it as, again, playing into a very sad aspect of our country. Yep. All right, let's go ahead. We're going to take some calls because a lot of you are calling in. We're getting calls from California, Georgia, Washington State, 800-684-3110. Let's go to Paul in California on line three. Hi, Paul. Welcome to Broadcaster on the Air.

Hi, Jay. Thanks for taking my call. I love your show.

Thanks. I'm thinking about the ad, and I work in ministry. I used to be a chaplain for the state of California. I'm wondering, how do we know that this is something coming from the governor himself or his campaign managers? It sounds like, to me, the governor is not really informed. They don't really know what they're talking about. Well, he's informed.

These are smart guys, okay? You don't become the mayor of San Francisco and the governor of the biggest state of the country, one of the biggest states in the country, California, without being smart. I might disagree with him on everything, but they're smart, savvy, political operators. He's been doing... He's been a name since he was mayor. People have been watching him. He has a good look, he has the style, he looks Presidential. Saying that as someone who thinks what he did is evil, but that's how the left is seen.

And so he started to embrace this new left, but also tried to put some soft edges on it. Well, how do you do that? Say, see, you can still be a Christian and support our view on abortion. In fact, we're gonna put in the gospel of Christ on the ad. Not just a random Bible verse, but the words of Jesus Christ himself. Yeah.

I mean, so it also says... So don't give it up to his political advisors. There's no way they could do this without his approval. No way. It's too intense and it could really backfire.

It may really backfire, Ty will tell. The ad says, paid for by Newsom for California Governor 2022. If this was a federal election ad, it would be, I'm Gavin Newsom and I endorse this message. That's what they'd have to put the tag in. So this is not...

These are an accident. Let's go to Rick from Washington State on line five. Hi, Rick.

Hi, thank you for taking my call. I just wanna say you guys are exactly right about Gavin Newsom being smart about this, or a smart person. What they're doing is normalizing evil. The more wicked and evil that they say and put out there in front of the public, the more it normalizes stuff that might be considered less evil. So they're just building it up.

So it desensitizes... Part of their plan is it desensitizes the populace to this by throwing in a Bible verse, although... Right. Yeah.

Yeah. And for Christians too, it's saying, hey, if you're a Christian and you believe in the Bible, well, gosh, you're supposed to love your neighbor as yourself. And clearly that Bible verse must mean that to love your neighbor as yourself, you should help provide abortions for people and you should be a pro for killing babies in the womb. And that's what that Bible verse to me is saying, oh gosh, okay, Christians who... If you see this and say, I'm against abortion, but what about love your neighbor as yourself?

That justifies abortion somehow. We can go back to the phones. 1-800-684-3110. That's 1-800-684-3110. Let's go to Regina at Georgia Online.

Jorge, Regina. Hi, thank you for taking my call. I just want to say that they need to be very careful when they do a Bible verse that, as the Word says, that the Lord... That the Word will not go forth without accomplishing what He has sent it forth to do. And every mom who reads that Bible verse realized that their unborn baby is their closer. Look, I think the backfire effect on this could be significant, but as Jordan said, and I think said it correctly, is you gotta understand what they're aiming at. This is to build a national platform for Gavin Newsom. They see Joe Biden as politically vulnerable, that he may not run again, and Gavin Newsom wants to go to the head of the pack and he's...

Listen, make no mistake about it. He goes to the head of the pack, guess what his position is on abortion? Exactly what the position is in California. And if you don't remember what California's position is, we have been following it extensively and it is disgusting. Yeah, it's completely... Not only can you kill the baby till the time that it's about to be born, now with the law that's sitting on Gavin Newsom's desk to be signed, which covers perinatal death of a child, which means after the child is born, that there cannot be an investigation into that death of a child, which is about 28 days after the child is born. So that's where California is going. Like we heard the former governor of Virginia say, let the baby be born and then let the parents decide whether they want it to live or die.

California is basically in that position that a baby can be born and possibly still be allowed, well, can still be allowed to die. But this is to build his national platform. Is there any doubt? Oh, absolutely. They want the discussion. I think this time, you wouldn't always give it to them, but this time I think it's worthwhile because I know in these states, we're talking to a lot of folks in these states. These are pro-life states. They're right now going through the process, a lot of them, of enacting pro-life legislation.

