Friday, March 13, 2009

Troubling Times

Plan to attend the "Stand Up For Marriage Rally" next Thursday, March 19, on the Capitol steps in Olympia. A reporter from KING 5 told me yesterday afternoon that the gay activists had around 250 to 300 at their rally yesterday.

I, along with others, will be speaking and we will be announcing our next step in defending marriage.

I have heard of three churches that are bringing a bus load of people. I'm sure there will be more. Perhaps you could organize a group from your church this Sunday.

Be sure to encourage your friends and family to attend.
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Troubling Times

These are troubling times. There are those who seek to re-engineer family and redefine marriage. They have undermined the sanctity of life, called tolerance the new truth, revised history to support their ideologies and are moving our country toward a socialist, secular society with relativism as the moral compass.

At a time when leadership is needed, the political party that has best represented the deeply held views and beliefs of people of faith and conservatives, can't seem to walk, much less lead.

They seem to have lost their way and are trying to move away from the biggest and most loyal block of voters in the country.

Last fall, after the election Washington State Secretary of State Sam Reed wrote a column or op- ed piece for one of the Seattle papers suggesting that perhaps the Republican Party should move away from the social issues, indicating that it may well be the reason they are losing. He used himself as an example of how to win.

Now Republican National Committee Chairman, Michael Steele, has again, stumbled awkwardly regarding one of the deepest held beliefs among people of faith.

Life. Abortion.

The Washington Post says, "Less than 24 hours after beating back rumors of a no confidence vote in his leadership, Republican National Committee Chairman, Michael Steele is on the defense again over an interview he gave with GQ's [magazine] Lisa Depaulo."
The above link will take you to a portion of the interview.

In it, Steele says of abortion, "The choice cuts both ways. You can choose life or you can choose abortion. You know my mother chose life. So, you know, I think the power of the argument of choice boils down to stating a case for one or the other."

The interviewer says, "Are you saying a woman has a right to choose?"

Steele says, "Yeah, I mean, again, I think that's an individual choice."

Interviewer. "You do?"

Steele. "Yeah, absolutely."

The interviewer is shocked and so are many in the pro-life community.

Steele has now put out an "explanation," much as he did following his unwise and unnecessary comments about Rush Limbaugh.

Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council, immediately responded saying, "I expressed my concerns to the chairman earlier this week about previous statements that were very similar in nature. He assured me as chairman, his views did not matter and that he would be upholding the platform of the Party, which is very clear on these issues."

Perkins said it is very difficult to reconcile the GQ interview with the chairman's pledge."

Indeed it is.

I personally have wanted Steele to succeed for a couple of reasons.

However, the idea that Sam Reed has put forward and now Steele seems to be struggling with, is very troubling to many.

Mike Huckabee said yesterday afternoon, "Since 1980, our Party has been steadfast and principled in believing in the dignity and worth of every human life."

And therein is the problem.

People of faith have overwhelmingly supported the Republican Party, because that party has reflected their values and beliefs. Their support is based on principles---not politics.

If the Republican Party abandons those principles that represent the core beliefs of people of faith in favor of the mirage of being "moderate," essentially standing for nothing so they can win---they won't win.

Noah Webster once said, "In selecting men for office, let principle be your guide."

When leaders abandon the principles, those who hold those principles deeply, will abandon the leaders.

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Gary Randall
President
Faith & Freedom

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6 comments:

  1. I am totally sick of the Republicans leadership. They are nothing but Democrats in Republican masks. Like the party that they came from, the Whigs, they too will go that way. The Whigs split due to slavery. Now the Republicans are splitting on different social issues, ie abortion, gay rights and other anit-Christian values.

    RIP GOP.

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  2. Gary, this is exactly how I feel. I have supported the Republicans because I felt they stood for my beliefs far better than the Democrats and some of the other parties, although conservative, have never even come close to winning a national election.
    Thank you for beig a strong voice. There are not many of those left standing.

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  3. I agree. What should we do? Could you answer that specifically?

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  4. If the Republican party abandoned us, we need to abandon it. It's time for a new Christian Party!

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  5. The Republican party hasn't had
    real spiritual leadership, yet many of us wait patiently to see it. We wait for men of God to arise and speak the things God could recognize as something that came from his spirit.

    God ordained life to be lived, all of life. That includes the unborn in the wombs of the mothers
    in America. If they make a decision to abort, God will deal with their consciences. I'm sure there are many mothers that didn't realize how much so until
    it was too late for that life that
    was taken. Then they had to bear
    that responsibility. If they didn't harden their heart, God forgave them and they decided to never let that happen again.

    All abortions should be illegal.

    It's time for America to turn away from adult entertainment, pornography, abortions, and homosexuality. All these things
    rob us of the blessings that God
    could be sending to us. God has blessed this land with so much wealth, education, ability, but it's not going to be put to good use without his blessing. There are spiritual walls that need to come down so America will be more
    free to prosper as God would like it to.

    There are systems of darkness that
    prohibit even our seeing the things God has for us. We've been blinded by our own sins.

    If there were no abortions in America, if there were no pornography, if there were no ears
    to hear the requests to promote
    homosexuality, if there were not
    profanity and indecent scenes that
    pull upon the flesh while they are
    detested by the spirit of God, on
    TV screens and in movie theaters, then maybe we could begin to see
    the things God has prepared for
    America.

    All of us should be spiritual leaders. All Republicans should be
    spiritual leaders.

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  6. I left the republican Party as of the first of this year. I have been involved in more loosing campaigns then I would like to admit with some of the most gracious and sincere people . In the early 90s many of the people I supported actually won , that was with Newt and the carryover to local legislatures .

    The Constitution Party is a useless waste of time , many Christians have joined it because of the corruption and lack of sincerity to republican and Reagan ideals that produced such a winning and effective party. . The Constitution Part has becaome so intolerant that I think Jesus Christ would be kept off its roster .



    We have a President who campaigned on no earmarks and pay as you go government . With in the first 90 days he passed the biggest spending bill in our nation's history on borrowed money using earmarks . Can't trust either party .

    The interest groups going to this rally have some people involved in them that i know . Good folks . But they all come from the same basic cultural and political view point . My experience tells me they will be just dismissed as right wing religious extremists .


    Some of things said here are based in evil hatred . I really feel sorry for the folks on the liberal side of issues sometimes . it must be hard to live in that kind of mind set . I see the Bible used as a rationilization for prejudice sometimes , but I see the views here expressed sometimes based in the very source of evil itself.


    Mick

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