Three weeks ago, in our Oct. 8 "occasional" issue, we said that the upcoming
election -- now just 8 days away -- had developed into a contest between pro
and anti-Christian principles. That analysis is proving to be correct, day by day
and hour by hour.
How else can you interpret the boast of our new president, Barack Hussein Obama,
on his first overseas trip as president when he said more than once, that whatever we
once were, we are no longer a Christian nation. [Something no other American
president has said in our more than 230 years.] How else can you interpret the
"boos" at the Democrat convention when it took 3 votes the get the word "God"
inserted once in their campaign platform statement? How else can you interpret the
president ignoring any observance of the National Day of Prayer in the White House,
but every year holding a gala celebration in honor of the Muslim holy week of
How else do you interpret the repeated promise of the president to work for repeal
of the Defense Of Marriage Act (DOMA), a national law -- and order his Justice
Department to refuse to support it in court? How else do you interpret the actions
of the president in supporting (even using our tax dollars) the legalizing of abortion
which has already killed more than 50 million children? How else do you interpret
the president's calling e pluribus unum (One from many) our nation's motto, when
in fact it is In God We Trust?
That is the choice we will be making next week; whether to turn America over
to control by homosexuals, Muslims and atheists . . . or turn America back to the
historic Judeo-Christian principles upon which our Founding Fathers built this nation.
ANC is not alone in this conviction. Here are just a few supportive comments . . .
The Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist
Convention, America's largest Protestant denomination, in a 32 page report
on the Obama administration's assaults on traditional Christian moral values of
life and family, said: "Throughout his brief time in the Oval Office, the
current president has routinely violated core convictions of Christian
citizens through policies, statements, nominations and appointments. He
has attacked religious liberty, the sanctity of human life, and the institution
of marriage, just to name a few."
From another Christian viewpoint, Father Frank Pavone, National Director,
Priests for Life, comments: "Ultimately there are only two forms of
government; the first type acknowledges that our rights come from God,
and that government exists to secure those rights. The other type says that
government is the source of those rights and therefore can alter, add to
them, subtract from them, or deny them completely."
And from Margaret Thatcher, the only female Prime Minister of Great Britain,
these words to Americans: "Your Founding Fathers came over with the
doctrines of the New Testament as well as the Old. They looked after one
another, not only as a matter of necessity, but as a matter of duty to their
God. There is no other country in the world which started that way."
We have said nothing about the "problems" that are in the headlines --
the economy, with massive unemployment, rising prices and unprecedented
increases in those living in poverty . . . foreign affairs, with America's name
and influence sinking to new lows, and our leaders shrugging their shoulders
as one of our ambassadors and members of his staff are murdered . . . our
great ally, Israel, being given only lip-service as Muslim nations threaten her
very existence . . . and the list goes on. But those are not the problems; they
are only symptoms of the problem. Our Founding Fathers, and the presidents
who have followed them for more than 200 years, have stressed the need for
virtue, morality and integrity in our leadership, and therein lies the real problem
facing America today, with a solution available to us on Nov. 6.
Just when it seems that everything has been said about this election,
along comes Billy Graham with a suggestion on how to vote. Not whom to
vote for, but some basic biblical principles to guide our thinking as we vote on
Nov. 6. His message appeared in full page ads in newspapers across the country,
shortly after meeting with Mitt Romney, to whom it is reported he promised, “I’ll
do all I can to help you. And you can quote me on that.” The ad is impressive,
with a large picture of the 93 year old evangelist holding a Bible, and includes these
words, "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.”
Billy Graham's birthday is Nov. 7, so he will be 94 years old on the day after the
election. Thus he has earned the title some writers are using in reporting this event:
"venerable." Through the years of his national and international ministry, he has
known and counseled with all 12 recent American presidents, beginning with
Harry Truman. [It might be noted that this 3 month less-venerable editor -- but also
93 -- was with him when he met the first two, Truman and Eisenhower.] He has
always maintained a strict and unassailable neutrality in political campaigns, and this
is the closest he has ever come to any personal involvement, although he has
previously this year spoken out in favor of the traditional Christian view of
marriage. The message of the ad can be an appropriate guide for Christians as we
vote, and it is our prayer that any controversy surrounding the ad will not bring
undeserved tarnish to the good name and ministry of this age's premier evangelist.
A challenging statistic concerning this year's election. Karen Spillman, of the
National Day of Prayer Task Force, has pointed out that estimates put the number
of "committed" Christians in America at 60 million (as distinct from 250 million
"nominal" Christians). Those estimates also indicate that only 30 million of those
"committed" Christians vote in any national election. Ms. Spillman notes: "Every
presidential election in the last 25 years has been won by less than 10 million
votes. What would happen if 30 million newly registered Christians voted in this
election? It could impact this election and help turn our nation... This election
will be decided by the Christians. If we show up and vote for the candidates
whose platforms most closely reflect Godly values, then we will win. If we don’t,
we will get more of the same." [Editor to Christians: YOUR VOTE COUNTS!]
At this late hour, with just a week before America's "Day of Decision," we
see no point in changing our approach. The Main Stream Media (MSM)
gives only a Left-biased report - we give you "What Others Are Saying"
Ann Coulter, on Debate No. 2: "Actually, all Obama could say was that he
had ended the war in Iraq (while pointlessly escalating the war in
Afghanistan) and that Osama bin Laden is dead (and so is our ambassador)...
Since Obama has been president, everything you own — your home, pension,
savings accounts, weekly paychecks — are all worth less. Meanwhile,
everything you need — gas, food, and anything else that requires fuel to be
transported to you — costs more."