And of course everyone doesn't agree in those states. So to put these ads there, he's not trying to gain votes electorally. He's trying to become a national name. He's following more of like a Trump approach. And that's why he and DeSantis are kind of dueling it out, so to speak, not dueling, but... Think about how he's trying to do it.

I think it's really wrong, but he's doing it. So instead of like the hard edge Trump or DeSantis, he's doing it with the Bible verse. And what he's going to try to do is take the moral higher ground here. And don't think that hasn't happened before in our history when it comes to abortion. It's divided the churches before. Now there's been great unity more recently on this issue, on churches, lots of different denominations, non-denominational Catholic church, but he sees that opening that we all see happening in the new church, younger church, modern church that's not linked to really any denominations.

And it's growing and there's a lot of liberal policies in it. And I think he wants this to be one of them. Yeah, I think that's exactly...

He's kind of testing to see, is this one of them? We have, by the way, an email that's out. If you're not getting our emails, you need to go over to aclj.org and sign up for those and follow us on all our social media. A big win in Georgia. We represent the Georgia congressional, the Republicans in the Georgia congressional delegation as well as about 50 other members of Congress. And it was a Georgia election integrity law that the Department of Justice put its full force behind to try to declare unconstitutional.

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Hey, welcome back to Seculo. So we're talking about this ad by Governor Newsom that he's running in Indiana, Mississippi, Ohio, Texas, South Carolina, South Dakota, and Oklahoma. We wanted to expose it to make sure you all saw it, wherever you are in the country. It's an ad we can put up on the screen.

Now, even on the screen, I have to turn around to look. I can't see from my screen from that far away to see what we're, you know, I'm not surprised that California wants to help people with abortions. So it says need an abortion question mark.

It's the small print underneath that. Love your neighbor as yourself. There's no greater commandment than these. Mark 1231.

I mean, I probably didn't even have to tell you it was Mark 1231. So they're quoting the gospel of Christ in a pro-abortion ad where the state will pay for you to fly to have an abortion with basically no restrictions is what the law is in California that they're working on right now that's at the governor's desk. And this is what Gavin Newsom is doing to build a profile. Yeah. While he's also, you've got the most, you know, aggressive abortion law in the country in California, and they're trying to really regulate out of existence the Pregnancy Resource Centers, Crisis Pregnancy Centers.

This is all happening simultaneously. And he's taking ads out in states like South Dakota, where we represent the governor in a pro-life case at the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals that's going on or like brief. It's already brief now October 18th is the argument date, but it just kind of shows you the nature of the evil here. And I think Jordan, you said earlier, this is like, you know, I remember this from the Operation Rescue Days when the evil would come out. And it was like when I took the depositions of the late term abortionists.

Let me tell you something folks. There's not many lawyers in America that can say they sat down at the table with these individuals that were doing these late, dismembering these children in the seventh, eighth, and ninth month of pregnancy and said it so clinically like it didn't matter. So yeah, you're dealing with evil and they're justifying it with a Bible verse. Yeah. They're always going to have to justify it because I don't think that you can, you know, kill a baby and not have some something inside of you tell you that it's wrong. And so the justification, there's always a justification. And so now Governor Newsom on these ads, these, you know, political ads that he's running in other states, not California, he's using them to, you know, make you feel like, oh gosh, as a Christian now, can I be against abortion because I'm supposed to love my neighbor as myself as if that justifies that.

He's not fooling anybody, but it is disgusting. Let's go to Mike in Texas. Mike, go ahead. You're on the air.

Hey, thanks for taking my call. God is talking about loving your neighbors, love yourself. He's talking about people, talking about his children. The baby that's inside of a woman, you could say is the person that is a neighbor. You're not to kill that. And in Jeremiah, God says, I knew you before you were born. Well, he has a plan for that baby's life.

Yeah. Well, they're not going to believe me. They're not quoting Jeremiah.

I knit you and your mother's woman. And that's not, they're not quoting that. What they're quoting is, if you love your neighbor, you're going to be California and have unrestricted abortion, including perinatal and, and, and be okay with it.

