WASHINGTON (ChurchMilitant.com) - Former vice president Joe Biden is "against the Bible," says President Trump.
Trump made this remark in a radio interview with Geraldo Rivera on Thursday, Aug. 6.
"I'm in favor of the Bible," Trump said Thursday on Roadkill With Geraldo. "I'm in favor of Second Amendment. Biden is against all of those things. He's against oil, he's against the Bible — essentially against religion — but against the Bible, and he's against the Second Amendment."
When Rivera said the comment seemed overly harsh, the president added, "Well, the people who control him totally are. It may be a little harsh for him, but he's going to have no control."
The Biden campaign is pushing back, stating Biden's Catholic faith "is at the core of who he is."
After a CNN reporter drew attention to the comment, some reports tied Trump's claim with the fact that Biden identifies as Catholic.
For instance, the Independent noted, "Mr. Biden is only the fourth Catholic to run for president following John F. Kennedy, John Kerry and Al Smith."
But Biden, the Democratic Party's presumptive presidential candidate, is a phony Catholic who supports abortion, same-sex "marriage" and transgenderism.
In October, a priest in South Carolina denied Biden Holy Communion. The priest explained his decision saying, "Any public figure who advocates for abortion places himself or herself outside of Church teaching."
During a vice-presidential debate in 2012 against Paul Ryan, Biden insisted, "My religion defines who I am. And I've been a practicing Catholic my whole life."
At the same time, he said he would not "impose" on others the Catholic belief in unborn babies' right to life.
"I do not believe that we have a right to tell other people that women can't control their body," Biden remarked in reference to abortion.
In April this year, Biden insisted that women should still have access to abortion during the Wuhan virus pandemic, saying, "We need to ensure that women have access to all health services during this crisis. Abortion is an essential health care service."
Biden tweeted in January this year, "Let's be clear: Transgender equality is the civil rights issue of our time. There is no room for compromise when it comes to basic human rights."
When Biden was vice president, the Obama administration persecuted religious employers, trying to force them to pay for their employees' contraceptives and abortifacients — in violation of Catholic morality.
Presidential candidate Biden continues to push that anti-Catholic position.
Among those who fought against the contraceptive mandate were the Little Sisters of the Poor, an order of Catholic nuns.
The Little Sisters had initial success in the U.S. Supreme Court in 2016, when the court allowed for them to fall under a religious exemption to the contraception mandate.
On July 8 this year, the Supreme Court ruled 7–2 in favor of the Little Sisters of the Poor, after the state of Pennsylvania tried to remove their religious exemption.
Biden has said that, if elected president, he would overturn the Supreme Court ruling and force the Little Sisters to pay for employees' birth control and abortifacients.