The Political Platforms of the Two Major Parties and Black Lives Matter

Read both platforms1 and check their positions against Scripture. Which party represents Christian values?





• Calls for government funded abortion on demand through all nine months of pregnancy, by “repealing the Hyde Amendment”, which bars federal money for elective abortion.

• Will “overturn—federal and state laws and policies that impede a woman’s access to abortion.”

• “We will continue to stand up to Republican efforts to defund Planned Parenthood.”

Sanctity of human life

  • Exodus 20:13
  • Psalm 139:13-16
  • Jeremiah 1:4-5 
  • Genesis 1:27
  • Genesis 9:6 
  • Psalm 127:3 

“Proud to be the party that protects human life and offers real solutions for women” and “strongly oppose[s] infanticide.” Supports the following: the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act; a human life constitutional amendment; a ban on abortion at 20 weeks, when unborn babies can feel pain; a ban on abortion based on sex or disability; a ban on dismemberment abortion “in which unborn babies are literally torn apart limb from limb”; abortion clinic safety regulations; a ban on human cloning, and on creating and experimenting upon human embryos, including three-parent embryos; a ban on any sale of fetal body parts; and a ban on the “use of public funds to perform or promote abortion or to fund organizations, like Planned Parenthood.”

Supports the redefinition of marriage through the courts judicial activism in Obergefell decision that recognized LGBT people to have the right to marry the person they love

Redefining marriage

  • Gen 2:18
  • Gen. 2:24
  • 1 Cor 7
  • Matt. 19:4-6

• “The American family… is the foundation of civil society, and the cornerstone of the family is natural marriage, the union of one man and one woman.”

• “We condemn the Supreme Court’s ruling in …Obergefell v. Hodges” and “we urge its reversal, whether through judicial reconsideration or a constitutional amendment returning control over marriage to the states.”

·    Claims L GBT rights trump religious freedom , and “rejects the misuse of religion to discriminate”

·    Will punish faith-based organizations that contract with the government and pull the tax exempt status of religious universities without transgender bathrooms and showers through imposing “federal non-Discrimination protections for all LGBT Americans” “on the basis of “gender, sexual orientation, gender identity.”

Religious Liberty verse LGBT agenda

  • Leviticus 18:22, 20:13
  • 1 Cor. 6:9-10
  • Romans 1:26-27
  • Jude 1:7
  • 2 Timothy 1:10



·    Strongly supports the freedom of Americans to act in accordance with their religious beliefs , not only in their houses of worship but also in their everyday lives

·    We value the right of America's religious leaders to preach, and Americans have to speak freely, according to their faith. Republicans believe the federal government, specifically the IRS , is constitutionally prohibited from policing or censoring speech based on religious convictions or beliefs, and therefore urge and the repeal of the Johnson Amendment

• Supports the coercive HHS contraception mandate against faith-based groups like Little Sisters of the Poor.

• Supports the Obama administration’s redefinition of

“sex discrimination” to include abortion and sex change operations.

Conscience Rights in Healthcare

• Supports the conscience rights of doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and health care plans that do not want to participate in morally objectionable services like abortion.

• Supports “the right of parents to determine the proper medical treatment and therapy for their minor children.”

  • Will “appoint judges [to] … protect a woman’s right to …abortion” and a progressive agenda of “equality for all” in which LGBT rights trump religious liberty.

Supreme Court

  • Leviticus 19:15
  • Deut. 1:16
  • Deut. 16:18

• “We support the appointment of judges who respect traditional family values and the sanctity of innocent human life.”

• Seeks to “enable courts to begin to reverse the long line of activist decisions—including Roe, Obergefell, and the Obamacare cases.”

  • Silent on the role of God in government.

God in Government

  • 2 Chronicles 20:6
  • Psalm 135:6
  • Psalm 22:28
  • Prov. 21:1

• “If God-given, natural, inalienable rights come in conflict with government, court, or human-granted rights, God-given, natural, inalienable rights always prevail.”

• “We support the public display of the Ten Commandments as a reflection of our history and our country’s Judeo-Christian heritage.”  Will “fight for school choice” and “local control.”

• Silent on school choice.

• “We believe a strong public education system is an anchor of our democracy” for “all children.


  • Deuteronomy 4:10
  • Deut. 11:19
  • Deut. 6:7
  • Proverbs 22:6
  • Prov. 4:1
  • Prov. 1:8

• Will “fight for school choice” and “local control.”

• Recognizes that “parents,” not the government, “are a child’s first and foremost educators, and opposes Common Core.”

• Supports home-schooling, private or parochial schools, vouchers, and tuition tax credits, etc.

• Encourages teaching the Bible as an elective in public schools.

  • Promotes condom-based sex education.

Sex Education


See Scripture references under  "Religious Liberty vs LGBT agenda" and "Education" above




Supports “sexual risk avoidance education that sets abstinence until marriage as the responsible and respected standard of behavior.”

  • Supports the Obama administration’s redefinition of “sex discrimination” in Title IX to mandate transgender bathrooms and showers in public schools and universities through “the continued development of sex discrimination law to cover LGBT people.”

Transgender Bathrooms in Schools

See Scripture references under "Education" and "Religious Liberty vs LGBT agenda" above

Opposes the Obama administration’s Title IX transgender bathroom edict, since it is “at once illegal, dangerous, and ignores privacy issues,” and “impose[s] a social and cultural revolution upon the American people by wrongly redefining sex discrimination to include sexual orientation or other categories.”

