"Why I (A Black Man) Can't Vote For Obama"

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Huntley Brown – is a fabulous concert pianist, a man of God and is a black man.  Here is his reasoning for not voting for Obama. My brother-in-law asked me to post this and I thought you might like it.

Why I Can’t Vote For Obama

A  few months ago I was asked for my perspective on Obama, I sent out an email with a few points. With the election just around the corner I decided to complete my perspective. Those of you on my e-list have seen some of this before but it’s worth repeating..

First I must say whoever wins the election will have my prayer support. Obama needs to be commended for his accomplishments but I need to explain why  I will not be voting for him.

Many of my friends process their identity through their blackness.

I process my identity through Christ. Being a Christian (a Christ follower) means He leads I follow. I can’t dictate the terms He does because  He is the leader. I can’t vote black because I am black, I have to vote Christian because that’s who I am. Christian first, black second.  Neither should anyone from the other ethnic groups vote because of ethnicity. 200 years from now I won’t be asked if I was black or white. I will be asked if I knew Jesus and accepted Him as Lord and Savior.

In an election there are many issues to consider but when a society gets abortion, same-sex marriage, embryonic stem-cell research, human cloning, to name a few, wrong, economic concerns will soon not matter.

We need to follow Martin Luther King’s words, “Don’t judge someone by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” I don’t know Obama so all I can go off is his voting record.

His voting record earned him the title of the most liberal senator in the US Senate in 2007. NATIONAL JOURNAL: Obama: Most Liberal Senator in 2007 (01/31/2008)

To beat Ted Kennedy and Hilary Clinton as t he most liberal senator, takes some doing. Obama accomplished this feat in 2 short years. I wonder what would happen to America if he had four years to work with.

There is a reason planned parenthood gives him a 100 % rating.
There is a reason the homosexual community supports him.
There is a reason Ahmadinejad, Chavez, Castro, Hamas etc. love him.
There is a reason he said he would nominate liberal judges to the Supreme Court.
There is a reason he voted against the infanticide bill.
There is a reason he voted No on the constitutional ban of same-sex marriage.
There is a reason he voted No on banning partial birth abortion.
There is a reason he voted No on confirming Justices Roberts and Alito. These two judges are conservatives and they have since overturned partial birth abortion. The same practice Obama wanted to continue.

Lets take a look at the practice he wanted to continue.

The 5 Step Partial Birth Abortion procedure

1. Guided by ultrasound, the abortionist grabs the baby’s leg with forceps. (Remember this is a live baby)
2. The baby’s leg is pulled out into the birth canal.
3. The abortionist delivers the baby’s entire body, except for the head.
4. The abortionist jams scissors into the baby’s skull. The scissors are then opened to enlarge the hole.
5. The scissors are removed and a suction catheter is inserted. The child’s brains are sucked out, causing the skull to collapse. The dead baby is then removed.God help him.

There is a reason Obama opposed the parental notification law. Think about this: you can’t give a kid an aspirin without parental notification but that same kid can have an abortion without parental notification. This is insane.

There is a reason he went to Jeremiah Wright’s church for 20 years. Obama tells us he has good judgment but he sat under Jeremiah Wright teaching for 20 years. Now he is condemning Wright’s sermons. I wonder why now? Obama said Jeremiah Wright led him to the Lord and discipled him. A disciple is one in training. Jesus told us in Matthew 28:19 – 20 ‘Go and make disciples of all nations.’ This means reproduce yourself. Teach people to think like you, walk like you, talk like you believe what you believe etc. The question I have is what did Jeremiah Wright teach him?

Would you support a White President who went to a church which has tenets that said they have a:

1. Commitment to the White Community
2. Commitment to the White Family
3. Adherence to the White Work Ethic
4. Pledge to make the fruits of all developing and acquired skills available to the White Community
5. Pledge to Allocate Regularly, a Portion of Personal Resources for Strengthening and Supporting White Institutions
6. Pledge allegiance to all White leadership who espouse and embrace the White Value System
7. Personal commitment to embracement of the White Value System.

Would you support a President who went to a church like that?

Just change the word from white to black and you have the tenets of Obama’s former church. If President Bush was a member of a church like this, he would be called a racist. Jessie Jackson and Al Sharpton would have been marching outside. This kind of church is a racist church. Obama did not wake up after 20 years and just discovered he went to a racist church.  The church can’t be about race. Jesus did not come for any particular race. He came for the whole world.

A church can’t have a value system based on race. The churches value system has to be based on biblical mandate. It does not matter if its a white church or a black church it’s still wrong.  Anyone from either race that attends a church like this would never get my vote.

