Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Yes we can...but why would you?

I have to admit, I am deeply disappointed in the unofficial nomination of Barack Obama. He stands in stark contrast to what I believe regarding the most important issues. Sure there are many of his stances that I could learn to live with or even support regarding the economy, social security, foreign policy, etc. However there are two deal breakers in my book. My book being the Bible. Abortion and Gay Marriage. I am in shock that there are so many people in this country that support Obama's stance on these two very important issues. I do understand that not everyone is a Christian, but what about your moral conscience? Abortion...that is KILLING a baby. A baby is a baby, inside or outside the body. Obama supports abortion and as horrible as that is, he also supports partial birth abortion. Do you know what that is? Click on this link for graphic images. Just a warning, it is graphic, but obviously Obama doesn't think it is unconstitutional to kill a person in that way. Partial birth abortion is abortion that occurs in the third trimester of pregnancy. The baby (and yes, it IS a baby) is delivered half way (feet first), the doctor then inserts a pair of scissors into the back of the baby's head and twists the scissors. That is murder, plan and simple. Just because half of the baby is still in the mother's womb does not make it okay.

People act appalled when a teenager hides her pregnancy, delivers the baby in private and then throws the baby in the trash. These same people attend rallies, raise money and proudly tell their friends and family that they support Obama. Where is the rational there? Just because the murder of the baby is done in a medical facility does not change the fact both situations are MURDER...against the most innocent members of our society.

I completely understand that there are RARE medical circumstances that require that the mother be induced into labor to save her life. I also understand there are RARE times in which the baby has a grave medical condition that almost guarantees that she/he will die shortly after birth. These circumstances in no way condone partial birth abortion.

If the mom is in grave danger unless the baby is taken from her body, she should deliver the baby. Babies are born prematurely everyday. What is the difference in the baby that is in the sick mama's belly and the baby that it is the well mama's belly that goes into pre-term labor? One baby will be partially delivered, stabbed in the head and discarded. The other baby will be delivered, rushed to specialists and watched day and night in the NICU. Why should someone decide for them that their life should end? If the baby isn't going to make it, let God decide, not a pair of scissors!

What about the baby with a grave medical condition? This baby should be killed and never given the chance to fight for life, be held, rocked or cuddled? Why, if they are going to die in your opinion anyway, not be given a moment of love? Would we just stab Aunt Sue in the back of the head if she was diagnosed with a terminal illness? No, of course not, that would be inhumane. Why would people rush to support a person who wants to not only give the okay to people to do this, but also have all of us taxpayers pay for it?

Did you know that babies are aborted and then left in soiled utility rooms to die if they aren't instantly killed in the process? They are put on shelves, no one there to hold them. Why is this okay with so many people in America?

In February 2004, Michelle Obama sent a letter to supporters claiming the ban on partial birth abortions was "unconstitutional" and asking for support. She also made several confrontational remarks while campaigning for her husband, but when the media reported and commented on that, Obama told them to "lay off my wife." Obama was declared a GREAT MAN and A DEVOTED HUSBAND. Here is a direct quote from Obama:

“If they think that they’re going to try to make Michelle an issue in this campaign, they should be careful, because that I find unacceptable — the notion that you start attacking my wife or my family,” he said.

Michelle Obama made herself an issue in this campaign. She has campaigned like crazy for him. Why is she off limits? She wants it to be legal to KILL BABIES, yet it is "unacceptable" to criticize her? There is a definite lack of judgement in that train of thought.

I understand that many people criticize Bush over his decision to enter into this war. In hindsight, it may have not been the best decision. In hindsight, we are all brilliant and insightful. I don't like war, I wish there was no need for it, but I do think it was the best decision at the time. I am heartbroken for the families that have lost their sons, daughter, mothers, fathers, etc. On the same side of the coin, these brave people CHOSE to fight for their country. They died and people cried, I haven't known any of them, but even I have cried for them. They were loved in their life. They were given the chance to make their own decisions. Obama is outraged at the death count as the result of this war? What about the innocent babies that are killed everyday? No one gave them a chance to love and be loved. No one gave them a chance to live.

The other major issue I have with Obama is his support of gay marriage. It should come at no surprise that I know that marriage is intended to be between a man and a women. With the support of the president, I can't imagine what will happen in the coming years in regards to gay marriage. It has already gotten to the point that I can't turn on HGTV without seeing Ann and Sally looking for a house or Bill and Ted designing their outdoor living area and don't forget about Deborah and Irene taking care of their new baby on TLC. It hurts my heart to see this on t.v. It actually pains me to think about my daughters seeing this on t.v. They are growing up in a generation that not only accepts gay marriage, but proudly flaunts it with parades and celebrations and sitcoms.

Another thing, it is so unbelievable that people are so excited about the fact that Obama is African American. I have watched so many people on t.v. that couldn't be prouder of our country for nominating an African American. Whole news segments devoted to this fact alone. It just irks me to hear people say this. What about the issues he stands for that you support. He had no control over the color of his skin. Why would you support him for that reason? Hello, this is the very reason racism exists!!! Just because he is African American, doesn't mean he deserves your blind support. I am all for the best person running our country, whatever the color of their skin.

Okay now I am done. I will be praying for our country and I hope you will do the same.


Willis said...

It is unfortunate that in our desire to be "free" many have truly not been set free by the Truth. So many claim to be "Christians" when their idealogies do not coincide with God's Word. Others will outright tell you that they believe the Bible is just another book. Our country continues to go on a downward spiral. Evidently the economy is the only thing people can think about as our "nation under God" continues to ignore Him and get farther away from His righteousness.


Cindy said...

Thank you for posting this info about abortion. I pray that God will have mercy on us. By the way, congrats on new adoption adventure! Can't wait to read more about your new son or daughter.

The Garners said...

I'm so glad I read this. I am SO terribly guilty of being apathetic, and this has inspired me to pray for our country and its leaders. I agree with you 1000%...thank you for the reminder.