Okay, so that’s taking Martin Luther a bit out of context, but I’d like to think that were he still with us, he would be a lot more vocal than I about the way we tend to just ignore the way the collective “we” have sanctioned the killing of pre-born children.
Some arguments I’ve heard from the mouths of professing believers:
- Abortion has not been over-ruled in a Republican government.
- Abortion is not the only issue at stake.
- It doesn’t matter how we vote, nothing will change the abortion laws in our country.
I’m here to say this: I will not use any of those arguments or any others to make myself feel better about voting for a man who clearly supports the murder of these babies.
I linked to this article by John Piper a while ago in my sidebar, but it deserves a front page. He wrote it in 1995. I think it has never been more relevant than it is right now. There are many issues I can agree to disagree about. There is one I will never do so on.
Before God and before you, I will not sit this election out. I will not support Barack Obama. I will pray for this election. I will cast my vote in the direction of life.
Here I stand. I can do no other.