Obama’s former Pastor Jeremiah Wright is a disciple of liberal theologian James Cone, author of the 1970 book A Black Theology of Liberation. Cone once wrote: ‘Black theology refuses to accept a God who is not identified totally with the goals of the black community. If God is not for us and against white people, then he is a murderer, and we had better kill him. Cone is the man Obama’s mentor looks up to. Does Obama believe this?

So what does all this mean for the nation?

In the past when the Lord brought someone with the beliefs of Obama to lead a nation it meant one thing – judgment.

Read 1 Samuel 8  when Israel asked for a king. First God says in 1 Samuel 1:9 ‘Now listen to them; but warn them solemnly and let them know what the king who will reign over them will do.’

Then God says: 1 Samuel 1:18 ‘ When that day comes, you will cry out for relief from the king you have chosen, and the LORD will not answer you in that day.’ 19 But the people refused to listen to Samuel. ‘No!’ they said. ‘We want a king over us. 20 Then we will be like all the other nations, with a king to lead us and to go out before us and fight our battles.’  21 When Samuel heard all that the people said, he repeated it before the LORD. 22 The LORD answered, ‘Listen to them and give them a king.’

Here is what we know for sure.

God is not schizophrenic

He would not tell one person to vote for Obama and one to vote for McCain. As the scripture says, a city divided against itself cannot stand, so obviously many people are not hearing from God.

Maybe I am the one not hearing but I know God does not change and Obama contradicts many things I read in scripture so I doubt it.

For all my friends who are voting for Obama can you really look God in the face and say; Father based on your word, I am voting for Obama even though I know he will continue the genocidal practice of partial birth abortion. He might have to nominate three or four supreme court justices, and I am sure he will be nominating liberal judges who will be making laws that are against you. I also know he will continue to push for homosexual rights, even though you destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah for this. I know I can look the other way because of the economy.

I could not see Jesus agreeing with many of Obama’s positions. Finally I have two questions for all my liberal friends.

Since we know someone’s value system has to be placed on the nation,

1. Whose value system should be placed on the nation.

2.  Who should determine that this is the right value system for the nation?

Blessings,
Huntley Brown

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146 Responses to “"Why I (A Black Man) Can't Vote For Obama"”

  1. Machelle, your reply was awesome. It would be an honor to know you and call you a friend. I am sorry you went through what you did but God permitted it to bring you where you are now, which, is on the path of riteousness that leads to heaven.

    Jean, Sashinka, and the other posters that even in light of what Mr. Brown stated (by the way, it is all factual) will still vote for Obama, your eyes are open but you do not see! How can anyone be so callous as to vote for someone who wants to ensure that babies born alive as the result of botched abortions die?! I,too, took the easy road before saying I was against abortion, but it should be up to the woman to decide for herself. I knew I was wrong in that view but another issue that took presidence. It is funny that the other issue that took the forefront of my political psyche is no longer a dominant force in my mindset now. It is amazing how things change once one’s eyes are opened to the truth. By no means am I saying I am better than you Jean, Sashinka etc., bu rather, God has bestowed Grace on me via the Holy Spirit to allow me to see clearly and choose the correct path. Jean, Sashinka and the other posters on here who share you views keep mentioning how Christians judge others and that is not acceptable as only God has the right to judge. Someone earlier has stated it much more eloquently than me but I will make an attempt at clarifying the “judging” concept. If I tell you not to get an abortion because it is wrong, or if I tell you not to have premarital sex because it is wrong, I AM NOT JUDGING YOU!!!! If I see you are doing something wrong and do not say anything I am risking my salvation by not presernting the truth of God’s teachings to you. Once I reveal the truth to you, it is up to you to see it or not. I can tell you that I personally do not judge anyone for any sinful behavior as I am just as much a sinner as anyone else. It is vital though, as a child of God, to share God’s truth with everyone in an effort to do God’s will here on earth. I do not pretend to know many bible scriptures word for word but one verse from the New Testament that lets people know if they are on the right path is: “If the world hates me, it will hate you also. For I am not of this world and I have chosen you out of this world, therefor, the world hates what is not its own”. Basically, if people react to what you say with animosity and contempt, you know you are doing God’s work! Go McCain/Palin!!!!!!!!!