That's what they're saying. Let's go to Kay in Georgia. Kay, go ahead. And we're taking your calls at 800-684-3110. Kay, go ahead. Hey y'all, thanks for taking my call.

And I appreciate so much what you do. What I think about this billboard and I'm driving in my truck, I'm not able to see anything, but my opinion is that is akin to blasphemy, that they would link something that Jesus Christ said to something so abominable. And I would really be shaking in my shoes if I were them. You know, as I said it, I said, I mean, they're, they're the ones here, we're exposing it. Photography is legal in the United States. You know, you could say things that people don't like, and we don't want to criminalize that. We fight against that a lot of other countries, but you can still talk about it. You can still believe that it is.

I mean, certainly here, when you start putting scripture to support abortion, now there's a whole movement of religious leaders, like call themselves leaders, pretty small movement, who are pro-abortion and they would probably have advised him on this, but I think our callers are right. And they're in a real neighborhood setting. Like they're trying to invoke here, like California is your neighbor. Neighbors help the woman who's pregnant on the street. They say, how can we help you? Can we watch your older kids?

Can we pick up, you know, can we bring food by? Because you're protecting not just the mother, but who's growing inside the mother as well. But listen, this is a political move. It tells you where this is going.

And folks, let's not forget, God delivered a victory in overturning Roe versus Wade. All right, Rick, we're now coming up 1-800-68-430. I'm back with more in a moment. All right, welcome back to Secio. A lot of calls on this topic involving California... Let's restate it for everybody so they know what we got. Yeah, I think, again, let me read it to you in case you're listening to the broadcast, which most of you are not watching, so you won't see this yet, but you might wanna go back and watch later today so you can see what we're showing. So it's a billboard.

I'm sure it's running online as well. Need an abortion. California is ready to help. Has a picture of a young woman.

Learn more at abortion.california.gov. But they did a very small text. In quotes, love your neighbor as yourself. There's no greater commandment than these. Mark 1231. Right there. Now underneath that text, pay for, try Newsom for California governor 2022. So this is not paid for by the state of California.

This is not paid for by Newsom for President. This is actually coming out of his California funds and invoking scripture to support what the state is doing, which is a plan to... They're running these in states that have limits on abortion because California is saying, we'll pay for you to come here and have an abortion. I want you to think about that for a moment. California, you're not paying... And we get a lot... And folks from California, give us a call.

800-684-3110. You're not paying enough taxes already. So now you're gonna pay taxes for other citizens of other states to fly in for an abortion at your expense into California. But then the invocation of scripture. But I keep saying this. I'm gonna say it again. Then we're gonna take a call from Mary Ellen.

But I'm gonna say this. This is evil. The guy knowingly uses a Bible verse. And of all the verses that he picks out, it's love your neighbor as yourself. There's no greater commandment.

The words of Jesus Christ. This is like... And you know he did it. Right. It's intentional. Absolutely.

There's no doubt that it's intentional. And it's disgusting that he's using a Bible verse to support killing a child. And the fact that he's running for governor in California, but he's doing this in the pro-life states to send a message, to make a message that California stands for abortion, they will always stand for abortion. And oh, by the way, if you're a Christian, you should love your neighbor as yourself. And apparently... As if you don't unless you're supporting abortion.

That's exactly right. All right. We've got a lot of calls coming in and phone lines are jammed up. 800-684-3110. Let's go to Cindy. Go ahead. Hi. Thank you. Thank you for taking my call.

Sure. My concern is you have a lot of very young women, teenagers, that are trying to find an answer, trying to find the right thing to do. And my concern and my fear, I believe this is directly from the enemy, because if they read this, they might interpret it as it's okay if I have the abortion, because look here, even Christ is saying that it's okay. It's interesting, because you're not sure... He uses the Bible verse. So is he saying we're loving you? This is probably what he's thinking.

I can't get inside his head. But love your neighbor as yourself. So your neighbor in Indiana or in South Dakota, we love you so much that we're going to... Which is the greatest commandment, to love your neighbor yourself.

We're going to pay for your abortion for you to fly in and have your abortion here in California. You talk about a perversion of scripture. A justification... Listen, everybody sins. And you know what? That's why they have the cross of Christ.

