Sunday, July 6, 2008

Pro-life Back Pastors Wary of Obama

Wahington Times Article: Views clash on abortion

Julia Duin of the Washington Times reports the difficult quandary many conservative Black pastors are in as it relates to Barack Obama. He is unapologetically pro-life and pro-gay; those 2 things don’t set too well with these Bible preachers. Many in their flock are willing to sell out their core values for the sake of seeing a person of color in the White House. I can’t say I blame them. Many feel McCain is a weak candidate for the GOP—that doesn’t make things easier.

I am thankful an African American has been elected to run for president. We have a black teenager who is living with us. It is wonderful to say with confidence, “You can run for president too.” It’s no joke. I do appreciate the candor of these black pastors in this article. They claim they are “Christians first, and black second”. I respect that. I so want a black president but just not Barack Obama. He will not respect life nor will he respect marriage. There is a part of me that wants to make history this November, but I know in my heart that history will help destroy the future. McCain is no prize but I’d rather deal with the 20% I don’t agree with him, than the 80% I disagree with Obama. It would be more difficult if I were black. The history or the future—which to vote?


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