Friday, October 17, 2008

Fear of FOCA

After months of reading into the candidates & trying to learn everything that I could about them, I think somewhere between watching Palin's first two television interviews & two presidential debates, I had thought that I had finally come to rest about my decision about how to cast my vote. But today, when I was supposed to be writing letters & further preparing for a talk that I'm giving tonight, I instead dove a little deeper into the issue of abortion. 

And, now, I feel like I'm at a terrible crossroads... I could use some help. Is the Freedom of Choice Act & Obama's willingness to support it reason enough to cast my vote to a pair I generally disagree with on most issues? Is he really that far out there?

Is Dr. George right to say that if I cast my vote for Obama, I am voting for the most pro-abortion candidate ever? Am I just so weary of hearing the issue that I put it on the back burner when, perhaps, it should be my primary political concern?

I need some help here... with apologies to my more conservative friends (and parents...) whose opinions I have sinfully discounted... and just in case I haven't put enough links on here yet, here are the blog banters between Randy Alcorn & Donald Miller... and Robert Greenwald is all over McCain on YouTube

Aside Update #1: Erin is back at work three days a week! Unbelievable! Praise God for all the healing she's had, and we're continually in prayer that her life will work it's way back to "normal" soon.

Aside Update #2: After a little over six weeks of support raising, I'm at 43% of my goal & am still waiting on 13 people who've committed to give, but haven't told me how much yet. Simply unreal. God's is growing my faith & my conviction daily in this...

Last Aside: I love Bob Dylan unashamedly. His brilliant, clever, convicting commentary on American military history in his song "With God on Our Side" seems relevant even today.  Here are just some excerpts:

"Oh the First World War, boys, it closed out its fate
The reason for fighting I never got straight
But I learned to accept it, accept it with pride
For you don't count the dead when God's on your side.

(And this verse has led to many-a-discussion for Warden & I)
In a many dark hour, I've been thinkin' about this
That Jesus Christ was betrayed by a kiss
But I can't think for you; you'll have to decide
Whether Judas Iscariot had God on his side."


Adam Glendye said...

thanks for the update and for all of the "asides" i will have to put some thought into the Dylan, i think the hamster is already on the wheel on that one.

john said...

did you see the part on where it showed how maryland's abortion rates went up when restrictions were removed? and did you see how one comment extrapolated that nationally and came up with 400,000 more abortions in 4 years and 1.4 million more in eight years... i mean i like obama on healthcare too, but what equals that?

john said...

and have you seen this?