Why American Christians Must Not Vote for Obama!
- By The Christian Messenger
- Published 10/29/2008
The Christian Messenger
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"WE are no longer a Christian nation,” Barack Obama declared. “We are...a Muslim nation, a Buddhist nation, a Hindu nation and a nation of non-believers.” Is Obama right? Are we a Muslim or Buddhist or Hindu nation? Are we a nation of nonbelievers? Not according to any credible statistical or cultural measures.
The greatest danger to our future is political leaders who would rob us of the values which make our nation great. The Founding Fathers held a Judeo-Christian understanding of America's place in the world. As a Christian and an American of African descent, it pains me to conclude that Barack Obama would move our country dramatically away from God and the values which made this nation possible and prosperous.
First, Obama is the most radical pro-abortion candidate ever to run for President. As a State Senator he alone blocked the ‘Born Alive Infants Protection Act’ which guaranteed medical care to babies born alive in spite of attempted abortion. Jill Stanek, who testified at Obama's hearing on the legislation said, “his lack of mercy, shocked me...”
Second, Obama has said that he would not belong to a church which is ‘averse’ to gays and lesbians. He views Bible believers as bigots against homosexuals rather than as principled Christians opposed to sin. Christians cannot vote for a politician who supports radical deviation from our biblical understanding of marriage, family and sexual morality.
Third, Obama’s history is one of opposition to Israel. He belonged to a church which honors Louis Farrakhan, and supports Hamas. He has had close ties to supporters of anti-Israeli terrorism such as Rashid Khalidi and Ali Abunimah. Bible believing Christians cannot vote for an enemy of Israel. To do so invites the curse of God.
When we stand in the voting booth on November 4th, 2008, we must stand for the righteousness of God rather than bowing to racial identity or social pressure. True change must come from adherence to the unchanging truths which have guided our nation's destiny. Obama says we are not a Christian nation. He must not receive a single Christian vote.
By Bishop E W Jackson Sr.
Bishop Jackson is the author of ‘Ten Commandments To An Extraordinary Life’, President of STAND - dedicated to restoring America's faith tradition and values and is Bishop of Exodus Faith Ministries in Chesapeake, Virginia and Boston, Massachusetts.