  2. To Jean,
    Being conservative does NOT mean taking care of self and the heck with the rest of ya. I have no problem giving to charity and helping someone out that is down on their luck. What I have issue with is Nobama taking my money and HIM deciding who gets it. I personally think I am a better judge of who I should help with MY hard earned dollars. IN addition, I cannot turn a blind eye to the many associations with so many questionable people over the last 20 years. If he were an ordinary citizen he would never qualify for any kind of security clearance. As for all of you in here that denigrate the Christian beliefs, I will just say that Satan has won with you. He is the father of all lies and will blind those that are not strong in their faith. I agree that McCain is not perfect and has fallen in his faith at times, but he more closely represents my ideologies and Gods word. As for the person that thinks gun rights are wrong, you sir dont have that say. I just did an english paper on the second amendment and there can be no misunderstanding of our founding fathers intent. It was and is meant for the individual right. Not only for defense of country from foreign invaders but for self defense. It was also meant for the defense of our personal liberties in the unfortunate event of our government becoming tyrannical and attempting to enslave its citizens. Its all there if anyone would take the time to read and truly open their mind. I have already voted and I voted the only way my heart, mind and soul would allow. McCain/Palin….I pray that God sees fit to allow us this grace.

  3. Now, I will take the time to thank Mr Huntley Brown for his eloquence and intelligent argument as to why he has chosen to cast his vote for McCain and Palin. I too do not base my beliefs and opinions on skin color. I am white but at least half if not more of my closest friends are not white. They are Black, Asian, Indian and Native American. What defines them is their character. They are all well grounded Christian men and women. These are the people I choose to associate with. As a child my mother always told me that you are judged by the company you keep. This could not be more true than with Senator Obama. If we take a look at his associations over the last 20 years as well as his associations during his college years that continue today we can come to no other conclusion than to wonder about his judgement and character. This does not even include his ideologies which everyone here seems to be arguing over whether he is Christian or not. I will admit he is a smooth talker and says all the right things to make people feel all warm and fuzzy. Even during the last debate I have to admit that he said many great things. If we look at his walk over his lifetime though it is a contradiction. Yes, we all want change, we need new leadership, but at what cost? How many stories do you here about con men taking advantage of peoples desires? He is a con man. A very good con man but a con man nonetheless. He talks a great line but has nothing in his past to back up his promises.

    Thank you again Mr. Huntley Brown. Well said. I too will pray for Senator Obama if he is in fact elected.

  4. I just have one more thing to add. FD, I truly enjoyed your analogy of “Choice”. It is not to much of a stretch to believe that a society that will kill unborn children because they are an inconvenience would take it another step and kill the elderly for the same reason. It is truly a slippery slope.

  5. There is a reason for seperation of church and state. I do believe in a higher being, but I live with the choices that are given to me. I have not chosen a candidate yet but i will make my dicision on the issues that effect my nation not my religion. I do not favor either candidate, but I will make a decision for myself not for my church.

  6. God is love. What happened to compassion, care for the sick, welfare for the poor. These are the traits that Jesus embodied. I always ask republicans one question that really bothers me about the belief system of their party. How can a party or party member be anti- abortion and pro war at the same time? I am a veteran who served honorably for four years in the marine corps. I was attached to a recon unit (marine special forces) for one mission and had the opportunity to talk to career infantryman for the first time. I ate lunch one day with a alcoholic seargant , and I asked him what made him drink everyday. His answer was to drink away the pain. What pain? I asked. He told me that one day on patrol a iraqi girl about 10 years old rode by on a bicycle and a threw a bottle of poisonous snakes at the unit. The bottle busted and the snakes proceded to bite a nearby soldier killing him within minutes. The entire unit chased this 10 year old girl on foot and unloaded on her ripping her literally in half with gunfire. After hearing this story I decided that I was not put on this earth to do that to any other human being no matter the age, race ,political, or religous belief. War is ungodly!!!!!!!!!!!!! So those who support a war are ungodly!!!!!!!!!!!! I can not vote for a party or a candidate who is hypicritical. That is why I can never vote for the republican party. Obama has compassion and walks in the footsteps of jesus. Mccain is the ungodly candidate who thinks that murdering babies is wrong , but adults who don’t quite agree with our religuos or cultural beliefs can be murdered by the thousands. I know people are going to say what about 911? You should pray for the terrorist, in hopes that one day they give their life up to christ and acknowledge him as our savior. I hope republicans see the error of their ways and do the same.

  7. why would black people vote for him just cus he is black? it’s sad, but true. good to see not everyone is like that

  8. Thank you for your testimony and wisdom!

    If Obama gets elected, he is going to destroy the progress made for civil rights in the past 40 years.

    I think many African-Americans will regret an Obama presidency.

    Please remember that the United States was founded by conservatism. Righteousness exalteth a nation – not intellectualism. To change what has made us great is foolish. The Bible says “meddle not with them that are given to change”.

