Category Archives: Religious Right

Thoughts About Iowa

Watching the caucus returns. A few thoughts:

1. Huckabee and Chuck Norris currently have a 9% lead over the pack, 85% reporting. They just showed up for a victory speech too.

2. This is JUST A PRIMARY! These thing barely got coverage when I was first following these political things. The media is treating this as if it is “Super Tuesday” or a party nomination. We are all in for a long, grueling haul.

3. If you were at or watching The Call Monday, people prayed this in, I am convinced. This guy called an Esther fast specifically for a candidate who was pro-life to emerge. I’m not proud to admit that my first reaction was to get offended, since I am just not able or willing to go on that type of fast – I’m not in that league, nor do I think that it would be safe for me to do so right now, especially with zero notice. So a lot of people particularly in the midwest have been praying and fasting in extreme ways to release grace for a candidate who defends life.

4. A bunch of people in my circles who love God and the unborn have written Huckabee off previously as “unelectable”. A prominent televangelist endorsed a pro-choice, pro-alternative marriage Republican nominee months ago. I am also convinced that aside from some serious divine favor Huckabee is unelectable, because I don’t think the Republican party gives much of a rip about defending life or decency, as evidenced a year ago – unless you are talking about the war on terror. East coast Republicans to a large degree seem to be willing to just support someone with an anti-life, anti-traditional agenda, as long as he can fight terrorism.

I’m convinced that the people who are willing to go without their basic needs for 3 days are on to something. The rest of us can be “practical” or we can cry out for God to set up a leader that would reflect his heart. And if you can skip a couple meals to pray for someone with godly values to be raised up as a leader, the better. I don’t suggest that you go without water unless you hear from God, however.

5. This looks too clear-cut for me to believe. But it is just Iowa, another 49 states to go. For a pro-life, traditional marriage candidate to succeed anywhere outside the midwest will definitely require the hand of Providence. It requires peoples’ hearts to change. Otherwise I think people here on the east coast are likely to riot. I’d like to do what I can to pray and ask for God to have mercy via some righteous leaders.

6. I’m also a big believer that God might just be pleased to give us someone who does NOT stand for godly principles, in order to test the church –

  • Are we willing to bless and pray for a president who many would consider an “enemy”?
  • Do we believe God can change the heart of a ruler?
  • Will we go to sleep again should God raise a godly president?
  • Is it possible for someone with such a wild rise to remain humble & teachable?

Fasten your seat belt. Personally, I think Chuck Norris will make a great Secretary of Defense, what with those roundhouse kicks and all.

Everyone’s Mad at Pat, Part 3

What?!? It’s a Long Way from April 1st!From the New York Times:

Rudolph W. Giuliani is a supporter of gay and abortion rights who is building his Republican primary campaign around his response to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

Pat Robertson, the Christian conservative broadcaster, once said permissiveness toward homosexuality and abortion led to God’s “lifting his protection” to allow those attacks.

But there they were Wednesday morning, Mr. Robertson endorsing Mr. Giuliani, the former mayor of New York City, as “an acceptable” Republican “who can win the general election.”

I would like to hold to my position of reminding everyone that Mr. Robertson founded “Operation Blessing”, which helps thousands of people each year in disaster areas.

I would also like to deviate from my historical position of defending Pat Robertson on this incredulous endorsement – why would he support someone with a track record of undermining everything Pat has stood for, save the defense issue? Has he discovered a new herb or chemical perhaps? Strange twist, I guess Pat doesn’t wear a Life band from the Call

To my readers who may live in the Tidewater area, I am wondering what the general response to this is in the “family values” community… I just can’t defend Pat on this one.

PS – What would Jerry Falwell think??? This is truly bizarre.