I think that more Catholics denied their faith than Evangelicans did. I should know — I am a Catholic and I admire what the Evangelicans did. Most bishops were afraid to speak up strongly for the faith in fear of the IRS.
Their tepid message was: vote your conscience. Never were the names of the candidates mentioned, or what they represented. Even today I met Catholics who lectured me on not mixing religion and politics. My head still hurts from banging it agaainst the wall.
Alan Keyes is probably the last doctrinaire conservative extant. It’s a cinch John McCain isn’t. And if conservatism is going to survive, it’s going to need spokesmen with Keyes’ articulation and integrity. Sarah Palin’s pretty face wasn’t enough. And McCain’s tepid pandering certainly wasn’t. If the next GOP candidate isn’t grounded in the very principles Keyes describes here, the Republican Party deserves a one-way trip to history’s dustbin.
Here are the problems that I feel were unique to Obama (and not McCain)
Evil associations (Wright, Ayers et al)
Ps 1:1 Blessed is the man
who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked
or stand in the way of sinners
or sit in the seat of mockers.
Deut 30:15 “I have put before you life and death, blessings and curses, choose life”
See http://blogsforjohnmccain.com/things-barack-obama-didnt-know Proverbs 6:16 These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him:
17A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,
18An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief,
19A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.
Pro gay unions:
Lev. 20:13, “If there is a man who lies with a male as those who lie with a woman, both of them have committed a detestable act; they shall surely be put to death. Their bloodguiltness is upon them”
Going back on his word (esp. public campaign financing):
Matt 5:33, Pr. 12
And there are probably many more!
Anyway, how ANY Christian could ignore any of these very critical topics while voting is moast assuredly an abomination to God. It’s not just abortion; there are many things we don’t know about this guy. He’s been ambiguous on Israel, but if he decides to divide it, that’s ANOTHER mark against him.
It came down to voting for a sometimes-ALLY in efforts to thwart an always-Marxist.
It happened that way not by accident.
CLOSE ALL GOP PRIMARIES.
BOOT ALL GOP RINOs.
TAKE BACK LOST GROUND.
Simple but hard. (Murphy’s Laws of Combat: the easy way is always mined)
Failure is not an option.