But here's the problem. They are politicizing this, and Jordan, as you said, to make it into literally a national political movement. Right. And he's tinkling with Ron DeSantis at the same time on purpose. On purpose, trying to take it with Ron DeSantis. On purpose, trying to make a national name for himself so you do things that are provocative. Again, to me, what's interesting is that he had a team around him that said, we think this is a good idea. Let's do this. He said, let's do this. And he moves forward with it. Because one, it opens up to so many other attacks because you can pick and choose scripture if you don't follow the context.

Again, first of all, I'm not even sure how... This one verse, you have to believe that that child is not a child. Yes. To believe what they're saying. But second, then you forget all those verses like the knitting you in the womb and all of that, that they're just ignoring. Yeah, but like you said, and this is when we'll go ahead and Mary Ellen, we'll take your call, 800-684-3110. But you understand, they didn't do this by accident. They'd say, sit around a table and say, do you think this is a good... They planned this.

This was a plan when the governor had to know this was going on. Mary Ellen from Illinois on Line 5, Mary Ellen, go ahead. And if you want to talk to us, 800-684-3110. Hello? Hey, you're on the air.

Okay, great. Thank you for sharing this because I believe it's intended to target the Christian children who are deceived by this because they don't really understand the true, or they haven't had the background to understand the true context, as you put it, but they don't understand the totality of the message of the Gospel and the whole Bible. Because, I mean, even if you go into the Old Testament, I carved you in the palm of my hand. I mean, there's so many verses in there and how Jesus said, or in the Proverbs, it says he hates killing the vulnerable. Who's the most vulnerable among us? The unborn child. But Jordan, you said this earlier, and Mary Ellen, we appreciate the call.

I mean, you said this earlier. Their view of this is very distorted. It is.

I mean, they would argue, hey, they're helping a woman out here. This child is not a child that doesn't have rights, doesn't have protections, and it would be the Christian thing to do is to be the state that uses their taxpayer resources to fly women in, to have abortions, and basically with no limits on them whatsoever. So, by the way, California's not paying for this advertisement.

He is. Newsom for governor, almost said Newsom for President because that's really what it's about. I mean, he's already been spending money in states, it was Florida and others, Iowa, that has raised eyebrows, New Hampshire.

This is interesting because it's going into red states where he has no chance of winning for a general election, but you do need to win them for primaries. If you're watching on any of our social media applications, we encourage you... So it's a way to advertise outside of the normal advertising rules.

All on purpose. If you're watching on YouTube, hit thumbs up, that gets into more feeds. Same thing, share it on Facebook and plus sign on Rumble. We encourage you to, a lot of people are watching that way. If you're on radio, of course, we encourage you to let your friends know about this later in the day because it'll be available at aclj.org. Let's go ahead and take Deon's call from Ohio online for Deon. Welcome to the broadcast. You're on the air.

Hey, thanks for having me, guys. Sure. Hey, I just want to say this is more about a spirit of rebellion more than anything else because the thing about it is the scriptures is plain and one of the most common scriptures that we use is thou should not kill. Yeah, well that one they ignore. Right.

And most people know this. So therefore what they're doing is just they keep putting this man in office. Every single time he comes after him to vote for him, they put him in office instead of getting him out. But here's the thing, your state is, interestingly here, Deon, your state, Ohio is targeted. Now there's a big campaign going on there. Conservative state.

Conservative state. But there's a campaign going on. And this is, again, a lot to do about Gavin Newsom, not so much to do about helping other people. I hate to say it that way, but that is the truth because I don't hate to say it.

That's the way it is the way it is. This utilization of this Bible verse, somebody sat in a room with him and they decided this was a good idea. Yeah. Again, it's, you know, it also tells who his supporters are. I believe I read that he was saying, you know, my supporters and people that are donating to his campaign were very supportive of this.

And actually the fact that he's doing this is making his supporters give him more money. So this was calculated. This was a way of, oh yes, this is a great way to go and attack abortion in these red states, get this message out and let's tie a scripture to it to address, you know, the Christian perspective. But not just any scripture.

That's right. Love your neighbor as yourself. There's no greater commandment than this.

Mark 1231, the words of Jesus. I mean, this is, I mean, this is, you got to say this, the guy is taking a heck of a gutsy move in a horrible way because the, I mean, I think the backfire potential on this is huge. Having said that, they've made a political calculation. I have no doubt about it. Yeah, not to his base.

