23 October 2008

Barak Obama: Not Just "Pro-Choice" But "Pro-Abortion"!

Here's an absolute must-read article on the intersection between politics and the moral issue of abortion: "Obama's Abortion Extremism," by Robert George. Mr. George takes on the weak claims from many Catholics and Evangelicals who claim that Barak Obama is "the preferred candidate from the pro-life point of view." He also shows just how bad a Barack Obama presidency could be for the support of human life in America.

Here's George's introduction to catch your interest:
Barack Obama is the most extreme pro-abortion candidate ever to seek the office of President of the United States. He is the most extreme pro-abortion member of the United States Senate. Indeed, he is the most extreme pro-abortion legislator ever to serve in either house of the United States Congress.

Yet there are Catholics and Evangelicals-even self-identified pro-life Catholics and Evangelicals - who aggressively promote Obama's candidacy and even declare him the preferred candidate from the pro-life point of view.

What is going on here?
And here's another paragraph to put a potential Obama presidency in its truly horrific perspective:
What kind of America do we want our beloved nation to be? Barack Obama's America is one in which being human just isn't enough to warrant care and protection. It is an America where the unborn may legitimately be killed without legal restriction, even by the grisly practice of partial-birth abortion. It is an America where a baby who survives abortion is not even entitled to comfort care as she dies on a stainless steel table or in a soiled linen bin. It is a nation in which some members of the human family are regarded as inferior and others superior in fundamental dignity and rights. In Obama's America, public policy would make a mockery of the great constitutional principle of the equal protection of the law. In perhaps the most telling comment made by any candidate in either party in this election year, Senator Obama, when asked by Rick Warren when a baby gets human rights, replied: "that question is above my pay grade." It was a profoundly disingenuous answer: For even at a state senator's pay grade, Obama presumed to answer that question with blind certainty. His unspoken answer then, as now, is chilling: human beings have no rights until infancy - and if they are unwanted survivors of attempted abortions, not even then.
By all means, read the whole article, not just in order to be informed, but also in order to support and defend God's gift of life ... for all human beings.


Pastor T, LCMS, IN said...

Abortion is an American tragedy, the silent Holocaust. Millions of dear little ones simply thrown away . . . . There are other costs too: great inventions that were never invented, great books never written, great minds never cultivated, friendships, relationships, and loves never known.

Abortion is a national tragedy greater than slavery, which was bad enough. Yes, of course, abortion is a forgivable sin. And yet, even if one agrees with Democrats on all the other issues, it is very hard to trust any party or candidate that practically makes it a civil right for one's mother to cut one off from life even before a person has the chance to exercise the freedoms we Americans enjoy. LIFE is fundamental to all our rights: LIFE, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. -Pastor T

Hoffster said...

I'm glad you made this post. I believe we Lutheran pastors need to inform our flock of the extreme anti-Christian consequences of a political candidate (in this case Obama). To be honest I'm a little disgruntled at Lutheran apathy towards government. Yes we have the two kingdoms, but we have a vocation as voter to make a wise and Christian decision when we vote - your post helps make this possible.

Randy Asburry said...

Pastor T,

Thanks for your reference to the Declaration of Independence and the "unalienable Right" of Life with which our Creator has endowed us. It is tragic beyond description that our so-called civilized nation has legalized this snuffing out of Life. And, yes, we pastors need to do more to alert our people to this vital moral issue as they enter the voting booth (but then again, I also fear that far too many Americans, and even Christians, view our "right to vote" as if it were only a high school council election process--popularity and good looks seem to matter more than issues, moral or otherwise).

Randy Asburry said...

Thanks, Hoffster,

I'm glad that this post can help combat the apathy of our fellow Christians in getting out to vote. Sadly, too many people either take our right to vote too lightly or ignore it out of complacency or whatever, but I'd much rather have this great civic privilege, however small a voice it may be in the big scheme of national politics, than live under a system such as the Roman Empire or a Communist regime!

It's always time to bear witness to our God and Savior, and His gift of Life, when we enter to voting booth.