    We need God back in our country. Voting for the most liberal politician in the Senate is not going in the right direction.

  9. I just wanted to state that from a soldiers perspective your article hear is rather insightful. I have run into a few African Americans on both sides of the coin. Most of my African American friends in the military said, “We are tired of having a white man in charge. Its time to have a brother in charge to see what he can do.” I am all for a black person in charge. I was disappointed when Condoleeza Rice wasn’t chosen. She is brilliant and very values oriented. As a white male in the military I have enjoyed exceptional leadership under many black leaders. Obama unfortunately wants black people to become reliant on the Government. He will set them back many years in terms of becoming independent.

    Respectfully,
    SGT D

    http://www.demshateamerica.com

  10. Excellent summary of why no one should vote for Obama!

    The point about racism is very important. If McCain had attended a white church that was as racist as Obama’s he’d of had to pull out of the primaries. Racism is racism regardless of which side it comes from.

    Vote for freedom. Vote for McCain-Palin.

  11. Ignorance is truly bliss.

  12. This article sparked an email conversation with a good friend of mine, who is a thoughtful democrat. In conjunction with obama’s support of Roe Vr Wade, I responded to his comments on aborting for the safety of the mother and rape as follows:

    Hi Dexter, I am replying to only you on this message, (other people were on the original email), because I know I can get right to the point with you without worrying about stepping on feelings. As usual, you show a very thoughtful background in your reasoning process, and I admire that quality that is in your heart. I would like for you to also add these questions and comments to your thoughts on this issue:

    1. Did not the laws before RoevWade allow a mother and her doctor to take appropriate action to save the mother in the case of a life threatening medical complication?
    2. How many babies have been aborted for reasons other than #1 since RoevWade?

    Picture Jesus in the room and standing over the mother and doctor during an abortion procedure.
    Matthew 25:45
    “He will reply, ‘I tell you the truth, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.’
    Matthew 25:40
    “The King will reply, ‘I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.’

    Since RoevWade it is my view that 99.9999999999% of abortions are cold blooded murders. I believe the mothers, fathers, doctors and lawmakers will have to account for this with God.

    It is also my belief that the prevailing secular thinking of our society has tried to make the reasoning above MUTE and one of RELIGIOUS FANATICISM. I also STRONGLY believe that the Evil One is at work in our world. One other thought: A Christian pregnant woman that has been raped or has a life threatening medical complication WILL pray to God for the LIFE she carries. Unfortunately, many women today, because largely for the existance of RoevWade, have a total disregard for the God’S creation inside of them.

    Peace and Love
    Bob

  13. This is a courageous and thoughtfully written article. The replies that reference separation of church and state are naive. All leaders govern from their own value system whether they call it religion or not.
    Sen. Obama’s values are reflected by the company he’s kept and his voting record. Listening to his speeches on CSpan over the last few years and his responses in interviews back up this article completely.

    McCain – Palin 08

  14. Sir,

    I found your letter interesting to say the least. I will not spend my time re-hashing what others have already said about Obama’s policies, or facts of his life. Instead, I would like to contest one statement within your letter. You stated that we should follow Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s words:”Judge a man not by the color of his skin, but by the content of his character.”

    I wil never disagree with this statement because it holds relevance today, just as it always has. However, I can’t ignore something that you seem to be throughout your letter. A person’s character is not defined by their religious persuasion. While a person’s relgion will obviously affect the person greatly, it does not define them, and to try to define someone by whether or not God might agree with them, is to misunderstand the doctor’s words, the same man that you would rightfully put so much faith into.

    A person’s character is composed of what are regarded as positive and negative attributes for the benefit of themselves and mankind. It would be horribly ignorant of me to deny that nearly all of Christ’s teachings were for the benefit of the world, but we must not look only to those areas, for the result is exclusion of those who may practice similiar traditions, but disagree about what we call God. Jesus’ greatest teaching, and the eleventh commandment that many forget, is “love others, as thou would love thine self.” So, if you choose to base your idea of someone’s character off of christianity, maybe we should look at the eleven commandments, and decide who would better follow God’s teachings in those respects, rather than mix and match Bible verses that will allow you to vote for which ever party you would normally vote for.

    I must say, this entire essay is a non-unique argument. Simply based on the fact, that minorities will usually vote democratic, and you, as a minority are not. Thus, the essay could have been written at anytime, with the name of the candidate changed, and you would have made the same arguments.

