Thursday, October 16, 2008

Something to think about

As the election draws near, and my mailbox is FULL of junk, er...I mean, propaganda, and TV is full of debates...I have managed to ignore most of it. I've made up my mind, so I see no reason to aggravate myself by listening to lies on TV. BUT, I'm also afraid for our nation's (and our world's) future, so when a friend passed on the below article, I read every word of it.

It's written from an interesting perspective and has a lot of information in it. I think most people have made up their minds (even though they probably feel they're choosing the lesser of 2 evils), but I really hope that the info below is not ignored when they go to vote in a few weeks.

And by the way, the article below was in fact written by Huntley Brown. I checked it out on snopes. There's an additional note at the bottom of the snopes article that offers even more insight.

One more thing - I can't leave this alone - how can ANYONE support partial birth abortion??? Read about it below, and then tell me how anyone can vote to elect an official who supports it! It absolutely outrages me!

This article is from Huntley Brown - he is a fabulous concert pianist, man of God and is a black man. I appreciate so much his reasoning for not voting for Obama. I would like to see this article published or spread out via Email to as many as possible.

Why I Can't Vote For Obama

By Huntley Brown

Dear Friends,

A few months ago I was asked for my perspective on Obama, I sent out an email with a few points. With the election just around the corner I decided to complete my perspective. Those of you on my e-list have seen some of this before but it's worth repeating...

First I must say whoever wins the election will have my prayer support. Obama needs to be commended for his accomplishments but I need to explain why I will not be voting for him.

Many of my friends process their identity through their blackness. I process my identity through Christ. Being a Christian (a Christ follower) means He leads I follow. I can't dictate the terms He does because He is the leader.

I can't vote black because I am black; I have to vote Christian because that's who I am. Christian first, black second. Neither should anyone from the other ethnic groups vote because of ethnicity. 200 years from now I won't be asked if I was black or white. I will be asked if I knew Jesus and accepted Him as Lord and Savior.

In an election there are many issues to consider but when a society gets abortion, same-sex marriage, embryonic stem-cell research, human cloning to name a few, wrong economic concerns will soon not matter.

We need to follow Martin Luther King's words, don't judge someone by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. I don't know Obama so all I can go on is his voting record. His voting record earned him the title of the most liberal senator in the US Senate in 2007.

<> NATIONAL JOURNAL: Obama: Most Liberal Senator in 2007 (01/31/2008)

To beat Ted Kennedy and Hilary Clinton as the most liberal senator, takes some doing. Obama accomplished this feat in 2 short years. I wonder what would happen to America if he had four years to work with.

There is a reason Planned Parenthood gives him a 100 % rating.
There is a reason the homosexual community supports him.
There is a reason Ahmadinejad, Chavez, Castro, Hamas etc. love him.
There is a reason he said he would nominate liberal judges to the Supreme Court.
There is a reason he voted against the infanticide bill.
There is a reason he voted No on the constitutional ban of same-sex marriage.
There is a reason he voted No on banning partial birth abortion.
There is a reason he voted No on confirming Justices Roberts and Alito.
These two judges are conservatives and they have since overturned partial birth abortion. The same practice Obama wanted to continue.

Let's take a look at the practice he wanted to continue. The 5 Step Partial Birth Abortion procedures:

A. Guided by ultrasound, the abortionist grabs the baby's leg with forceps. (Remember this is a live baby)

B. The baby's leg is pulled out into the birth canal.

C. The abortionist delivers the baby's entire body, except for the head.

D. The abortionist jams scissors into the baby's skull. The scissors are then opened to enlarge the hole.

E. The scissors are removed and a suction catheter is inserted. The child's brains are sucked out, causing the skull to collapse. The dead baby is then removed.

There is a reason Obama opposed the parental notification law.

Think about this: You can't give a kid an aspirin without parental notification but that same kid can have an abortion without parental notification. This is insane.

There is a reason he went to Jeremiah Wright's church for 20 years.

Obama tells us he has good judgment but he sat under Jeremiah Wright teaching for 20 years. Now he is condemning Wright's sermons. I wonder why now?

Obama said Jeremiah Wright led him to the Lord and discipled him. A disciple is one in training. Jesus told us in Matthew 28:19 - 20 "Go and make disciples of all nations." This means reproduce yourself. Teach people to think like you, walk like you; talk like you, believe what you believe etc. The question I have is what did Jeremiah Wright teach him?

Would you support a White President who went to a church which has tenets that said they have a

1. Commitment to the White Community

2. Commitment to the White Family

3. Adherence to the White Work Ethic

4. Pledge to make the fruits of all developing and acquired skills available

to the White Community.

5. Pledge to Allocate Regularly, a Portion of Personal Resources for

Strengthening and Supporting White Institutions

6. Pledge allegiance to all White leadership who espouse and embrace the

White Value System

7. Personal commitment to embracement of the White Value System.

Would you support a President who went to a church like that?

Just change the word from white to black and you have the tenets of Obama's former church. If President Bush was a member of a church like this, he would be called a racist. Jessie Jackson and Al Sharpton would have been marching outside.

This kind of church is a racist church. Obama did not wake up after 20 years and just discover he went to a racist church. The church can't be about race. Jesus did not come for any particular race. He came for the whole world.

A church can't have a value system based on race. The churches value system has to be based on biblical mandate. It does not matter if it's a white church or a black church it's still wrong. Anyone from either race that attends a church like this would never get my vote.

