BREAKING: Ohio pro-life group fires Christian woman after congressman, wife complain about her gospel posts

"There's no hope for any of us outside having faith in Jesus Christ alone."

Libby Emmons Brooklyn NY
Update: Ohio Right to Life issued the following statement: "Ohio Right to Life can confirm that Elizabeth 'Lizzie' Marbach is no longer employed at Ohio Right to Life. This decision was not based on any single event as some on social media claim. We appreciate Lizzie's service and wish her the best in future endeavors."

Original story follows:

A woman who worked at Ohio Right to Life has been fired after posting the gospel on social media. Lizzie Marbach was given the opportunity to resign, or to "receive a transition period before her official dismissal," but reportedly declined both, per The Sentinel.

"There's no hope for any of us outside having faith in Jesus Christ alone," Marbach wrote on August 15, stating a tenet of Christianity, that Jesus Christ is the Savior, son of God, and the one true God.

In response, Ohio Republican Rep. Max Miller quoted the post with the statement "This is one of the most bigoted tweets I have ever seen. Delete it, Lizzie. Religious freedom in the United States applies to every religion. You have gone too far."

"Sorry, Congressman," Marbach replied, "but these are the words of Jesus himself. 'Jesus answered, ‘I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.’ No one has hope outside of Jesus Christ and every knee will bow one day declaring that Jesus Chris is Lord."

Miller's wife, who sits on the board of the organization from which Marbach has now been terminated, also said she should "delete" the post.

"What is so great about this is by Max Miller reposting me," Marbach snapped back, "thousand of people will no be confronted wiht the truth that Jesus Christ is Lord. what man meant for evil, God means for good."

Miller later said "God says that Jewish people are the chosen ones, but yet you say we have no hope. Thanks for your pearl of wisdom today."

Still later, he apologized. "I posted something earlier that conveyed a message I did not intend. I will not try to hide my mistake or run from it. I sincerely apologize to Lizzie and to everyone who read my post."

Marbach did not apologize for her remarks, instead telling The Sentinel she "absolutely" has no regrets about the post, which she said resulted in "millions" having read the gospel message.

Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar also came to her defense, saying "No! Stating the core beliefs or principles of your faith isn’t bigoted as Lizzie did, its religious freedom and no one should be scolded for that. It’s also wrong to speak about religious freedom while simultaneously harassing people who freely express their beliefs."

She also explained that she had been in hot water at work over a separate post she had made, over which she and another co-worker disagreed.

In that post, she took issue with Rachel Coyle, co-founder of How Things Work at the Statehouse, who proposed a bill that would "enshrine reproductive freedom and abortion rights in the Ohio Constitution." 

"Yawn," Marbach said, reposting Coyle, "You're a murderous liar, Rachel and Ohio will soon find out." Marbach had concerns with the proposed law, saying that it removes parental rights, allows abortion up to birth, would legalize child sex changes, and "enables abusers."

The disagreement between Marbach and Coyle appears to be over language and the interpretation of language for purposes of the bill.

The Sentinel reports that the other employee "was concerned about the tone of the post." They also reported that internal communications from Ohio Right to Life showed that someone on staff had leaked communications to local progressive outlet The Rooster which showed that Marbach's career "was in jeopardy" over the firey exchange with Miller and the post about the pro-abortion amendment.

Marbach served as the director of communications, and she is still listed on the website. Ohio Right to Life opposes the amendment posed to enshrine abortion into the state constitution.

Per her bio, "Elizabeth Marbach is an experienced campaigner in Ohio with a proven track record and a proud Reformed Baptist. She firmly believes that the only path forward in the fight against abortion is to allow the bible alone to define the issue and to reject the temptation to remove God from the conversation. She believes that scripture alone is our sole authority and should be our ultimate guide in all things—including politics."

EDITOR'S NOTE: An earlier version of this story incorrectly identified Max Miller as a state lawmaker. He is a congressman.

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