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Tony Dungy uses social media to explain biblical position on abortion

Tony Dungy, a broadcaster and former NFL coach, last week went on social media to challenge President Biden’s position on abortion and explain that the Bible clearly sides with the unborn.

Dungy, a well-known Christian who won a Super Bowl and serves as an NBC football analyst, posted more than 25 tweets about the issue, most of them in response to followers who either challenged or supported his pro-life position. Dungy’s initial tweet was sparked by a “New York Post” story that said Biden had changed his position and no longer believes life begins at conception. Biden, who is Catholic, previously said he accepted the church’s teaching on the issue.

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“I’m curious as to what new information the president has gotten that has changed his mind on abortion and life,” Dungy tweeted. “Reading the article, he seemed to talk about what his faith required him to accept. What has caused him to move away from that faith-based position?”

Dungy, who has 880,000 Twitter followers, replied to comments over a series of four days. “I’m not talking about his political decisions. I’m talking about what he believes,” he said in one response.

Soon, though, the discussion progressed to the morality of abortion itself. When one person said abortion is between a woman and her doctor, Dungy responded, “You mentioned nothing about the baby. Was that intentional or do you think the baby is not part of the equation?”

When someone questioned the role of faith in the conversation, Dungy wrote, ‘I would love you to read two passages from the Bible. Psalm 139:13-16 and Jeremiah 1:5. David — `God knit me together in my mother’s womb and ordained my days BEFORE I was born.’ God — `Jeremiah. I placed you in the womb.’ If you believe the Bible, your faith has to be part of the discussion.”

When another person said society cannot be the “morality policy,” Dungy responded, “Why do we outlaw stealing, murder and assault? We even outlaw things like libel and slander. You can’t harm another person. You can’t even say whatever you want about a person. Isn’t that being ‘morality police’? But in this case, we shouldn’t tell other people what to do?”

–Alan Goforth | Metro Voice