Article by Empowering Everyday Women Editors
As women of faith, our loyalty is to God and that pretty much goes without saying. But none of us really expected that we would be challenged to “vote the Bible” in this election, which, by extension means “vote against Obama,” who takes a stance on marriage that is opposite God’s.
So then, what’s an empowered, yet undecided Christian woman to do this election?
You might have heard by now that one of the world’s most respected preachers, Evangelist Billy Graham, is encouraging Christian voters to vote against President Obama on Nov. 6.
The 94-year-old has launched a website, taken out ads, and moved full speed ahead on his “Vote Biblical Values” campaign. On his website, he has left a special message to Billy Graham supporters.
It says the following:
The legacy we leave behind for our children, grandchildren and this great nation is crucial. As I approach my 94th birthday, I realize this election could be my last. I believe it is vitally important that we cast our ballots for candidates who base their decisions on biblical principles and support the nation of Israel. I urge you to vote for those who protect the sanctity of life and support the biblical definition of marriage between a man and a woman. Vote for biblical values this November 6, and pray with me that America will remain one nation under God.
Evangelist Graham isn't the only outspoken Bible advocate.
A group of black faith leaders (Among them is Alveda King, niece of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.) are launching a $1 million dollar campaign to convince 25 percent of black voters to vote against Obama.
Clearly, there is a definitive groundswell of opposition rising against Obama’s anti-biblical stance on marriage.
For some Christians, the decision is hard.
For others, the answer to “Who do I vote for?” is an easy one. They are being guided by the word of God and doing whatever they feel in their heart is the right thing to do based on Romans 14:22 which says, “Hast thou faith? have it to thyself before God. Happy is he that condemneth not himself in that thing which he alloweth.”
“Bible voters” draw a hard line in the sand. If they believe something is right or wrong, they act accordingly and don’t allow anyone (including the internal war that is sometimes stirred on the inside) to condemn them for walking out the path they feel God is leading them on.
For some conservative Empowering Everyday Women readers who also love President Obama, this is a confusing and difficult time. Though other issues are at stake, they cannot get past the “biggest one” for them, which is faith and loyalty to God.
For them, to side with Obama is to take a position against God.
Our editors have read the emails and sensed the weightiness of this matter. Many of you just want to know, how do I choose?
Do I vote against President Barack Obama who, when he took the oath of office in 2008, made me feel so proud to witness such a historic moment?
Do I withhold my support from the first black president to move into the White House—something that seemed so surreal and beyond my wildest dreams just 4 years ago?
Do I ignore the deep love and sense of pride that immediately took up residence in my heart when a family with brown skin became the most powerful family in our nation?
Whatever you choose, as long as you believe you have pleased God and remained true to your convictions, is most important.
What are your thoughts about the push to vote biblical values? We want to hear from our empowered Chrstian readers so talk back to us!