What is the Conservative Christian To Do In The 2012 Presidential Election?


There are three possible options that result in only two certain outcomes.

First option and outcome: Vote for and re-elect the Hope and Change candidate that supposedly cares about the poor and uses the words of the Bible as his justification for massively increasing spending on social welfare programs. If Christians turn out and vote for President Obama then he will be re-elected.

Second option and outcome: Vote for the rich, capitalist, candidate that promises to return America to its original foundations to a less centralized government with more personal freedoms. This candidate’s religion even denies the Orthodox Christian view of the Trinity. Mormonism even espouses that Satan and Jesus are spirit brothers and that God had physical relations with Mary. If Christians turn out and vote en masse for Governor Romney despite his religion, then he will be elected.

Third option and outcome: Christians abstain from voting because each candidate is unworthy; Obama wants gay marriage and Romney’s religion denies that Jesus is Lord above all. In good conscience Christians stay home from the polls. That results again in the first outcome.

Reflecting on the first option: If anyone thinks that President Obama is a Christian then let the record speak for itself. This is a man who for 20 years sat under the hate-filled preaching a Rev Jeremiah Wright, a Black Liberation Theology hate monger. I wonder if Rev Wright ever preached on “Loving God and Loving your neighbor as yourself” which Jesus said is the Greatest Commandment (Matthew 22)? Radio talk show host and former political candidate Alan Keyes, even offered further evidence in 2004 that then Senate Candidate Obama was not a Christian. Keyes said that even “Jesus Christ would not vote for Obama” due to his far left views on abortion and infanticide while serving in the Illinois State Senate.

President Obama recently showed more of his so-called “Christian” faith in by claiming to have compassion on same sex individuals who want to have the same rights of marriage that heterosexuals have enjoyed from the beginning of civilization. The President even cited the Golden Rule in his decision. We must be reminded however that even Satan quoted scripture when he tempted Jesus (Matthew 4). Similarly, the President quoted scripture to justify his position. Unfortunately his position is inconsistent with the whole counsel of Holy Writ. This misreading of the Bible is what the Great Reformer, Martin Luther, warned when he said that “Scripture does not have a wax nose" and is not to be twisted into anything we want it to say. Seems this was just a bone to the Gay Rights crowd so they would continue to donate to the President's re-election effort.

President Obama has led from behind on this economic recovery and led from the front increasing this catastrophic debt burden he has imposed upon our children and grandchildren. Unfortunately these massive tax increases will choke the growth of this economy and our power as a world leader will consequently diminish. When he promised to change this country, he meant what he said. In my view, the President is actually a statist. His god is actually the all-powerful government bent on subjugating a free people under his rule.

Reflecting on the second option: So what would a Mormon presidency look like? There are sixteen Mormons serving in the US Congress. Mormons are known for their abstentions from alcohol, tobacco, caffeine. I served in the military with many Mormons and they were some of the finest officers dedicated to the defense of America that I ever served with. Other Mormon friends I have are some of the hardest working and most patriotic people I know. Devout Mormons are law abiding citizens of very higher moral standards and committed to their families. Governor Romney and his family could be characterized in this way.

Would Mormon theology or a Mormon President be counter to the preservation of our Great Republic? First, we must understand that Mormon theology is a “works based” religion. I think we could infer that good works accomplished by any group (feeding the hungry, blood drives, coats for kids, etc…) are beneficial to our society as a whole. The disagreement is in the motivation for doing good works. The theological discussion with Mormons or other religions is whether good works can justify our standing on Judgment Day before God Almighty. What is not in dispute is the “good” in the term good works.

Second, would Governor Romney be the mouthpiece of the Mormon Church or a good President of all the people? As President, Romney promised to pursue a conservative, pro-growth economic agenda. His number one economic priority would be to grow the economy — helping to create good jobs, raise incomes and preserve American strength. Just as President Kennedy was the first Catholic president and did not act as the American Pope, there is no reason to think that a Romney Presidency would rule from Salt Lake City.

