Pastor Shane Idleman of Westside Christian Fellowship in Lancaster, California, rebuked U.S. senators who voted against the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, a bill that would have banned abortion after 20 weeks, expressing his “righteous anger.”
“[Forty-six] senators vote against murdering a child after five months … they think it’s OK and they high-five themselves,” Idleman said during a recent sermon. “Our nation has the blood of innocent children on our hands. And that is righteous indignation.”
The preacher said that it’s often times easier to remain silent about tough spiritual issues, but that those who choose to be “politically correct” at the pulpit “challenge no one and they change nothing.”
Abortion, though, wasn’t Idleman’s only point of contention, as the preacher lamented that people are deeply confused when it comes to gender identity and a plethora of other issues.
But rather than point these people in the right direction, he said too many are willing to simply incubate and spread the confusion.
“People are confused. They need God,” he continued. “They’re confused in their pain and we’re encouraging their pain instead of pointing them to the cross, the one who has the answer.”
Watch Idleman’s comments below:
Idleman said he’s not seeking to endorse any political parties, but to, instead, “point to the power of scripture to shape an individual, as well as a nation.”
He said that there is a battle for the soul of America and that people will decide whether they collectively “stand or fall.”