Friday, November 2, 2012

Christians Voting for Romney?

This is from my husband's blog. It's worth your time.
Could a Christian Vote for Romney?

I from time to time am hearing--always second hand--from people who say that someone they know is a Christian but just can't vote for Romney. I would like such a someone to explain to me how that is possible. Seriously, how can anyone call them self a follower of Christ, living in today's America, and say such a thing?

These candidates have articulated their positions on a wide range of issues on which Christians should have opinions. We are not talking about style or likeability or whether they are a good leader or have a nice personality or speak well with or without a teleprompter. This is about specific laws that they would use their power to enforce on all Americans.

For instance:

1.   We have a federal law that says marriage is the union of one man and one woman, called the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), signed into law by President Clinton. Obama supports the repeal of that law, Romney opposes repeal.

2.   How about strengthening DOMA, by amending the U.S. Constitution to specifically define marriage as "only" the union of one man and one woman, so activist judges can no longer overturn democratically enacted laws and ordinances that say marriage is just that? Romney supports such a Constitutional amendment, Obama opposes it... click to read more