..."The prayers of a righteous man are powerful and effective." JAMES 5:16
As the polls and the press and the momentum continue to go Sen. Obama's way, prayer may be the only tool we have left in this election. And the most important tool at that.
It's not that I think that Sen. McCain is a perfect man. In fact, he is not even my favorite Republican who ran for president this cycle. But he is the lesser of two evils. And Gov. Palin's faith seems authentic and I am impressed by her. I wish she were at the top of the ticket.
Nevertheless, Sen. Obama represents much that goes against my faith. And it breaks my heart to think that he may be given the opportunity to lead our nation. Here is a partial list of the moral reasons I cannot support the candidacies of Barack Obama and Joe Biden:
1) They openly support homosexuality and would most likely promote a culture that continues to move in the direction of legalizing gay marriage.
2) They seem naive about fighting Islamic jihadi terrorists and I think they lack the will to battle them at all.
3) Sen. Obama's campaign has shown a thuggish nature toward suppressing thought and opinion that is counter to his candidacy. They have threatened legal action against those who speak out in opposition to his policies. This is a scary threat to our free speech rights as Americans. And I believe it would only get worse if he gets elected.
4) Both Democratic candidates are more likely to raise our taxes, and consistently so. This takes more money away from families for their livelihood, and even their ability to give to charities.
5) Obama and Biden are hardcore pro-choicers who have no moral qualms with abortion. Sen. Obama even supported infanticide, the practice of letting babies who survive botched abortions die anyway by withholding medical attention. This is plainly murder and there is no other rational explanation for this abhorrent policy.
6) Barack Obama has a history of associating with shady, dare I say even evil individuals: domestic terrorist Bill Ayers, bizarre pastor Jeremiah Wright, convicted felon Tony Rezko, radical priest Father Pfleger, and the list goes on. If there is such a thing as guilt by association, Barack was condemned long ago.
7) Critics of Obama are often called racists, even if there objections to his policies have nothing to do with race. The press and his campaign seem to fall back on that as their default way of handling criticism and trying to intimidate people so they won't continue to speak out. My objections to Sen. Obama have nothing to do with race. But they have everything to do with faith.