By AMANDA GREENE
Religion News Wilmington
Deep passion fueled Pastor Tony McGhee’s words as he spoke Saturday about what he believes is a national erosion of religious freedom embodied in legalized abortion.
In his speech at the 19th New Hanover Pro-Life Council’s Prayer Vigil for Life, Wilmington Christian Center’s pastor said he blames the continuation of legalized abortion on the policies of President Barack Obama’s administration.
“We have a radical administration in office today that despises Christianity,” he said. “Don’t get me wrong. I’m glad America has matured enough to elect a black man to the highest office in our country. I’m just telling you he was the wrong black man.”
About 50 people attended the rally Saturday in Riverfront Park on Water Street in downtown Wilmington.
Abigail Reimel, a co-coordinator of the Catholic Diocese of Raleigh‘s Cape Fear Deanery chapter of Teens for Life, spoke about her experience recently at the national March for Life in Washington.
“I think a lot of times in our good intentions to save the baby, we don’t care enough for the woman,” she said. “We are a movement of love, and we want to encompass these women in love, especially those who are so sorry for their abortion and are suffering with their decision.”