Monday, July 23, 2012

A Fork In The "Values" Road

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Yogi Berra, the New York Yankees' great once said, "If you come to a fork in the road, take it."

We're at a fork in the "values" road and some Christian leaders are trying to get you to "take it."

I am receiving emails from some Christian leaders with links to a "Vote Your Values" video and lists of politicians whom they are endorsing and asking Christians to vote for.

The "Vote Your Values" video is good. I have linked it above. However, their lists begs the question, "How do you vote your values and vote Rob McKenna for governor as they are asking good people of faith to do?

Does he hold your values on abortion and the sanctity of life? He does not. What about conscience---think Stormans. His team has dragged the Stormans family through over $500,000 worth of litigation because, for reasons of conscience, they would not sell abortion pills in their pharmacy in Olympia.

The one signature issue of Mr. McKenna's was his opposition to Obamacare, now he has told the Seattle press he does not support its repeal.

Does he really stand with us on marriage? Those deposed by his team for the R-71 name disclosure issue saw a brutal assault and fishing expedition under the guise of "discovery."

As we stand at the fork in the values road, we're told to "take it," which in this case means believe what you believe, but take a turn to the social left with your vote.

The explanation goes like this, you've already heard it: "Well, if we don't elect McKenna, then Inslee will be elected, and he's a lot worse than McKenna."

That's called "Voting Your Values"?

Couldn't we just call it voting our preference, or voting for my guy because I have an understanding with him--- and maybe not try to mislead Christians who sincerely want to vote their values?

Are we misusing the term "Values" when it is simply a preference vote?

Rob McKenna cannot be elected without a significant number of Christians voting for him.

How about this? Why not actually vote your values in this primary?

Shahram Hadian has been ignored by the Republican Party, undermined by some "Christian" leaders and stiffed by the press, most of whom have endorsed McKenna. They all are saying he can't win.

I have personally checked him out. I believe he is one of us in his values and given the chance, can lead.

Why not give him your vote in the primary? See what happens.

If he doesn't make the top two, then follow those who insist that McKenna represents your values or simply don't vote on that office.

Keep in mind, the emperor has no clothes and when you come to a fork in the road you can't "take it," however each of us are responsible for the stewardship of our vote.

May God help us with clarity of mind and heart.


  1. AGREED! Shahram Hadian has our vote.

    1. Ditto. Our familly is voting for Hadian. We met him and spoke with him in Olympia.

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  4. "Each of us are responsible for the stewardship of our vote" True, Gary. Not feeling peace in my heart about this either. Thanks for sharing yours. I will be praying for discernment from the Holy Spirit.

  5. "Each of us are responsible for the stewardship of our vote" True, Gary. Not feeling peace in my heart about this either. Thanks for sharing yours. I will be praying for discernment from the Holy Spirit.

    In the meantime, be blessed by Jesus words in Matthew 5, and please forgive the length of this post. I always keep it short, but I felt strongly led to include these verses.

    “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you. “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot. "You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.
    “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. 18 For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished. Therefore anyone who sets aside one of the least of these commands and teaches others accordingly will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven. For I tell you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the Pharisees and the teachers of the law, you will certainly not enter the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 5:11-20 and then this verse also: "You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor[i] and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your Father in heaven." Matthew 5:43

    1. Wonderfully said! Thank you for encouraging the sheep!!!

      Craig in Lacey

  6. Great analogy. Thanks Gary. You are shining the light in the darkness.

  7. This is an opportunity for Christians state wide to really make a statement. The primary is the perfect vechicle. Keep up the good work.

  8. 10 in our family vote. :)

  9. Well, I am a Christian with values who is going to vote for the I guy I believe is closest to my values WHO CAN ACTUALLY GET ELECTED! Rob McKenna. I sincerely wish the Christians who struggle with this would run for school board and get elected; then run for city council and get elected; then run for county council; the legislature; then governor. We might actually get some good people into high office that way.

  10. Voting is such a private matter. At least that is what I was brought up to beleive. I will vote aand that is all I will tell anyone that asks. Was sorry to heaar of Gary's fall and will certainly keep him in prayer.

  11. I pray for Gary's quick recovery.

  12. Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "A Fork In The "Values" Road":

    This is a very weak post Gary and does not reflect your complete commitment to Biblical values, which I know you have. You do not mention at all that McKenna has come out in support of homosexuals serving in the Boy Scouts of America. This is unbiblical and makes it impossible for any Christian to cast a vote for McKenna. Those that do so will have to answer for it at the Judgement Throne. So it is not enough for Christians to vote for Hadian in the primaries and then vote for McKenna in the general election. Christians may NOT vote for McKenna and be in harmony with Biblical principles. Period.


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