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Reverend Jerry Falwell
(pragmatism over faith)

Samuel Adams said:  Let each citizen remember at the moment he is offering his vote that he is not making a present or a compliment to please an individual--or at least that he ought not so to do; but that he is executing one of the most solemn trusts in human society for which he is accountable to God and his country.

How can it be?  A man of God who proudly surrenders God's values for his seat at the table, promising your vote to one unworthy of a vote, Sen. John McCain.  Yes, we are all accountable to God Himself for our votes.  Is this God's way?

Some will say that Falwell has just gone too far this time.  Really, he went too far a long time ago, especially delivering your vote to candidate Bush.  Martin Luther, himself made dreadful mistakes at the end of his life regarding the Jews.  Falwell has sold us out, or worse, sold God out. 

In fact, Falwell has not sold anyone out who refuses to be sold out.  He, and those like him, are the problem with the Christian's acceptance of political pragmatism over standing firm for God's values.  Falwell said: at this point he sees "no reason why I could not support" McCain, he added this could change. (MSNBC's, The Situation, April 17, 2006)

"John McCain is a strong conservative," Falwell said. "He's pro- life. He's strong national defense. He's a national hero. His view on family is just where most conservative Christians' views are."  If Falwell is right, this is an indictment upon us who claim Christ.  Christ wouldn't compromise God's values.  We should never accept this.

RUSSERT: Do you think that Jerry Falwell’s ideas are now good for the Republican Party?

MCCAIN: I believe that the “Christian Right” has a major role to play in the Republican Party. One reason is because they’re so active and their followers are. And I believe they have a right to be a part of our party. I don’t have to agree with everything they stand for, nor do I have to agree with everything that’s on the liberal side of the Republican Party. If we have to agree on every issue, we’re not a Republican Party. I believe in open and honest debate. Was I unhappy in the year 2000 that I lost the primary and there were some attacks on me that I thought was unfair? Of course. Should I get over it? Should I serve — can I serve the people of Arizona best by looking back in anger or moving forward?

http://thinkprogress.org/2006/04/02/mccain-falwell/

 

 

In 2000, McCain wanted to change the GOP's abortion platform to explicitly recognize exceptions for rape and incest.

"George, do you believe in the exemption in abortion … for rape, incest and life of the mother?" McCain pointedly asked then-Gov. George W. Bush during a 2000 GOP debate moderated by CNN's Larry King.

McCain says publicly that he still supports exceptions for rape, incest and the life of the mother...

"Most of the pro-life community, myself included, is happy with McCain's pro-life views," Falwell told ABC News.  "We are comfortable."

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/story?id=1779141&page=1

 

 

"Falwell approached McCain, not the other way around. And interviews with both suggest that it is Falwell, not McCain, who is more willing to be flexible.  McCain's visit to Liberty University is indeed a conciliatory signal not just to Falwell but to millions of Christian conservatives who question the depth of McCain's commitment on issues such as abortion and same-sex marriage. But it is as much a chance for Falwell and his supporters to assert their influence in the Republican Party -- an influence that has waned in recent years."...

When I asked Falwell if he could see himself supporting McCain for president, he quickly answered, "Of course. If he is the candidate, he'll certainly have my support."

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/05/05/AR2006050501745.html

Jerry Falwell simply does not understand that we are not to win at all costs when the cost is too high.  We offend God Himself when we choose such an  approach and as we see Falwell's power decreasing due to his past failures and our nation in dire trouble, we see that God is not blessing such a broken approach.  He is wrong. 

2 Chronicles 7: 14 if my people , who are called by my name , will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.  

This is true of Falwell and the rest of us.  Falwell blessed our current president and no children have been saved and Christians are being blamed for Bush's poor decisions.  God had nothing to do with an endorsement of our current president, except to 'turn us over to our sins'.  God allowed us to make fools of ourselves in order to correct His children.  Isn't it time we see our error with resultant repentance?

McCain has no convictions for God's values or it would have been obvious before now.  Could McCain change?  Of course.  Has he?  No.  Will he?  Almost certainly, no.

If you allow your vote to go to McCain or one like him, you have failed God Himself.  But, then again, it is business as usual.  Yes, a decision accountable to God.  As deceived as the Muslims are, many show incredible conviction.  We who carry the truth of Christ should be even more committed to His values.

We don't fear God and His justice and increasing wrath will (perhaps suddenly) cause us to regret such decisions.  It looks like the Constitution Party may be our only refuge in politics.  At least you will be with like minded individuals who unwaveringly, unabashedly put God first.

 

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