Former SBC President Ed Young Says Democratic Party is a ‘Basically Godless’ Religion and Not a Political Party

Ed Young, pastor of Second Baptist Church in Houston and a former Southern Baptist Convention president, adds his advocacy for religious liberty during the I Stand Sunday rally at Grace Community Church in Houston. Photo by Arnie Ortiz

Former Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) President Ed Young is under fire for recently contending that the Democratic Party is a “basically godless” religion – rather than a political party.

During his impromptu speech at Rep. John Culberson (R-Texas)’s election watch party on midterm election night, the senior pastor of Second Baptist Church in Houston, Texas, followed up the outgoing Republican’s concession speech by also contending that “God will not bless America” because of abortion.

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Attendees at Culberson’s gathering on November 6 requested that Dr. Young lead the crowd in a closing prayer after the nine-term incumbent representative conceded his race – losing his seat to his Planned Parenthood-endorsed Democratic rival, Lizzie Pannill Fletcher, who now represents Texas’ 7th congressional district.

Leading into the prayer, the 82-year-old pastor shared how the Democratic Party ousted one of its officials in Pennsylvania for taking a biblical stance in a Facebook post on a controversial social issue.

“That, ladies and gentlemen, is what we’re up against,” Young asserted, according to the local KHOU station. “It’s no longer a party – it’s some kind of religion that is basically godless.”

He specifically blamed America’s legalization of abortion – that has claimed the lives of more than 60 million preborn babies since the U.S. Supreme Court’s notorious 1973 Row v. Wade decision – for the nation’s woes.

“And as long as America – and this is represented by every Democrat I know – does not believe in the sacredness of the life in the mother’s womb, God will not bless America or make us a great nation,” Young added before his prayer.

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SOURCE: One News Now, Michael F. Haverluck