You cannot be a Christian and vote for Obama
I recently read this editorial: You cannot be a Christian and vote for Obama by Janet Porter on Worldnetdaily.com
Normally, I don't respond to hate speech. But sometimes, I just can't get past the idea that unchallenged is confirmed....so I sent her the following email.
I'd like to share it with you.
I’d suggest that by imposing a religious litmus test, you can’t be an American, but then I’d be as foolish as you seem to be with this article about who God wants me to vote for and still be able not to consider myself a heretic.
I suppose you are either not representative of a 501c3 corporation or don't care about the prohibitions regarding not-for-profit status and candidate endorsement. This too has been a troubling trend for democracy of late.
Regardless, I’d like to suggest that Jesus wants me to vote for the person whom I believe will most likely feed the hungry, clothe the naked, heal the sick, give assistance to the poor, and turn the other cheek, praise the meek, be slow to anger, and make every effort to make peace.
That seems like Barak Obama, and it seems as though the Sermon on the Mount embodies far more planks from the Democratic Party platform than that of the Republican.
I’d also like to remind you that John McCain is the one who is divorced, married now to a woman whose fortune comes from the sale of alcohol, and who advocates an aggressive war-like foreign policy including the decidedly un-Christian notion of pre-emptive warfare.
I don’t really see how you can call into question other people’s Christianity based on their participation in Democracy. After all, Jesus is the King of Kings, not the President of Presidents.
I do agree with you about one thing, though, it is by our actions that we will be known. Crying heretic and casting stones, steeping oneself in hypocrisy, those are actions that to me indicate something other than you profess to believe.
As an American, however, I would be willing to fight to the death to protect your right to say any hateful, hurtful, awful thing you want to.
That’s what makes this country so great. Pity that people like you are working so hard to take that freedom from us. But, judging by the fruit of your tree, you aren’t as interested in democracy as you are theocracy. I hope you don’t win. And I say that fervently as both a Christian and as an American.
Please bear in mind that there is more to our presumably shared religious faith than your feeling that you are justified in your hatred and persecution of homosexuals, protection of the unborn regardless of the circumstances of their conception and threat to the mother's health, or the strident efforts to legislate morality.
There is forgiveness. There is the final commandment given by Jesus before he was taken to the cross--Love One Another.
Show me more of that fruit and I'll be tempted to believe in your tree.