Reflecting on the third option: Christians staying home from the polls or voting for a third party candidate keeps the status quo in place with Harry Reid running the Senate and conservatives being demonized in the House for wanting to reign in the debt. Worse than that, if we don’t overturn the Affordable Care Act we become complicit in furthering the continued slaughter of the unborn under the ruse of “Women’s Health Coverage.” This government’s intervention, never seen before in the history of this Great Republic, mandating that faith based organizations participate in this slaughter is unconscionable. Think of it this way, we have a modern King Herod in office that is determined to slaughter the unborn and whose ultimate goal is power, total power. (Historical note-around the time of Jesus birth King Herod ordered the slaughter of boys two years old and under in Israel to try to kill Jesus.)

What is a Conservative Christian supposed to do? Christians should be all about sharing the message of God’s love through Jesus Christ. We are also called in the New Testament to be good citizens. Therein lays the dilemma, because the world of politics is a human endeavor run by sinners, of which I am one. Christians also understand the reality of the evil that exists around us. Jesus called us to be “Salt and Light” to a dark and lost world. Therefore I should do everything in my power to advance the kingdom of Christ and counter evil. Therefore I have to vote and I have to vote against the current President’s policies.

In light of the recent attacks on our embassies in the Middle East and North Africa, it seems that the current President is more content with appeasing the Muslim Brotherhood than standing strong against the regimes that want to do us harm. Just as I am justified in killing an intruder that comes into my house and seeks to do my family harm, our country is also justified in defending itself against militant Islam that is hostile to our values and the freedoms we enjoy in the West. Justification for Christians to take up arms can be found in what is called Just War Theory.

If Christians cannot vote in good conscience for the Romney/Ryan ticket due to the Mormon connection, please consider stopping the modern King Herod by voting against President Obama. That would be the "R" selection on the ballot.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/yougottaseethis.nassie Yougottaseethis Nassie

    http://wiki.answers.com/Q/is_the_church_of_mormon_a_christian_church

    Is the Church of Mormon a Christian Church?

    Yes. Mormons believe in the divine nature of Jesus and know that it is only in
    and through Him that we may become worthy to live with God. Mormons look to the
    life of Christ and his teachings as a perfect example of how we should live. We
    look to the atonement and crucifixion of Christ as the ultimate sacrifice for
    sin that was made on our behalf.

    A scripture contained in the Book of Mormon (a companion scripture to the
    Bible) states:

    2 Nephi 25: 26 And we talk of Christ, we rejoice in Christ, we preach of
    Christ, we prophesy of Christ, and we write according to our prophecies, that
    our children may know to what source they may look for a remission of their
    sins.

  • JD

    Remember, King Cyrus was a pagan king, yet ordained by God to help His people. God is not intimidated by a secular political leader's belief in God; but He does hold accountable their responding to veracity in governance while in power. Romans 1 spells out the basics whereby no man cannot declare ignorance of the truth before God, even leaders that believe in a theology that is not aligned with God's written revelation. But if, while on earth, they can rule in accordance to the basics of righteousness and truth they will be effectual accordingly. Of course they will be ultimately accountable to the specific revelation from God's Word, but that is a truth required of all, and each man will be accountable to God alone on that basis.

    While on earth, as believers, we should make decisions that are wise, correlating scripture with scripture and have a spiritual understanding which could decide on the best option in sustaining our freedoms. We cannot afford to allow religious blinders to obscure the choices that are presented before us. This national entity, which is temporal, nevertheless can be used by heaven's citizens to magnify God's kingdom, and this is best done when rulers at the least honor the basics that do correlate with God's truth.

  • jen

    I have voted for Jewish politicians and I have voted for Catholic and Christian politicians of every denomination. Obama is for Partial birth abortion , homosexual marriage and he even appointed a lesbian to the supreme court. Then there is the point of Larry Sinclair who claimed he had a sexual and drug tryst with Obama,(I believe Sinclair) Then there is the church obama attended for 20 years. Obama is a CHRISTIAN ? LOL this will be the first time I have voted for a member of the LDS. At least he seems like a decent family man who loves the USA

  • pbsambo

    Mormons are part of USA history, they have been existing in this country for a long time and practicing their sect peacefully. Never try to force their sect on their peers. This sect Latter -day Saints goes back to 1830. Is better to have a Mormon as president than a Muslim.

