Don't vote for the bloodthirsty vampires...
(Tim, w/thanks to Dave M.) Kudos to Wayne Grudem for his article commending the Alliance Defense Fund's efforts to challenge the IRS rule prohibiting political speech by 501(c)(3) organizations--particularly pastors in the pulpit. If the First Amendment has any application at all, it should be the freedom of the preacher of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. As Dad said many years ago, churches must be willing and prepared to give up our tax exempt status. We must never allow fear of potential financial loss to gag us.
Whenever you hear of the IRS rattling its saber against pastors condemning, for instance, elected officials who promote the slaughter of our nation's babies or the deadly bondage of male sodomy, remember C. S. Lewis' warning that they'll tell us we can have our religion in private and then they'll make sure we're never alone.
Vote, and never ever cast your vote for a political vampire who lives off the blood of our nation's wholesale slaughter of unborn babies. As we enter the voting booth, every other consideration pales in significance to the defense of these little ones. When a nation refuses to protect those most vulnerable at the margins of life as they are slaughtered in the millions year after year, that nation's claim to living under the rule of law is utter hypocrisy.
And if you're wondering how the preacher of the Gospel could justify using his pulpit to condemn the slaughter of unborn babies, it would be better to ask how a preacher of the Gospel could justify not using his pulpit to condemn the slaughter of unborn babies, particularly considering God's condemnation of silence in the face of our neighbor's sacrifices to Molech:
Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, “You shall also say to the sons of Israel: ‘Any man from the sons of Israel or from the aliens sojourning in Israel who gives any of his offspring to Molech, shall surely be put to death; the people of the land shall stone him with stones. I will also set My face against that man and will cut him off from among his people, because he has given some of his offspring to Molech, so as to defile My sanctuary and to profane My holy name.' If the people of the land, however, should ever disregard that man when he gives any of his offspring to Molech, so as not to put him to death, then I Myself will set My face against that man and against his family, and I will cut off from among their people both him and all those who play the harlot after him, by playing the harlot after Molech." (Leviticus 20:1-5)