Nobody knows who I am? That's cool. I can still stand on a soapbox and tell anyone who is willing to pause on the sidewalk and listen, just how I would run the country if I had the job. Vote for me, y'all!
Believers are supposed to somehow make all their morals go away when assessing the cast of candidates, and make a decision based on the "real world" not "religious bias." Heck, yeah, I'm biased! I have a biased opinion of my grandchildren (the best!), a biased opinion of my husband (woo-Hoo!), and an extremely biased opinion of my God!
The truth is, the lack of morals in the real world means that I must dig in my heels and throw my Biblically based thoughts on out there, if only to remind people that morality isn't all about being politically correct. And morals aren't relative.
Yes, I have a Biblical opinion on abortion. Abortion is bad. Extremely bad. It's "I'm embarrassed to simultaneously be a Christian and a U.S. citizen when I'm standing before God" kind of bad. And God while we're at it, I'd like to apologize on behalf of my country for that Supreme Court thing a few weeks back. It was really just five people making that decision, Lord. Not all of us. Please be merciful.
But it's not just the American culture snarling at me to shut up. Apparently Christians aren't allowed to try and influence other Christians by actually having an opinion about the candidates. I can't call a nut a nut without being accused of bashing. And apparently views on abortion and homosexuality has to trump everything else when I'm picking a candidate to vote for.
The Bible says to pray for our leaders. A casual reading of I & II Kings and I & II Chronicles tells us this; the direction of the leader will be the direction of the country for the next four years.
Author Joel C. Rosenberg posted a blog that I agree with wholeheartedly. "America needs a Josiah". We need a President with the will and the strength and the guts to guide the nation off it's idolatrous path.
Yes, pray for our leaders, and our would-be leaders. Where they go, we go. And speak up this year. I will.