Wednesday, February 29, 2012

The God Gap In America's Culture

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I'm not personally endorsing anyone in the Republican presidential primaries. I'm praying for God's will in the matter. I am watching the debates and the outcome of the primaries, as many of you are.

I am convinced that any one of the four seeking to run against the President would be a better President.

Rick Santorum's recent comments about faith, the Bible, the sanctity of life, natural marriage and a host of other so-called social issues, has created a firestorm.

Columnist Maureen Dowd of The New York Times called Santorum, "Mullah Rick," characterizing him as a fanatic, raising issues "that were settled a long time ago." "And," she says, "he is not ashamed to admit that he wants to take the country backward."

He is shockingly talking about moral issues in terms of---God forbid, right and wrong. He believes that marriage has been undermined by cultural confusion, that marriage can only mean the union of one man and one woman and he believes in the sanctity of life. And he says that widespread prenatal testing will expand the number of abortions, which is a fact. It has. And the Santorums underlined their own personal belief by not aborting a child that was prenatally determined to have a rare usually fatal genetic condition.

He publicly questions President Obama's worldview and feels kids are indoctrinated, not educated in public schools, colleges and universities.

The press is on high alert. An example of that is this article in the Seattle Times yesterday. While the Seattle Times consistently endorses far left candidates, they save some ink to also try to manipulate the Republican primary process this coming Saturday.

Santorum and the President have actually said the same thing about marriage. Both have said they believe it should only be between a man and a woman. Oh, I know, the President's view of marriage has evolved, but initially he said he believed in natural marriage. The press never challenged him on his stand for marriage. Why is Santorum challenged in such a toxic way?

William McGurn nailed it in the Wall Street Journal a while back.

He correctly pointed out that the reason Santorum is attacked and Obama never was, is because people know Santorum really believes what he says he believes. President Obama does not.

A cursory glance at the firestorm created by Santorum also says something about the spiritual condition of America.

One of our readers sent me an article by columnist Cal Thomas yesterday. In the column, Thomas, the most syndicated columnist in the country, directly addressed the issue.

In his column titled, "The God Gap," Thomas wrote:
"There have been many "gaps" in modern politics. There is the gender gap, the generation gap and now the God gap, which is the gulf between people who take God's instructions seriously and those who don't. Which side of the gap you're on could influence your vote."

"The God gap is growing wider."
I strongly recommend you read his column and see what he thinks is the solution.

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