Saturday, April 19, 2008

A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing

imageAt times, I have been as inspired by Barack Obama's rhetoric as the most liberal of Democrats. I can see why he is such an appealing candidate to the thoughtless masses. If I suspend my thinking brain and just listen with an emotional heart (that doesn't connect with my brain), I can allow myself to be swept away with his prose.

That is why, when I saw a blog post titled "A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing" by Voddie Bauchman that discussed Obama's stance on abortion, I wanted to share it as a reality check to myself and to others. I highly recommend you read this post. One part that stuck out to me is when Bauchman writes:

I am absolutely amazed that at a time when Margaret Sanger’s Darwinian, Eugenics inspired dream of eliminating the poor, the lame, and the inferior races through targeted abortion is being propagated at record rates, black people still support the man who epitomizes her murderous philosophy.  Black and hispanic women make up less than 13% of the population, but account for nearly half of all abortions.

As a white American, I find it difficult to tell black Americans that their supposed political savior (only dubbed this because he is black also), really does not have their best interests at heart. It appears Obama would have little to no regard for the specific injustices of abortion against minority communities.

Even if I had been tempted to vote for Obama in the past, there is absolutely no way I could now. Even if one believes that abortion laws in this country will never be over-turned (I pray they are wrong), how could I, a Christian, in good conscience vote for someone as radical on abortion as Obama?

I believe, ultimately, that everyone has their own pet issue that they vote based on. Why shouldn't the sanctity of life be the Christian's issue?

10 comments:

  1. It troubles me how popular Obama has become. I'm not sure if his following is because of his extreme positions (people have thought about his position(s) and they support them) or if people hare not really considering his awful stances on some issues and have been sucked in by his 'inspiring' speeches.

    Either way, if he becomes president, life is going to be pretty scary for America (and VERY scary for Americans living overseas like we do!)

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  2. Do you only post comments from people who agree with you?

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  3. Jennifer,
    good post....really gives me somthing to think about. haven't made my mind up yet on the canidates.

    Also, wanted to let you know that you won my glamorous girls contest and I have a set of clips to send to you for your little girl.

    Go ahead and email me and I can get them out to you. thanks!

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  4. The only comments I've ever rejected are spam. Comment away fellow Christian!

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  5. I think that it is time to move on to other important issues like feeding the poor, providing adequate healthcare to all who want it, rebuilding our infrastructure, getting our military out of that quagmire, fixing our schools,etc.
    I find it interesting that the same people who are against abortion rarely come out against war, the death penalty, the world's starving, people dying because they don't have access to basic medical treatment, etc., in the same conversation. I guess it's easier to be against abortion since taking that position doesn't really cost anything and it makes us feel like we're good. yippee.
    Discussing the candidates is important, especially in this election cycle, and we have
    so many problems that are getting worse on a daily basis that need to be addressed.
    I'm not scared of Obama, Clinton, or McCain. I'm scared of the mismanagement of the world's dwindling resources and our unwillingness to feed, shelter, educate, and provide medical care to the people already on this planet.
    You want a reality check? How about the food riots happening around the world because food prices are rising to the point that people can't afford to eat. (If food prices continue to go up faster than incomes in this country people who have never known hunger will be hungry. That's a food riot that I don't want to see.)
    You can count me as a proud member of the "thoughtless masses". My heart might be bleeding but, I know I've got one.
    Rick Klann

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  6. Ouch! Couldn't let this one pass without saying something. I find I agree with most of what Rick posted in his comment, so I won't repeat all that he said. I think there are many of us in the "thoughtless masses" who have dug a little deeper into what Obama's stance on abortion really boils down to . . . that really it's a matter of the heart. Women who seek abortions are women who need Jesus. There is no substitute for that and no amount of legislation will change it.

    Perhaps my bleeding heart is showing, too . . .

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  7. I had no idea my post on politics (which I've never talked about before on this blow) would generate such conversation, both on and off the blog.

    So, let me clarify... I didn't say EVERYONE who supports Obama is part of the "thoughtless masses." I just wrote that he is an appealing candidate to the thoughtless masses. as Steve pointed out in his comments... some people HAVE really thought about it and they do support the left of Ted Kennedy ideas that Obama has.

    But, since when is being pro-life the equivalent to supporting cultural jihad? Yes, Obama said it - http://www.barackobama.com/2005/11/10/remarks_of_senator_barack_obam_8.php.

    Megan, you are absolutely right about these women needing Jesus. I am increasing becoming convicted that I need to do more personally to address this. My husband and I are exploring ways to help.

    Rick, I'm hoping I am not mis-reading you when you write, "My heart might be bleeding but, I know I've got one." I sincerely hope you aren't implying I don't. You have to know me well enough to know that is not true at all.

    I was going to write a whole post to respond to this, but my blog isn't essentially about politics. I have a lot to say, but this isn't the place. I'll go off-line with you Rick, and I hope Megan will read Obama's remarks to the National Woman's Law Center.

    I am leaving a TON left unsaid...

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  8. My link to Obama's remarks didn't come through... here is it again (remove the line breaks):

    http://www.barackobama.com/
    2005/11/10/
    remarks_of_senator_barack_obam_8.php

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  9. I know Jennifer is trying to keep this from becoming a political blog, but I can’t help but comment on Megan’s statement that those “who have dug a little deeper into...Obama’s stance on abortion…[know he feels the issue is] a matter of the heart. Women who seek abortions are women who need Jesus. There is no substitute for that and no amount of legislation will change it.”

    Couldn’t the same be said about every single disgusting sin known to man? Murder—even Obama has said that’s a heart problem. “When a child turns to violence, there's a hole in his heart no government alone can fill,” Obama said. Rape—there’s a heart problem there, too. Theft. List them. Heart problems, every one.

    And clearly, no legislation changes hearts. But, let’s remember the words of Martin Luther King Jr, who said, “It may be true that the law cannot make a man love me, but it can keep him from lynching me, and I think that's pretty important.” And the law could, despite Obama’s objections, stop a man from using a vacuum to suck the brains out of the head of a “viable” baby. And I think that’s pretty important.

    Obama defended partial birth abortion—not just abortion but partial birth abortion—with these words: “[Abortion is] one of the most fundamental rights we possess. It is not just an issue of choice, but equality and opportunity for all women.” For a self-proclaimed Christian to defend Obama by claiming his stand has anything—anything—to do with Jesus is so egregious it makes me say it’s not just thoughtless, it’s sinful.

    You who love the LORD, hate evil!
    He protects the lives of His godly ones;
    He rescues them from the hand of the wicked.
    Psalm 97:10, CSB

    Is abortion evil? Obama says it is an essential right for “equality and opportunity.” He loves something evil. What about you? Will you dare answer the question: is abortion evil?

    Or will you be like Barbara Boxer who simply refused to answer. “I am not answering these questions,” she said when asked when life begins.
    http://www.nrlc.org/abortion/pba/
    notansweringboxersantorum.html

    2 Corinthians 11:3-4
    Galatians 1:6-9

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