No. Which is who he's playing to right now is I'm going to be your next leader. So I'm going to be liberal enough to get your liberals to support you to the base. And I'm likable enough in the, you know, in the suburbs as, and I've been playing that up too.

So I'm going to start advertising for pretty controversial things. Why did he take these states, Jordan? Indiana, Mississippi, Ohio, Texas, South Carolina, South Dakota, and Oklahoma.

All red states with some of the most restrictive abortion laws already on the books. So it's his political point. And they still have primaries for Democrats. And he's already in the tweeting battle with Ron DeSantis because he looks at him as a possible foe.

Yes. He's kind of seeing like past Biden, past Trump is, it's going to be Newsom versus DeSantis. And there's even talking, it was talked about in the podcast, our podcast yesterday. Logan brought it up that there's talk about them doing a debate just to debate.

Like the old days when they used to just have political debates, even if they weren't running against each other. Right. And it could be tough. It could be really tough, but you know, they...

They're usually going to have no moderators. They just debate. Yeah. I mean, they disagree on about everything. Yeah.

I mean, this is, but this is the nature of the body politics. Hey folks, talking about podcasts, you're taping one today for distribution this afternoon. That's right, Secular Brothers. We're back as brothers with this voice, but luckily Logan will be on to carry most of it. I'll be up for some color commentary to say the least. So we've got one voice fully working.

Yeah. So we've got a voice in the three quarters. Secularbrothers.com. A lot of you are watching it and listening to it. Wherever you get your podcasts, secularbrothers.com, we encourage you to subscribe there.

It's doing great and it's a great program. Also, we have an email going out today on this win on Georgia election integrity. I'm sure we're going to get into that victory tomorrow. We represent the Georgia Republican leadership. We're actually the House of Representatives on that. So we'll get more information than that. And we're going to take your calls in this last half hour at 1-800-684-3110. That's 800-684-3110. We'll be back with more in a moment. Hey, welcome back to Secular. We are going to take your calls to 1-800-684-3110.

That's 1-800-684-3110. You know, we had planned on hitting a lot of other topics today actually on this broadcast. We were going to get into this election integrity win. We were going to get into what's going on with China and Taiwan and President Biden's statements on all of that. But I'll tell you, when this ad came out, let's put this ad back up on the screen. It really hit all of us in our meeting before the broadcast.

It's really disgusting. Need an abortion? California is ready to help. And then under it, learn more about abortion at abortion.california.gov. And then love your neighbor as yourself.

There's no greater commandment than these. Mark 1231, the words of Jesus, and then paid for by Newsom for California Governor 2022. Are they running these ads in California?

No. They're running them in Indiana, Mississippi, Ohio, Texas, South Carolina, South Dakota, and Oklahoma. Why is he doing it?

Because he is running on this and he wants to run nationally on this. So that is what this is going on. Let's go right back to the phones at 800-684-3110. Cecilia in California on line two.

Go ahead. Thank you for taking my call, Jay. I just wanted to say 28 years ago, I twice walked into Planned Parenthood. My friends had counseled me from you know, I went to colleges near Berkeley, California. My friends were counseling me, you can't take care of this baby by yourself.

I thought they're right. I went to Planned Parenthood twice, something pulled me out of those offices. And I have to say God spared my son's life from being maimed and arms being ripped out. And he spared my life because not only does it affect the baby, but affect the mother as well. And one more thing is that when politicians or anyone uses scripture to confirm what they you know, their belief system and twist the Word of God. Satan did this in Matthew four where he said, man shall not live by bread alone when Jesus is on a 40 day fast.

He's touching this at his weakest moment. But Jesus said that it is written you should not tempt the Lord your God. And not only that, Jesus said get behind Satan. And so you know. Listen, Jordan said this was demonic. Cecilia, I could tell you this. I cannot tell you how many people have called exactly with your story from about 20 or 30 years ago that were walking in the Planned Parenthood clinic and decided not to go forward with it.

