And there's been an effort in the state legislature to stop this practice, and three times Barack Obama has voted against the bill that would stop the practice of letting these babies die. And I was simply saying that as a person of Christian conscience, when I vote, I have to ask myself the same question I ask in other things: am I representing Christ, and if I have somebody representing me--it's just like in my campaign, I try to tell my campaign people, if we're running under a rubric that says we're trying to be faithful people when we deal with other human beings in the campaign or outside of the campaign, we have to reflect that commitment of faith. We can't be representing something that would be false to the banner we're flying under.
And that's true of voting. You know, I can't send somebody off to represent me in the Senate of the United States who is not going to behave in a way that's compatible with my conscience, as shaped by the presence of Christ in my life. I have an obligation to use that vote in such a way that it doesn't contradict the conscientious requirements of my faith.
And I don't think Jesus would let that baby die. I think that He would do everything He could to save that life, just as He was willing to offer His own to save our lives in all eternity. And I think we know that, as Christian folks.
And so, this fellow asked me, "Well does this mean that Jesus Christ wouldn't vote for Barack Obama?" and I had to allow as how I think, as a conscientious Christian, no, Christ would not vote for such a person.
And then they tried to get me to say, "Well, does that mean that Christ would vote for you?" and I said, look, that's not what I'm saying. You know, because I think that that's something that other people would have to judge, based on where I stand and how they feel in conscience about what I offer.
Alan Keyes explains why "Jesus wouldn't vote for Obama" (Scott Thomas Show)
Thank you for your link sir...
"we actually have a situation in Illinois where, in the hospitals, a baby born alive after a botched abortion, where the nurse is standing there holding this living baby, separate from the mother, in her arms, and there is a practice of putting the baby aside in the soiled linen bin, or wherever, to just let that child die."
Dear Lord Jesus, have mercy on us for not rising up and putting an end to this iniquity.
Forgive me my sins, O Lord.
The sins of my youth, the sins of my age;
My sins of omission, my serious sins;
The sins I remember, the sins I have hidden for so long and which are now hidden from my memory;
Forgive me all my sins, O Lord.
I am truly sorry for every sin, mortal and venial, from my childhood to the present hour.
I know that my sins have offended your loving heart, My Savior.
Through thy bitter passion and death, free me from the power of sin and give me a new heart.
O my Jesus, forget and forgive what I have been...
...And what I remain, because I remain at my desk, relying on the excuse that I have to support my family, instead of taking to the streets and doing whatever it takes to end the abomination of infanticide.