Obama's former Pastor Jeremiah Wright is a disciple of liberal theologian James Cone, author of the 1970 book A Black Theology of Liberation. Cone once wrote: "Black theology refuses to accept a God who is not identified totally with the goals of the black community. If God is not for us and against white people, then he is a murderer, and we had better kill him. "

Cone is the man Obama's mentor looks up to. Does Obama believe this?

So what does all this mean for the nation?

In the past when the Lord brought someone with the beliefs of Obama to lead a nation it meant one thing - judgment.

Read 1 Samuel 8 when Israel asked for a king. First God says in 1 Samuel 1:9 "Now listen to them; but warn them solemnly and let them know what the king who will reign over them will do."

Then God says

1 Samuel 1:18 " When that day comes, you will cry out for relief from the king you have chosen, and the LORD will not answer you in that day." 19 But the people refused to listen to Samuel. "No!" they said. "We want a king over us. 20 Then we will be like all the other nations, with a king to lead us and to go out before us and fight our battles." 21 When Samuel heard all that the people said, he repeated it before the LORD. 22 The LORD answered, "Listen to them and give them a king."

Here is what we know for sure.

God is not schizophrenic

He would not tell one person to vote for Obama and one to vote for McCain. As the scripture says, a city divided against itself cannot stand, so obviously many people are not hearing from God. Maybe I am the one not hearing but I know God does not change and Obama contradicts many things I read in scripture so I doubt it.

For all my friends who are voting for Obama can you really look God in the face and say; Father based on your word, I am voting for Obama even though I know he will continue the genocidal practice of partial birth abortion. He might have to nominate three or four Supreme Court justices, and I am sure he will be nominating liberal judges who will be making laws that are against you. I also know he will continue to push for homosexual rights, even though you destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah for this. I know I can look the other way because of the economy.

I could not see Jesus agreeing with many of Obama's positions. Finally I have two questions for all my liberal friends.

Since we know someone's value system has to be placed on the nation,

1. Whose value system should be placed on the nation.

2. Who should determine that this is the right value system for the nation?


Huntley Brown


MammaMia said...

Thank you for this post! Do you mind if I copy it and email it and also post it on my blog?

Sally said...

mammamia - Please DO! Maybe some people WILL change their minds. =)

Eliza said...

Thanks for sharing that, Sally. I hadn't really decided who I was voting for, but after reading that, I'm pretty sure I know. Although I will say that it's really hard to look at voting records anymore since so many bills are written with two parts to them. So sometimes it forces someone to vote yes on something they didn't want because it's attached to something that is really needed (e.g. the Bailout plan has a discount for makers of wooden arrows for children - at least that's what I heard on the Today show).

I know that God will place the person He wants in the White House next year. Even if it doesn't seem right to us, rest assured that God knows the right person for the job even if we don't understand it.

Terry said...

Oh Sally, thank you for posting this.... I too am fearful of where we as a nation are heading....What is wrong with people today, that they can embrace a man who holds so many immoral beliefs..

I have even heard mumblings of this man being the anti-christ. Not something we should be assuming, but isn't this all so scary...

Jenn said...

Sally, I'm so glad you posted this e-mail I sent. Scary, huh? The partial-birth abortion blows my mind. I don't understand how anyone, especially anyone who has carried a baby can vote for someone who would not ban this. It makes me sick! I'm gonna do a political post later this evening, because I'm just feeling the need... you'll have to check it out.

I'm sorry you weren't getting updated on my updates....I've been blogging like crazy because there is so much going on. Julianne rocked on all 4's for about 2 months before crawling...lil major will be there soon! I have to baby proof now! Miss you!

Band of Brothers said...

wow that gave me shivers and chills.

i will be praying for God's mercy on us all.

Kiley said...

I have never heard of Huntley Brown and as much as i admired him for writing this - and as much as i am NOT going to give any sort of support to Obama, we also need to see the bigger picture here..
Did you know that Mccain is also pro abortion - he supports it if it is for the safety of the mother or if incest or rape is involved.
Abortion is murder - there are no two ways of looking at this.
We don't have to vote for the lesser of two evils - why vote for someone at all who goes against any part of scripture.
that is why we are voting for Chuck Baldwin. Check him out - he is a pastor from Florida and is a bibllical man.

Even if Chuck Baldwin doesnt have a chance in winning this election, i feel at peace knowing that i didnt have to go against the word of God and my conscience. That God has given us a man who loves him (weather he is the one who will win or not) and who abides by His Word.


Sally said...

Liz - I'm glad I could help give you a little more info.

Kiley - thanks for stopping by and for commenting. Abortion is ABSOLUTELY apalling to me...but I have to admit that there are even more issues in this election that have me MORE worried than abortion. I think we need to do ABSOLUTELY everything we can to keep Obama out of leadership of our country. So, if I don't vote for McCain and I vote for a write-in or someone else, I will feel like I'm really voting for Obama, and that, to me, is much worse than just voting for McCain, who doesn't agree with everything I do. I fear for my son's future (and not his adult years, his pre-school years) if B.O. is elected.

Terri said...

great letter and perfect for the religious voters who are undecided. Unfortunately I get the feeling religious voters might be the minority anymore and it's scary.

~*~Jenni~*~ said...

Just an FYI. All Snopes did was verify that the email was indeed sent by Huntley Brown. Nowhere in the Snopes site does it verify if the facts in the email are true.

Everyone is entitled to their opinion, but have you checked Mr. Brown's facts and statements to see if they are true?

Have you researched the true meaning of a "partial birth abortion"? That's not a medical term, it's a political one.