Then, I got the weekly edition of WORLD (Subscribe now! You'll be glad you did!) in my mailbox a few days ago and found a WONDERFULLY written article by Tony Woodlief entitled, In Praise of Single-Issue Voting. I think I began crying sometime around the second paragraph. Finally, someone has put my heart in words on paper.....and all the world could now read why I feel the way I do. Below are just a few excerts from Tony's article. Please don't skim over them just because you're not a political thinker. Please don't dismiss this article simply because the election is over.
I’ve become convinced that a nation which sanctions the extinguishing of unborn children, and further, the outright execution of near-term infants, doesn’t deserve admiration even if it gets every other policy right.
Those other issues certainly affect a country’s safety, prosperity, and greatness. But I’ve come to believe that a nation that tolerates destruction of innocents deserves neither safety nor prosperity nor greatness. We’ve descended into barbarism, and it poisons how we treat the elderly, the incapacitated, even ourselves. We shouldn’t be surprised, having made life a utilitarian calculation, that more and more humans become inconvenient.
It’s certainly true that there are other issues that ought to concern Christians, like the sanctity of marriage, and how we treat the mentally ill, the elderly, and children who have been born. But abortion is, in my view, the touchstone. Get this one wrong and your moral compass can guide you in nothing else.
I wish I could copy and paste the entire article here on my blog and be assured that everyone will read every word; but I realize that that's not realistic.
You can click here to read the entire article. Believe me....it's worth it.