    This is in no way an attempt to skew your vote. The beauty of a democracy is that everyone contains their own autonomy, and is free to exercise their liberty however they see fit. This is merely an attempt to make sure we notice exactly how we define someone’s characters. For once we exclude people based on the fact that their religious beliefs are not congruent with ours, and thus characterize them as having bad views, we can not hope to live in the world of morals and virtue. It is important to notice that nearly every great tyrant wished to rid their society of social ills in order to create he Utopia, it just so happened that those social ills were contained within the thought processes of those deemed with “bad character.” With this I am speaking primarily of: the genocide of 450 million American Indians, the conquest of millions of South American Indians, the Spanish Inquisition, the Holocaust, the Armenian genocide, the Rwandan genocide, the continued genocide of North American Indians, the residential school system forced upon those same North American Indians, and the ongoing genocide of Sudanese, Palestinians and all those not worthy of face time on the O’Reilly Factor.

    Unless we reject the notion that all those who do not agree with us, are immoral and thus have a bad character, we can not hope to escape this violence. Once again, this is not a call to change your voting status, obviously both candidates have positive and negative features tha must be decided by each individual, this is merely a call to attention of the exclusionary nature of your words.

    Your words have more power than you think, think when you use them.

    Sincerely,

    Michael.

  15. And your point is……………………………

  16. My point is largely that unless we change our discourse to a more inclusive form, we can not escape genocide and violence, we make it inevitable. That is my point. Had you read that may have been apparent to you.

    Also, an elipsis is composed of three periods.

  17. Great Job on opening peoples eyes! God Bless you and your family.. Shirl

  18. What did you discover about how Obama would support or not support Israel?

  19. Then who are we to vote for? I hear you saying not to vote for Obama. I think I agree. But, who ARE you voting for? Do you believe that Senator McCain is not in contradictions with Jesus’ teaching? Don’t you feel he is insincere in his profession of faith? Obama almost sounds more convincing in his profession. I would be interested in hearing what you have decided TO vote in addition to your declaration of intent NOT to vote for Senator Obama. Thanks..

  20. Humility. Prayer.

    No arguing.
    Following only Christ Jesus.
    Seek and we will find.

    Perhaps whoever is elected will be used to humble God’s people to their knees. Maybe we will finally realize that we cannot change our country, but that only God can. Maybe then we will be kind. To everyone.

    Maybe then His love will prevail and the world will see Him instead of us.

    Lord I pray this will be so. In Jesus name.

  21. Wow!! God Bless you for your boldness! it is a very sad thing when people bring their prejudice into politics and voting for skin color is one of them. There is a real hate against Christians but i never thought that this hate against rich, gun carrying whites was so bad even being preached in churches. I know as an Italian with many friends of different nationalities this hurts. I truly love all my friends, I thought, I hope none of them think this about me!!
    Thank you for your writings. They helped!!
    Love YA!!
    Dominic
    http://domusa-savetheworld.blogspot.com/2008/10/i-saw-old-glory-being-lowered-for-last.html

  22. Please go to – http://www.factcheck.org/
    and check out what Billy Graham’s article is about that mirrors this one by Dr. Huntley and what fact check states ~ which btw is a very reputable site.

  23. The fundamental question is this: Who in the hell cares what a bible-thumping misdirected black man thinks about the candidacy of Obama. He is free not to vote for him. So what? There are millions who won’t vote for him for similar and a myriad other reasons. That is the touchstone of the democratic process. Too bad for Mr. Brown, that millions of others will vote for Obama for the same reasons he won’t and then some.

    Any person as one-dimensional as Mr. Brown, whose life choices are solely dictated by his faith and nothing else is not worthy of an audience. It is best to keep his banal and misguided opinions to himself and his immediate family.

  24. I loved what you said about when the Lord has brought someone with Obama’s beliefs to lead a nation it means judgment. I fear that America is finally going to be judged for our sinful, God-hating society. I just pray he will come for his bride before then!

  25. So…you need to vote with what your book says your god says, right? Except your god is also this Jesus person, and he said to help the poor (give them the shirt off your back) and not to store up treasure upon the earth. Seems pretty anti-capitalist…in fact the whole notion of actual, Biblical Christianity is about as non-conservative as it comes. To follow Jesus meant to give up everything, take up his cross, and follow him in his acts of kindness, sacrifice, healing, and care. Where exactly in there does he talk about any form of political platform that resembles conservatism or modern right-wing politics?

    As to the rest of your comments, well, do as your beliefs dictate, even if they seem a little inconsistent. It seems that if you really wanted to vote with your beliefs you would not vote at all, because no matter what you are supporting liars and manipulators who will use you, your money, and your children to pursue their own agendas all over the world.

    Be honest with yourself and don’t pretend the choice between a Big Mac and a Whopper is a meaningful one. They are both poison masquerading as sustenance and the only reason you care about either one is marketing.

