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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  • Chuck

    Please do not use Mormon as the correct name. The name is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
    Study the Church before condeming.

  • Valor

    I have had it with this BS that Mormons are not Christian, and do not believe in the Trinity. The Lord Jesus Christ is the foundation, the cornerstone and the cap stone of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Enough is enough!

  • http://www.facebook.com/dwgray David W Gray

    Romans 13:1. Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God.

    If you believe the above scripture to be true, then who are you to judge? Do you not think God is in control of who He allows to be presidential candidates?

    Interesting article: http://www.davidwgray.com/Render-to-the-Constitution-and-to-God.htm

  • http://www.monster-island.net/ kushibo

    If Romney loses (options 1 and 3), it's possible to try for someone better in 2016.

    I'm voting for Governor Gary Johnson.

    • KWNY

      By that theory, the obamanation wins. Then you won't have to worry about who to vote for in 2016, America will be no more.
      You need to reconsider!

    • Thomas Jefferson

      Reconsider voting our conscience instead of for the lesser of evils? May God convict your soul for that is truly sin! God's will WILL be done if we do not cave to evil oh ye of little faith!

    • mallen11

      G. Johnson is one of the worse. A vote for him is a vote for -0.

    • http://twitter.com/bbrozius Beth Brozius

      why would you throw your vote away? Gov. Johnson cannot possibly win. So you are throwing that vote away and actually voting for obama. I never do understand people when they do this, esp with a person they want as president, but who in no way will win. Just don't throw that vote away.

  • bennieyes

    I will take the third option as the lesser of two evils is still evil. Romney is not a conservative. We have to show the Republican Party that they just can't shove any candidate down our throat. I don't trust him to stand up for family values. If we give in now we might not ever have another real conservative to vote for for a very long time. I will be voting for a write-in canddidate. Probably either Bachmann or Keyes. If Romney wins the best we can hope for over the next 20 years is Romney-like presidents. If obama wins the most we can hope for is 4 years of Obama followed by 16 years of a real conservative. The second of those two options seems the best to me long term.

    • mallen11

      You are not thinking clearly -- I don't like voting for Romney either but I sure don't want -0 for another fours years and that is exactly who we will get if people are so arrogant to vote for or write in someone other than Romney. Then we can work together to establish a better political party or get the Republican Party straightened out before 2016. At least Romney doesn't want us turned over to the muslims; do you?

    • http://www.facebook.com/tom.kiker Tom Kiker

      Don't be so sure about there being another election in 2016! Since Obama is such a megalomaniac and narcissist as well as being a socialist, if he is re-elected I can foresee the possibility of him circumventing the Constitution, declaring martial law and declaring himself dictator! Considering the Executive Orders he has written, it is not out of the realm of possibility of him declaring some "national emergency" prior to the upcoming election and instituting martial law, especially if his poll ratings plummet prior to the election.

  • Rekab

    There is one more option...Vote your convictions!
    I will be voting for Virgil Goode of the Constituion Party.
    If every person who claims to be a Constitutionist would vote for him, we would win by not electing a globalist. One globalist is a socialist, the other globalist is a capitalist. Neither is conservative.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Nick-Johnston/100000237633907 Nick Johnston

      Wasted vote and you know it!

  • Nadine

    VOTE>>>VOTE>>>VOTE...Romney/Ryan or you can kiss America goodbye! He won't tell you his sinister plans for distruction...just begs for more time! We need this socialist Muslim commy OUT OF OFFICE! Our lives & future & the future of our kids depends on it! VOTE!

    • Proud Disabled Vet

      I am with ya Nadine!

    • Nadine

      Thanks...do not listen to all the spin from the MSM & the polls! Look at the Middle East..that's headed our way! Obummer is the cause of it...I hope he doesn't have a sinister plan to SAVE THE WORLD...HAAAA! The objective is ABO...NO MATTER WHAT!!

    • http://twitter.com/bbrozius Beth Brozius

      I am with you all the way!!! All of this bluster wearing their robes and spouting scriptures like most people are so ignorant about things. The last time I knew, Christians were supposed to be loving and kind and not judgmental. This is the election of our lifetime. I do not want America to go down, but I am seeing and hearing people who are so stuck on themselves that they don't see other people and how the are reacting to this.

    • Nadine

      Beth..those that do not see what is really happeneing are either blind by color or on gov. assistance! That;s the PLAIN TRUTH! The MSM will spin EVERYTHING Romney will say, but the objective is to GET OBAMA OUT OF office before it's too late! He has big plans that will certainly wake up the people who voted for him & then it's too late! WE must SAVE THIS COUNTRY! VOTE & remember..ABO...not matter what!

  • tod

    What a Christian Conservative to do,Write In A Christian President !!! ( Dr.Ron Paul 2012) To Take back Our Country !!!

    • vageorge

      Too late for that !

  • vageorge

    Well I have been a subscriber to Freedom Outpost for a long time. For you to present an like this is an outrage. To tell a Christian they should stay home and accept the Muslim obama for another 4 years is an outrage. You do not deserve to be on my list as you have sold out to obama and advising Christians not to vote is a crime in my book as obama is Satan's disciple and you are giving them the go ahead to finish destroying the USA. The Mormon religion is far superior to the Muslim Brotherhood that obama supports. Wake up fools. Cancel me from your crap

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Nick-Johnston/100000237633907 Nick Johnston

      Calm down we, most of us agree with you/ts the black pastors telling trheir people to stay home. And then they'll wonder why they feel left out!

