Back in 2008, Pastor Rick Warren asked then Sen. Obama on when human life begins. His answer was that that question was above his pay grade. That is not an answer but a non-answer. His refusal to answer the questions show what he views this questions as a political question not as a basic definition of life. But not willingly define when human life begins, he cannot be pinned down to a specific position: moral relativism.
There are many reasons why I do not support Obama, but this one trumps them all. Thank you for posting this, Pr. McCain.
The ELCA’s Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn Illinois allowed babies to die without any care after failed abortion attempts. This story is the backdrop to why Obama could not even support the “Born Alive Infant Protection Act.” The ELCA’s abortion policy is as radical and anti-life as Obama’s. The ELCA will pay for abortion for any reason for those on its health benefits plan.
See here: http://www.exposingtheelca.com/on-abortion.html
I wish the Missouri Synod would speak more loudly and publicly against the ELCA’s abortion position and policy. Everytime we visit with ELCA members we should politely ask them why they still belong to a church which uses offering to dollars to pay to have unborn children killed.
Here is a link to another video you may find interesting. It is aimed at the Catholic voters, but is is good nonetheless, getting at the heart of what the important issues are in this election (just insert the word “Lutheran” wherever you see “Catholic”): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9vQt6IXXaM Does anyone have any thoughts on how much a pastor can or should say regarding this election. I don’t think I’m alone in feeling there is more at stake in this election than ever before and if Obama is re-elected we are going to see some major and radical changes that do not bode well for the free proclamation of Christ in our nation or for the protection of innocent human life. We thought what has already taken place is bad, but just wait until round two, if he is re-elected. Yet, how outspoken should a pastor be?
@Rev. Thomas Christopher
Rev. Christopher: the powers and principalities at play here circumvent basic moral law, Thou shalt not murder. I think abortion is the basic reason not to vote for anyone who is for it: Republican or Democrat. Once the federal government becomes the State, no longer ordered by the Constitution, and that State allowing for abortion on demand, as for “our good”, then what is going to stop said State from doing more for what is deemed for “our good”: ending the obesity ‘epidemic’ by legislating food, a 15 panel of “medical experts” stating when a ‘citizen’ has been to the doctor too many times, denial of 1st Amendment rights, etc. etc. If as pastors we say, that abortion is a moral evil. we are perforce making a political statement. We have too. The State is taking on the penumbra of the ultimate. We must point this out before it is too late. On this day, the Martyrdom of John the Baptist, he preached a simple sermon on marriage to the tetrarch. We still do not risk bodily life in preaching but will in regards to our souls, and the responsibility for the souls of others, if we do not.
Psalm 119: 46
Revelation 1: 5
If this man gets re-elected, the church should declare that she will refuse to follow any of his directives or that of “political correctness” which subverts the Word of God and let the chips fall where they may. It’s time for the church to get serious about resisting this and other evils, like, “gay marriage”!!
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