A friend called a few weeks ago and posed the following question: “Who do you plan to support in the November Presidential election?” At that moment, several candidates remained in the race for the Republican nomination, but I planned to back Rick Santorum. “But what if he doesn’t win the nomination? Can you throw your support behind the current President?” Without hesitating, I answered, “No. Anyone, but President Obama.”
Now that Mitt Romney appears headed to accept the GOP nod, I plan to cast my ballot for him this Fall. Honestly, I wish the former Pennsylvania Senator prepared to battle the current administration. Better yet, Mike Huckabee. Nonetheless, I’ll check the box by Romney in November. Sadly, at times it seems I’m not voting for an individual as much as I’m voting against someone else.
So, why do I refuse to consider the notion of voting for an Obama second term? I find the answer simple. President Obama supports abortion on demand and announced his support for same sex marriage, two abominations in the eyes of God. Probably some believe these two social issues cover over my real reason, an ongoing battle with racism. Nothing’s further from the truth. In fact, the world teems with people of multiple color but of only one race. The human race. No, the issue of race does nothing to color my perception of the candidate. However, social issues trump every other consideration in my book. I find that matters of morality supersede job creation and the economy, for “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.”
Christians and the Voting Booth
In a nutshell, here’s why I cannot vote for Barack Obama. I hate the radical departure from holiness that our Country continues to take, all while people stand by and cheer our “progress.” God hates homosexuality ( not the homosexual) and yet many in our Country embrace homosexual marriage. Is God pleased? Ask Sodom and Gomorrah…
We kill over 1 million babies per year in the womb…one million! Are Christians supposed to remain silent about this tragic court approved holocaust? Is God pleased if we remain silent? Is God pro-choice?
I do not hate the President, nor anyone else for that matter. However, I hate policies and “progress” that push us ever closer to the precipice of the judging hand of God.
I also question how a Christian can with good conscience vote for leaders who espouse values contrary to the Word of God. If we vote for leaders who support abortion on demand, then we essentially hold the surgical knife that strips life from the womb. If we vote for leaders who support and champion gay marriage, we in effect officiate at their ceremonies. God holds us accountable for what we do behind the voting booth curtain.
Are Conservatives/Republicans perfect…no way. Unfortunately, I think we find ourselves at every voting cycle casting ballots for the lesser of two evils…I don’t believe that Jesus would ever cast a ballot for a candidate who supports either abortion or homosexual marriage. This post might seem a bit “preachy” but Conservative Christians have been quiet for too long.
Though this falls under the category of opinion, I know one thing for certain. It’s NOT the economy, stupid.
12 Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord…(Psalm 33:12)