Posted by: tucsonjefe | October 22, 2010

I am a Values Voter

I just heard again that we need to be careful as the election approaches.  It seems that we have to avoid the so-called “cultural conservative” issues that may scare off the “independent” voter.  As committed as I am to small government conservatism, I am still first and foremost a Christian.  That means there are some things that are non-negotiable.  They will determine my vote before anything else.  The three “moral” issues that are paramount for me are

  • Life is sacred. Zech 12:1 “Thus says the LORD, who stretches out the heavens, lays the foundation of the earth, and forms the spirit of man within him”:   Acts 17:25 “ …since He gives to all life, breath, and all things.”  Who decides when a baby becomes a human, or when a life should end? Psalm 139:13-16.  Life and death is the business of the Lord.  It needs to be taken from the hands of the abortionist and the euthanist and the government bureaucrat.  I have to find out where each candidate stands on these issues.
  • Marriage is between a man and a woman.  Biblically there is not much room for discussion on the subject.  Marriage is a man and a woman joined by God, permanently.  Everything else is something other than marriage. Matt 19:4-6.  I have to ask myself if I want to be involved in subsidizing homosexual perversion by allowing the state to endorse such unions, thus conferring to them legal rights and benefits financed by public (my) funds.  I think not.  Who decides what marriage means and who will fund ungodly behavior?
  • Freedom of speech is key to our calling. “Amendment I.  Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.” There is no restriction in the constitution on prayer, gospel presentation, or Bible reading anywhere, any time.  Our courts have already determined that Christian speech is essentially unprotected.  It is the only kind of speech that is legally restricted in schools and public forums. You can curse but not pray.  It would be prudent to examine the position and history of each candidate regarding suppression of dissident ideas.  There is a move afoot to discourage some types of speech over the airwaves.  Our whole life as Christians is about speech – this is important.  Romans 10:17/ Mk 16:15-20.  Who decides what speech is protected?

 Scripture Reading:  “Open your mouth for the speechless, In the cause of all who are appointed to die. Proverbs 31:8

 Somebody said: Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged. Ronald Reagan

We live in the only nation in history where the people are the source of political power.  We will be held responsible for what our nation does.  It behooves us to be informed and involved. 

vls
http://www.fcftucson.org

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Responses

  1. Amen!! God Bless America!! We will take out the trash on Nov. 2.


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