    So…have fun with that whole basing your politics on religion thing. I’m sure it will work out really well for you.

  26. I will be voting for McCain based on the abortion issue. Let’s not think that he is ‘super-spiritual’ gift from God however.

  27. Superfly,

    I dare say your life choices are dictated by your faith (beliefs) as are Mr. Brown’s, mine, and everyone else who’s taken the time to comment on this post.

    If your choices are not based on your beliefs, what in the world are they based on? Following your logic, no one, including you, who makes any decision based on what he believes, deserves an audience. Which would also mean that you should keep your banal and misguided opinions to yourself.

    Of course, I do not believe that you or Mr. Brown or anyone else here should be so condescendingly dismissed.

  28. Hi Im Tiffany Banks and Im a freshman in college. I was shocked to see this email because I was talking to my mom about this the other day. I must say I agree with Huntley Brown. I cant speak for everyone but GOD HAS TAKEN CARE OF ME IN EVERY SITUATION. People clearly need to look FOR GOD when things dont look so bright. Obama is a man and like all men he WILL FALL SHORT. so dont be so dependent upon him. As a black female I am more than happy to see a black man have the opportunity to be president. But like I said he isnt GOD so lets not expect miracles..I have to vote according to the word of GOD.Because Its like this in the world….your either for the WORD or your not….I would hate to see myself on judgement day looking God in the face and saying I voted based on the short coming of the economy and etc… because that can only mean I didnt trust him to make sure my needs are met. VOTE ACCORDING TO THE WORD OF GOD AND I PROMISE U WILL BE BLESSED!!!!!!!!

  29. I have read this man’s thoughts and I respect what he says. I believe that you judge a man by his character, as well as what he does. Abortion is murder, according to God, and we believe what God says. I have agonized over each candidate’s stand on the issues and I have watched each one closely.

    It seems to me that if God knows that a woman will choose to abort her baby, then why does He give her that blessing? I understand how we should feel about abortion, yet, I also understand that it is a personal issue. We as Christians must do more prayer because even if the law prohibits abortions, are we all willing to take in the unwanted children? Or will we build new organizations to house them and care for them?

    What kind of evils would be borne, if we force a woman to carry an unwanted child? If she doesn’t have faith in God, what does she do? What if she is bent on getting rid of her baby, regardless of what the law allows? What if she commits suicide because she sees no other alternative? If God gives her the baby (not you, not me) then isn’t she the only one who is accountable to Him?

    The Law of God understands that life begins at conception, but the Law of the land does not recognize that concept. It is implied understanding. There is a reason that God allowed that. This is an issue where we must look to the Spirit for understanding because it entails deeper levels of understanding and wisdom. Some, we might not be ready for.

    I think that It’s wrong to make anyone do anything. Even our salvation is of choice. God gives us the choice between life and death. Notice, he doesn’t force feed us in anything. We have no right to force someone to choose our way of life. Unbelievers are not subject to the Law of Life. How can we clean fish before we catch them?

    If there is liberty in Christ, then why do we force the issues onto non-believers? I believe that it’s the heart of the mother who is contemplating the abortion, that’s the issue, not the law. The law is not God. Republicans do not want big government, so isn’t this government imposing itself upon someone’s personal decisions? Don’t we have enough faith to pray and see the move of God upon our nation? “If my people who are called by My name will humble themselves and PRAY…”

    If abortion is wrong, isn’t fighting an unwarranted war wrong, as well? Don’t kid yourselves, this war is about nothing more than Big Oil. The Iraqis do not want the US to remain long on their soil. Isn’t their Our vets are involved in wars that haven’t accomplished it’s true intended mission. They are crying out to be relieved of this war, but Bush and McCain are not listening.

    If you all are truthful, then why doesn’t anyone speak about the crucial inconsistencies of McCain and Palin’s character? I do not believe that God is pleased with the tactics in this election, especially concerning those who have seemed to resort to public humiliation for lies and evil incitements. I am no fool and neither are any of you. The Bible says that “anger rests in the bosom of fools”. I do not need to go into greater details because you all get it. I’m not following a fool.

  30. Sophia,

    You said, “I think it’s wrong to make anyone do anything” and that “We have no right to force someone to choose our way of life.” Really?

    That would mean it’s wrong to stop people from breaking into houses and raping women, if that’s what they really want to do. That would mean it’s wrong to force someone to obey traffic laws, even though they really want to drive 90 miles per hour under the influence of alcohol.

    Those actions that we forbid people to do everyday (even though there are people who really want to do them and who resent our interference) pale in comparison to the wholesale slaughter of unborn children.

