A South Carolina church publicly threw their support behind President Donald Trump’s embattled Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, and promoted its support using the church’s billboard.
Pastor Steven Griffith of Mountain View Baptist Church in Spartanburg County told 7News that he got full support from his congregation to use the church’s digital sign to let the world know they stand with Kavanaugh.
“We just wanted to support him, because we feel like, number one, he’s innocent,” Griffith said.
The Supreme Court nominee’s confirmation process has been marred by controversial allegations of sexual misconduct while he was a teenager. Kavanaugh has repeatedly denied sexual assault allegations from psychology professor, Christine Blasey Ford, as well as the allegations of at least three other accusers. An FBI investigation into Ford’s allegations was recently completed and is currently being reviewed by the Senate.
“We feel like he’s being accused unjustly,” the pastor said, noting that he has weighed the testimonies of both Kavanaugh and Ford. “I want to quote Rachel Mitchell, who is the Sex Crimes Prosecutor who questioned Dr. [Christine Blasey] Ford. She would not bring criminal charges against Brett Kavanaugh.”
When asked if he feels churches should take political positions he replied: “Absolutely! I believe they should.”
Mountain View Baptist Church’s support for Kavanaugh comes as the National Council of Churches, a theologically and politically liberal coalition of mainline Protestant churches, said the judge had “disqualified himself from this lifetime appointment and must step aside immediately.”
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Leonardo Blair