As a general rule, I try to stay out of politics. As a pastor, I have never felt that I should use my position to advocate for one politician or party over another. However, I do have a responsibility to advocate for Christian ethics and morality. I have a responsibility to stand for the victimized and the weak. I have a responsibility to speak God’s word and to speak for those who can’t speak for themselves.
When politics cross the line into ethics, morality, and religion, I am not only allowed to speak to these issues, I am compelled to speak to these issues. Edmund Burke is credited as saying, “when good men do nothing, evil prevails.” As such, the evil attacks against the morality and ethics of our country are prevailing because far too many good men and women have remained silent, sidelined by the attacks of liberals and fearful that their biblical positions on abortion and marriage will be vilified.
In his most recent blog, Albert Mohler writes that the 2012 election is America’s Great Worldview Test. More than politics are at stake when the Democratic Party Platform stands for the legalization and normalization of same-sex marriage and for unrestricted abortion. Mohler speaks of the abortion issue this way,
On the issue of abortion, the Republican platform states, “we assert the sanctity of human life and affirm that the unborn child has a fundamental individual right to life which cannot be infringed.” The Democratic platform states: “The Democratic Party strongly and unequivocally supports Roe v. Wade and a woman’s right to make decisions regarding her pregnancy, including a safe and legal abortion, regardless of ability to pay. We oppose any and all efforts to weaken or undermine that … Continue reading