Never before in the history of the United States of America has an election represented such contrasting worldviews. The only one that came close was the race of 1860, when the question of slavery was front and center. Then, Americans elected a Republican, and one who was on the right side of history. I hope that they will do the same in 2012. I say that because of two massively important moral issues that are at the forefront today.
The two moral issues that dominate the national debate today are the definition of marriage and the rights of the unborn. On both of these, the Democratic National Platform has drawn its line in the sand; a line that is utterly at odds with the teachings of the Bible, and therefore, incompatible with true Christianity.
If you browse to democrats.org you can read their explicit positions on both of these issues. On the definition of marriage, the DNC has decided to champion the cause of the gay and lesbian lifestyle, and have come out of the closet in support of so-called gay marriage. Of course, they are buttressed by the fact that President Obama is the first US President to voice his support of “marital equality”.
The Bible calls homosexuality a sin (Romans 1.26-27) and teaches that marriage is a creation ordinance, and is between a man and a woman (Genesis 2.24). To say as much is not hate, as many on the left love to say. The Bible simply and clearly teaches this, and as a Christian I take my moral cues from the Bible, not the latest cultural fad.
Put frankly, the stand that the DNC and the current President have taken on marriage and sexuality is incompatible with biblical Christianity.
On President Obama’s re-election website, staffers call the Republican Platform intolerant and mean spirited. Why? Because of the Republican’s “anti-choice” stand; i.e., that the Republicans oppose abortion even in the case of rape and incest (ironically, the current Republican presidential candidate is on the record saying that he supports and exception in those cases). Of course, the DNC is not so concerned with abortion in the case of rape and incest – it is a tiny percentage of the abortions that occur in the USA (though I am still very much against abortion in those cases, since the baby has done nothing wrong). The DNC opposes all forms of restriction on “a woman’s reproductive rights.”
That is the immoral irony of the platform. They say they are for all the vulnerable demographics. They champion minority rights and workplace equality, etc. Yet, they are staunch in their belief that the most vulnerable demographic among us has no rights at all, not even the right to life. That trumps their supposed support of every other demographic, doesn’t it? They do not really support minority groups or the “underprivlidged” or the “working class”, or even women. I say that because they advocate killing members of all those demographics (potentially, in the case of the working class) while they are most defenseless – while they are still in the womb.
The Bible teaches that man is made in the image of God (Genesis 1.27). And the Bible forbids murder (Exodus 20.13). There is no compelling moral argument to support the crazy idea that killing a baby while he or she is in the womb is anything less than murder. Therefore, the DNC support of “reproductive rights” is incompatible with biblical Christianity.
I won’t lie. I disagree with the dems on a host of issues, moral and economic. Nevertheless, their stand on these two issues seals the deal for me. I hope American Christians will be Christian enough to stand up in November to vote Obama (and other democrat leaders who support the DN platform) out of office.