A Rare Political Post

*** Disclaimer ***

This blog is my own personal blog. Yes, I am a Christian. Yes, I am a pastor. As a pastor, I will not endorse any candidate for president, nor will I tell any person how they should vote. Therefore, what follows are not thoughts written under the direction of the church at which I serve. Nor are the thoughts below in any way an official position or direction from that church. ***

I’m not often a political animal. I do not believe that Christians will change the world by changing governments. The only way we will truly see a changed world is when people are deeply impacted by the gospel of Jesus Christ.

However, when a political candidate makes very clear his or her intent regarding issues of morality, I do believe that Christians should take time to listen and think biblically.

Below is a link to a speech delivered by Barak Obama on 7/17/2007 to a group from Planned Parenthood. In this speech, Obama continually says that a woman’s right to have an abortion is what is “at stake” in this election. Clearly, Senator Obama is making a supposed right to take the lives of babies something that is central to his campaign.

Yes, I understand that this issue may not be as simple as some believe. Yes, I realize that Senator Obama has in his heart the health and welfare of women as he makes his comments.

But let me say this: As a believer, I cannot in good conscience ever imagine supporting a man who makes the support of abortion a central issue for his political campaign. And, yes, I say that knowing that there may be other areas in which that candidate is excellent. Life, its value and protection, is far too important an issue to be trumped by economics or other political concerns.

To watch the Senator’s speech, a telling speech since the Senator is speaking to a very pro-abortion crowd, visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uUl99id2SvM.

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