• Calls for funding abortion on demand overseas by repealing the Helms Amendment, which bars U.S. foreign money for abortion.

• Will “ensure America’s foreign policy is inclusive of LGBT people around the world … including combating efforts by any nation to infringe on LGBT rights or ignore abuse.”

International Abortion and LGBT Agenda

See Scripture references under "Religious Liberty vs LGBT agenda" above

• Opposes the federal government funding abortion overseas and calls for restoring the Mexico City Policy, to bar federal money from going to foreign organizations which “provide or promote abortion,” or are complicit in China’s one-child policy.

• Condemns the Obama administration for “imposing on foreign recipients, especially the peoples of Africa, its own radical social agenda while excluding faith-based groups.”

  • Believes in “defeating terrorism and combatting climate change.”


  • Romans 13:1-7
  • 1 Peter 2:13-17
  • Psalm 22:28
  • Genesis 8:22
  • Matthew 6:25:34
  • Romans 8:19-22

“Radical Islamic terrorism poses an existential threat to personal freedom and peace around the world. We oppose its brutal assault on all human beings, all of whom have inherent dignity.”

Once he is fully informed, can one profess Christianity while still supporting the Democrat Party -- and be morally consistent?

BLM – Black Lives Matter Position Statement

This is included because the Democrat Party and the BLM movement support each other in basic ideology and monetary contributions.2 Notice the similarities between the Democrat Party and the BLM  in the majority of positions. We have highlighted the most prominent moral positions which conflict with the biblical standards. 

This information is taken from the BLM website word-for-word.23 

  • Black Villages

We are committed to disrupting the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure requirement by supporting each other as extended families and “villages” that collectively care for one another, and especially “our” children to the degree that mothers, parents and children are comfortable. [NOTE: This conflicts with Genesis 1 and 2 regarding God’s design not only for family but for civilization]

  • Globalism

We see ourselves as part of the global Black family and we are aware of the different ways we are impacted or privileged as Black folk who exist in different parts of the world. [NOTE: This conflicts with Genesis 1:27 and Galatians 3:28, as well as with the Declaration of Independence statement that “All men are created equal”. This position also is in conflict with the biblical precept of national boundaries per nation]

  • Queer Affirming

We are committed to fostering a queer‐affirming network. When we gather, we do so with the intention of freeing ourselves from the tight grip of heteronormative thinking or, rather, the belief that all in the world are heterosexual unless s/he or they disclose otherwise. (Conflicts with all scriptures that address marriage and sexual purity. See examples in the "Main Political Party Platforms" above)

  • Trans Affirming

We are committed to embracing and making space for trans brothers and sisters to participate and lead. We are committed to being self-reflexive and doing the work required to dismantle cis-gender privilege and uplift Black trans folk, especially Black trans women who continue to be disproportionately impacted by trans-antagonistic violence. (Conflicts with all scriptures that address marriage and sexual purity. See examples in the "Main Political Party Platforms" above)

  • Collective Value

We are guided by the fact all Black lives, regardless of actual or perceived sexual identity, gender identity, gender expression, economic status, ability, disability, religious beliefs or disbeliefs, immigration status or location. (See the above)

  • Black Families

We are committed to making our spaces family-friendly and enable parents to fully participate with their children. We are committed to dismantling the patriarchal practice that requires mothers to work “double shifts” that require them to mother in private even as they participate in justice work. (Conflicts with the biblical design for marriage and family in Genesis 1-2)

  • Unapologetically Black

We are unapologetically Black in our positioning. In affirming that Black Lives Matter, we need not qualify our position. To love and desire freedom and justice for ourselves is a necessary prerequisite for wanting the same for others. (Conflicts with Genesis 1:27 and Galatians 3:28, as well as with the Declaration of Independence statement that “All men are created equal”)

  • Black Women

We are committed to building a Black women affirming space free from sexism, misogyny, and male‐centeredness.(Conflicts with the biblical design for marriage and family in Genesis 1-2)

The Bible promotes equality in the eyes of God for all ethnic groups, as do the principles of the Constitution. Everything stated in the BLM platform is promoting racism, i.e., some races and groups are better than others, which only leads to divisions. This position stands in direct opposition to God’s most fundamental laws.  Christianity and the BLM movement are fundamentally opposed to one another. To deny that there is only one race in the eyes of God is to deny the Christian God and the Bible.

The Bible  - and Christianity - would not deny that racism exists and that it is always wrong.

The question is, "what is the REAL CAUSE of the terrible positions many black people find themselves in, and what can Christians do to truly help lift our brothers and sisters out of these conditions if we can meet in the middle?" 

Christianity calls for unity among all humanity who are created in God's image. But perfect unity first requires that we all humble ourselves under God, recognizing we all are sinners and fall short of His glory and perfection. Unification can occur under One Perfect Man who never sinned: Jesus Christ, the Son of God.

We will present several solutions in upcoming blogs.



  1. Source: Party Platform – Democrats  Party Platform – Republican
  2. NOTE: “ is operated by an umbrella Black Lives Matter organization called the Black Lives Matter Global Network. To collect donations, the website uses ActBlue Charities, a 501(c)(3) organization that specifically makes the platform available to charitable organizations.” [Per the records from the Federal Election Commission of 6/21/20,] “The top recipients ([from ActBlue] are the presidential campaigns of Sen. Bernie Sanders, former Vice President Joe Biden, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren.”















































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