Sojourners Opinion On Voting For Obama = Attacking Jesus?
Here is an interesting note that was sent to our office this morning. It takes an interesting viewpoint on what we choose when we choose to vote.
Is a vote for a President, in this case Obama, a direct attack on Jesus and all that he stands for?
This is something serious to think about when choosing a candidate to vote for in any election on any issue.
Here is the Email from Sojourners on Vote For Obama = Attacking Jesus?
|Hi American Voter,
We emailed you last week with an important pledge to support civility in the 2012 campaign season. We need 1,000 signers to make a big impact — and we’re almost there. Would you sign and send it along to a few of your colleagues?
From: Sojourners [mailto:[email protected]]
Dear American Voter,
When we’re choosing a president or examining a candidate, it’s fair to ask about their moral compass – how their values affect their decision-making and policy positions. What we shouldn’t do, however, is require that everyone believe in the same doctrine or espouse the same religious traditions.
In the past several months, we’ve seen Christians launch increasingly inappropriate attacks on candidates. From the misguided to the outrageous, here are a few of them:
The Constitution guarantees that there is no religious test in this country, and it needs to stay that way.
We believe, if these attacks are left unchecked, it will only get worse as the election continues. What our country needs is pastors and Christian leaders who are willing to lead by example and show a better path for political engagement.
The media has focused on evangelical leaders who consider themselves kingmakers, but we know that there’s an alternative Christian voice in this country.
But we can’t do it alone – we need your partnership. Will you add your name?
The Sojourners Team
1 Rick Perry 2012, ‘Strong’ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PAJNntoRgA
2 ‘Mormonism Is A Cult, But A Theological Cult’, The Huffington Post, 11 October 2011 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/10/robert-jeffress-mormonism-_n_1004093.html
3 ‘Randall Terry in graphic anti-abortion political ads: Voting for Obama is attacking Jesus Christ’, God Discussion, 6 December 2011 http://www.goddiscussion.com/86373/randall-terry-in-graphic-anti-abortion-political-ads-voting-for-obama-is-attacking-jesus-christ/
4 ‘Mike O’Neal, Kansas House Speaker, Emails Prayer Some Say Wishes For Obama’s Death’, The Huffington Post, 13 January 2012 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/13/mike-oneal-obama-death-prayer-psalm-109_n_1205059.html