November 7, 2012 | David F. Coppedge

When Good People Do Nothing

Thanks to low turnout by those who respect traditional values, America will reap dire consequences.

We don’t need to hear a sermon to be told this.  Live Science, no bastion of Christian conservatism (quite the opposite), seemed pleased to inform its readers of the social changes coming from national and state election results on November 6.  In “5 Ways the Election Will Affect Social Values,” Tia Ghose spelled them out:

1. Drug laws: “Support for marijuana legalization has steadily increased, and last year, for the first time, a Gallup poll found 50 percent of Americans supported legalizing the drug.”

2. Gay marriage:  “Obama’s re-election stands to be a boon for gay-marriage supporters.”  Maine and Massachusetts passed ballot initiatives to legalize gay marriage.

3.  Immigration: “In his second term, Obama is likely to renew the push for comprehensive immigration reform, according to news reports. He  also is likely push for the passage of the DREAM Act, which would provide people brought here illegally with a path to citizenship if they attend college or enroll in the U.S. military.”

4. Abortion:  “Obama’s re-election also may be good news for supporters of abortion rights. With the liberal wing of the Supreme Court aging, Obama may have the chance to nominate one or even two Supreme Court Justices, shoring up support for abortion rights on the court,” Ghose wrote.  “It also means that any national abortion legislation will arrive on Obama’s desk for signing before it can be approved.”

5. Death:  “The country may be divided on when life begins, but it’s also conflicted about death,” Ghose wrote.  Ballot propositions on physician assisted suicide, for instance, have not yet gained a footing, but its proponents keep trying.

In an 18-minute video on YouTube, Frank Turek explained why Christians should be involved in politics.  The difference between night-time view of the Korean peninsula show why: the south is brightly lit, and the north is dark — because of politics.  All laws legislate morality, he says.  If we do not present morality effectively, society will pay the consequences.

 

 

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  • Buho says:

    I live in Maryland. Maryland voted for homosexual marriage and the DREAM act as well. I was really torn on the DREAM act, but ultimately voted for it because (1) the prerequisites to qualify for it are very high and I care for the kids who were brought here by no choice of their own and are effectively local Marylanders.

    I voted against homosexual marriage because it is against God’s way. However, there is a very legitimate point to voting for it: “Let the dead bury their dead,” to take Jesus only slightly out of context. Maryland (and eight other states and two Native American tribes) WANT to do what is immoral, and they have been doing so for decades (with “domestic partners”). I followed the debates in the local opinion pages for years. The only ethically and philosophically solid argument against homosexual marriage is a biblical one, and the majority of Marylanders simply do not care about the Bible. Maryland wants equality? Let them have it. God-fearing Christians will not want to experiment with this newfound legal opportunity for they know God’s will, but the rest of the citizens are free to do so because they want to. So I can see how a Christian might vote FOR homosexual marriage yet still never even consider using such legalized opportunity. Even God voted FOR a king for obstinate Israel (1 Samuel 8:22)!

    My overdrawn point for both of these issues is some issues aren’t black and white respective to God’s revealed will, and some issues that are black and white take a more complex dimension when considering the amoral community you live in.

    An additional point, regarding homosexual marriage: I was born only in 1978, but I can see the moving tide of opinion over the decades, even a decade prior to my birth. This election is just one milestone in a decades-long road. Either Christians haven’t been doing their job for decades or God has given America over to its passions, or both. This road ends at the Last Day, which isn’t here yet, so run the race, Christians!

  • mattomicbomb says:

    Good people were left with the option of choosing evil candidate 1 or evil candidate 2. As Christians, we should continue to press forward with encouraging people to become citizens of the Eternal Kingdom rather than fretting over the inevitable collapse of earthly cultures.

    On one side, I love politics and have strong feelings for how government should operate, but on the other side, we have a mission to share the gospel no matter what the government does. I have to continually remind myself not to be distracted from Eternal Kingdom goals for worldly kingdom diversions.

    Thank you so much for your Kingdom work. You do a great job of distilling the evolution from the scientific data to remove obstacles for pre-Christians and encouragement for fellow Kingdom workers!

  • While it may be true that a low turnout of Christians in the election can be blamed for the enumerated consequences, there is much greater cause (the genesis of those same consequences) that few people want to know about. But until we cut the corrupt tree down at its roots (instead of watering those roots with conservative Christians being the principal waterers), any election wins will only be temporary. “And what is the genesis?,” I hope you’re asking? The genesis is the United States humanistic (per the Preamble), antichristian (per Article 6), and polytheistic (per Amendment 1) Constitution.

    Had the framers expressly established the Republic’s law on Yahweh’s morality as codified in His perfect law and altogether righteous judgments (Psalm 19:7-11) and America had remained true to His law, sodomite “marriage,” infanticide, and other abominations would not be legal today, let alone financed by the government.

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