CNA Staff, Nov 2, 2020 / 10:30 am
Joe Biden has released a video insisting that his personal politics remain in line with Catholic social teaching. In the video, released on the eve of the general election, Biden asserts that he has the "great advantage" of his religious and political beliefs aligning, despite his support for state-funded abortion and his opposition to several legal protections for religious freedom.
"Look, I have the great advantage of my faith, the Catholic social doctrine, and my political views coincide," said Biden in the video, which was tweeted from his official account Monday morning.
"It's about, you are your brother's keeper," he continued. "It really does matter what other people are going through. I was raised to make sure you look out for the other guy."
Biden added that he believed the "basic fundamental American values" of "honesty, decency, treating other people with respect" along with treating people equally, were reinforced by his Catholic faith.