Wednesday, May 6, 2009

A Christian Response to an Open Letter

The Letter:

My fellow Republicans:
As our party is going though a much-needed period of introspection, please consider that there was a time when this party stood for the Constitution, the rule of law, national defense, free enterprise, limited government, low taxes, balanced budgets, and individual rights. We still honor those principles; but those who now govern have no concern for or even understanding of such matters.
While the other party has been winning elections and undermining everything we have traditionally valued, what issues dominate our political discourse? Our party has been talking about sex and religion.
When we say “sex,” we mean topics like abstinence, promiscuity, homosexuality, pre-marital relations, contraception, sodomy, nudity, pornography, masturbation, same-sex marriage, sex education, abortion, and morning-after pills. Does that list sound familiar? It should, because those are the issues that too often dominate your campaigns.

My Reply:

Many people in the United States still stand for Biblical principles of morality. The Democratic Party is looked on by many of us in a negative way because most every bill directly contradicting our Biblical morality is introduced by a Democrat. I think many of the Republican politicians are simply realizing what many filmmakers realized after the movie "The Passion of the Christ" made its mega-millions: there is a large audience or constituency of Christians. And many of us Christians are looking to SOMEONE to speak up and fight on our behalf at the national level so that our Christian morality and the world we grew up in don't quickly become a thing of the past. I don't personally care WHY they are standing up for Christian morality--whether they really believe in it or just for votes--I just care that they are fighting. As a pro-life Christian, I long to hear about more Democrats stepping up and saying they are pro-life. Then, I would have a choice with my vote. Right now, I don't feel I have a choice. I could vote pro-abortion, but I would not be able to look myself in the mirror, and I would be ashamed before my God who created the disposed-of babies. I am concerned for any Christian who CAN vote pro-abortion; I can only conclude that these people have seared consciences and have decided that they are not going to be ruled by anyone, even God.

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