Yeah. And let me just tell you, don't deceive yourself. Planned Parenthood is behind this as well. They're the ones that give money to these politicians. And you know, when you actually go to that abortion.ca.gov, guess what? It tells you where all 166 abortion clinics are. So basically you have the state of California giving Planned Parenthood free advertising, which of course is what Planned Parenthood, they love that these billboards are coming up. And by the way, this was brought to you by the same state that wanted the Crisis Pregnancy Center, Pregnancy Resource Center to have to put up an advertisement in their buildings saying this is where you can get an abortion except they're pro-life centers. That was Kamala.

That was Kamala Harris and Bakara. There you go. By the way, we just got an update from Matt Clark from our legal team. The Oklahoma Supreme Court just granted the ACLJ's motion to be allowed to file a brief in defense of that state's abortion ban protecting babies. I know our ACLJ actions have been working on that too. How does that one look legally? Do we know the... No, I mean, I think, listen, they're all fairly similar into that they are usually a 15-week man, somewhere around there, something that was similar to Dobbs, and then with some exceptions.

They're all a little different on how they're written. Yeah. So at least our brief got in. Let's go ahead and take Richard's call out of North Carolina. We'll take your calls too, 1-800-684-3110. Richard, go ahead. Hey, good afternoon. Thanks for the call. Thanks for taking my call.

Sure. I'm not a believer, but I was in the family talk pretty often, and one of my closest friends passed through a church in Maryland. But even the quote Gavin Newsom used was, it was definitely out of place, and it made me cringe when I heard you guys talk about it.

I think it is cringe-worthy. Yeah, I don't think it matters if you're a deeply religious person or not. If you're educated and you see scripture being used about abortion, about politics, it's kinda like all the things together combined.

There's abortion.california.gov, there's a paid for by a candidate for office, and there's the words of Jesus Christ used there as well. They didn't put it in red, like the red Bible, but they might as well have... I mean, they would mock us for something like this. That's the interesting part. Yeah, but our team would never do this.

Well, and if we did use scripture, we'd be using it in context, and you'd not be able to challenge that. I just think that what we have to realize is that the Dobbs decision, which is a great decision... Boy, it's just awoken a lot of...

It has... Well, not shocking to us. We said, when it happened, we said, buckle up. It was very good that you removed the club of a constitutionally protected right that was nothing in the Constitution to support that. So getting that out of the way was very important. But we even said there are conservative states that are gonna have liberal Supreme Courts, and I don't know if Oklahoma is one of those or not, but we just got a motion granted for our brief in the Oklahoma case. And at the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, we're representing Governor Noem.

So we know that this is gonna be a multi-pronged fight. Our ACLJ action is involved in state after state on the legislative side. There's a lot going on here, and we knew this was gonna happen, but removing the club of Roe versus Wade was very important.

Right. And we've said it over and over that just because Dobbs came down and it came down correctly that there is no constitutional right to abortion, that the battle's not over, that the fight just begins. And we're seeing that. We're seeing it with a governor in California putting billboards up in other states promoting abortion. We see it, like you said, in legislative bills that are coming across different legislatures in different states, and then in also court cases that are going before justices. And even though you might be in a very conservative state, the justices in your court might not be so conservative. So the battle is in every state. It's in two branches of the government, actually three branches of the government, because we fight the executive, the judicial, and the legislative branch in this battle. And some of the reasons why you're in a conservative state now and you've got a conservative legislature and a conservative governor, but yet your Supreme Court is not conservative.

What happened? Well, what happened was they were appointed by judges, and it could have been by governors in some of these states 25 years ago when your state may have been leaning the other way. And that becomes a big part of all of this, and that's why these state elections are really a big deal. Don't kid yourself for a moment, it's a really big deal. Yeah, I know. These people that get in power, especially big states like Newsom, I mean, you see how Kamala Harris is just as AG.

You can move up very quickly, becoming a senator, and tap for vice President. And they targeted the pro-life center. But this is new. This is a new age in politics, which we see on our side too.

Yeah. It's kinda like sending the migrants to other places. This idea that way before you're running for a national office, you're playing in other states.

Isn't that something? So take the scriptural part out of this, it's so outrageous. This is a new part of politics. There's so much money now in politics that if you come from the right state, Florida, California, New York, Texas, you've got enough resources where you can start running your national campaign out of your state campaign account.

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