“I am incensed and insulted they have hijacked the Bible and Jesus to distort and misquote, well it’s not even a misquote—create quotes that are not there to justify a right-wing kind of ideology that would take away the rights of women and then scheduled to take other people’s rights,” Sharpton told host Joe Scarborough.
According to the Daily Wire, Sharpton’s remarks were in response to the Supreme Court’s ruling to overturn Roe v. Wade.
“And what is strange to me, Joe, they can see a scripture that is not there about abortion but they couldn’t see love your neighbor when it came down to putting things through that would help the poor and help the needy,” he added.
Sharpton also criticized leftists for not going to vote in larger numbers in the 2016 election.
“Well, look at what you got. What did you think would happen? You gave Trump three seats on the Supreme Court,” Sharpton argued.
“You helped do this as much as that distorted Christian language, and we need to aggressively take both of you on and say step to the side and let folks that are clear-sighted and clear-minded save this country.”
Sharpton did not specify what translation of the Bible he was using.
He also emphasized “the fight to protect reproductive rights in this country.”
— Reverend Al Sharpton (@TheRevAl) June 27, 2022
Sharpton is a frequent advocate of the pro-choice cause and made it clear in this interview that he believes the overturn of Roe was a huge step backwards.