And Now The Consequences…


I know, I know, Obama becoming president was an historic moment and one we should all be proud to have lived to see.  That is true; from slavery to the Civil War to the Civil Rights movement to President is a great move forward for the history of race relations.

Having said that we are now going to see why it is that Christians must vote their conscience instead of some enlightened feel good position.  If we are not going to live out our faith in the voting booth, then we should not kid ourselves about the value of our faith.  Faith is the evidence of things not seen.  Evidence is something you can see, feel, and touch.  Evidence is what puts criminals in jail.  Faith that does not influence the voting booth is not faith at all.

Electing extreme left leaning liberals, like Obama, might make you feel like an enlightened white person, or a loyal black person.  Unfortunately, as Christians we are not called to be enlightened in the things of this world.  We are called to be different from the causes of the day when those causes defy the moral code God established from the beginning of the Universe.

I am a one issue voter.  I know there are other issues that matter, but they will take care of themselves eventually.  From the beginning of recorded history God has been firm on one thing—He does not believe in murder, in any form.

Many liberals understand this principle in a limited fashion.  They do not believe in killing the guilty through capital punishment, the death penalty.  They do not believe in cruelty to animals which leads to the killing of animals—it is not murder to kill an animal regardless of how much we love Bugs Bunny.  They believe war is murder and are against that.

It seems liberals have the high road when it comes to believing in the sanctity of life.  If you believe that you are sadly mistaken.

It is on the issue of abortion that their strict moral structure dies. 

 That is how I define a liberal—they believe in murdering the innocent and protecting the guilty.  I am pro-life, I believe in protecting the innocent and the guilty.  No abortion, no death penalty!

In the next few weeks dear Mr. Obama will be appointing a nominee to fill Justice Souter’s seat on the Supreme Court.  Fortunately for you and me Mr. Justice Souter is a “conservative” turned liberal justice and his vote will not be changed by the new nominee.  Unfortunately for you and me the person appointed to his seat will likely be even more liberal and extremely young in Supreme Court Justice Years—they are the opposite of dog years.  Justices live longer than most people and seldom walk away from the job.

Suddenly all of the reasons why Christians vote for abortion are going to matter.  If we truly are a Christian nation then we need to figure out why we are tolerating legalized murder.  Same-sex marriage, sure it matters, but abortion is murder and we have become surprisingly accepting of abortion—even if only through the politicians we support.

I am voting my conscience!  Always have, always will.


5 Responses to “And Now The Consequences…”

  1. 1 morsec0de 1 May 2009 at 3:24 pm

    “If we truly are a Christian nation then we need to figure out why we are tolerating legalized murder.”

    Two reasons. We’re not a Christian nation, and all abortion is not murder.

    Now to be clear, I’m not for abortion. But I am pro-choice. That being said, I support everything that would work to put a stop to abortions: comprehensive sex education, birth control, the morning after pill, etc.

    That being said, if a woman discovers she’s pregnant and decides to have an abortion within the first few weeks, that doesn’t bother me. Particularly because the majority of fertilized eggs are spontaneously miscarried because the egg fails to implant.

    But that’s just a godless heathen’s opinion on the subject. 🙂

    • 2 joelthornton 2 May 2009 at 2:05 am

      It is always good to get the opinion of godless heathen’s, since you guys have rights too. Thanks for weighing in. I do not think we ar ea Christian nation either, but I disagree with you on the justification for abortion due to spontaneous miscarrage of embryos. It is one thing for the embryo to miscarry it is another to terminate that action.

      My views on abortion are based on the belief that life begins at comception, stop the conception, no problem. The morning after pill does not stop conception so it is merely an early abortion.

      Again, thanks for weighing in and feel free to come back, you can help keep me honest.

  2. 3 morsec0de 2 May 2009 at 6:12 am

    “The morning after pill does not stop conception so it is merely an early abortion.”

    Actually it does stop conception. That’s what it does. Conception doesn’t happen immediately after intercourse. It takes several hours, if not a whole day or more.

    • 4 joelthornton 2 May 2009 at 2:46 pm

      Actually, the science on the morning after pill is that it prevents an impregnated egg from attaching to the uterus wall–thus conception has occurred and from my point of view an abortion is created. If as you say, it takes several hours, the morning after pill is clearly stopping a fertilized egg from following the normal cycle of life.

      • 5 morsec0de 2 May 2009 at 3:44 pm

        It was my understanding that the morning after pill can prevent an egg from implanting, but that it’s primary function is preventing the egg from leaving the ovary. If I’m wrong, well, I learned something. But I don’t view humanity beginning at conception.

        All chemical birth control has the possibility of preventing implantation. So do some heart-medications. Assuming you’re against the morning after pill, are you against the others as well?

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