My friend Ric and I have spent some time talking about politics and religion lately. Mostly about how our theology should and does effect our view of politics. Ric and I went to high school together. Since then he has graduated from Seattle Pacific, works as a youth pastor in New Hampshire, and is starting at North Park Seminary. He is a supporter of Obama and I asked him about Obama’s stance on abortion. Obama is a hardlined pro choice guy. Planned Parenthood has given him a 100% approval rating. This for me was a big disconnect between the Bible giving life the highest value. So I asked him how he was able to reconcile this. Make sure you head over to Ric’s blog. He is a new blogger and a great one at that.
*Disclaimer- I am more than happy to have someone from “the other side” of this issue to have something posted. Email me something on this or other topics. I know this is a controversial topic, and will probably offend some people. My reasoning for posting something like this is to bring to light political issues that are rarely talked about openly. Christians vote for pro choice candidates every election and it is important to hear some arguments for how they come to this conclusion. For most conservatives, this is the biggest issue. Please keep your comments uplifting to the topic.
“This issue of abortion is really difficult for me to deal with. In nearly all cases, I feel like abortion is totally not in line with the convictions of my faith. However, I’m voting for a candidate who is Pro Choice. It might be a total contradiction, regardless, this is how I get around it: