So - if it came down to Popular Republican vs. Hillary Clinton in 2008 - would you / could you vote for PR if they were strong on every point - except they thought that grown men should be free to have sex with little boys? What if he agreed with you on every national issue - but thought that elective elimination of the elderly was acceptable - could you cast your vote for them - just to keep Hillary out of the White House? How then, assuming your answer to the previous questions is "No", could you vote for someone who thinks that it is acceptable for unborn children to be killed and extracted from their mothers womb and disposed of as common biological waste?
Spurred on by the following:
paleoevangelical: "Thursday, November 15, 2007 'Would you vote for a candidate who agrees with you on every issue, except that he's a white supremacist?' Guest host Russell Moore asks this question and others related to Pat Robertson's endorsement of Rudy Giuliani on Monday's Albert Mohler radio program. Moore argues that denying the humanity of and basic human rights to a whole category of human beings ought to be enough to make such an endorsement unthinkable for a Christian. Moore also said, 'I don't even have a candidate yet. And if I did I wouldn't tell you. It just wouldn't be appropriate.' Doesn't it seem ironic that the author of The Kingdom of Christ: The New Evangelical Perspective and director of the Carl F.H. Henry Institute for Evangelical Engagement would take a stronger stand against political endorsements than some fundamentalists?"
I just shared a link under Moose's Chooses: Sacrificing Children on a Republican Altar?
It is a must read for thoughtful musers.
I posted this comment to the article:
Abortion was not delegitimized under the Presidency of Ronald Reagan. Neither has it been abolished under the governing of Both Presidents Bush. All of them were the darlings of the Republicans - I voted for all of them.
It is simplistic, probably, for me to say this - but God's plan is not to change the world through political governance - He is changing it through His church. His true church. And He has never called His people to compromise their moral values for the sake of political expediency or incremental progress.
My pastor is currently preaching on the Bema Seat Judgment - and currently is leaning to the "ABC" ideology. Your comment, "having to stand before God to answer for compromising biblical convictions and acting as moral hypocrites by voting for an unprincipled man who will not defend the innocent and care for his own family", is poignant. I will be sharing this article with him.
Thanks, Randy, for providing a biblically based reason for your views.