  • pbsambo

    Vote for O and say good by to Christianity. You don't have to worry about religion because the will impose their own, Islam. Like that?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/OXEUPLQP5N3NWO72YU6KUTFHFA Vern

    Just because the President is a Mormon doesn't mean you have to join the Mormon church. John
    Kennedy was a Catholic and that didn't seem to make everybody join the Catholic church. As long
    as the President seems to love America and not try to take our freedoms away then I don't care if
    he is a Mormon. That is certainly better than being a Muslim.

  • J

    At least Romney is a moral man and not a muzzie.

  • earl44

    I was in the mormon church untill i was 13 all i remember is learning about Jesus,True fact.

  • RageFury

    4th Option as as I do not recognize it being the same as staying home, not even remotely close.
    Vote 3rd party and let the RNC establishment know their preselected choice sucked.
    This means you don't support the status quot or their loser candidate...

    Senator Reid is irrelevant unless you live in his state. If you live in Senator Reid's state, then show your displeasure and vote the little loser out when you are able.

  • DSmith5.56

    I have a choice between a socialist, warmongering, police-state supporting anti-gun Democrat and a fascist, warmongering, police-state supporting anti-gun Republican. Lovely.
    "Always vote on principle, though you vote alone, for then you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost." - John Adams
    "In matters of style, swim with the current. In matters of principle, stand like a rock." - Thomas Jefferson
    I consider myself responsible for the actions of whoever I cast my vote for. If I vote for Romney, I will be guilty of every horrible thing he does. If I vote for Obama, I will be guilty of every horrible thing he does. If I vote for neither, I am somehow guilty of everything Obama does? No. I will not throw away my vote to aid one of two ungodly, godless, immoral, dishonest, and violent men in their attempt to gain power, nor will I give my vote to a third party, none of which, as far as I can see, field candidates that are acceptable to a freedom-loving Christian.

  • Offshoreguy

    Sorry, but voting for the lesser of two evils is still evil. One of the major problems in American Christianity is that it has no backbone, it is full of fear, and can't see that it is far better to stick to the Word of God and to principle, then to be captive to the Republican Party.

    When Christians honor God and refuse to compromise and cease to burn the pinch of incense to Caesar, then God will begin to deliver us from our slavery. Until then, we Christians are going to have to learn to hate our slavery. Considering how frequently the Israelites fell into slavery and how long it took for them to hate their slavery, we American Christians have a long period of captivity ahead of us.

  • John Hand

    Some white pastors are campaigning right now for the 'right' to speak politics from the pulpit. You see, the black ministers have been talking politics for years and the liberal Democrats in charge, and even GW Bush, who was afraid to go after them for fear of losing the black vote he never had, would not tell the IRS to stop them. If a church talks politics, they supposedly lose their 'tax exempt status. As proof that the blacks have been getting away with it without prosecution by the IRS, think of Jeremiah Wright, Obama's pastor in Chicago. Also, in addition to black churches, think of the so called 'reverends' Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton. Always politicing, never preaching from the pulpit, and not being taxed on the donations they receive. What a scam, and they have been doing it for decades.

  • Ssnyder983

    As a Christian I believe that we should not judge someone on their beliefs wheather it's the same as ours or not. So weather he is Mormon or not he is the best choice for our country.

  • Jim

    The first thing this conservative so-called Christian can do is to become a genuine Christian. Right now he's just another right-wing chump sporting a thin veneer of civic religion in order to appear shiny and moral and righteous. The next thing he can do is ponder why anybody who commits himself to the principles of Jesus Christ would vote for an amoral, dishonest, untruthful man who has devoted his entire life to the love of money--remember what love of money is in the scriptures: the root of all evil. Why vote for a man who chose as his running mate a disciple of an atheistic, materialistic pseudo-philosopher who proclaimed selfishness the highest form of moral life? How can any person of conscience vote for a man who enriched himself by impoverishing thousands? Is that what Jesus would do? Is Jesus a thief? Do you think that if Jesus said to Mitt Romney "sell everything you have, give the money to the poor, and follow me" that Mitt Romney wouldn't turn on his heels and walk away from Jesus just as fast as his legs would carry him? Open your Bible and read, chump. You need some remedial Christianity 101 lessons fast!