  31. I have read some of these comments, and would only like to put a little word in.
    I am to young to vote, but my high school government class has been filled with discussion about the upcoming election.

    As a Christian, I am looking more on the moral views of the candidates, not what they look like or their political party.

    I respect all four of the candidates. Personally, it would be daunting to even think of running for such a high position. I am also praying for all of them, and hope for the best.

    If I was voting, I could not, with a good mind, vote for a man who supports abortion. Nor one who fights for the death penalty. Or someone who is for guns, or wants to get condoms out to prevent AIDS.
    While all of that describes both candidates, it makes it very hard for me to form my own opinions. So, what would a Christian do with such a predicament?

    Pray.

    Only God can tell you on who He thinks you should vote for. yet I honestly do not know which one He wants to win.

    As for what some of you are writing about the author of this article, the writers who are posting comments, and about the candidates, I am disappointed. If we follow Christ, we must love these people, and while we can point out their sins, I believe we should do so lovingly. Not in a harsh, ‘I’m-right-you’re-wrong’ approach.
    After all, what would Jesus do?

    Mr. Brown, I respect you for writing this article, and found it enlightening.

    God bless.

  32. I fear that Obama will bring in a one wolrd order quite rapidly with all of the lies of Satan. Homosexual civil rights, abortion on demand, parental rights removed, wealth redistributed, USA a universal welfare state, a domestic force for what did he say? It sounds like a force similar to Hitler’s that helped him secure power, very scarely. He said we shouldn’t rely on the military any more. Why? What plans has he of it? I thought he was going to bring them home! I will vote right to life since innocent life must be protected, while acknowledging the need for peace. I also am leary of McCain, but Alan Keys, unfortunately hasn’t a chance.

    May God enlighten us, Ted

  33. All I have to say is Pray. I can not and did not choose eather of these men to be our next president. I dont know what the answer is but I beleave in the power of prayer. Look to God for answers and you will recieve.

  34. Abortion is an issue that only God can heal. I’d like to say that I do not condone abortion. I’m just making the point that we as Christians DO NOT have the right or authority to push ANYONE to do anything. We are called to pray. We are dealing with the hearts of (wo)men. Reading the posts on this discussion, makes me understand why the world won’t even consider what we say. Where is the compassion? Where is the faith? It is crucial that we understand that this election was still in God’s hand, regardless of how it turned out. Instead of embracing gloom and fear, we should expect God to reveal His plan for us. Hateful preaching hurts, not only those who hear, but those who preach it. WE ARE DEALING WITH THE HEARTS OF MAN.

    Sin is sin and there is much sin in the Church. We are still very much divided and segregated. The sin of division rests within the hearts of Christians. God hates that! I truly believe that the Lord is doing a great work! I’m excited! My Sisters and Brothers, unless the Church is truly unified, the power of God is limited. We’ve been praying for a move of God that will shake the world, but we have forgotten that there first must be a cleansing and purifying of His Church. That is from where the Power of God will flow. We will NEVER be able to get the speck out of the world’s eye, if we have a plank in ours. Selah.

    Forgive me if I have offended anyone.

  35. I want to start out by saying that I respect the author’s and everyone’s beliefs on this matter as we are all entitled. But every time I hear someone talk about what God would and would not back it makes me cringe especially comming from those that claim to be Christian. You are speaking for yourself not God, you follow God’s path and strive to be as close to him as possible but that is it.

    As far as this article is concerned, in my oppinion the author took one aspect of Obama’s campaign and made it the basis for the man’s moral fiber. As all of us live in glass houses, we should all put our stones down and deal things as they are.

    As much as want to be that this government or any others for that matter follows God, I would be a fool to believe so and would be forgetting that paradise for God’s people does not lie on Earth it lie with the maker. And when it comes down to it, it is our chioces that get us there.

    There is a reason that there is a separation between church and state… In my oppinion, if you do something because there is a law in place instead of acting out of what you believe to be right and wrong, then you are not acting based on choice. For years, there have been people who choose to have abortions whether the law supported them or not. And they will continue to do so. Pro-life vs. pro-choice is not about whether it is okay to kill a fetus/baby because you have to answer to God for that. It is about whether a person has the right to tell you that you can’t do it. I am pro-choice, but I do not think abortion is the way to go. I also know, that I have no more right to push my views on them than they on me.

    A Christian knows to follow God’s path, and to minister to those willing to lend their ear. But also not to judge or believe themselves better than anyone else. Don’t believe me? Re-read the Prodical Son and ask yourself who was Jesus talking to? The sinners that he dined with or those who thought they were above them?