  • nottaobot

    I am a Christian and after the DNC took GOD out,had muslim prayer and put God back to Boo God and his chosen people,support gays and gay marriage ,back pro choice,and now the communist party comes out and says it support the Democrats, I support God and God bless America, any christian that stays with the Dems is supporting the ones that have turned their backs on God and in doing so you turn our bck o God!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1533846184 Leah LoneBear

    The choice in crystal clear to me. I am a conservative christian and the mormon gets my vote

    • Freedon Agnes

      I too am a Christian..a Catholic at that, and will definitely vote for Romney. Why is this subject even a question? Our 1st Amendment Rights are being taken away by the Obummer and he is looking to do the same with our 2nd Amendment Rights. Are people so stupid to consider Romneys' religion versus his status as a pro-American versus a Fascist, a man of integrity,a successful business man, a trditional family man, a man who has not burned his brain with cocaine, a man who will abide by the tenents of our great Constitutionand a man that will not bow to foreign leaders. By the way, Happy Constitution Day to all you Americans. This is the birthday of this great document. I am appaled at some of the Christian responses as I did not envision true Chritsians as being bigots. My naitivity shows here. God Bless America and God Bless our candidates Romney and Ryan.

  • http://twitter.com/Factsfirst FactsFirst

    The better more American options would be to write in Ron Paul, or vote Gary Johnson, both are FAR better options than any of those listed above.

    • http://twitter.com/waynothewino Wayne Walusiak

      you sound like an muslim obama supporter

    • adamenochnoah

      You won't have to write in Gov Johnson as he & his VP Judge Jim Gray will be on the ballot in all 50 states. They are proteges of Ron Paul & friends. Ron Paul is kicking around the idea of running for Gov of Texas...

  • Dave

    Fools Talking in the comments...The Art. above is right and your foolish voting will be history for America.

  • http://www.facebook.com/peter.tefft.7 Peter Tefft

    Jim some of what you say is true but I disagree with you on the fact that Christians should vote for Romney. I think not only is the Christian faith in question here, its also who will best serve the United States Constitution, our basis for freedom and life here. Christians must be encouraged to fight against Obama and his pro abortion agenda and socialistic government. Are we better off under a cult Mormon who is ethical, family oriented and decent even though his religion is great error. I believe we must vote for Romney in order to restore and save our freedom rights of Religion and personal choices.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Nick-Johnston/100000237633907 Nick Johnston

      Its not about black or white. Its a Spiritual thing.
      Obama is anti God and Romney believes in God. Nuff said!

    • http://www.facebook.com/DrTee3 Bill Thompson


  • http://www.facebook.com/buster.atkins Buster Atkins

    This abortion bull sh-- has been carried too far, we have way much bigger problems than that.

  • We need some R&R

    Agree with 'gone surfing'. I'll vote for Romney/Ryan. They are better for the country. I also don't believe that Romney will try to turn the world to mormonism. We have to vote....for the one that's better for the country. We will be doomed if obama gets reelected.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/David-Peacock/100001241183282 David Peacock

      CAPITALIST or COMMUNIST**********************YOU DECIDE.

    • http://twitter.com/bbrozius Beth Brozius


  • Dorothy

    Better a Mormon who will uphold the Constitution that an Islamic-sympathizer who walks all overr it. It is our Constitution that holds this country together and not enough attention is being paid to the importance of upholding it in this election. Mitt has many Christian values, is honorable and if he swears to uphold the Constitution, then he will. Of all things he is NOT a liar like the current office holder.

  • agbjr

    United States citizens will be electing a president not a spiritual leader. The candidate who upholds, honors, and adheres to the Constitution is the ONLY choice of ALL Americans who cherish their freedom.

    ROMNEY/RYAN 2012 ... to reinstate the Constitution and preserve OUR Republic!

    • http://twitter.com/bbrozius Beth Brozius

      Absolutely correct and I applaud your answer. There is no reason for us to be doing this, but rather we should be encouraging each other to take back our country.

  • http://www.facebook.com/rosco.revere Rosco Revere

    I will not vote for the lesser of two evils, it will be third party again. Guess I need to dig out my "Don't blame me, I voted for Ron Paul" sticker.

    • patriotpaulb

      If you believe in that every person possesses a sinful nature (theological terms), or the potential for evil (sociological terms), then you will recognize that every time we vote we are choosing between the lesser of two evils. The only time you will ever vote for a candidate with whom you completely agree, is the time that you are voting for yourself. Romney and Obama both have liabilities for a conservative, but there is a cosmic expanse between the philosophies and governace of these two men. If conservatives stay home, or vote for a third party, it may spell the end of the Republic.

    • Smith

      to rosco revere: you are the fool my mother warned me about. Vote for Ron Paul and see BHO re elected. simple as that.

  • Charlie

    I served in the USN with many of the Mormon faith and in business dealings for over 20 years in civilian life. They have always been good/honest/respectable/hard working Americans. No reason to believe anything to the contrary of a successful business leader who loves his country.