Post election thoughts

Like many across the country, I was in awe as the election results poured in knowing that a black man would be elected president of the United States for the first time in history.  Especially considering the race relations this country has been embroiled in over her lifetime, this is really quite an achievement.

This is where my warm fuzzy feelings end.  President-elect Barack Obama appears to be the most radically pro-abortion elected official to ever reside in the White House.  This is what Barack Obama believes:

  • Given the scientific facts of when human life begins – deciding when babies deserve human rights is above his “pay grade”
  • Views babies conceived by unwed mothers as punishments and mistakes
  • abortion is a fundamental freedom
  • we should teach kindergartners sex education in public schools
  • we shouldn’t coerce doctors into providing life saving treatment to babies who have survived an attempt on their lives via abortion

Two of the first pieces of legislature he is salivating to sign are the Freedom of Choice Act and the Prevention First Act.  These two bills would officially write into U.S. law the right to abortion through all nine months of pregnancy, in all 50 states for any reason what-so-ever.  This bill would effectively nullify all state and federal limitations on abortion including parental notification.  The Prevention First Act will use our tax dollars to fund proven failed so-called “comprehensive sex-education” programs nationwide.  With a pro-abortion Nancy Pelosi and a pro-abortion Henry Reid running the roost in Washington, D.C. this could happen very quickly.

Finally, one of my main worries in all of this is who he would nominate to the U.S. Supreme Court and other federal benches.  These non-elected officials will have devastating  consequences for generations.

We know this isn’t a referendum on abortion as many would like to think it is.  This election was a referendum on a certain political party that has failed many on all sorts of issues.

This morning as I was driving to the office I followed a van briefly that had two bumper stickers on it; “Real men love Jesus” and “Pro-family, Pro-Obama.”  I believe this sums up the election.  How can men and women who claim to love Jesus vote for a man who is ardently an abortion advocate?  Unfortunately in this election many did, and this is shameful.  Followers of Jesus should not be leaving their consciences and their Bibles at the voting booth!  Unfortunately, it looks like enough did just that.

So don’t be down.  We know that God reigns supreme and He can, and wants to do good things even in the midst of such dire circumstances.  It does not matter who is occupying the White House.  God wants us to defend the most defenseless amongst us and can and wants to use us mightily for His work.

So let me encourage you.  Keep up the good fight.  Pray harder.  Give more of your time educating your peers about the truths of abortion and educating them on the importance of transferring those beliefs into grassroots activism like voting.  Encourage your peers to live lives of chastity and respect for yourselves and others around you.

I am pledging to not only keep up the fight, but to fight even harder.  Will you join me?

Erik Whittington

Director, Rock for Life

In the Oct. 17 issue of the RFL Report we issued a call to join us in Washington, D.C. January 20 as all eyes will be on the inauguration of the new president.  This is a perfect time to be a visible pro-life witness for the babies and to pray for the future of our nation.  We are excited to see this now gaining momentum as other pro-life youth organizations will be joining us – Stand True, Students for Life of America and Survivors.  So mark your calendars and get ready to be there.  More details to follow so stay tuned!

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2 Responses to “Post election thoughts”

  1. Sacramento Website Design Says:

    You know what amazes me most. I don’t know how mnay people in my church voted for Obama but of those who voted for him, so little knew anything about his policy. I agree that his winning did show a movement in this country. But was it a movement because we were so determined to show how open we were to a black president that we closed them to whether or not we chose the right person in the first place. I know where my faith has to go and hope that the damage done by our short sighted Obama supporters doesn’t end up doing even more harm.

  2. Mimi Says:

    Thank you, Erik, for you your words. I will be passing them on because I am whole-heartedly saddened and concerned about what happens next in this nation.

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