    Obama’s campaign and victory is more about a nation coming together to show that it can unite and work together. Obama didn’t one point on race nor did he use it as a tool for victory. For the black community, his victory illustrates that we can truly achieve anything that we put our minds to. We can say it to our children AND FINALLY MEAN IT!!! All the excuses of being held back and having an inability to achieve when we know that we are not really putting our best foot forward is gone. It is about a country that was founded on justice and equality for all except the black men & women that built this nation on our backs finally being able to see that American Dream. Black or not, Christian or not, that IS worth voting for Barack.

    This election is not about religious faith and unfortunately, none will ever be.

  36. I will honor & pray for President Obama because my bible teaches me to do that. However, I am afraid for my country. I’m afraid for the future of our children. A socialistic government is where we’re headed with Obama. GOD HELP US!

    p.s. if you go to Sir Yohan’s ( the last blogger) it will explain where he’s coming from……. it says it all by the photos that come up. geeslouise!

  37. What breaks my heart here is that I don’t believe this is Obama’s stance on this issue… I take that back… I believe it’s an Obama’s stance…. just not Barack! I think Michelle Obama has been behind this issue the whole way, and how? She is a mother to two very beautiful girls? Why would she think this is okay?

    Now that he’s president though… we have to hope for the best, and just think good thoughts that things will turn out the way he promised they would!

  38. My sentiments exactly… wonderful message. We need to get the stars out of our eyes so that we can see things clearly for what they are.

  39. I only agree with about half of his article! I totally agree with the fact that people should not of voted simply because Obama was a black American but what his policies and voting record showed. I understand that he is a Christain first and that is how he identifies and I applaud him on that

    Angie

  40. The comments I am most troubled by deal with abortion. Typically the attitude is that abortion is wrong but we cannot tell someone else what to do and therefore must keep it legal.

    Why don’t we do the same thing with theft? After all, they will answer to God. What about murder? rape? Who are we to tell someone else they cannot do that?

    Every law we have is based on common morality and protection of those principles. It is a total cop-out, IMO, to take the attitude shown by many on abortion.

    PS

    I am going to leave the comments open on this thread even though the post is very old. Everyone is free to express their views as long as they are kind.

  41. I am nor black or white. In fact I’m asian. Before I tell you my views, let me share to you why Obama had been a phonomenon for the asian community.

    As the world knows, America is the most powerful country, both figuratively and literally. There maybe other countries with riches assests, economies, lower underemplyment rate and such, but if you ask any person on earth about the highest country on the planet, the answer maybe America (exception to the rule are Chinese, they have very strong national pride, trust me, they are just neighbors to the Philippines but they seem closer to the western folks than to us).

    Anyway, the asian community have seen America rise and fall. Then here comes obama.

    For us, he is a symbol, a cultural icon (the same thing to most americans)
    >>he represents cultural equality
    >>he represents youth aspirations
    >>he represents hope
    >>he represents the power of dreams

    My opinion:
    But the thing is, he is just a single person. And so, he have his own personal views and opinions just like all of us. The misconception is that he is looked as someone that should always do the right things and help america out of the recession. See, wright and wrong varies. It depends to a lot of reasonings. and if he believes those things, can we blame him if he doesn’t believe what we believe?

    He maybe the head of all, but he’s still one. America have voted him to lead the country. The fact still remains that he will lead using what he believes is right. My point- the preseident of the United States of America is the same individual person just like all of us.

  42. Just asking, why is someone Christian first, black second? Can’t one be just Christian and black at the same time? Without the priority or hierarchy?

  43. One would have to be a Christian to understand why Huntley Brown said he is a Christian first. I too am a Christian first, and a white man or caucasian secondly. To God it doesn’t matter what race, or color we are. What does matter is our relationship to Him/God–have we accepted His gracious gift of salvation in exchange for our sinful life. Brown points out or alludes to the hierarchy that mankind has made. And he is making a statement that most people assume that all black people will vote or have voted for Obama. He logically outlined why he could not vote for THE MAN OBAMA. Some people however, do not get it. Perhaps many do not.

  44. we all share a common black ancestor I’m as black as any of you or as female as any of you I am a human first and foremost and I want to marry my partner that happens to be of the same sex and it is wrong to leave that to popular vote just like if you left interracial marriage vote to the people in the 60’s it wouldn’t have passed. you can’t give someone rights and then take them away and justify it

  45. I predict this can come out better when compared with any are predicting. We don’t want to jinx it when you’re overly optimistic and the media prefer to lower our expectations to be able to suppress the vote.

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