Pardon me….

Pardon me while I rant a little bit. I hope you’ll bear with me and read this and let me know what you think, especially if you’re an Obama supporter….

Yesterday, I posted this statement on facebook and twitter:

Barack Obama: the most pro-abortion political figure ever to run for president. Make you wonder what “yes we can” means?

What really surprised me is that I got several responses like this:

“Actually, Obama said the other day that nobody really supports abortion.”

A couple of folks who seem to really love Jesus said things like,

“Next week, we’ll be saying ‘Yes we did!'”

As if they couldn’t care less that they support someone who aggresively promotes infanticide.

And my old buddy Patrick said,

“People are still talking about abortion in relation to presidential candidates? Really? I thought we’d moved on to more important issues.”

Now, first of all, let me say that if you want to vote for Obama, then fine. I don’t think you’re stupid or arrogant for wanting to do that. I don’t disrespect you for wanting to do that. I realize that it’s a really ‘cool’ thing to do. You get to have the popular bumper sticker and say things like ‘yes we can!’.

Here’s where I want to challenge the Obama supporters: please don’t trick yourself or lie to yourself or rationalize this – you have got to acknowledge that you support the most pro-abortion political figure in the history of our country. And not only that, but one who has no integrity when it comes to this matter because he consistently refuses to acknowledge his views.

Forget what he says, and look at how he has voted! Here are some snippets from an article by a professor at Princeton University. (this dude is a member of the President’s Council on Bioethics and previously served on the United States Commission on Civil Rights):

Barack Obama is the most extreme pro-abortion candidate ever to seek the office of President of the United States. He is the most extreme pro-abortion member of the United States Senate. Indeed, he is the most extreme pro-abortion legislator ever to serve in either house of the United States Congress.

I have examined the arguments advanced by Obama’s self-identified pro-life supporters, and they are spectacularly weak. It is nearly unfathomable to me that those advancing them can honestly believe what they are saying.

For, unlike his running mate Joe Biden, Obama does not think that abortion is a purely private choice that public authority should refrain from getting involved in. Now, Senator Biden is hardly pro-life. He believes that the killing of the unborn should be legally permitted and relatively unencumbered.

But unlike Obama, at least Biden has sometimes opposed using taxpayer dollars to fund abortion, thereby leaving Americans free to choose not to implicate themselves in it. If we stretch things to create a meaningful category called ”pro-choice,” then Biden might be a plausible candidate for the label; at least on occasions when he respects your choice or mine not to facilitate deliberate feticide.
The same cannot be said for Barack Obama.

You can go on and read about how Obama has voted FOUR TIMES against a bill that simply says that if a doctor botches an abortion so badly that the baby makes it out alive, the living, breathing, viable human baby cannot be killed. (and yes that happens daily – watch a nurse talk about how she regularly has to carry babies to a ‘death room’ where they are left to die of malnutrition and hypothermia because this legislation has not been passed here)

And on top of all this, Obama doesn’t even have the integrity to tell the American people that he supports this stuff. When Rick Warren asked him when human life begins, he said, “That’s above my pay-grade.” And he recently said, “Nobody really supports abortion.”

….not true Mr. Obama. Why do you want to deceive the American people? Why won’t you at least be honest about your aggresively pro-abortion voting history?

Listen, if you couldn’t care less about 40 million children that have been murdered in the last couple-dozen years, and all you want to do is be on the bandwagon that’s probably gonna win, then fine, vote Obama.

But, if you believe that abortion is (usually murder) and you have closed your eyes and jumped on this ‘yes we can’ bandwagon, willfully ignoring that the guy you’re getting behind is our country’s leading promoter of fetucide and infanticide, then please at least open your eyes and choose with your whole consciousness.

This isn’t about whether the next president is going to overturn Roe v. Wade. He couldn’t if he wanted to because that’s the job of the supreme court. That’s not what this is about at all…

This is about whether the next president of the US is going to be a man who says that selfishness that leads all the way to murder is acceptible and should be welcomed, or a president that believes in the sanctity of human life.

7 comments

  1. Dang, Zack, thanks for not mincing words. This may be incredibly ignorant, but when is Election Day?

  2. You have only a few days to give your insight on the “redistribution of wealth”. Lets not leave out that Ba-rockstar/dictator said “I wouldn’t want my daughters punished for a “mistake” they might make.” Dear Lord, he is talking about his OWN grandkids. The bible tells us even the elect will be deceived in Mar 13:;22….others 1 Cr 3:18, Eph 5:6, Col 2:4, 2 Th 2:3, 1 John 1:6 and 1 John 2:26. My hope is in Him. Keep up the informative work Zack! Praying for you!

  3. Right on the money man! I heard someone on the radio last night say we need to get past issues like abortion so we could focus on “more important” issues like the economy and foreign policy. The response he received:

    “What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, yet forfeit his soul?” Mark 8:36

    I thought that put a lot of things in the correct perspective.

  4. I honestly think this is a battle in the heavenlies. I think we (or at least I) can forget that. I’ve been around awhile now and I’m amazed at how many really smart people have chosen (or allowed themselves to be) deceived. Do I think we have a “wonderful” choice of candidates? No, I don’t. There are a lot of things on which I disagree with John McCain’s position. Unfortunately, Barak Obama is a socialist who supports the death of the innocent. Regardless of other policies, I can’t support that. I would encourage voters who say they belong to Christ to really pray about their vote before they head out to the polls. If you seek the Lord with an open heart, ready to accept whatever He says and He tells you vote Obama, then I surely won’t fault you. I certainly would not want to cast a vote in this day and age without having guidance from my Savior. What looks good to the world is often not what looks good to God.

  5. Thanks for the thoughts everyone!

    I feel like I should clarify something, having re-read what I wrote at 5:30 this morning…

    It has occurred to me recently through experience that some people hear “I am against legalized abortion” and interpret it to mean “I am against anyone who has ever had or considered an abortion.”

    I want to be clear that I consider abortion to be sin, but no more or less serious than my own sin. On a scale, my junk is just as heavy and stinky as someone who has had an abortion (or 4). According to Jesus’ definition, I have committed adultery and murder…

    If your sin is covered by the blood of Christ, then it’s all completely covered.

    And if it isn’t, then none of it is, and I don’t judge you for that, because I’ve been in your shoes, and the only thing that changed me was God’s grace.

    This is about whether abortion should our country’s policy… whether it should be the acceptable way to deal with unexpected or unwanted pregnancy.

    And lest you have any doubts, there is absolutely nothing hypocritical about choosing to support life now even though you made mistakes in the past…

  6. Yes… that’s it!
    “This isn’t about whether the next president is going to overturn Roe v. Wade. He couldn’t if he wanted to because that’s the job of the supreme court. That’s not what this is about at all…
    This is about whether the next president of the US is going to be a man who says that selfishness that leads all the way to murder is acceptible and should be welcomed, or a president that believes in the sanctity of human life.”
    Like Tabi, I wasn’t thrilled with McCain. I wasn’t even sure I was going to vote. But that’s it. I’m voting!

  7. I always knew you were smart, Zack!=] It’s nice to hear that someone DOESNT go with the flow and “do the popular thing.” Reading that makes me sick. I have a feeling Obama is hiding a lot more that just his views on abortion. He is definately not a good man(I toned it down a bit for you=])

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