Friday, August 13, 2010

To vote pro-life, or not.

I may be in the minority here, but this primary election left a seriously bad taste in mouth. I really struggled with the issue of who to vote for and the only candidate I was really impressed with, based on his voting record, interviews and what I read in the paper, was not pro-life. It was the very first time in my life I entertained the idea of voting for this man in spite of his abortion stance. Before you all freak, please know, that thought only lasted a millisecond, and I had to dismiss it. But I was quite irritated that the only person I supported was someone I could not morally vote for. Maybe I'm the only one who has ever had this dilemma, I suppose it's not popular in the "evangelical" world to admit such a slip in mental clarity, but alas, I admit it.

So with this festering in my mind, I came across this timely interview with Mark Driscoll and Randy Alcron that really addressed my dilemma and gave voice to why I could not vote for this man. It is an articulate and true perspective on why voting for those who value the life of unborn infants is so important. It is highly unfortunate that this issue has become divided across party lines as I do believe there are plenty of thinking, intelligent individuals with various party affiliations that have strong convictions on this issue and unfortunately the parties have staked their claim on one position and forced their candidates to be molded into a stereotypical, cookie-cutter ideology that looks good on a billboard and will garner the most special-interest money (or votes…whatever is most needed at the time) But I have digresses…here is the interview. (Aren't you glad I don't often talk about politics?)

Click here to see this short, yet insightful interview.

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