Rick Warren's Wife Urges Followers to Reconsider Supporting Kavanaugh, Gets Major Backlash

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October 04, 2018Oct 04, 2018

Kay Warren, wife of Saddleback Church Pastor Rick Warren, is a sexual abuse survivor. So when she heard the recent poll that nearly half of white Evangelicals would still support Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination even if the high school sexual abuse allegations by Christine Ford were true, Warren took to Twitter.

"As a white Christian woman and a survivor of sexual abuse, I beg my white Christian brothers & sisters to drop their support for Kavanaugh if the allegations against him are proven true," Warren said in a tweet Monday night, sharing the stat from the poll.

Warren received a lot of backlash from Twitter followers, demonstrating just how divided Christians are on Kavanaugh.

But Warren reemphasized her point in a follow-up tweet: "What many of you are missing in your emotional responses to my tweet is that the article says 48% of white evangelicals would support him EVEN IF the allegations are proven true. THAT is my point."

Many took Warren's statement to mean that she believes Kavanaugh is guilty. There are other Christian leaders, however, who are making clear their support and belief in the Supreme Court nominee. Franklin Graham recently defended Kavanaugh's 10 year-old daughter and praised her upbringing after she was mocked in a liberal cartoon.

"When Brett Kavanaugh’s daughter Liza said she was going to pray for Mrs. Ford, that warmed my heart, and I’m sure it touched millions of others as well," wrote Graham on Facebook. "It’s obvious that this little girl has been brought up right. But wouldn’t you know that the God-haters would use this girl’s prayers to mock her, her faith, and her father. I believe in the power of prayer. I would encourage everyone to continue to pray for this confirmation. Our nation is in trouble—and the battle for the Supreme Court is being fought in full view of all Americans. Pray that God’s will be done," he asked.

Dr. James Dobson is also in support of Kavanaugh. The Focus on the Family Founder shared with his supporters that he and his wife are praying for and standing with the Kavanaugh family. "Shirley and I have been praying urgently for weeks about the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh, and for his wife Ashley and their precious daughters. I'm sure millions of other Christians are doing the same. We're asking the Lord during the day and into the night to defeat the schemes of those who clearly want to destroy this great nation," Dobson wrote.

"I'm not accusing Dr. Ford of anything. She might remember the ghosts of her past, though the facts appear to contradict her description of them. But something else is going on here. At its core, this isn't just another political conflict. Swirling around us is a life and death struggle for the soul of America. It is a profound spiritual battle that touches something deep within me. We are left with an agonized prayer: 'God, please help us,'" Dobson shared.

Without a doubt, this must be incredibly trying for Kavanaugh's wife and children. Will you pray that God will protect their hearts and minds and bring them through this trial? Thank you so much!